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OP/ED: It All Started With The Fearless Girl

OP/ED: It All Started With The Fearless Girl

Laine Griffin, Associate Editor
March 19
Filed under Opinion, Top Columns

In honor of International Women’s Day this past March 8, State Street’s Global Advisors temporarily exhibited a statue of a young girl, opposite the famously iconic Wall Street bull. According to the firm, the 50- inch bronze figurine was meant to serve as a call to encourage State Street’s clients...

OP/ED: Giving Professors A Letter Grade

OP/ED: Giving Professors A Letter Grade

Rodney Jones, Staff writer
March 9
Filed under Opinion

The stress of midterms and finals are right around the corner and students are officially in their individual panic modes. The weight of these exams are typically the heaviest item on any syllabus, and with that in mind, this means that two tests directly impact all students' lives. This pressure...

OP/ED: Nevertheless, These Women Persisted

OP/ED: Nevertheless, These Women Persisted

Kayla Simas, Managing Editor
February 12
Filed under Opinion

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell unwittingly became part of feminist history on Feb. 7 when he cut off Sen. Elizabeth Warren while she was reading a 1986 letter written by Coretta Scott King, the wife of civil rights leader, Martin Luther King Jr., during a debate over Alabama Sen. Jeff Session’s...

OP/ED: The Ongoing Debate Of Abortion And Reproductive Rights Are Headed In The Wrong Direction

OP/ED: The Ongoing Debate Of Abortion And Reproductive Rights Are Headed In The Wrong Direction

Alejandra Naranjo
February 10
Filed under Opinion

Abortion has been a controversial topic for decades now, religious and personal stances have caused an ongoing debate on whether abortion should be legal or not, and under what terms.  Oddly enough, abortion wasn’t such a taboo topic up until the 1880s. Even the church didn’t disapprove of...

OP/ED: Should We Do What We Love?

OP/ED: Should We Do What We Love?

Weronika Raczek, Digital News Editor
February 9
Filed under Opinion

"Follow your heart, do what you love." "Follow a dream and make it into reality." As graduation rears its ugly little head, college students have been told to follow their dreams and do what they love. We have been told for most of our lives, that if you do what you love for a living, you're not...

OP/ED: Defining Happiness

OP/ED: Defining Happiness

Weronika Raczek, Digital News Editor
December 6
Filed under Opinion

Picture this.  A white room full of everything and anything you can possibly imagine. Everything you own and more. Yet there is an empty liquor bottle on its side, and pills are spilled out on the table. A man sits on the couch in disbelief.  “I gave her everything. We have everythin...

OP/ED: It’s Life And Death

OP/ED: It’s Life And Death

Laine Griffin, Associate Editor
December 6
Filed under Opinion

“I looked into the kid’s eyes as he pointed the gun to my dad’s head.” She pauses, taking in a deep breath and releasing a poignant sigh before continuing. “I could see the fear in his eyes.” After saying that to me, nothing but complete silence filled what once used to be the voice...

OP/ED: Smoky Mountain Memories Can’t Be Destroyed In Flames

OP/ED: Smoky Mountain Memories Can’t Be Destroyed In Flames

Kayla Simas, Managing Editor
December 3
Filed under Opinion

As I’m hiking up the dirt path that is decorated with roots going in all directions, I hear something that I haven't heard before. The sound of water hitting the rocks as I near closer around the bend, creates a unique splish-splash sound. At the same time, birds are chirping and animals ...

OP/ED: Tomorrow’s A Better, Brighter Day

OP/ED: Tomorrow’s A Better, Brighter Day

Kayla Simas, Managing Editor
November 1
Filed under Opinion

Imagine this: Dark gray clouds overcast you as you're out on a ledge with your feet hanging over. Your entire body numb, to the point you can't feel anything. Feeling all sorts of emotions, you're not sure you really want to do what you're about to. You take a deep breath and close your eyes...

OP/ED: What’s Next After Graduation

OP/ED: What’s Next After Graduation

Laine Griffin, Associate Editor
November 1
Filed under Opinion

You’ve always dreamed of this day. You’re walking down the aisle, staring straight ahead with the biggest grin on your face, trying to keep your cool. Your body is shaking and your knees quiver as you continue to walk forward towards your future. Hoping not to fall, you take it one step at...

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