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Campus laundry facilities are putting students in tight spots

Campus laundry facilities are putting students in tight spots

Marissa Jacobs, Staff Writer

October 10, 2019

With it being my first year at USI, I was not accustomed to doing my laundry on campus.  After learning where the laundry facilities were located for on-campus apartments, I decided to check it out. I went to the laundry room located in the community center since it was the closest one to my apa...

Honing cooking skills improves student independence

Honing cooking skills improves student independence

Josie Jeffries, Staff Writer

October 1, 2019

Cooking is one of the most essential skills for independent living. However, I’ve found that most college students prefer to order their food. It’s convenient and with the financial, social and educational stresses of college, it makes sense that it is more relied upon. We work hard to be where ...

Sororities establishing sisterhoods, community involvement

Sororities establishing sisterhoods, community involvement

Emily Catterton, Staff Writer

October 1, 2019

Being in a sorority or fraternity can be hard for multiple reasons. Juggling events that are required for Greek Life, as well as handling school work that needs to be turned in on those same days can be difficult. The looks and judgments they receive from fellow students are really what demeans th...

Importance of meditation amongst students

Importance of meditation amongst students

Marissa Jacobs, Staff Writer

September 24, 2019

Being a student means putting long hours into our studies in order to reach our ultimate goals. It can be hard to create a balance between education, having a social life, quality time for ourselves and physical and mental health.  It can be overwhelming when we try to cram all these elements in...

Woes of USI parking

Woes of USI parking

Emily Catterton, Staff Writer

September 24, 2019

Mumbles of parking can be heard anywhere and everywhere when walking onto campus. This can be heard from the last student that walks into class as the professor begins the lesson, every student turning their head to slightly judge them for walking in late.  Students have to arrive by 8 a.m. in order t...

What Starbucks didn’t tell us about the new strawless lids

What Starbucks didn’t tell us about the new strawless lids

Susanna Taylor, Staff Writer

September 17, 2019

Starbucks ditched the straws and launched the first of their new strawless lids in early August of 2019. “Say hello to the lid that will replace a billion straws a year,” is what they told everyone when the lids were introduced to us. While they may be replacing straws, they are adding approximate...

Leave the germs behind

Leave the germs behind

Megan Thorne, Managing Editor

September 17, 2019

I’m sick of being sick. I’m tired of constantly having to make the decision if my health is more important than getting good grades or going to class.  I’m tired of having to weigh which option is worse: going to class and potentially giving them the sickness or staying home and becoming s...

People don’t care, we’re killing our planet

People don’t care, we’re killing our planet

Darrian Breedlove, Opinion Editor

September 10, 2019

The Amazon rain forest is still burning and nobody cares. Some news sites have reported that the Amazon has had fires beginning as early as January of this year, yet most people hadn’t even heard about the burning of the rain forest until this past month. Despite the coverage of the issue, it seems...

Andrew Luck’s retirement needed for better health

Andrew Luck’s retirement needed for better health

Susanna Taylor, Staff Writer

September 9, 2019

Indianapolis Colt’s star quarterback Andrew Luck retired at the age of 29, leaving his fans stunned just two weeks prior to the start of the 2019 NFL season. During his football career Luck has undergone a lacerated kidney, injured ribs, at least one concussion, torn cartilage in his throwing shoulder and,...

‘I deserve a kiss for that price’

‘I deserve a kiss for that price’

Megan Thorne and Darrian Breedlove

September 3, 2019

Women should not be treated as a product on a shelf, and are not here for your entertainment. Women should not feel like they have to be nice when faced with a potential threat, and should not be made uncomfortable in the workplace. Being a woman in the workplace , especially customer service, some...

Sony and Disney’s dispute over Spider-Man worrisome for fans

Sony and Disney’s dispute over Spider-Man worrisome for fans

Rhonda Wheeler, Community Engagement Manager

September 1, 2019

Spider-Man has always been one of my favorite superheroes of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. When they introduced Tom Holland’s Peter Parker in “Captain America: Civil War,” I was ecstatic. Tom Holland plays his role amazingly, balancing Peter Parker and Spider-Man naturally.   “Homecoming...

Disney monopolizing the film industry with Disney+

Disney monopolizing the film industry with Disney+

Alyssa Osborn, Staff Writer

August 27, 2019

I can’t change the fact that I support Disney or the feelings I possess towards the company. I grew up watching Disney Channel and Disney movies, therefore, Disney will always belong to a special part of my heart. Yet, I must admit that Disney is clearly monopolizing the film industry and it is see...

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