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OP/ED: Are Concerts Safe Anymore?

OP/ED: Are Concerts Safe Anymore?

Britney Hoobraj, Associate Editor

October 2, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Concerts are part of what makes me, well... me. It allows me to meet people who like the same artists as I do and befriend them. Don't even bother asking how many times I've Ed Sheehan or One Direction because I've lost count.  Whether it's spending hours on line to enter the venues, wait on...

OP/ED: Show Some Respect and Stand

OP/ED: Show Some Respect and Stand

Kayla Simas

September 28, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Top Columns

This past Sunday, players throughout the NFL joined arms and took a knee as the anthem was played, as part of a protest against the remarks President Donald Trump made at an Alabama rally for Luther Strange, an Alabama politician running for re-election. “Wouldn’t you love to see one of these...

Op/Ed: Homework Is a Form of Child Slavery

Op/Ed: 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...

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