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Say no to “detox” fad diets this holiday season

Dylan Grosser, Columnist

December 2, 2019

Thanksgiving was not even over before my newsfeed was bombarded by “detox” articles, with how-to guides on “cleansing” your body or “melting” fat following the holiday season. These types of articles always appear to ...

Rewind the Decade: Best male albums of the 2010s

Ryan Reichard, Columnist

December 2, 2019

The 2010s shaped up to be a better decade than anyone expected. Yes, this is positivity and yes, having optimism is a somewhat overdone cliché in this decade.  However, this decade saw mental health being discussed on a publ...

A hate letter to my gut instinct

Emily Eaton, Columnist

November 25, 2019

“Trust your gut,” they told me. That make-believe conscious in our stomach we’ve conjured up is supposed to be looking out for your best interest, protecting your heart and revealing the truth you’ve blatantly ignored....

Kaepernick workout too little, too late for NFL

Kellen Voss, Sports Editor

November 18, 2019

Sports articles are often not read by average newspaper readers, due to a specific vocabulary and a bombastic vernacular that could be misunderstood by someone who doesn't follow sports as closely as we die-hards do. Because of...

What happened in Bolivia was a coup, and the US is responsible

Dylan Grosser, Columnist

November 18, 2019

It was Oct. 21, 2019 when the first indigenous president of Bolivia, Evo Morales, had been elected to a fourth term. About 3 weeks later, on Nov. 10, the leftist president fled Bolivia on a plane to Mexico, fearing for his life...

Facebook: All of the glory, none of the guilt

Xavier Golden, Columnist

November 11, 2019

You know that friend you have? The friend that does really weird stuff? And most of the time, you dismiss that weird stuff because your friend is probably just a silly person?  But sometimes you look into that friend’s ...

Rewind the Decade: Best female albums of the 2010s

Ryan Reichard, Columnist

November 11, 2019

The 2010 era was an obscure decade, one that was bound by playlists swollen with algorithmic recommendations that had no clear cohesive vision. The same was true for many of the artists who released albums over the last decade. ...

How to bounce back: As told by the fastest girls in town

Emily Eaton, Columnist

November 4, 2019

In college, everything moves extremely fast — the brisk wind borderline pummeling you on campus, your professor’s overly complicated lecture slides, and even time moves too fast when you’re about two minutes away from a m...

HBO cancels the wrong prequel; now no one will watch (or should)

Dylan Grosser, Columnist

November 4, 2019

Oh, Game of Thrones. Where did it all go wrong? As someone who has rewatched the series dozens of times and read every word of the books, I’d say HBO made the mistake of thinking David Benioff and D.B. Weiss could adapt Ge...

The Haunt returns to West Michigan for its 19th year

Nathan Slauer, Staff Reporter

November 4, 2019

On a dark, windy evening, I made my way across the parking lot toward a queue in front of a nondescript gray brick building, shielding myself from rain and snow. Hundreds of people shivered outside beside a hearse with a bumper r...

“Jesus is King” stands meekly in shadows of hype, headlines

Nick Moran, Editor-in-Chief

October 28, 2019

Oh, Kanye. Our sweet, controversial prince, Kanye. With a strong reputation in creating new, innovative music, Kanye West has taken his history of busting our expectations and entirely turned it on our heads with his latest album,...

Rewind the Decade: Best male songs of the 2010s

Ryan Reichard, Columnist

October 28, 2019

The 2010s have been a more diverse decade musically than those that have come before it. With the decade initially beginning with the club boom, to the resurgence of classic country, and the emergence of trap music, the 2010s have b...

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