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Homework Is a Form of Child Slavery

Homework Is a Form of Child Slavery

Rodney Jones, Staff Writer
May 1, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Homework is arguably the worst punishment inflicted upon the student body. It affects many age groups, and is the number one killer of a good time in America. While it holds some actual value in earlier age groups for fundamentals like reading and math, it becomes a nuisance for those who have already...

OP/ED: Free Tuition with a Catch

OP/ED: Free Tuition with a Catch

Weronika Raczek, Digital News Editor
April 19, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Just about four years ago, I was looking a senior in high school picking different colleges to go to. Some were more expensive than others, but I still managed to pick one that I was able to afford throughout the next four years of my life. Loans may be an unfortunate reality, but it’s a part...

OP/ED: It All Started With The Fearless Girl

OP/ED: It All Started With The Fearless Girl

Laine Griffin, Associate Editor
March 19, 2017
Filed under Opinion

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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 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...

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...

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

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 ...

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