First day jitters

Elizabeth Floyd, Staff Writer

September 20, 2019

First day jitters, most students get them. It’s the first day of class, your palms are sweaty and you are repeating the room number in your head as you go to the first lecture of many to come. You sit in your chair hoping, along...

Politics doesn’t have to be hard

James McCarley, Copy Editor

September 20, 2019

Politics is one of those topics that almost always results in conflict. Whenever I’ve talked to anyone about politics, almost every time their first question is, “What are you?” What they really mean is, “Which party do you ...

Look, read my lips

Joshua Hardee, Assistant Editor

September 20, 2019

The word politician is synonymous with liar in some dictionaries. And I think we can all agree that’s a fair assessment to make based on the track record of many of our politicians, especially these days. With the elections c...

Two sides of the same coin

Joshua Hardee, Assistant Editor

April 19, 2019

In the ‘80s, Dr. Chris Simopoulos was indicted in Norfolk, Virginia, for having performed spurious abortions on women who were not actually pregnant. This came shortly after a sting operation in which he wanted to do an abor...

Keepin’ It Reel: Pet Sematary

Cassidy McKnight, Staff Writer

April 19, 2019

Have you ever thought about all the things you would give to see your deceased loved one just one more time? What it would be like if you could have more time with them? Well, according to “Pet Sematary,” the dead are best...

We all deserve health care

Alex Turbeville, Managing Editor

April 19, 2019

Too often, there are stories about people who don’t go to the doctor when they are feeling unwell because they are afraid they won’t be able to afford it. It’s a valid concern, but nobody in a country as prosperous as the U.S. s...

See what can’t be seen

DeAndrea Norman, Staff Writer

April 19, 2019

If someone breaks their arm, we take it seriously. If someone gets burned, we take that seriously too. When someone is diagnosed with cancer, we rally around them and offer support and comfort. We go to the doctor, try to find a...

Appreciate what you have

Elizabeth Floyd, Staff Writer

April 19, 2019

Senioritis is a word that is often thrown around from the mouths of students nearing the end of their college career. Senioritis can even be heard coming from freshman who are already eager to leave their college days behind j...

Keepin’ It Reel: Five Feet Apart

Cassidy McKnight, Staff Writer

March 30, 2019

Let me start by saying this: bring lots and lots of tissues. “Five Feet Apart” is one of the most exquisitely written romances about terminal illness, and you will cry your heart out from the moment you meet our star-cros...

Keepin’ It Reel: The Umbrella Academy

Cassidy McKnight, Staff Writer

March 1, 2019

In this issue, I’m going to shake things up a bit in celebration of the spring semester being halfway through. After questioning a few students around campus, I discovered that the majority of them do not have time to go to...

Why stage an attack?

DeAndrea Norman, Staff Writer

March 1, 2019

In the early hours of Jan. 29, 2019, “Empire” star and gay rights activist Jussie Smollett was allegedly attacked in what the Chicago Police Department called a “potential racially charged hate crime.” According to Smollet...

Think before you speak

Elizabeth Floyd, Staff Writer

March 1, 2019

Losing a loved one is universally known as a hard thing to go through. Losing a person close to you, like a friend or family member, causes people around you to express their condolences and give you some slack to pull yourself...

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