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Professor problems

Sarah Rogers, Opinion Editor
February 21, 2017
Filed under Opinion

As far as instructors and professors go, the students here have it pretty good. For the most part, students express high praise for those who have taught them. However, majority of professors are not the issue. The issue resides with the small percentage of professors whose names are said with...

Award season attempts to get political

Grace Poynter, Staff Writer
February 21, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Men and women love to see the different gowns and risque outfits that musicians and celebrities wear to the Grammys and the Oscars. Recently, the 59th Grammy Awards show aired. Being the first award show of the year, most didn't know what to expect. With the election season coming to an end, most...

Major shaming

Bailey Meenach, Staff Writer
February 21, 2017
Filed under Opinion

“Do you want fries with that?” “Are you really wasting your parents’ money on that?” “You don’t really need to study do you?” “You wouldn’t understand. You’ve never taken hard classes before.” I have heard every single one of these statements and more during my...

Nostalgic feels

Maxywell Carlton, Staff Writer
February 21, 2017
Filed under Opinion

One sound, one smell and even one touch can put you into a trance back in time. Leaving the present time behind, you consciously slip inside your own memories and travel back to a time you have experienced already that holds a sentimental value inside. This trance can leave you pleased, or it...

Everyone has a voice

Osman Bien Aime, Staff Writer
February 21, 2017
Filed under Opinion

“Stay out of politics.” It’s a phrase that I’ve noticed more and more in the last several months. It always seems to be directed toward some celebrity who’s made a vague remark on the political climate, or has blatantly taken a side on some current event. “Every week, my buds and...

Indiana cannot decide

Grace Poynter, Staff Writer
February 15, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Indiana has been known to be a little crazy when it comes to the weather. Last year, we had inches of snow one week , and the next 60 degrees outside and sunny. It’s starting to look like this again, with Groundhog’s Day just shy of a week ago. With six weeks of winter to go, does it really...

The participation trophy generation

Bailey Meenach, Staff Writer
February 15, 2017
Filed under Opinion

As a child care facilitator, I have single handedly seen what happens to children who earn nothing, but have everything. The up and coming generations are the ones who have never lost, because losing isn’t part of their world. Parents have poisoned their minds with the thought that participating...

Quitting is not the goal

Maxywell Carlton, Staff Writer
February 15, 2017
Filed under Opinion

With the turn of every new year, people always find a New Year’s resolution to incorporate into their life to adjust something that may need work or bettering. Last month, motivation was high and people were eating healthier, going to the gym three times a week trying to achieve the number one...

Not all homeless

Sarah Rogers, Opinion Editor
February 15, 2017
Filed under Opinion

A tin cup, a cardboard box, and mittens without fingers. A picture of a homeless man with a scraggly beard was just painted. This is how homelessness is portrayed; a simple white sign reading ‘will work for food.’ Dr. Jim O’Connell, the keynote speaker in Carter Hall last Monday, sought...

The doomsday clock

Grace Poynter, Staff Writer
February 9, 2017
Filed under Opinion

This past week any talk of the news that didn’t have the headline with the words Trump, Pence, or immigration ban was the word DOOMSDAY. The Doomsday Clock, by definition, is a metaphorical clock that tells nuclear scientists when the world will end, which, in my opinion, isn’t worth the hype ...

Know the word ‘no’

Gabi Wy, Features Editor
February 9, 2017
Filed under Opinion

For 11 years, I believed my “no” was meaningless. Today, I know differently. I spent my childhood free time roaming the streets around my apartment complex with a boy I thought was cool. I trusted him and wanted him to like me. He was older, more outspoken and physically stronger than I. On occ...

Not a ‘real’ fan

Sarah Rogers, Opinion Editor
February 9, 2017
Filed under Opinion

I am a poser. By society’s standards of what a true fan is supposed to be, I am a cheap cardboard imitation, trying hard to act enthused as others passionately talk about the latest “Grey’s Anatomy” season. I have yet to decide if I am an anomaly.   I was in elementary school when my b...

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