Engaging our differences

Rebecca Cross, Managing Editor

September 22, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Growing up, I loved the game of basketball. I played it, watched it and even coached it. But, more than the rhythmic feel of a ball in my hands, I enjoyed how the game stretched me to collaborate with teammates from different...

Why is the 2016 election so important for Millennials?

Kylie Cracknell, Staff Writer

September 22, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Trump vs. Clinton a showdown many thought would never come to fruition is now upon us, and everyone has very strong opinions about it. But as a college student, why should you care which one of them is elected? How will the agenda...

I’m more than my GPA

Leah Power, Staff Writer

September 22, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Growing up with ADHD, I knew from the beginning that I wasn’t going to be a straight A student. Instead of honor roll plaques, my shelves were filled with participation trophies and odd little stories that I made up during class....

Anna’s Adventures: Starfire Grill

Anna Jackson, Staff Writer

September 22, 2016

Filed under Opinion, Reviews

A good way to test the quality of a restaurant is to go with your closest friends. This is exactly what my bridesmaids and I did with Starfire Grill. We converged on the restaurant for me to formally “propose” to the lovely...

Levels of success

Jasmin Mitchell, Staff Writer

September 22, 2016

Filed under Opinion

If you look up the word “success” in the dictionary, you may see that it says, “the accomplishment of an aim or purpose” or, “a person or thing that achieves desired aims or attains prosperity.” When I was younger,...

The Patriot Position: Social Security Numbers

Editorial Staff

September 22, 2016

Filed under Editorials

With 17.6 million Americans falling victim to identity theft in the year 2014 as reported by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), identity theft is one of the most prevalent white-collar crimes. According to the Social Security...

Gift of singleness

Lauren Owens, Content Editor

September 22, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Everywhere we go, we are surrounded by depictions of love. Whether it’s in the media we consume or the constant stream of engagement and wedding posts in our social media feeds, we are inadvertently left with the message that...

Anna’s Adventure: “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child”

Anna Jackson, Staff Writer

September 21, 2016

Filed under Opinion, Reviews

One of my favorite things about summer break is that I actually have time to read for pleasure rather than for a class. Every summer, like an annual tradition, I dust off my absolute favorite seven books, the “Harry Potter”...

Election 2016 update

Kylie Cracknell, Staff Writer

September 21, 2016

Filed under Opinion

This summer was one for the books as far as presidential elections go. As summer comes to a bitter end and fall classes begin, it’s a good time to take a look back and see what made this summer in politics so memorable. We...

Leah’s Life Lessons: Don’t be a basket case

Leah Power, Staff Writer

September 21, 2016

Filed under Opinion

While these are all phrases that seem completely harmless, for most people in relationships I seriously doubt that they would agree with the general idea that these phrases are safe. You see, while it’s become a bit of a running...

Disability doesn’t hold me back

Leah Power, Staff Writer

September 21, 2016

Filed under Opinion

As I dialed the number for the Counseling and Testing Center at FMU, my heart was racing. Not because I was nervous about what they would say to me, but the fact that taking that step was at the same time admitting that I have...

Realizing your beauty

Jasmin Mitchell, Staff Writer

September 21, 2016

Filed under Opinion

If I had a nickel for every time someone thought I was narcissistic, I could probably pay off my student loans. Even my family has said this about me; however, I believe narcissism is just something the women in my family possess. But...

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