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Should people go to opening acts?

They’re part of the experience Opinion by Kennedy Erhart Opening acts are an increasingly significant factor of the concert-going experience.  While opening acts often lack in performing experience, they shouldn’t be undermined when it comes to concert attendance. After all, everyone’s favorite artist had to

Are vinyl records overrated?

Records are an experience Opinion by Sam Weigel Since the so-called “vinyl boom” a couple of years back, the skinny black disks have been unfairly criticized as they regain mainstream appeal.  While the high level of sound quality is cited as the more pretentious appeal

Should children be vaccinated?

It’s too dangerous Opinion by LeShaye Hernandez Vaccinations are a personal choice, especially when it comes to vaccinating one’s own children. It is within a parent’s right to raise and care for their children in the way they decide is best. Many diseases have been

Have movie award shows become irrelevant?

They snub films and actors Opinion by Samantha Register Last year’s debate over whether the Academy Awards should include a “Popular Film” category, as though acknowledging that “popular films” are not award-worthy, highlighted a prevalent phenomenon in recent years: award shows have become increasingly irrelevant. 

Are the 90s “Vintage”?

The 90s is an era in the past Opinion by Amanda Blackman The 1990s is an indisputably vintage era. Just because the 90s feel recent to many, there is such a degree of separation from then to now that, both by emotion and by definition,

Holiday Drink Battle Royale: Eggnog vs Cider

Eggnog for the win Opinion by Adrian Toca The glorious seasonal drink called eggnog is a Christmas delicacy. The only thing more Christmas than the ‘nog is the milk the jolly fat man himself drinks while on his delivery route. Eggnog is the hearty and

Should students travel home for Thanksgiving?

TRAVELING IS NOT WORTH THE STRESS Opinion by Samantha Register Students shouldn’t feel obligated to go home for Thanksgiving or feel guilt-tripped by family members into making the trip. Traveling over the Thanksgiving holiday has become so inconvenient that it’s understandable for students to want

Are classic Disney films appropriate for children?

They are simply works of fiction Opinion by Amanda Blackman Classic Disney movies are meant to be a source of entertainment. These stories should be taken for what they are: works of fiction meant to create a feeling of wonder. Instead, they are interpreted as

Are couples Halloween costumes good or bad?

They inhibit individuality Opinion by Amanda Blackman Halloween is the time for people to express their individuality by dressing up as their favorite character. Instead of being endearing, couples costumes cause one individual’s preferences to be amplified and the other repressed. Additionally, it reinforces the

Does true crime help its victims?

It minimizes the struggles of victims Opinion by Samantha Register Surprisingly, many people don’t seem concerned that true crime turns violence and human tragedy into entertainment. True crime stories follow disturbing trends which both minimize the realities of crime victims and fail to highlight strategies