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Preparing for life after school

Preparing for life after school

Brandon Cole, Opinion Editor
October 12
Filed under Opinion

Rejection is the biggest fear in the college environment. Being comfortable in your own skin is a lesson everyone should learn, freshman year.

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Friendship more than filters

Sarah Rogers, Staff Writer
October 7
Filed under Opinion

Do you have a Snapchat? This question is often heard on college campuses. Since I have been at USI, I have observed that most  students use the app. Either that or they just like making weird faces at their phone. In layman terms, Snapchat is a popular mobile app that allows the user to send ph...

It’s an election, not a Vine

Megan Thorne, Opinion Editor
October 7
Filed under Opinion

September 26, the first presidential debate took place and as the news was unfolding, Snapchat and vine edits were quickly taking over social media. I will admit it was funny to see the Clinton and Trump with a dog filter, a flower crown or even with swapped faces, but let’s be real, they are our presi...

Fact vs. emotion

Brandon Cole, Staff Writer
October 7
Filed under Opinion

The left yells bigot, racist and sexist. The right retorts: liar, elitist and more of the same. How do we drown out the white noise and make the best decision for the country? Presently, our country is in debt to the sum of 19 trillion dollars. I can’t even fathom what that number represents. Let tha...

Get off the excuse caboose

Sarah Rogers, Staff Writer
September 30
Filed under Opinion

According to American Red Cross, every two seconds blood donations are needed in the U.S.

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‘The first step to unity’

Ellen Cooper, Staff Writer
September 21
Filed under Opinion

As I sat in the breezeway between UC East and West I watched hundreds of people pass by over a period of two hours. These people, although mostly white and presumably Christian, did include handfuls of diverse individuals. Around me sat people from other campus organizations at their decorated tables promoting Greek life, charities, and other groups. Each table attracted its fair share of people – except mine.

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Don’t silence free speech

Megan Thorne, Opinion Editor
September 21
Filed under Opinion

The last time I thought about free speech was in an AP Government class my sophomore year of high school.

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Hope for campus events

Philip Kuhns
September 21
Filed under Opinion

Friday night, I walked into the Multicultural Center’s Late Night @ USI event, ‘Rhythm Fest’ and was outside, headed home in approximately two minutes.

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Listen to yourself, not the lyrics

Sarah Rogers, Staff Writer
September 14
Filed under Opinion

Periodically I come across songs I used to listen to in elementary and middle school. I sang the teenage-angst-filled songs as if I knew what it was like to be in a relationship.

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Who needs bullets when you have words

Megan Thorne, Opinion Editor
September 14
Filed under Opinion

When I was 11-years-old I was proud of my Jewish heritage. I thought it made me unique. When I was 12-years-old I became a victim of bullying and discrimination.

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‘The whitest black guy’

Osman Bien Aime, Staff Writer
September 14
Filed under Opinion

Imagine a black kid, putting books into his locker, minding his own business when suddenly, another kid shouts, “Act your color.” This was nothing new to “the whitest black guy.”

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‘Don’t wait for calamity’

‘Don’t wait for calamity’

Brandon Cole, Staff Writer
September 14
Filed under Opinion

When the planes slammed into the Twin Towers 15 years ago, the country was at a standstill. Why does it take tragedy for us to come together as people, believe in God or even realize just how precious life is?

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