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It’s too late

Megan Thorne, Photo Editor
November 16, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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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Listen to their stories

Brandon Cole, Staff Writer
November 10, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Appreciate someone who differs from your point of interests. It is incredible how much we can learn and grow through this experience. If done correctly, it can be quite humbling.

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It’s too late

Megan Thorne, Opinion Editor
November 9, 2016
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.

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Elevator insights

Megan Thorne, Opinion Editor
November 3, 2016
Filed under Opinion

This past week I had the amazing opportunity to attend the College Media National Fall Convention in Atlanta, Georgia. From learning how to cover music festivals to finding out how to “breathe life” into captions, to keynote sessions on the Orlando nightclub shooting and the Black Lives Matter movement, the conference was everything I could have ever wanted as a journalist.

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Vote smart

Sarah Rogers, Staff Writer
November 3, 2016
Filed under Opinion

September 20 through 22 campus offered voter registration for USI students. Squawk the Vote, the organization that ran the registration booth, had a goal to register 1000 students to vote.

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Wishful Whitewashing

Wishful Whitewashing

Gabi Wy, Features Editor
November 3, 2016
Filed under Opinion

I always dreamt of being white. When I was seven years old, I used to sit on my bathroom counter and poke the ends of my almond-shaped eyes together, dissatisfied when I removed my fingers and realized I could never be like my classmates. At 14, I started dying my hair blonde. I spouted to my mom ...

Bridging the political divide

Sarah Rogers, Staff Writer
October 26, 2016
Filed under Opinion

When college students introduce themselves, they might say where they are from, what their major is and maybe their political affiliation. As if identifying as a Republican or Democrat defines us as people. Can I just say on a spectrum of love and loathe, I entirely loathe this election season. The reas...

Discover what you can do

Osman Bien Aime, Staff Writer
October 26, 2016
Filed under Opinion

For the first time in a very long time, I’m breaking up my schedule and taking an elective. I can confidently say it’s one of the best decisions I’ve made in a long time. When you register each semester, it is suggested that you prioritize your core classes. What classes are necessary for your ...

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