Live Your Dash

Rebecca Cross, Copy Editor

January 13, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Write down the day you were born. Then, add 75 years to it and write down that date. In between those two dates, pen a long, solid dash. This is your life. In these days, you’ll go to school, get a job, maybe marry and have...

Problem With Resolution

Anna Jackson, Staff Writer

January 12, 2017

Filed under Opinion

As we are on the cusp of a new semester, we have just experienced one year fold into another. Last year, 2016, is now so “last year.” With the new year, many people say comes a new them. Of course, the new year would not be...

Holiday Hangover

Rachel Droze, Editor-in-Chief

January 12, 2017

Filed under Opinion

I love Christmas. I always have. I love the excitement of Christmas morning when Santa’s cookies have a bite missing and there’s something special waiting under the tree. I love the guaranteed time with my family that is hard...

New Year, Not-So-New-Me

Rebekah Davis, Copy Editor

January 12, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Everyone faces the post-holiday binge eating blues. The extra roll we had during Thanksgiving or Christmas often turns into an extra fat roll. We look at how many pounds the turkey or ham was, and we step on the scale to see how...

Leah’s Life Lessons: Auf Wiedersehen

Leah Power, Staff Writer

November 19, 2016

Filed under Opinion

As I sit in front of my computer screen, for the first time, words seem to have failed me. With graduation on the horizon, I can’t help but feel these last five years of lessons, memories, smiles, tears and life wash over me....

Anna’s Adventures: “Redeployment” by Phil Klay

Anna Jackson, Staff Writer

November 19, 2016

Filed under Reviews

I have not had the opportunity to crack a book that has not been related directly to class since August. For two and a half months, every page has been assigned reading. The Pee Dee Fiction and Poetry Festival pushed me to read...

Unpredictable politics: U.K. votes to leave the EU

Kylie Cracknell, Staff Writer

November 19, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Predicting the outcome of elections is something that not only professionals in the world of politics dabble in, but it’s something everyone talks about. This year has been one of the most unpredictable in political history....

The dangers of tenure: does job security allow professor bias?

Leah Power, Staff Writer

November 19, 2016

Filed under Opinion

During my time in college, I have had the experience of meeting multiple professors who have played key roles in the shaping of my life. Some taught me academic tools, some taught me life lessons and some taught me about the harsh...

Rhetoric, not policy

Rebekah Davis, Assistant Editor

November 19, 2016

Filed under Opinion

The past week has shown just how disunified our nation and our campus is after everyone heard the results of this presidential election. I’ve had several interactions with fellow students, professors and community members...

Realities of college bullies

Catherine Hyman, Copy Editor

November 19, 2016

Filed under Opinion

The prevalence of bullying in high schools around the country is a widely recognized issue. Unfortunately, bullying doesn’t always end when we think it does. Bullying, especially cyberbullying, is a problem that affects many...

Leah’s Life Lessons: The Appropriation of Y’all

Leah Power, Staff Writer

October 30, 2016

Filed under Opinion

In the age of the importance of political correctness, where every person is openly offended for one reason or another, I have attempted to build up a thick skin towards the insensitive jokes, stereotypes, cultural appropriation...

Anna’s Adventures: “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children”

Anna Jackson, Staff Writer

October 30, 2016

Filed under Reviews

In Barnes and Noble this summer, I picked up “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” by Ransom Riggs. The outside cover intrigued me as it was a little girl with a strange crown on her head, and her feet were a few...

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