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Should students walk at graduation?

There are better ways to celebrate Opinion by Tara Perticone Graduation is a special time of the year where students see their hard work pay off and finally move on to another part of their lives. That, however, doesn’t mean that it is necessary to

Should students be able to opt-out of fees?

Fees benefit everyone Opinion by Padideh Aghanoury Student fees are an inevitable part of college. These fees help pay for a variety of necessary features on a campus that are not fully funded by tuition alone. For example, students in the College of Liberal Arts

Changing names after marriage: Yes or no?

A single name expresses unity Opinion by Amanda Blackman Marriage is the ultimate act of commitment. It signifies the union of two people that want to spend eternity together. That’s not a flippant scenario. When making such a life-altering choice, changing last names signifies an

Parks and Rec vs. The Office

Pawnee forever Opinion by Taylor Kirby Parks and Recreation and The Office have become sworn enemies of sitcom. Though their similarities begin and end with their premise—both are mockumentaries about American workplaces—fans have insisted on pitting these comedies against each other for the better part

Is vlogging an artform?

Vlogging is anti-art Opinion by Amanda Blackman The practice of someone pointing a camera at themselves and vlogging may appear to be fun, but vlogging can have harmful effects for both viewers and vloggers. While my opponent will argue that vlogging is an artistic expression

Valentine’s Day: Yes or no?

Just another hallmark holiday Opinion by Sarai Nissan Feb. 14 is the day that many dwell over with intense anxiety. The unsurmountable pressure of getting the perfect gift for a loved one for no considerable reason, the fear of them hating it (or faking loving

Does Logan Paul deserve a second chance?

Everyone makes mistakes Opinion by Amanda Blackman Every person needs an opportunity for a second chance, no matter how atrocious their actions may have been. In the case of Logan Paul’s actions in the Aokigahara Forest of Japan, he deserves an opportunity to be redeemed.

Should students add a minor to their degrees?

Minors matter by Amanda Blackman While at college, more students should pursue minors in addition to their major. Minors, while costing marginally more, allow for students to increase their chances for employment after graduation, as well as an opportunity to study a passion. Having any

How does binge culture affect viewer experience?

It is more convenient and fun By Jaleesia Fobbs Streaming services have given viewers instant gratification through content anytime and anywhere. Services such as Hulu, Netflix, and Amazon Prime give consumers the opportunity to be able to watch original content and catch up on both old

New Year’s resolutions: Pointless or powerful?

THEY ARE A SETUP FOR FAILURE by Padideh Aghanoury On Jan. 2 of every year, without fail, gym memberships skyrocket as the start of a new year inspires many to take on new challenges. People who tend to set lofty, and even perhaps downright impossible,