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Is Stoicism the key to one’s happiness?

Savannah Pinnock, Opinion Editor

November 13, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Throughout history the human race has ventured to find the panacea to life’s problems. Since the dawn of time, society has sought to attain a life of bliss and success. However, this success is often determined by societal co...

Is the Law of Attraction real or just another New Age idea?

Jennifer Boch, Staff Writer

November 13, 2018

Filed under Opinion

From Snapchat stickers to your Instagram feed, messages of positivity embed their way into daily life. But, what if I told you that you could use these ideas to gain love, success, and happiness? This is the Law of Attraction, ...

Building up your self esteem by standing up for yourself

Tonya Creasy, Staff Writer

November 13, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Imagine yourself at work with a supervisor that doesn’t respect your input. You provide ideas that consistently get shut down. It’s almost as if what you’re saying doesn’t matter. You begin to ask yourself why you’re...

Meet the Majors: Computer Science

Savannah Pinnock, Opinion Editor

November 13, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Simon was inspired to pick his major because he "thought it would be a lot of fun and it opens up a world of possibility. It's challenging and you solve problems and the solutions can potentially affect people's live's". In the future he hopes to get in...

Thank You, Next! one of the best diss tracks yet?

Zarqua Ansari, Staff Writer

November 13, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Breakups are a hard thing to go through. On one hand you’re glad you’re not with someone who no longer wants to be with you, but on the other memories of the past keep taking over your thoughts. Everyone deals with it differen...

The Essex ravers are here to beat your head in

Parker Dorsey, Asst. Opinion Editor

November 13, 2018

Filed under Opinion

The Prodigy, one of the most iconic EDM acts of the past 30 years, just released their brand new seventh album several days ago, No Tourists. It peaked number one on the UK Official Albums Chart Top 100. The English group consists o...

Bohemian Rhapsody: A masterpiece to be seen

Nicholas Filipek, Managing Editor

November 8, 2018

Filed under L&A&E, Nick's Flick Picks

People everywhere fell in a crazy little thing called love (#sorrynotsorry) with the Queen biopic, “Bohemian Rhapsody,” over the weekend and the box office reports show it. The highly entertaining, and perfectly cast, story...

Registered to vote? Then why not actually vote?

November 6, 2018

Filed under Opinion, Our Voice

We are calling you out. The “you” in this case would apply to folks who are registered to vote, but fail to follow through on actually voting, particularly those between the ages of 18-29. “Those who are youngest are less lik...

Malaysia’s Peaceful Revolution: A Lesson for the U.S.A.

Dr. Gina Morrison, Guest Writer

November 6, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Today, when we are all looking a crucial midterm election square in the eye, we can learn an important lesson from a small developing nation in Southeast Asia called Malaysia.  This beautiful country had an incredible, peaceful revolution when the need for change required great courage to put love of country before individual ...

Gender essentialism and its adverse effects on society

Jennifer Boch, Staff Writer

November 6, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Although it has been embedded in how society thinks about gender and relating ideas, gender essentialism is the problem you have ve probably never explicitly heard of. Its impact can be found across multiple areas of study, inclu...

What is more essential: intelligence or education?

Savannah Pinnock, Opinion Editor

November 6, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Intelligence and education are two concepts that are often used interchangeably. They are often referenced and alluded to in the same areas and are held as highly esteemed characteristics. Although the two concepts have a great a...

Meet the Majors: Integrative Media

Nicholas Filipek, Managing Editor

November 6, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Seth Turnage- Junior I picked digital design and media arts because I have a bit of a history in drawing. I have been drawing since I was three and I really want to expand into more digital realms and expand skills. Rashmiere ...

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