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LaVar Ball: Camera chasing since 2016

Mark Makowski, Opinion Co-Editor

March 28, 2017

“Back in my heyday, I would kill Michael Jordan one-on-one.” This is the quote that started the media frenzy around LaVar Ball, who is the father of UCLA basketball player Lonzo Ball. Since his son Lonzo has put on the Go...

Beauty and the Beast: Romance not as beastly as before

Gabby Glinski, Co-Managing Editor

March 28, 2017

As I sat in the front row of the tightly packed theater, I noticed the numerous young children waiting to watch the live action Beauty and the Beast. Small girls were dressed in Belle’s iconic dress and I nervously wondered if o...

The importance of an internship beneficial, positive real world experience

Mark Makowski, Opinion Co-Editor

March 21, 2017

When looking back on your college career or looking forward toward it, you may think what the most important thing of college was, besides the degree of course. You may look back on a trip you took or a party you went to and...

Middlesex book review: Little dull and a little drawn out

Nicole Kutos, Opinion Writer

March 21, 2017

Before I read this book, I had heard about how great of a novel it was. I found it on listicles of best new books and of contemporary books that should be taught in schools one day. I knew friends that had read it and had seen severa...

Are cellphones more harmful than beneficial?

Andre Spruell, Opinion Co-Editor

February 28, 2017

It is not hard to recognize that cellphones have come a long way in the last decade. With all their advances, the real question is if they create more harm than good. Although it is great to do something like surf the interne...

“A Revolution in Advertising”

Shannon O’Connor, Opinion Writer

February 28, 2017

There has been much controversy surrounding the advertising world for the past few years. However, a revolution is sweeping the industry and changing the way society views the human body. Photoshop is a commonly used applicati...

59th Annual Grammy Awards

Andre Spruell, Opinion Co-Editor

February 21, 2017

The 59th annual Grammy Awards took place and this year the show touched on a lot more than just music. When it comes to musical award shows they follow the same format. Popular artists do live performances, celebrities give ...

Should Black History Month still be a thing if no one cares?

Andre Spruell, Opinion Co-Editor

February 21, 2017

Black History Month happens every February in the U.S., but honestly, it is typically forgotten about or ignored. In my opinion, it is a great idea to set apart time to honor black Americans that have contributed so much to thi...

Five reasons to say “yes” to study abroad

Alyssa Mursch, News Editor

February 21, 2017

I’ve had so many people ask about my experience with study abroad: if it was worth it, if I would recommend it, if it changed my life… All questions get a resounding YES. I cannot emphasize enough how amazing of an opportu...

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