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The not-so-covert effects of covert racism

Zarqua Ansari, Staff Writer

February 5, 2019

Microaggressions are defined as statements or actions where subtle, unintentional discrimination against members of a marginalized group take place. These are detrimental to society because they often stem from cultural upbrin...

Meet the Majors: Education

Abigail Tarway, Staff Writer

February 5, 2019

This field has always been my dream job. I have always wanted to be a teacher! I hope my Spanish skills and the pathways I have taken to learn the language can help facilitate the learning process to my future students. I hope to express the importanc...

Is society becoming more liberal or conservative?

Jennifer Boch, Staff Writer

February 5, 2019

The question of society’s political leanings was thrust into the spotlight when Donald Trump was elected president of the United States in 2016. Many viewed this as a backstep to liberal progress, while others agreed with Trump’s tr...

What is leaving and coming to Netflix in February

Nicholas Filipek, Managing Editor

January 30, 2019

With the month of January quickly coming to a close, it is that time again to realize what wonderful movies are leaving Netflix, and binge them as quickly as possible before they are removed for good. Never fear though, even...

American arrogance: Fact or fiction?

January 29, 2019

As academics, professors and people who are influenced by pedagogy in one way or another, we all have some degree of understanding in terms of world cultures. As children we were instructed to cut out the shapes of the seven...

The Top Ten Metal Albums of 2018

Parker Dorsey, Asst. Opinion Editor

January 29, 2019

2018 was a strong year for metal music, one of the strongest in recent memory. This list had been revised about four or five times simply due to the sheer volume of quality material that was released this year. There were pleasant...

Culture exposure in contempory American society

Zarqua Ansari, Opinion Writer

January 29, 2019

I’m not the average American girl. I’m not even American-born for starters. I was exposed to American and Indian lifestyles growing up and I know the cultures of both societies. This has enabled me to be more open-minded and considerate to others....

How a change in your perspective can change your life

Savannah Pinnock, Opinion Editor

January 29, 2019

What do the terms glass half empty, glass half full or rose colored glasses have in common? Well, these terms all have to do with one’s perspective and subsequently their world view. In a world that is currently home to approximately eight billio...

Meet the Majors: Nursing

Savannah Pinnock, Opinion Editor

January 29, 2019

  I have always been the type of person to put others’ needs before my own, and so in that sense I don’t feel as if I chose nursing, rather it chose me. As a nursing major, I aspire to one day be the person who can make others feel comfortable when they are most vul...

Is authoritarianism trending in the West?

Neil Murphy, Staff Writer

January 29, 2019

The Western world has served as the center of democratic ideals, especially after World War II. Now it seems like the age-old enemy of democracy is making a comeback, and its name is authoritarianism. Hear me out. We clearly...

Confronting toxic masculinity one shave at a time?

Savannah Pinnock, Opinion Editor

January 22, 2019

On Jan. 13, the ignorance that plagues society as a whole reared its head and created a great deal of controversy. The controversy that presented itself arose from a Gillette commercial entitled The Best Men Can Be. Taking a l...

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