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Does technology enhance or get in the way of learning?

Sarah Matarella, Staff Writer

April 13, 2018

Filed under Opinion

In an age where technology is constantly advancing, it has become thoroughly interwoven into our daily lives. Therefore, it can have a significant effect on our lives and specifically, have a great effect on the way that we l...

Should everyone learn another language?

Savannah Pinnock, Staff Writer

April 13, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Language can be defined as an intangible yet cohesive element responsible for vibrations of oneness present throughout society. It is the inconspicuous cause that results in strongly unifying and collective effects. The gravity...

The growing popularity of Latin trap music in the U.S.

Andre Spruell, Opinion Editor

April 13, 2018

Filed under Opinion

The genre of rap/hip-hop music is undoubtedly one of the most popular genres in the United States. What if the genre was even bigger, but in a different language? It is not hard to imagine because this is the case with the g...

Should College Athletes get paid?

April 13, 2018

Filed under Our Voice

The NCAA has been surrounded in many scandals lately with their “amateur” athletes receiving payments from boosters, fans and alumni with ties to their programs. This issue stems from the NCAA’s rules that athletes are ...

A Plea Against ‘Walk Up Not Out’

April 9, 2018

Filed under Our Voice

On March 14, one month after the horrific Parkland shooting that shocked the nation, students across the country walked out of schools for 17 minutes - one minute for each student killed in the incident. Millenials have been bro...

Indiana Jones returns to theaters in 2020

Nick Filipek, Asst. Opinion Editor

April 9, 2018

Filed under Nick's Flick Picks

It has been just about a week since director Steven Spielberg (“The Post”, “Ready Player One”) has announced that he will be shooting a new Indiana Jones film and already the internet has lost its mind. In an article...

Can you be good without believing in God?

Savannah Pinnock, Staff Writer

April 9, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Over the course of a person’s lifetime, it is common and completely normal to possess heavily theological curiosities. In fact, the human race is well known for its desire to understand itself in relation to its living and n...

Artist: Tech N9ne new album, Planet, Review

Parker Dorsey, Staff Writer

April 9, 2018

Filed under Opinion

The legendary Kansas City-based rapper Tech N9ne has returned with his brand new album, Planet. Approaching 47 years old and being 20 albums in, he is still hard at work at his craft and still has a few tricks up his sleeves....

Videogame Review:Ty The Tasmanian Tiger

JM Rey, Guest Writer

April 9, 2018

Filed under Opinion

In the early 2000s every video game company had a mascot. Nintendo and Sega had their video game legends Super Mario and Sonic The Hedgehog. Insomniac and Naughty Dog had Ratchet and Jak. Even Bungie had an iconic mascot for...

The difficulty of being private when using Social Media

Sarah Matarella, Staff Writer

March 19, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Social media is often viewed as a gateway into the realm of no privacy. However, while social media networks act as outlets to share information about our lives, they can also be used strategically to create a false image. Socia...

Failure being used as a tool for success today

Brandon Belfonti, Staff Writer

March 19, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Failing in life is underestimated. We all know failing is a necessity of success - so why does the word ‘fail’ have such a negative connotation? Dictionary.com has the “slang” term of fail as “to make an embarrassing or hum...

Can men be emotional?

Nick Filipek, Asst. Opinion Editor

March 19, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Can men be emotional? Of course! As long as they show emotion in the stereotypical sense of how a man should act. There is a pressure to be seen as tough and strong while being stern and reserved. Most men want to be perceived ...

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