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Procrastinate now to save your grades later

Procrastinate now to save your grades later

By Mary Adam, Columnist

December 14, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions

I have been subject to the YouTube black hole too many times. First, you innocently press on a clip of a Vine compilation, have a few laughs and then realize the clip is 12 minutes long. You tell yourself after this one clip you’ll finish your assignment or start studying.  But suddenly, the clip is...

Hibernation is key: How to survive finals

Hibernation is key: How to survive finals

By Ellen Barczak, Columnist

December 14, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions

I would like to report an imbalance in the universe. Since I am unaware as to whom I should notify about this celestial malfunction, I will explain my predicament to you, reader. The space-time continuum is broken. It’s December, and, as far as I’m concerned, it was August about five minutes ag...

Don’t let President Trump steal our land

Don’t let President Trump steal our land

By Hayley Nagelberg, Columnist

December 13, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Hey, you with the Patagonia Lightweight Synchilla Snap-T Pullover.  Do you know anything about that fleece you are wearing besides the fact that seemingly every third person walking around this campus has one on too? This week, the company that makes the fleece jacket we all know very well on this...

Exams better for mastering material than final group projects

Exams better for mastering material than final group projects

By Sriram Karumbunathan, Columnist

December 13, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions

As finals week approaches, many classes either have a final exam or a final project. These are both alternate ways of showing you have mastered the class material. In some classes, there is clearly one that is more appropriate than the other. For example, theory classes will often incorporate exams,...

Moore and others trivialize sexual assault for political gain

Moore and others trivialize sexual assault for political gain

By Jaime Watts, Columnist

December 12, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions

It seems there is a certain pattern surrounding #MeToo survivors in politics. Recently, Senator Al Franken spoke about his resignation while pointing out the irony that we have a president who bragged about sexually assaulting women along with a senator candidate, Roy Moore, who is an accused child molester ...

Target makes waves for body positivity

Target makes waves for body positivity

By Jamie Linton, Columnist

December 11, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Target is acting as a blessing for women everywhere in yet another way this month. On top of being a home decor mecca and a convenient grocery option, the retailer is also breaking barriers in terms of the way it displays its clothing. In 2015, Target Australia introduced “realistic” shaped mann...

Emergency exits too often overlooked on campus

Emergency exits too often overlooked on campus

By Delayne Weston, Columnist

December 9, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Uncategorized

Imagine hearing the fire alarm in your dorm or apartment. Where do you go? Do you know where the fire exits are? You only have a few seconds, so you better think on your feet. I’m sure we all remember the scene from “The Office” when Dwight takes matters into his own hands to teach his co-worker...

Marvel is here to stay

Marvel is here to stay

By Tyler Panlilio, Columnist

December 8, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions

On Nov. 29, Marvel released the long-awaited trailer for one of the most anticipated movies in Marvel Cinematic Universe history: “Avengers: Infinity War.” Considering it’s gained the most views of any online trailer in a single day, capping at 230 million, you’ve probably seen it. Two days prior to the trailer, in an interview with Vanity Fair, President of Production at Marvel Studios Kevin Feige said: “We’ve got another 20 movi...

Don’t lose sight of what’s important this Christmas

Don’t lose sight of what’s important this Christmas

By Lucas Oswald, Colmnist

December 6, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Top Stories

It’s the start of December, and if you’re anything like me, you’re freaking out. Christmas lurks around the corner, and you have no idea what to get your mom and dad. It’s the thought that counts, so they say. But what if your thought is wrong? Around this time every year, malls and stores are flooded with...

Texting is not as effective as a phone call

Texting is not as effective as a phone call

By Brian Loh, Columnist

December 6, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Top Stories

A few Fridays ago, a group of friends and I wanted to get dinner together to celebrate the end of another stressful week of midterms. Golden Harbor at 6 p.m. was declared as the time and place, and everyone agreed they could make it. As 6 o’ clock rolled around, everyone — except one person, let...

Don’t limit your music choices

Don’t limit your music choices

By Ashvini Malshe, Columnist

December 5, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Some days I love Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do,” and some days I hate it. There is no in between. I have tried rationalizing this cycle of love and hate, but like always, my taste in music flummoxes me. I don’t understand why I can be just as pumped up by She & Him’s “I Could...

Donald Trump has eliminated the norms of the presidency

Donald Trump has eliminated the norms of the presidency

By Austin Stadelman, Columnist

December 5, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Top Stories

Just a few days ago, President Trump retweeted three videos from the United Kingdom’s far-right “Britain First” organization in an attempt to depict Muslims as a collectively inhuman entity. Clearly, his retweets were just to rally his support base rather than make a serious political statement, but...

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