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Online safety: Don’t shame people into compliance

Abigail Carlin, Columnist

November 8, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Recently, I attended a presentation regarding online safety for teens and tweens.  The presentation was led by a cop who has dedicated most of his career to finding and arresting online predators. In his own career, he has arrested more than 300 people alone for felonies committed online.  Attend...

Stop hiding it: We all know you’re a freshman, here’s how

Carole Hodorowicz, Columnist

November 8, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Well, we are finally at that point in the semester. No, I am not referring to the multiple holiday breaks awaiting us. Nor am I talking about the final exams our teachers have been preparing to ruin our lives and GPAs with.  I am talking about the freshmen. After three years of observing each new cl...

Prioritize school at this time of the semester

Megan Keane, Columnist

November 7, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

I’ve said it once, and I’ll continue to say it a thousand more times: this semester is insanely busy. I have—what seems like—a paper due every other day, several short stories to read nightly and a couple of projects a week. There’s barely time to breathe. So, what did I decide to do? Get a...

How to discuss politics with friends, family

Colin Roberts, Copy Editor

November 7, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Well, the midterms are over. Moving on, I’d like to discuss how we frame the issues that lie ahead of our country. To paraphrase John Adams, or maybe it was President Johnson, or maybe a Halliburton executive in Iraq? I forget, anyway, we have a battle of “hearts and minds” ahead of us. We have ...

‘Tis (not) the season of Christmas cheer

Natalee Reynolds, Columnist

November 6, 2018


Filed under Columns

November is here, but it is not the time for Christmas cheer just yet. I don’t mean to rain (or snow) on your parade, because trust me, I also love the Christmas festivities and the joyous spirit—but it is not okay to start the festivities this soon. It’s only November, people. Every year, ...

Change can be good for you; embrace it

Karena Ozier, Columnist

November 6, 2018


Filed under Columns

It is hard to think that you can move everything you need in just an hour. Freshman move-in day seemed to last all day. I even had help from 3 other people.  I recently moved 4 doors down from the dorm room I moved into at the beginning of the year. I was stressed knowing that moving day part 2 was...

Perform your civic duty by voting

November 5, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Guess what day it is. If you guessed Nov. 6th, the first Tuesday of November, you’d be right. But it’s also Election Day. Anyone who is 18 or older has the chance to vote in local elections today (if they didn’t already during the early voting period) and let their voice be heard. “But I ...

Here are 5 reasons why your vote matters

Jackson Bayer, Columnist

November 5, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

1. Voting means you care about your community and your state and your country—and it’s important that you vote in elections at all of those levels, because all of the people you vote for will hold positions of power over you and represent you in the place you live. You might be reading that and...

Ending birthright citizenship is unconstitutional

Jordan Boyer, Photo Editor

November 5, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Recently President Donald Trump remarked in an interview to “Axios on HBO” that he is going to attempt to end birthright citizenship in the United States by enacting an Executive Order.  According to the Associated Press, he is going to attempt this by enacting an executive order that would end birthrig...

Does detention as a form of discipline work

Abigail Carlin, Columnist

November 1, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Recently, I started my practicum teaching at a local high school. Essentially, practicum is student teaching before student teaching, so I am only in the classroom for half the day for half of a semester. It is a wonderful opportunity to get my feet wet with teaching before jumping in head first during s...

Our names make us unique, be proud

Carole Hodorowicz, Columnist

November 1, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

The power children’s literature possesses is something I overlooked until I became a college student. One of my roommates, Jordan, is an education major. Aware of my love for reading, she always shares the books she uses for her class projects and lesson plans with me. In her most recent lesson...

Take a breather before winter holidays

Megan Keane, Columnist

October 31, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Not everybody celebrates every holiday. To the people who do celebrate Halloween, don’t you feel as though it gets swallowed up by Christmas’s/Hanukkah’s/Kwanzaa’s shadow? Halloween’s moon eclipsed by the winter holiday-of-your-choosing’s sun. Let’s be honest here, Christmas takes over eve...

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