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Let’s try harder and be better, millennials

Carole Hodorowicz, Columnist

January 22, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Like the streaming junkie I am, I watched the documentaries on both Hulu and Netflix on Fyre Festival. If you don’t know what Fyre Festival is—or what it tried to be—here is a brief synopsis: Fyre Festival, created by Billy McFarland and Ja Rule, was a music festival that was supposed to take...

Music holds a special power over people and places

Karena Ozier, Columnist

January 22, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Nearly everyone has that song that when they listen to it, it can take them away from any place they are at. Everyone’s song choice varies based on the personality of the person who is listening. Music has a powerful way of capturing how someone is feeling by telling a story through song. Music...

Get a pet for the right reason

Staff Editorial

January 22, 2019


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Don’t adopt a pet if you’re just going to use them for an Instagram post once a week throughout your college career and then drop them off at the shelter or open your car door and shove them out so they wander across campus for the rest of their existence. Alright, we’ll cut you some slack....

Remember what King fought for; it still applies

January 21, 2019


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Martin Luther King Jr. inspired many and was a main leader in the Civil Rights Movement, during what may have been one of the darker periods of American history. Unfortunately, the same ideals that King fought against in the 1960s are the same ideals that are, right now, being played out against someon...

Tips and tricks for writer’s block

Kate Rehwinkel, Columnist

January 21, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Writer’s block: It happens to the best of us—especially English majors because they do a ton of writing for their classes. I am currently having writer’s block coming up with more topics for these opinion columns, and it’s only the third week of the semester. I have plenty more columns I have to c...

Is Tom Brady really the ‘baddest’ guy

Jackson Bayer, Columnist

January 21, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Before Sunday’s AFC Championship Game between the New England Patriots and the Kansas City Chiefs, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was quoted as saying he was the “baddest mother (expletive) alive.” Regardless of the game’s subsequent results, Brady has quite the impressive résumé to back up ...

Gillette commercial: Is it that big of a deal

Jordan Boyer, Photo Editor

January 17, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Am I the only one that thinks it is odd that a razor company tackled the issue of toxic masculinity in an advertisement? Well, regardless of the medium, it should not be controversial to send out this message to the public. Gillette has recently put out an advertisement that talks about the issues wit...

Choose to be a better person than you were

Natalee Reynolds, Columnist

January 17, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Although it takes a lot of guts for me to be vulnerable enough to openly and publicly admit this, I used to be a really, really crappy person. And I’m still working on not being a crappy person to this day. I lost most of the few friends I had in high school and the reasoning behind that was alway...

EDITORIAL: Go easy on each other; winter is frustrating in general

Staff Editorial

January 17, 2019


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

We have some shocking news for you: It’s cold outside. OK, obviously that wasn’t a shock to anyone. But what may surprise you is that there are some people who are not handling this weather well at all. No, we’re not talking about the girl who ordered her Starbucks this morning wearing a hood...

Writing about the past can be insightful, validating

Megan Keane, Columnist

January 16, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinions

In a couple of my classes this semester, we’ve begun discussing the helpful aspects of journaling. Don’t roll your eyes: journaling is therapeutic and beneficial. I don’t do it often, but when I do, it helps me acknowledge and understand my feelings. This may not seem important in the grand sc...

Recovery is possible for anyone

Andrew Paisley, Columnist

January 16, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Imagine yourself in a dark hole, a deep one that you want desperately to get out of, but you just cannot seem to do it on your own. This was me just three months ago when I was suffering from addiction. It all started 2 1/2 years ago, when I turned 21 years old. I had started drinking, and over the next t...

EDITORIAL: Put the cell phone down during class

Staff Editorial

January 16, 2019


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

We college students live in quite the technological world. Cell phones specifically have evolved drastically since the flip-phone period so many of us grew up in, and on the other hand the public’s perception of these pocket-dwelling devices is sometimes a hostile one. When it comes to high school teache...

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