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Shuttle shortcoming

Sarah Rogers, Opinion Editor
March 1
Filed under Opinion

Not every college student owns a car. While this is not an earth-shattering revelation, it is quite surprising how much the university seems to assume every college student owns a car. This observation stems from the convenience of the university busing system. The University of Southern...

USI book a room

Grace Poynter, Staff Writer
March 1
Filed under Opinion

The first place students think to go when they need to cram for a test or quiz is the library. This means grabbing a nice Starbucks drink and heading up to the rooms or quiet study halls up on the second, third, or fourth floor. However, there’s a problem you could possibly run into when you’re...

Spring break at home

Maxywell Carlton, Staff Writer
March 1
Filed under Opinion

Next week everyone here at the University of Southern Indiana gets to take the week off. No studies, no exams and even no time-consuming trips around the parking lot looking for a parking spot. Its spring break and I cannot name one person who is not ready for it. The majority of students have...

Proud to be Jewish

Megan Thorne, Chief Photographer
March 1
Filed under Opinion

My religion and heritage haven’t always been accepted. Throughout my life, I’ve had to deal with hateful comments, bullying and prejudice that follows being Jewish. I never felt like I could be proud. I never was able to understand the hate. Since Trump’s presidency I have seen multiple...

More than an “X”

Bailey Meenach, Staff Writer
March 1
Filed under Opinion

February 23 serves as a day to shine a light on slavery across the globe. Freedom fighters and advocates draw a red “X” on their hand to show the world around them that they are in it to win the fight against slavery. This creates awareness, and freedom fighters are encouraged to send questionnaires...

Professor problems

Sarah Rogers, Opinion Editor
February 21
Filed under Opinion

As far as instructors and professors go, the students here have it pretty good. For the most part, students express high praise for those who have taught them. However, majority of professors are not the issue. The issue resides with the small percentage of professors whose names are said with...

Award season attempts to get political

Grace Poynter, Staff Writer
February 21
Filed under Opinion

Men and women love to see the different gowns and risque outfits that musicians and celebrities wear to the Grammys and the Oscars. Recently, the 59th Grammy Awards show aired. Being the first award show of the year, most didn't know what to expect. With the election season coming to an end, most...

Major shaming

Bailey Meenach, Staff Writer
February 21
Filed under Opinion

“Do you want fries with that?” “Are you really wasting your parents’ money on that?” “You don’t really need to study do you?” “You wouldn’t understand. You’ve never taken hard classes before.” I have heard every single one of these statements and more during my...

Nostalgic feels

Maxywell Carlton, Staff Writer
February 21
Filed under Opinion

One sound, one smell and even one touch can put you into a trance back in time. Leaving the present time behind, you consciously slip inside your own memories and travel back to a time you have experienced already that holds a sentimental value inside. This trance can leave you pleased, or it...

Everyone has a voice

Osman Bien Aime, Staff Writer
February 21
Filed under Opinion

“Stay out of politics.” It’s a phrase that I’ve noticed more and more in the last several months. It always seems to be directed toward some celebrity who’s made a vague remark on the political climate, or has blatantly taken a side on some current event. “Every week, my buds and...

Indiana cannot decide

Grace Poynter, Staff Writer
February 15
Filed under Opinion

Indiana has been known to be a little crazy when it comes to the weather. Last year, we had inches of snow one week , and the next 60 degrees outside and sunny. It’s starting to look like this again, with Groundhog’s Day just shy of a week ago. With six weeks of winter to go, does it really...

The participation trophy generation

Bailey Meenach, Staff Writer
February 15
Filed under Opinion

As a child care facilitator, I have single handedly seen what happens to children who earn nothing, but have everything. The up and coming generations are the ones who have never lost, because losing isn’t part of their world. Parents have poisoned their minds with the thought that participating...

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