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Everybody wants to talk, nobody wants to listen

Everybody wants to talk, nobody wants to listen

Uchechi Owunna, [email protected]

March 2, 2020

We all know that one person who just can’t wait for their turn to talk and always makes the discussion about themselves. The truth is, we all do it sometimes. A lot of us are great talkers but not many of us are great listeners. We’ve got to change this about our culture. Listening is an important...

Are relationship age gaps OK?

Ashlyn Dupree and Alice Harper

March 2, 2020

Yes Love is love. Even when that love includes a 20-year age gap. That’s because relationships are dependent on the feelings two people have toward one another, not how many years they’ve been alive. And, every relationship is different. Every person is different. Some people are more mature than ...

Healthcare system: hurting more than helping

Healthcare system: hurting more than helping

Yana Paudel, [email protected]

March 2, 2020

The United States is the wealthiest country in the world, yet it was ranked 37 in healthcare by the World Health Organization. The citizens of this country pay entirely too much for healthcare and don’t get nearly enough out of it. At this point, our system is hurting more than it’s helping. If...

Fewer resolutions, better results

Fewer resolutions, better results

Ashlyn Dupree, [email protected]

February 24, 2020

Oh boy, it’s that time of the year where people say “New year, new me.” But what if instead of making a “new” us and creating goals we won’t achieve, we make realistic goals for the new year? According to a study conducted by University of Scranton, only 8% of people achieved their New Ye...

Age-restricting tobacco law prevents nothing

Age-restricting tobacco law prevents nothing

Loryn Kykendall, [email protected]

February 24, 2020

Let me be clear: I do not support the use of tobacco by anyone of any age. However, the new law preventing anyone under 21 from buying tobacco products should not have been passed. While the law is well-intentioned, it will be ineffective. As college students, we know an age limit doesn’t stop anyone...

Ignore haters on holiday of love

Ignore haters  on holiday  of love

Alfonzo Galvan, [email protected]

February 10, 2020

Brace yourselves people—the Valentine’s Day haters are coming this week. Who are these people you may ask? They’re the people who say a variety of things to try to bring down the wonderful holiday of love. These people need to be ignored. Continue to enjoy your chocolates and roses. Valentin...

Students should buy from thrift shops

Students should buy from thrift shops

Kaitlin Maness, [email protected]

February 10, 2020

There are more benefits to thrifting clothes besides the low price. Whether you’ve “only got $20” in your pocket or $100, one of the best decisions you can make for the environment—and your wallet—is thrift shopping. According to Sustain Your Style, the second largest polluter in the world i...

Educators should have freedom of speech

Educators should have freedom of speech

Morgan Andrews, [email protected]

February 10, 2020

In America, teachers protesting is often frowned upon. But it shouldn’t be. Educators should feel free to stand up for what they believe in just like any other citizen would. They should be able to attend protests without fearing repercussions. They should even be allowed to protest the very school...

Birth tourism restrictions provide safety for babies

Birth tourism restrictions provide safety for babies

Ashlyn Dupree, [email protected]

February 10, 2020

In January, President Donald Trump and his administration announced that they will be restricting birth tourism, which is when women travel to another country for the purpose of giving birth in that country. Normally, the main reason women have their children in other countries is to obtain citizens...

Stop worrying about coronavirus in U.S., start helping people in crisis

Stop worrying about coronavirus in U.S., start helping people in crisis

Suman Rai, [email protected]

February 10, 2020

We have all been hearing about a new hazardous virus for the past two months. The growing global health concern right now is the coronavirus, a type of virus that is known to cause respiratory illness. There are actually several other coronaviruses that only causes mild diseases in humans, but a new c...

Students should be allowed to eat in class

Students should be allowed to eat in class

Hope Anderson, [email protected]

February 3, 2020

One of the first things students want to know when they start a new  course is if they can eat during class. Luckily, some professors claim they do not care. Others, however, enforce strict “no eating” rules due to past experiences. I think that students should be allowed to eat in class camp...

Forgive and forget before it’s too late

Forgive and forget before it’s too late

Alfonzo Galvan, [email protected]

February 3, 2020

You’ve been living under a rock this past week if you haven’t heard the news of the tragic passing of Kobe Bryant, his daughter and the seven other passengers in a helicopter crash. It was a heartbreaking moment for many. Others took it as a time of reflection. In seeing some of the coverage on Brya...

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