It is Friday night. Girls are starring in the mirror while they apply their makeup, as they get ready for a night on the town. Boys are huddled around the TV, playing video games with their friends. But, for Ashlee Holland Friday nights are a little different. The vibrant 21-year old, self-motivated, woman is at her desk working on essays and preparing for finals week, while making sure she juggles work and sleep into the mix.Read More
The definition of playing time according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary is “the amount of time that a team member is allowed to play during a game.”
The definition of playing time according to any college athlete is different. It goes a whole lot deeper than that.Read More
I’m not talking to everyone. This is for my specific group of brothers and sisters who don't know that people can live together no matter of race, gender, status or ideology. The ones who feel as though they are better than another because God made them a certain way.Read More
This is a glimpse into my feelings as I prepare a group of five students for a “roundtable discussion” on the Charlottesville incidents and race. I can’t get the images of that day out of my head — or the trauma it unleashed. Like a soldier scarred by the sounds of war, I cannot hear anything else but the chant, “You will not replace us!”
Thankfully I’m not the only one; others cannot leave that moment of history. Three black and three white, we sit at two uneven tables with pizza and Sierra Mist before us. We watch a “Vice” interview, which depicts the events in Charlottesville. After watching, we just stare at one another.Read More
Recently, I was invited to sit down at a roundtable discussion on the topic of Charlottesville. The discussion is one that I could classify as healthy, and I had some very important takeaways from other members of the discussion. Each of us has been asked to write down our personal thoughts and what we believe is most important to take away from the events that unfolded from Charlottesville.
So what, you might be asking yourself, does Alex want us to take away from this awful event? Well, I’ll tell you.Read More
We live in a divided world. Trying to come to terms with this fact is disheartening, and as a person who wants to believe in the good in humanity, I have been at a loss for words. I'm constantly finding it harder and harder to empathize with some of the viewpoints I see plastered across social media. Black or White, illegal immigrant or citizen, liberal or conservative, we all make up the human race.Read More
“Punch more Nazis” is a shirt getting shared on social media since the August riots in Charlottesville. It’s an honest reflection of the outrage that people feel. Charlottesville is an abhorrent and torturous reflection that white nationalism and racism still have a prevalent role in the consciousness of America.
As a white man, it’s absolutely horrifying to see other white men chant “You will not replace us,” and watch a car drive into a crowd of counter-protesters on video loop again and again. That being said, I don’t believe punching more Nazis and racists will solve anything.Read More
By Ryan King
The internet is an incredible place filled with wonders, creativity and insight, yet it remains a giant discombobulation of organized chaos that we’ve all grown to love and hate.
Some of you may be asking; Just what is a meme? Some may describe them as an annoying fad for us millennials to waste our time on.Read More
By Alyssa Yakey
Planned Parenthood is a nonprofit organization that is one of the nation’s leading providers of quality healthcare services for both men and women. Contrary to popular opinion, Planned Parenthood offers more than just abortion procedures and defunding this organization can cut access off to affordable healthcare for 2.5 million Americans.Read More
by Alyssa Yakey
For many college students, surviving on four hours of sleep and a pot of coffee becomes all too familiar. Students begin to place their health and well being on hold, while adjusting their main focus to tests and assignment deadlines.Read More
by Makenna Caulkin
Chapel can be either the best or the worst time of the week depending on each individual student’s opinion, but one way to quickly improve everyone’s opinions about chapel would be to add more working swipe machines at each exit.Read More
President Donald Trump has been anything but quiet on social media. He has stirred up the social media world with his unfiltered opinions and has fired back at celebrities and critics through his Twitter feed.Read More
As a teacher of mass communication, I read and think about media literacy and teach it in my classes. In today's world of click bait and fake news, we all should take time to understand and strengthen our media diet. Here are 10 tips:
- Triple check the source before sharing an article on social media.
In the market for a camera this holiday season? If so, I'm here to inform you on why it would be best to purchase a digital single lens reflex camera rather than a point and shoot camera.
When it comes to disadvantages of a point and shoot camera versus advantages of a digital SLR camera, the decision making process between the two becomes evident.Read More
By all means, I am a fan of the Christmas season and all that comes along with it… but my appreciation begins December 1, no sooner.
I’m not being a hater, I do appreciate hearing “This Christmas” and all alike, but just around Christmas time. People start counting down the days until Christmas back in July, especially don’t retailers.Read More
Hello there. I didn’t block you on Facebook.
I’ve been watching what you’ve been up to, watching as your feelings progressed in this election cycle.
I’ve watched you support your favored Republican and then, often begrudgingly, switch your choice around as the race narrowed and our country’s divide widened. Many of you voted for Donald Trump. Many of you cast that vote half-willingly and posted about it afterwards, as if you owed the world an explanation…or else, defiantly, since you knew your liberal friends would look at you with paranoid eyes.Read More
It's starting to become that time of the year; leaves are falling, temperatures dropping. Pretty soon everyone will be bundled up, drinking some hot cocoa while the snow flies. But with winter comes Christmastime, which means Christmas music will be heard everywhere.Read More
Way back in June of 2007 Apple entered into the smartphone world with the iPhone 1 and quickly became a leader second to none. Now nearly 10 years later, iPhone is on its 9th generation.
The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, which were released in the United States on Sept. 16 of this year, show just how much the iPhone has advanced over the years.Read More