Category: opinion

It’s Okay Not to Care About Football

BY SUSAN KATHRINE CORKRAN, STAFF WRITER The Super Bowl has come and gone, along with all of the great American pastimes that accompany the massive televised event. For many people, it is a tradition as important as Thanksgiving, usually with similar…

Kamala Harris as the Democratic Nominee Makes Sense

BY OWEN FERGUSON, STAFF WRITER For the past two years, the American people have dealt with one of the most outrageous and hypocritical presidents in recent memory. As time marches forward, President Trump’s approval rating has continued to drop, while…

Ralph the Racist (r. 2018-2019)

BY ELIJAH NICHOLS, STAFF WRITER As many have probably seen, the once kind-hearted and grandfather-like figure of the great Commonwealth of Virginia, Governor Ralph Northam, is not as innocent as we all thought. Within the last week his leadership abilities have…

The Hidden Benefit of University

BY DAWSON WEINHOLD, STAFF WRITER Over the last several years there has been much debate over the cost of going to university. As the number of college graduates rise, some of the overt benefits of going to college seem to…

The Importance of Traveling

BY SUMMER BROWN, STAFF WRITER If there’s one thing I tell someone the most, it’s likely about the importance of traveling to another country. Since I was six months old, I have been traveling the United States and the globe, eventually…

The Real Rules for Email

BY DOMINIC PINO, STAFF WRITER If you want some guidance on email etiquette, then you are in the wrong place. This article is email without romance, email as it actually is. Email can be an effective and efficient tool for…

Game for Thought: Tribalism in Games

BY ARIANNA GOODMAN, STAFF WRITER Gaming communities can be toxic. Some can even be quite destructive, and yet they persist. Popular titles such as Dota 2 and Fortnite have been described as having terrible or cringe-worthy player bases, but these…

Why Every Student Should Start Their Own Business

BY DANIEL SCOTT MITCHELL, STAFF WRITER When you think of a business owner, a young college student is definitely not the first thing that comes to mind. I haven’t founded a giant internet company, sent my car hurtling into space via…

Letter From the Editor

Dear Patriots, This has been an interesting semester so far, to say the least. Between the construction taking up most of campus and the robots periodically running into people around fence corners, it’s been a very different spring for a…

In Defense of Flowers

BY SUSAN KATHRINE CORKRAN, STAFF WRITER Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, with all of the candy hearts and ribbon-bound boxes of chocolate associated with the occasion. Social media marks the 14th of February with a barrage of jewelry ads, Instagram posts…