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Is antiquity losing its relevancy in today’s modern society?

Savannah Pinnock, Opinion Editor

April 16, 2019

The concept of antiquity is one that often paints an intricate picture of the Ancient World into one’s mind upon hearing it. Without needing a plane ticket, one is conceptually flown to Ancient Greece, Rome and Egypt. Antiquity...

Free college tuition is a fundamentally bad idea

April 16, 2019

Think about it: What is one of America’s strongest attributes? Freedom. But just because the word “free” is there, doesn’t mean everything should be free. One of the core principles in our American society is incentives. What...

Introspection and the art of being self-reflective

Savannah Pinnock, Opinion Editor

April 9, 2019

Introspection is a term that is often used in affiliation with the idea of reflection. This term is one that is very closely associated with one’s psychological state and the idea of looking inward. On a definitive level,...

Meet the Majors: Accounting

Michelle Grossbauer, Staff Writer

April 9, 2019

Jack Fischer - Senior “I am an accounting and management major because I have always been interested in numbers. You get to work with people and numbers which I love because things always even out. I just landed my dream job which is to work in New York City for a public accounting firm.”  Sam Ey...

Taboo literature and why it’s essential to read banned books

Zarqua Ansari, Staff Writer

April 9, 2019

Sometimes, the world is a bad place. People cope with hardships in different ways. Some work on self improvement. Others make art. Many people write and read books. Books are a great escape because they have a dual nature....

Should elected officials stick to original campaign promises?

April 9, 2019

It is a well known truth that in all levels of politics someone who is campaigning to get as many votes as they can from the largest amount of people, will say anything they have to to convince voters to give them their support. With...

Do politics really matter and does our vote really count?

Breanna Ebisch, Staff Writer

April 9, 2019

More than ever before, the political climate in America is extremely tense and with an important upcoming election that will determine the next President of the United States, the two big questions return. Do politics matter?...

Jussie Smollett charges dropped; locals speak out about Empire actor

April 2, 2019

If people commit crimes, they should have to face some sort of fair punishment. On Jan. 22, Fox Empire star Jussie Smollett called police with reports of a threatening letter and a powdery substance at work. On Jan. 29,...

Autism awareness month: April showers bring special powers

Zarqua Ansari, Staff Writer

April 2, 2019

What do Emily Dickinson, Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, Bill Gates, Jerry Seinfeld, Mozart and Albert Einstein all have in common? They all have (or had) autism. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, autism...

Will Apple Inc.’s effort to enter the streaming world be too little too late?

Nick Filipek, Managing Editor

April 2, 2019

Just this past week, the multinational technology company, Apple Inc. has decided to throw their hat into the ring of the streaming service business, but is it too late? In a world where more and more consumers are choosing...

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