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“How Are You? Good. I’m Fine”

“How Are You? Good. I’m Fine”

Jeremy Bellman, Contributing Writer

March 13, 2019


Filed under Opinion & Editorials

As I walk to class every day, I often run into a friend and exchange a few words. Our short conversations usually start and end the same way every time. It goes: “How are you doing today?” “I’m good. How about you?” “Good.” “I’ll see you later!” Simple. Nothing special. Just a casual encou...

Registration: Are They Setting Us Up for Failure?

Registration: Are They Setting Us Up for Failure?

Erin Stevenin, Contributing Writer

March 13, 2019


Filed under Opinion & Editorials

Registration is arguably the most stressful part of being a college student. It is a race to type a bunch of numbers as fast as you can to get an ideal schedule. Students are asked to wake up at 7 am, and often, they do not get the classes they need, let alone, the classes that they want. These stressful...

Should College Be Free?

Should College Be Free?

Nadine Bourne, Contributing Writer

March 5, 2019


Filed under Opinion & Editorials

From the moment high school students apply for colleges, they know that they are going to be in debt for a long time. If you are one of the few lucky students who get a full ride or have everything paid for, then you don’t have to worry about loans and figuring out how you’re going to pay back the ...

Cheerleading: It’s a Sport.

Cheerleading: It’s a Sport.

Sommers Smith, Staff Writer

March 5, 2019


Filed under Opinion & Editorials

When people hear the word cheerleading, a visual of the movie series “Bring it On,” comes to mind, which had every little girl wanting to be a cheerleader and boys wanting to be near them. However, cheerleading is so much more than short skirts, hair bows, and loud chants. Cheerleading is an orch...

The Deal with Jussie Smollett

The Deal with Jussie Smollett

Amanda Castro, Contributing Writer

March 5, 2019


Filed under Opinion & Editorials

When someone claims to have experienced a hate crime, you believe them. No matter who they are or what they do. You believe them because this type of situation is ongoing in our country despite how far we’ve come culturally. However, when it comes to Fox’s “Empire” star Jussie Smollett, 36, his claim wa...

“Black Panther” Doesn’t Deserve a Nomination

“Black Panther” Doesn’t Deserve a Nomination

Brian Guski, Contributing Writer

February 27, 2019


Filed under Opinion & Editorials

“Black Panther” is a cultural phenomenon and to say otherwise would be absurd. It is the highest-grossing solo superhero movie, in the top ten highest grossing movies of all time, and of course is the first superhero movie to be nominated for the most recognizable film award, the Academy Awards...

Are eSports Really Considered sports?

Are eSports Really Considered sports?

Nicole Manall, Opinion Editor

February 18, 2019


Filed under Opinion & Editorials

After the massive success of Fortnite, eSports are the biggest craze hitting the gaming industry. In a nutshell, eSports is competitive, organized video gaming. Some examples are Fortnite, League of Legends, Counter-Strike, Call of Duty, Overwatch and Madden. Not only do millions of people participa...

Are the Patriots Bad for Football?

Are the Patriots Bad for Football?

Nicole Manall, Opinion Editor

February 6, 2019


Filed under Opinion & Editorials

Who will watch the Super Bowl?   The New England Patriots have somehow managed to make their way to yet another Super Bowl, but at what cost to the NFL? Super Bowl tickets are usually incredibly expensive, but the average resale price is approximately $1,000 less than it was at this time last year....

Boys Will Be Boys?

Boys Will Be Boys?

Jeremy Bellman, Contributing Writer

February 6, 2019


Filed under Opinion & Editorials

On Jan.13, Gillette released an advertisement addressing toxic masculinity among men in today’s society. The advertisement depicts men, ranging in age and background, and videos highlighting several of last year’s most talked about issues, including the #MeToo movement, bullying, and harassment. A...

Male Cheerleaders Make Super Bowl History

Male Cheerleaders Make Super Bowl History

Nicole Manall, Opinion Editor

February 6, 2019


Filed under Opinion & Editorials

This year, the Super Bowl saw its first male cheerleaders. The Los Angeles Rams’ Quinton Peron and Napoleon Jinnies are two of three men who made history last year as the first male cheerleaders in the NFL. Peron and Jinnies already made history at the start of this season when they, along with...

College students with cars, is it worth it?  

College students with cars, is it worth it?  

Nicole Manall, Opinion Editor

February 6, 2019


Filed under Opinion & Editorials

Everyone doesn’t need a car on campus, but it does give students a bit more freedom of going wherever they want at the drop of a hat. However, having a car on campus can be both a blessing and a curse. If there is one thing that commuters and students who have a car on campus complain about, it’s p...

Holding IDs Won’t Work

Holding IDs Won’t Work

Ethan Cardona, Staff Writer

January 30, 2019


Filed under Opinion & Editorials

The Marketplace in Bartels will once again be collecting ID cards from students wishing to take a to-go box when they swipe in. Student’s IDs are held at the register until they retrieve them on their way out of the dining hall. This policy is the same one that was implemented by Sodexo in the spring of 2018...

Opinion: Female Athletes Deserve Better

Opinion: Female Athletes Deserve Better

Ethan Cardona, Staff Writer

January 30, 2019


Filed under Opinion & Editorials, Sports

The differences between male and female athletics are obvious, and the women are at a major disadvantage. Whether its salary, pace of play, or the media attention the two get, the men’s side always dominates. But the underlying issue is the one that has plagued women for years: sexism. As weird ...

We Care Too Much About Likes

We Care Too Much About Likes

Mitsouki Garvey-Sanchez, Opinion Editor

November 29, 2018


Filed under Opinion & Editorials

In today’s society, individuals care more about likes on their social media pages, than things that hold more value and substance.   In the United States, 77 percent of the surveyed population uses social media. The year before it was recorded at 80 percent of the population. This is not a significant drop. The amount of users may go up and down, but ...

Protecting Our Diverse Democracy

Protecting Our Diverse Democracy

Sommers Smith, Staff Writer

November 14, 2018


Filed under Uncategorized

Our so-called-president Trump, is at it again, proving his blind reign to be an enforcement of destroying diversity in this country, as he tries to violate the constitution’s birthright clause, which states all persons born or naturalized in the U.S are guaranteed citizenship and equal law protection. This ...

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