Article Category Archives: Opinions

To Keep a Zoo Safe

By Sarah Glass As a part of an overall effort to strengthen the club’s initiatives, the members of ZooKeepers have been discussing their past actions and intended goals. Zookeepers is first and foremost focused around animal welfare. We generally support the morality of people using animals (for research, education etc.) as long as suffering is [...]

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Teach for America Deadline Approaches

By Tiffany Williams I knew I was exactly where I needed to be when Stephanie looked up after finishing her math exam and said, “I did it.” I had challenged my students with the ambitious goal of advancing two grade levels in math in one year. For Stephanie, it wasn’t enough. Even as a sixth-grader, [...]

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Reflections on Racism

Elizabeth Lenning

Engagement as Activists By Elizabeth Lenning   As an activist, my goal is to educate and teach people about my passions and movements I support.  However, I have learned that this is easier said than done. I’ve said things that were perceived as very judgmental and offensive, and I have learned the hard way that [...]

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Seeing Red

Brandon Siedlaczek

Russia’s LGBT Laws Cause International Uproar By Brandon Siedlaczek Over the course of the past few months, Russia has taken center stage in news outlets worldwide, in response to the passing of anti-gay laws less than a year before the opening of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. The bill, signed by President Putin, prohibits [...]

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Racism’s Catch 22

By Marquise Griffin “George Zimmerman wants to box rapper DMX in celebrity bout, but no deal yet.” I honestly can’t tell you how many times I facepalmed when I read that headline from CNN.  Zimmerman just can’t seem to keep himself out of the news. In case you’ve been living under a rock for the [...]

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Pizza’s Kitchen

By Emily Pizza Declare Your Major, Not Your Career  The banquet hall was filled with anxious-faced students wielding pink papers and looking at the tables with familiar faculty members passing out candy. While you may really like English, Physics seems really cool too, but you know you can’t manage both and study abroad. You decide [...]

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K- Walking: Sophomores, How much do you love K?

By Ogden Wright Drawing on inspiration from sketch “Jay Walking” on the popular night time television show “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “K walking” will serve as our weekly feature where we ask students from our campus community a series of questions, with the intention of eliciting their opinions and gauging the mood on [...]

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Reflections on Racism: Adapting and Assimilating

By Marquise Griffin “Black history is redundant. Or rather, Black History Month is redundant. I don’t really care much for it.” Reading these words, I stared at the computer screen disappointed and in slight disbelief, but not surprised. This statement was from one of my cousins as part of an ongoing discussion she and I [...]

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Pizza’s Kitchen: No Time Wasted on Social Media

By Emily Pizza Turn off your cellphones and laptops, my fellow students. The media fast is here! The Chapel is hosting a four day media fast from any social networking sites so that students can connect with people in real life, instead of via the internet. While the idea of spending a week away from [...]

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Study Spots Are Not Limited to the Library

By Justina Kilumelume As midterm exams loom around the corner, most people are looking for places to study on a regular basis. Even though the Upjohn Library Commons is arguably the best place to study, it can get crowded during midterms and finals, making it difficult for one to secure a study hook. Fortunately, there [...]

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