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OP/ED: Defining Happiness

OP/ED: Defining Happiness

Weronika Raczek, Digital News Editor
December 6, 2016
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... Read more »

OP/ED: It’s Life And Death

OP/ED: It’s Life And Death

Laine Griffin, Associate Editor
December 6, 2016
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... Read more »

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, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Top Columns

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 ... Read more »

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

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

Kayla Simas, Managing Editor
November 1, 2016
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... Read more »

OP/ED: What’s Next After Graduation

OP/ED: What’s Next After Graduation

Laine Griffin, Associate Editor
November 1, 2016
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... Read more »

OP/ED: Good Things Don’t Come To Those Who Wait

OP/ED: Good Things Don’t Come To Those Who Wait

Laine Griffin, Associate Editor
October 6, 2016
Filed under Opinion

When I was little, my mom told me, “Good things come to those who wait.” So I waited, and waited. And waited. *** I watched her come to school; bruises on her legs, fear in her eyes. Abused. I swore each time I looked at her I saw a shadow soon follow behind. It didn’t look like... Read more »

OP/ED: 2016 Election Is Still Worth Voting In

OP/ED: 2016 Election Is Still Worth Voting In

Weronika Raczek, Digital News Editor
October 5, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Votes. College students. These three words go together like you wouldn’t believe, especially this year. The 2016 Presidential election is coming up, and it’s going to be one hell of a time. Voting in general is important but this year it’s extremely important. Every vote counts. Let’s... Read more »

OP/ED: Kaepernick Shouldn’t Forget Those Who Give Him Right To Protest

OP/ED: Kaepernick Shouldn’t Forget Those Who Give Him Right To Protest

Kayla Simas, Managing Editor
October 4, 2016
Filed under Opinion

If there’s one thing I have learned within the past few weeks, it’s that it doesn’t matter what team you root for, or if you don’t watch football. Everyone knows the name Colin Kaepernick. In case there’s a small percentage of people who have no clue what I’m talking about, during the Green ... Read more »

Lemonade: Stir It Up and Sip It Down

Lemonade: Stir It Up and Sip It Down

Ihsani Jackson and Naomi Osuji
April 27, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Beyonce has done it again. 9 p.m. sharp on April 23, Bey released a stunning visual album and surprise released the album counterpart almost immediately after. We watched once again as the one of the most powerful black women today created a visual feast about our existence. All that aside, social... Read more »

OP/ED: How Important Is Interning?

OP/ED: How Important Is Interning?

Ihsani Jackson, Staff Writer
April 26, 2016
Filed under Opinion

When one first chooses what they want to do with their career, they oftentimes look at the overall work required to reach their goal. More often than not this work includes interning. The stepping stone that leaves interns feeling overworked, underappreciated and rarely paid. These are just a few... Read more »

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