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Most people would probably put The Office’s Michael Scott on the very bottom of a list of people to be compared to. He’s selfish, ignorant, offensive, and pretty much the definition of secondhand embarrassment. But I still don’t mind being compared to him. Just to

Don’t get mad at the weather people

Meteorologists deserve some credit Weather forecasters have a hard job. They use the latest technology, science, and math to predict the unpredictable forces of nature. People look to meteorologists for wardrobe guidance every morning, and forecasters save lives by warning cities of impending natural disasters.

Momento mori

I am a construct of cusps. Born in the space between Aquarius and Pisces, I was given a birth certificate that listed my father as “unknown” even though my mother chose to give me his last name. He was in my life on and off

Where are the female record producers?

The music industry needs more women For decades, there has been a great disparity between how men and women are perceived—especially in the workforce. This is still the sad fact in the contemporary music industry; female music producers are sorely underrepresented in the music business.

why i turned off auto-capitalization on my phone

I’ve always been aesthetically drawn to the singular lowercase “i,” so without much justification, I shut off the settings on my iPhone that forced the subjects of my sentences to stand tall as capitals. It was visually pleasing. Casual. An easy way of distancing myself

Should designated smoking areas apply to e-cigs?

Vape be gone Opinion by Haley Frank E-cigarettes have often been labeled as healthier than traditional cigarettes, but studies have shown that they may not be the healthy alternative the public perceives them as. People should still have the right to choose whether or not

People need to see diverse cinema

Audiences are the solution to increasing representation With Marvel’s Black Panther poised to become the third highest domestically grossing film of all time, it’s time to have a discussion about diversity in cinema. Diversity is a two-way street. While audiences demand diversity, both in ethnicity

Katy Perry kissed a boy and he didn’t like it

The sexual assault double standard should not be tolerated American Idol is a singing competition where contestants have the opportunity to make their dreams come true— but for Benjamin Glaze, he got more than what he asked for. Walking in, Glaze was prepared to make

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On the Record with Raul: Your Lynx ‘edge’

Commencement day is just around the corner Say it out loud with me, in bold, with all capital letters: COMMENCEMENT! What are we, about a month away from the big day? I never hide the fact that commencement ceremonies always make me emotional. I actually

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Wellness Zone: Get ready to unplug, play, and study

The Lola and Rob Salazar Student Wellness center is opening soon By Amber Long I hope your semester’s going well. It’s been a busy one at the new Lola & Rob Salazar Student Wellness Center, and our excitement is sky high. The construction crew is