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Gen ed courses are necessary, important

Zoë Donovan, Columnist

March 12, 2020

Now and again it creeps up in the minds of students, why do English majors need math classes? Why do accounting students need to take sociology classes? Why do we need to take classes that don’t apply to the things that we are studying specifically? The answer we are given is that we need a wellrounded...

My new phone is taking over my life

Megan Keane, Columnist

March 12, 2020

I had the opportunity to upgrade my iPhone SE to an iPhone 8+, and can I be the first to say I shouldn’t have done this. I am sure my suitemate has thought it a bunch in the last couple weeks, but I will be the first to say it: This was a bad decision. A terrible, horrible decision. I’m absolutely...

We all need to be washing our hands

Megan Keane, Columnist

February 27, 2020

I feel like I have been sick for a year. I’m really overdramatic when I’m sick, but I truly have been sick for three weeks now. That is nearly a month of my life I have spent not being able to breathe out of my nose. Full disclosure: I’m not a mouth-breather, and I’m annoying myself. I know...

Lent can be a good time for reflection

Zoë Donovan, Columnist

February 27, 2020

The pious Ash Wednesday has passed, overshadowing the parties of Fat Tuesday and Mardi Gras. Those of us who were raised Catholic can feel a sort of sentimentality to the days, even if we no longer attend church or believe the teachings. The paczkis are also always a welcome treat. Lent is meant ...

Column: Today, the world is in mourning

Rob Downen, Opinions Editor

September 11, 2014

So fitting that, on the eve of the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, our president stands in front of Congress, pleading for war. Few words can express the earth-shattering feelings of grief that swept this nation and the world on this day, 13 years ago. “Fear” or “anger” or “helplessness...

Column: Everyone is guilty in the Ray Rice scandal

Anthony Catezone, Managing Editor

September 9, 2014

Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice is the leading criminal in his recent disgrace.  Obviously. Rice punched his then-fiancée, now-wife, Janay Palmer, not once — but twice — in an Atlantic City hotel elevator on Feb. 15, knocking her unconscious, a cowardly act that took, oh, just se...

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