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Pencil Shavings | Tessa Blair

My dogs Luna and Coco recently had a DNA test, which found that they are a hodgepodge of breeds—from toys to herders, and everything in between. But one breed in particular is a significant part of their makeup: American staffordshire terrier. Even knowing this, I

Raul’s Report: You’re Not Alone

CAMPUS RESOURCES AVAILABLE I ran into a student on campus the other day. They were starting to feel pressure about graduation. They were unsure of their professional future and were having a hard time figuring it all out. They didn’t know who to lean on

The Wellness Zone: Reducing Stress

COUNSELING CENTER DIRECTOR SHARES TIPS Ah yes! It’s fall. Shimmering gold aspen, a little snow, and cool mountain air will swathe the soul. Wait, what? It’s October already? The first half of the semester is finished? Season of increasing stress October is a beautiful time

Is spoiler culture good or bad?

SPOILERS INFORM THE AUDIENCE | Amanda Blackman In a golden age of storytelling—with popular movies, books, and TV shows in constant release—spoilers are bound to happen. They have almost become a new normal, but many people still try to avoid them at all costs. However, this mindset

Stop celebrating Columbus Day

INCORRECT HISTORY DOES NOT DESERVE A HOLIDAY There is debate on whether Columbus Day should continue to be celebrated in a modernist society; revisionist history proves that Christopher Columbus should not be celebrated. There should no longer be a holiday that celebrates a person who

Sexism holds negative implications for society

CAM NEWTON’S CONTROVERSIAL COMMENTS “It’s funny.” After being asked by Jourdan Rodrigue, a female reporter for the Charlotte Observer, about routes and plays, Cam Newton displayed sexism blatantly by replying, “It’s funny to hear a female talk about ‘routes.’” Immediately the media audience buzzed with

Pencil Shavings | Tessa Blair

The word divorce has such a negative connotation. In our world, people are supposed to find “the one,” be with them forever, and live happily ever after. If they can’t do that, they’re seen as a failure. But why should life-long commitment be the ideal

How important is campus involvement?

EVERY STUDENT SHOULD PARTICIPATE | Matt Kriese Before students step into the professional world, it is crucial that they first understand the importance of community. College is a unique opportunity to begin establishing this community and using it to propel forward into future professional endeavors.

African Americans deserve a voice

FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS STILL BEING OPPRESSED “They have their right to have their First Amendment off the field.” “They can do free speech on their own time.” These words were spoken by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin regarding the NFL protests of the national anthem. Similar

Pencil Shavings | Tessa Blair

I recently decided to start a crochet, craft, and dog blog to post patterns, projects, and ideas, and donate a portion of my profits to organizations that help animals in need—like shelters and rescues. However, like with many new ideas, I have been procrastinating. I’ve