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Recent college grads being swindled by scam jobs

Carly Yamrus, Senior Opinion Editor

April 8, 2014

As the end of the spring semester nears, hopeful graduates will start to send out their resumes in hopes of landing an entry-level job to jump-start their professional careers. As these young applicants scour the search engines...

CNN, FoxNews capitalizes on missing plane, re-reporting old news

Lyndsie Yamrus, Senior Opinion Editor

April 8, 2014

Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 disappeared on March 8, 2014 and the world cannot get enough of the story. People turn on the news to watch major disastrous events all the time, for example, the recent Washington landslide and...

‘Bad Words’ uses humor, comedic timing to keep viewers laughing

Jill Reifsnyder, Staff Writer

April 8, 2014

You know how most movies show all the funniest parts during the trailer? Well, this isn’t one of those movies. Without exaggeration, I laughed until I cried! But be warned, this movie is not for the conservative, nor the...

Foster the People releases sophomore album, repeats first

Eric Casey, Staff Writer

April 8, 2014

Indie pop trio Foster the People are back with their sophomore album “Supermodel.” If you’re looking for part two of “Torches,” their debut record, then this album might not be for you. It’s quite different, but not...

‘Never heard of’ indie rock band breaks records

Eric Casey, Staff Writer

March 26, 2014

There is this huge indie rock band that many Americans have never heard of, myself included. This band hails from Sheffield, England. It’s home to many notorious acts such as The Human League and Def Leppard. This band is called...

The 101: Senioritis

Sara Davis, Opinion Editor

March 26, 2014

Every year, typically around the end of the spring semester, students tend to start losing their motivation to put in the extra time to study for an exam or to proof read their paper one last time. If you are reading this,...

Cheat Sheet: Get out of the slump

Sara Davis, Opinion Editor

March 26, 2014

Let this “cheat sheet” serve as a guide on how to find the motivation to successfully finish the spring semester. 1. Eat healthy. If you take the time out of your day to eat well-balanced meals instead of eating an entire bag of c...

‘12 Years a Slave’ creates riveting scenes, yielding mixed emotions

Kevin Herberling, Contributing Writer

March 26, 2014

Based on actual events, “12 Years a Slave” is a beautifully tragic tale of a free African American, during the pre-Civil War era, being kidnapped and sold into slavery. During his unfortunately long time as a slave Solomon ...

‘Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie’ captures attention

Anne Yoskoski, Managing Editor

March 26, 2014

“The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie” is the first book in the series of novels written by Alan Bradley that focus on the young, poison obsessed Flavia de Luce. In this first novel, the reader is introduced to Flavi...

New hotel, taxi alternatives offer consumers better experience for less

Carly Yamrus, Senior Opinion Editor

March 26, 2014

In my travels to Denver, Colo., last week, I had the opportunity to try out two of the years’ most innovative and empowering start-up companies: AirBnb, Inc. and Uber. AirBnb, Inc., a hotel-alternative founded in 2008, allows...

Sochi hires firm to kill stray dogs

Annie Yoskoski, Managing Editor

February 25, 2014

Anyone who is paying attention to the Olympic coverage in Sochi, Russia has heard a lot of disturbing things. Activists are being beaten, accommodations aren’t safe or sanitary, and the city wasn’t ready for the Olympics. The...

Chick-fil-A’s use of antibiotics disgusts customers

Carly Yamrus, Senior Opinion Editor

February 25, 2014

Antibiotics in chickens is just plain "fowl." Good news for fast-fooders though, Chick-fil-A just announced last week that they would become antibiotic-free within the next five years. Chick-fil-A, famous for their fried...

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