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The meaning of Halloween is different for college students

Andre Spruell, Opinion Editor

November 6, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Halloween is about trick-or-treating and racking up as much candy as possible. But once you outgrow that phase what is there to do? For most college students and adults, the treat becomes alcohol instead of candy. Like most na...

The growing trend of CTE & memory loss in football

Brandon Belfonti, Staff Writer

October 9, 2017

Filed under Opinion

The topic of brain damage may be just as, if not more, sensitive than taking a knee. Why? It’s not a choice. I relate to this issue on a personal level for two reasons. One is that I played football as a running back, which endure...

How drastically has dating changed over the years?

MaKenna Walsh, Staff Writer

October 9, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Whether or not dating is a thing of the past heavily depends upon the standards and expectations you have set for yourself and for the partner you’re searching for. If you prefer to settle down take things slow, then by all m...

Domestic​ ​violence:​ ​a serious issue that takes many forms

Savannah pinnock, Staff Writer

October 9, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Domestic​ ​violence​ ​is​ ​a​ ​universal​ ​phenomenon​ ​and one that is -- or should be -- a topic of conversation in all cultures. Victims​ ​of​ ​domestic​ ​violence​ ​are heavily​ ​encouraged...

College movies to help you through the semester

Nick Filipek, Asst. Opinion Editor

October 5, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Fall semester 2017 is in full swing and the excitement of back to school is quickly turning into anxiety about deadlines. It is around this time where the reality of what college life is actually all about starts to settle in....

Online​ ​classes begin to make traditional classrooms obsolete

Savannah pinnock, Staff Writer

October 3, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Within​ ​the​ ​current​ ​era​ ​of​ ​technological​ ​advancements​ ​and​ ​an​ ​influx​ ​of​ ​information technology,​ ​the​ ​nature​ ​of​ ​academia​ ​has​ ​experience...

Background on protests

Brandon Belfonti, Opinion Writer

October 3, 2017

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Colin Kaepernick, a black NFL quarterback, took a kneel for the first time on Sept. 1, 2016. Three days later a white, female soccer player named Morgan Rapinoe knelt during the Star Spangled song of Mr. Kaepernick’s choice. S...

Peaceful protests creating non-peaceful outcomes

Andre Spruell, Opinion Editor

October 3, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Freedom of speech is something that we as Americans pride ourselves in, yet exercising it has sparked so much controversy. Ex NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick made headlines last NFL season when he took a knee while the Nation...

Top​ ​five ​tips​ ​on how to ​survive​​ ​each college semester

Savannah Pinnock, Staff Writer

September 25, 2017

Filed under Opinion

1) Stay​ ​Well​ ​Rested Throughout​ ​one’s​ ​formative​ ​and​ ​academic​ ​years,​ ​getting​ ​eight​ ​hours​ ​of​ ​sleep​ ​has​ ​come to​ ​be​ ​a​ ​trite​ ​bu...

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