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If there’s a Will, there’s a way: Staying motivated during uncertain times

If there's a Will, there's a way: Staying motivated during uncertain times

Will Phillips, Staff Writer

April 11, 2020

A lack of motivation and positivity is normal and natural during this strange, difficult time.  It’s important for us to identify how we feel so we can move forward and make this time beneficial. it’s also crucial to not be hard on ourselves. A lot of people- including college students- are...

Normal is boring; be different and own it

Normal is boring; be different and own it

Megan Thorne, Managing Editor

December 3, 2019

When I was a senior in high school, my teacher told me that he’d be surprised if I could even graduate from college because I couldn’t stay focused.  He also told me that I should reconsider my journalism degree because I think and do things differently.  An educator, someone who should ...

School uniforms holding back self-expression

School uniforms holding back self-expression

Darrian Breedlove, Opinion Editor

April 2, 2019

School uniforms are holding students back from self-expression and in some schools, are displayed as sexist. The solution? Maybe throw the idea out the window. What is the purpose of public school uniforms? According to greatschools.org, one of the central pros for issuing school uniforms is to teach discip...

Professors’ syllabi might be holding students back

Professors' syllabi might be holding students back

Morgan Murphy, Staff Writer

March 26, 2019

Across nearly every major project, homework assignments and papers are judged on a rubric created by the professor that fits the guidelines of what the university expects. This rubric provides a means for not only the professor to grade their students but a way for students to understand their grades. How...

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