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Remember to make plans to vote

Zach Bray

October 11, 2020

Voting has begun. That’s right, early voting in a majority of the states has begun at this point. Mail-in ballots and absentee ballots have also begun being mailed out. It also is not too late to register to vote. Go to to register or go to your local precinct’s website as well. Most...

Column: Biden leading in polls among young, old voters

Lindsey Ulrey

October 11, 2020

In the last weeks before the election Biden is showing the United States that he is a leader, but Trump is just wasting the last bit of time he has by provoking politically-damaging headlines. Trump’s campaign pulled their ads off the air from Ohio and Iowa, and Trump’s campaign spokeswoman Saman...

Column: Trump’s COVID diagnosis scares the stock market

Destiny Blanchard

October 8, 2020

The first week of October is complete and an insane amount of information has been thrown at us. With the impending election and continuing pandemic, it seems like every day we are thrown for a loop with new information. At the beginning of the month no information was more globally shocking or talk...

Column: ‘Boogie Nights:’ a movie that feels alive

Adam Tumino

October 8, 2020

Everyone has a favorite movie. Sometimes it is easy to explain why this particular movie is your favorite, but other times the words escape you. I have that reaction to my favorite movie, which is Paul Thomas Anderson's 1997 film "Boogie Nights." It tells the story of a group of people working in the...

Column: Halloween is most exciting holiday

Gillian Eubanks

October 8, 2020

Halloween started around 2,000 years ago, going by Samhain when it originated. Samhain was celebrated by the Celts of Ireland and Britain, according to Nov. 1 was considered to be the beginning of a new year and the beginning of winter. Also, the spirits of the dead were thought to com...

Column: Eddie Van Halen dies Tuesday at 65

Ryan Meyer

October 6, 2020

Eddie Van Halen, hard rock legend and inspiration for countless guitarists after him, died Tuesday at the age of 65. As the lead guitarist for California band Van Halen, he was one of the main figures of a reemergence of a brand of rock music that was easily accessible to fans of all genres. One ca...

Column: Take advantage of Career Services

Logan Raschke

October 6, 2020

If you haven’t visited the Career Services website or scheduled an appointment with someone from the department, do it now. Career Services facilitates workshops, events, job fairs, information for students who want to improve their resumes/cover letters and interviews with career advisers, to name...

Column: October is the best month of the year

Karina Delgado

October 6, 2020

Let’s make the most out of October I still wonder to this day what happened to us. I wonder if Planet Earth took us into some space hole leading us to a different universe. I wonder if some mythological gods are playing games on us. This year has not been treating us well at all since Jan. 1. Whatever...

Column: Over 10 years later, ‘Scott Pilgrim’ still great movie

Kyara Morales-Rodriguez

October 5, 2020

Fun fact about me: I am a very indecisive person. Ask me what my favorite food, favorite song, or favorite color is, and I will stand there like you just asked me to tell you the first thousand decimal places of pi from memory. Ask me what my favorite movie is, however, and I will confidently and wholeh...

Column: Presidential debates need to get back on right track

Lindsey Ulrey

October 4, 2020

The first presidential debate was a disaster. The interactions between Trump and Biden seemed more like a childish cat fight than a presidential debate. The debate was high on insults and low on serious policy discussion. You know it is bad when the candidate that is seen as more presidential and ...

Column: Disney’s recent layoffs are hurting thousands

Destiny Blanchard

October 1, 2020

We’ve officially entered the autumn months so now is the time to reflect on the excitement of summer 2020. Or the lack thereof. While a normal summer would be filled with vacations, partying and relaxation, many of us likely had a summer stuck at home binge-watching Netflix. Obviously, this is due to the ...

Column: Celebrate October with ‘Halloweentown’

Katelyn Eddington

October 1, 2020

It is October, which means it’s time for sweaters, cozy blankets, and the best Halloween movies ever. I’m not talking about the scary-horror-thriller movies. I am talking about the “Halloweentown” movies, yes even the last one where they replaced Kimberly J. Brown. These movies take me back to ...

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