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Self-worth can’t be spoon-fed

Self-worth can’t be spoon-fed

Gabi Wy, Staff Writer
August 15, 2017
Filed under Opinion

I stood in the bathroom at work, bent over the toilet as chunks of vomit and water splashed up into my face. The tears running down my face mixed with the saliva dribbling down my chin. Disgusted? Most people would be. But until today, the day I'm writing this piece, I chose to do that every day...

Robbed by housing

Robbed by housing

Bailey Erin Meenach, Staff Writer
August 15, 2017
Filed under Opinion

In order to live on campus, students must fill out a Housing Contract by the beginning of May. If one, for any reason, needed to cancel their housing contract over the summer they would have to pay half the housing tuition for the fall and spring semester. This is completely ridiculous. I, as well as ma...

No less than the best

No less than the best

Osman Bien Aime, Staff Writer
August 15, 2017
Filed under Opinion

It is 7:00 a.m. on a Sunday morning, and I have just wrapped up an overnight shift at a two-star hotel. My boss looks over everything before I leave, and asks me how the night went. No one came in; no one called. I sat silent and motionless in a swivel chair for eight hours. I give my boss well...

Forgo factoids, find facts

Forgo factoids, find facts

Gavin Gaddis, Staff Writer
August 11, 2017
Filed under Opinion

The inventor of the guillotine was not executed with a guillotine. Goldfish don’t have 15-second memories. Albert Einstein was not bad at math in his grade school years. These are easily checked slices of so-called common knowledge, yet they persist to this day because they’re incredibly easy...

Here’s to you

Here’s to you

Sarah Loesch, Editor-in-chief
April 26, 2017
Filed under Opinion

I can say with the utmost sincerity that this year was the hardest year of my life. Of course, I’m young. There’s always time for a reign of chaos to sneak up on me when I’m 42, but for right now, 21 has been rough. Personally, professionally and academically I struggled. It all seemed to ti...

The strong state

The strong state

Grace Poynter, Staff Writer
April 18, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Earlier this week, there was been a lot of bomb dropping on fellow states around the world, particularly Syria and Afghanistan. It’s no secret that the Middle East has been a topic of conversation the past year, but recently things have been getting rough. Although it seems like the Middle E...

Victim blaming

Victim blaming

Osman Bien Aime, Staff Writer
April 18, 2017
Filed under Opinion

I’ve noticed this trend of blaming victims for what has happened to them, and it’s done by bringing up their past, regardless of how relevant it is to their victimization. I personally find it disgusting, and I’ll be happy when it doesn’t take the place of actual news. “This person was...

The moments of tomorrow

The moments of tomorrow

Maxywell Carlton, Staff Writer
April 18, 2017
Filed under Opinion

The world we live in is a big joke. We literally reside in a living punch line. If you take a moment just to see the irony and humor behind world events you might give off a chuckle. Everyone who is anyone on this planet knows that our globe is warming. The atmosphere is heating up, which might ...

Art of argument

Art of argument

Sarah Rogers, Opinion Editor
April 18, 2017
Filed under Opinion

The United States is a pretty diverse place. There are over 310 religions and denominations, differing political stances and a wide array of cultures. Yet it seems all we want to do is talk with people with whom we agree. We associate only with people who have all the same opinions as us, have...

Writing: going by the wayside?

Writing: going by the wayside?

Sarah Rogers, Opinion Editor
April 11, 2017
Filed under Opinion

There is an ethical and moral distinction between a diary and a journal. A diary is covered in pink taffeta with a heart shaped lock keeping its 9-year-old secrets from the prying eyes of 7-year-old brothers. A diary is the essence of petty problems and frivolous dreams. A journal is home...

What did the server do to you?

What did the server do to you?

Maxywell Carlton, Staff Writer
April 11, 2017
Filed under Opinion

It is a Friday night. A scrumptious meal sounds enticing. Provided by a local dining spot, it is just the thing to kick back after a long week. The host greets you whilst taking in the aroma of the delicious foods presented all around. A device is given to you that will eventually buzz to beckon...

This could mean war

This could mean war

Osman Bien Aime, Staff Writer
April 11, 2017
Filed under Opinion

It’s not very often that something our nation does fills me with a feeling of dread, but the news of our recent missile strike in Syria managed to do just that. I know we’ve all gotten tired of discussing politics, and I’m not going to criticize our government for what was probably a difficult...

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