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The Rachel challenge

The Rachel challenge

Bailey Meenach, Staff Writer
March 14, 2017
Filed under Opinion

This past week I had the opportunity to watch the movie “I Am Not Ashamed.” The movie spotlights the life of Rachel Joy Scott, a victim of the Columbine shooting. Rachel was a force to be reckoned with, and though she had a rocky past, she embraced everyone around her with kindness and truly...

Finding your best friends

Finding your best friends

Grace Poynter, Staff Writer
March 14, 2017
Filed under Opinion

I am a firm believer in meeting the greatest friends of your life in college. For those who choose not to attend college, there are other places you meet those life-long friends. But college is the best place. Freshman are generally concerned whether or not people will like them. Sometimes...

Controlled starvation

Controlled starvation

Maxywell Carlton, Staff Writer
March 14, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Dieting has affected most people at one time or another. Whether someone aspires to lose weight or to gain a certain amount of muscle, their diet is affected and manipulated to achieve these results. With spring break just coming to a close, the gym was a popular spot for many people...

Shuttle shortcoming

Sarah Rogers, Opinion Editor
March 1, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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...

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