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Lost in London: Lessons from studying abroad

Melissa Sharapata, Guest Columnist

January 20, 2020

Name: Melissa Sharapata Year: Senior Major: Allied Health Science with a Speech Language Pathology emphasis    Today marks the first day of my study abroad program in London. I am taking the course International Aspects of Communicat...

Spotting the fabulous five types of partygoers

Emily Eaton, Columnist

January 13, 2020

Once upon a time in a faraway land called 48 West Apartments, a dewy-eyed freshman pondered the endless possibilities that may come from the college party scene. The mysterious man sipping his whiskey on the rocks in the corner bega...

Bad news for the world, good news for the President

Xavier Golden, Columnist

January 13, 2020

Over a week ago, the United States killed General Qasem Soleimani of Iran’s Quds Force. Shortly afterward, Iran vowed to retaliate. The President, in response, threatened to attack over 50 Iranian targets.  Iran later launch...

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...

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