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College roommate search is stressful

College roommate search is stressful

Bess Tiller, Opinion Editor

May 7, 2018


Filed under Opinion

After deciding where you are going to school comes a whole new stress; finding a roommate. Before this year, I didn’t realize the importance of this decision. We have all heard the stories of roommates going off the deep end, such as trying to poison your food, stealing your things, or even going full...

Modern day feminism is quickly losing is focus

Modern day feminism is quickly losing is focus

Spencer Stout, Reporter

March 14, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

No, I am a not a misogynist. No, I am not a bigot. Nor am I sexist, homophobic, or any of the other criteria required to be considered a “deplorable.” Nor am I even a Trump supporter, but that is beside the point. What I am is an aggravated citizen sick and tired of the hypocritical, judgmental,...

Alexa fails to teach manners to children

Keegan Whittle, Reporter

March 14, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Amazon, Google, Apple, Disney — these companies are all making advances to control more and more of your smartphones, what you’re watching, even your doors. Amazon has come out with a digital door lock which allows Amazon employees, using a one-time code, to unlock your door and deliver packages...

Being a feminist is not gender exclusive

Being a feminist is not gender exclusive

Michael Purdie, Editor-in-Chief

March 14, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Feminism Column I’m a feminist, but I’m a man. I’m a feminist, but I don’t want to free my nipples. I’m a feminist, but I don’t constantly push it down your throat. “Wait, that’s possible?” you may ask. “You can be a feminist, a man, and subtle about it?” Not only is it po...

White privilege: “a racist, fictitious concept”

Spencer Stout, Reporter

February 6, 2018


Filed under Opinion

For those of you who have managed to stay away from leftist news agencies such as Huffington Post or those who haven’t read the Facebook posts of condescending college students that usually end with one-liners like “check your privilege,” you may be asking: What is white privilege? According to toler...

Parents, keep Christmas spirit alive and your mouth shut

Parents, keep Christmas spirit alive and your mouth shut

Maggie Parks, Reporter

January 16, 2018


Filed under Opinion

When I was in the third grade I found out that Santa isn’t real. Word started to spread around the class and I was on the defense. I hopelessly tried to convince my friends that all the “rumors” were lies, but I barely believed myself as the evidence stacked against me. At a last attempt of discovering...

Generation Z: There’s still time to change our fate

Generation Z: There’s still time to change our fate

Spencer Stout, Reporter

January 16, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Our Generation is screwed, and no one seems to care. Generation Z is our name, and we are due to inherit the bankrupt and hypocritical pieces that the current generations are about to leave us.   On Sept. 8, the U.S. debt clock hit $20 trillion for the first time in history. Just to give a...

Schools must address mental health

Schools must address mental health

Michael Purdie, Editor-in-chief

January 16, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Twenty percent of teenagers between 13 and 18-years-old have a mental health condition1. Suicide is the third leading cause of death in youth 10 to 24-years-old. For years, students and alumni have suffered from mental health conditions that have led to suicide and drug abuse. So why isn’t th...

Let’s talk about Christmas carols, not college majors

Let’s talk about Christmas carols, not college majors

Bess Tiller, Opinion Editor

January 16, 2018


Filed under Opinion

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, minus your family hounding you about your future. Coming from an opinionated family, the holidays can sometimes be a tad stressful. To give you an idea of what I’m talking about, each Christmas dinner has always closed with a question led by my grandfather,...

Brady’s Banter: Sponsors threaten integrity of the NBA

Brady’s Banter: Sponsors threaten integrity of the NBA

Brady McGee, Reporter

December 6, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Uniforms have been a staple of professional sports for over a century. The Cincinnati Red Stockings were the first team to popularize the use of specific colors to identify the team. It began as just stocking (socks) colors for each baseball team; it eventually morphed into a trademark of leagues around...

Recent diet trends are seemingly unhealthy

Recent diet trends are seemingly unhealthy

Bess Tiller, Reporter

December 6, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Not wanting to eat red meat, understandable. No animal products, considerate. Nuts instead of fish for a source of protein, why not? What happened to the days of a balanced healthy diet? Many are shying away from the five main food groups and turning towards five types of juices. Personally I am skeptical...

It’s called Boy Scouts for a reason

It’s called Boy Scouts for a reason

Will Amos, Reporter

November 30, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Recently there have been steps taken by the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) allowing girls into their program Cub Scouts. Cub Scouts is like Boy Scouts, but for elementary school kids and is more parent led to prepare kids for the tougher and more scout led experiences that they’ll go through later...

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