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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...

Young voters have power, must use it

Young voters have power, must use it

Morgan Andrews, [email protected]

February 3, 2020

Do you ever wish there was a way to change the amount of college debt that you acquired or the complicated routes you have to take to own your first house? Well, you’re in luck. There is a way. Vote on it. Young voters aged 18-29 have lower voting turnouts than any other age group, according to United...

Stop making impeachment top priority

Stop making impeachment top priority

Loryn Kykendall, [email protected]

February 3, 2020

For months now, the world of politics has been wrapped up in the impeachment of President Trump. This is especially true of the past two weeks as the trial has been going on. He was formally impeached on Dec. 18, 2019, and then the trial began on Jan. 16 of this year. This week, the trial is drawing...

Investing can be too difficult for some

Investing can be too difficult for some

Ashlyn Dupree, [email protected]

January 27, 2020

College students are known for being broke. We scrounge up just enough money to get some ramen or a four for $4 from McDonald’s. We take the cheapest way to do things so we don’t spend what little money we have. So, how do our parents expect us to invest money? Last week I was having a convers...

Charging for online exams is inconsiderate

Charging for online exams is inconsiderate

Alice Harper, [email protected]

January 27, 2020

College is already expensive enough, with the ever rising tuition costs and having to buy the newest edition of every book. Now the question arises of whether students in online classes should have to pay for tests if they do not sign up by a ceratin time. No, is my answer. It’s understandable...

RSOs did little to welcome students

RSOs did little to welcome students

Nirajan Sangraula, [email protected]

January 27, 2020

When I was in my first semester at ULM, I was welcomed with free food, games and a lot of other events organized by CAB, SGA, Chi Alpha and other registered student organizations at our university. Even though I was away from my home and in a new environment, I felt welcomed and at home. The wee...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Victoria Bruno James

January 27, 2020

Dear Editor, It was just this  past week my father announced his plans to retire after 45 years working in higher academia. I, like so many others, received this news with slight sadness for what it would mean. Our family was first introduced to ULM in 2002, and since then, it has has been the backdrop of ...

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