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See past the smokeshow

See past the smokeshow

Osman Bien Aime, Staff Writer
December 8
Filed under Opinion

Walking through campus I spot a group of students sitting under a tree near the Arts Center, puffing on their vape pens. A little further along I notice a woman in her thirties answering a phone call between drags of a cigarette near the rear entrance to the Liberal Arts Building. As I pass them both,...

Reaction is worth a thousand words

Reaction is worth a thousand words

Gracie Poynter, Staff Writer
December 8
Filed under Opinion

​A few weeks ago, a new president was elected into office. The president has the ability to appoint the leaders of each branch of government, sign in new laws, abolish laws the previous leader signed and access top secret information. Each president is either disliked or completely inspiring. ​H...

Relationships ‘should be a measurement of success’

Relationships ‘should be a  measurement of success’

Jessica Stallings, Visual Editor
December 8
Filed under Opinion

Growing up, my friendships constantly ended, whether it was because my friends moved or we simply lost touch over time. I soon became aware that my grades were the only permanent thing in my life. I was always told when I grew up my career would be something I would always have no matter how many of my f...

Pence perspective: Election Day from the perspective of a Pence family member

Pence perspective: Election Day from the perspective of a Pence family member

Gracie Poynter
November 29
Filed under Opinion

November 8  at 3:32 a.m. was the last time the Pence family woke up without the knowledge that their brother, uncle or son would be the 48th Vice President of the United States. Election day has to be one of the most newsworthy days in American History, but for me it was personal. Mike Pence, Go...

Don’t take advantage of resources

Don’t take advantage of resources

Sarah Rogers, Opinion Editor
November 29
Filed under Opinion

Shaking the rain off my hood, I made my way up the stairs of the library and into the study room I had reserved. I caught the eye of my friend whom I planned to meet to study with as we made our way into the two-person room. “I cannot believe it,” junior special and elementary education Whitney Mosier s...

Every action has a reaction

Every action has a reaction

Brandon Cole, Staff Writer
November 29
Filed under Opinion

Drinking has become a rite of passage in America, but if people are not careful that choice can impact their life and others. Three members of the Rinehart family from Newburgh had their lives cut short because of the actions of one young man who chose to drink and drive. Ruth (74) and Sophie (17) a...

Medicine for the heart

Medicine for the heart

Sarah Rogers, Staff Writer
November 17
Filed under Opinion

In this post-election season, I feel we have forgotten something very important. We have forgotten Thanksgiving; we have forgotten to be thankful. I remember growing up, my mother had my siblings and I recite in sing-song voices “a thankful heart is good medicine.” Good medicine. Medicine...

It’s too late

Megan Thorne, Photo Editor
November 16
Filed under Opinion

It was 2:30 a.m. Tuesday when I found out Trump won the election. Immediately my phone dropped from my hands and tears welled up in my eyes. I sat silenced in the dark staring blankly at my twitter newsfeed scrolling through my phone as my stomach dropped. I didn’t think I was going to cry, I wasn’t sad...

Education is empowerment

Sarah Loesch, Editor-in-chief
November 11
Filed under Opinion

It immediately disenfranchises young voters to not educate them.

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Parking pains

Osman Bien Aime, Staff Writer
November 10
Filed under Opinion

The time is 10:15, and I am late to class again. I showed up 15 minutes early, but still couldn’t find a parking spot. So, can we talk about how difficult it is to find a space on campus? Every day, I creep through the lots, scanning hopelessly for one.

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The importance of sacred space

Ellen Cooper, Staff Writer
November 10
Filed under Opinion

Throughout my day I face struggles with prayer, humor and a whole lot of sarcasm.

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Life explained by the USI bus

Life explained by the USI bus

Sarah Rogers, Staff Writer
November 10
Filed under Opinion

Since I have been to USI, I have noticed an undeniable analogy between life and the university bus. At first, I was blinded by my narrow-minded view of the bus.

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