Category: opinion

Freshman Fifteen

Rejecting the “Freshman Fifteen”

BY SUSAN KATHERINE The world is never in short supply of boogeymen, and when it comes to our self-image and sense of worth, the notion of gaining weight is the perfect monster. In a horror-movie worthy spectacle, fatness becomes the monster…

9/11 Memorial

A Muslim Perspective

3 American Muslim women share their experiences and opinions about the aftermath of 9/11 BY SABIHA BASIT On September 11, 2001, an extremist group hijacked four airplanes to carry out one of most malicious terrorist attacks in history. The attacks caused…

Sen. Cory Booker

Overdoing It

BY DOMINIC PINO, COLUMNIST I wonder if Senator Cory Booker has recently been leaving food in the microwave too long. Or swinging his clubs too hard on the golf course. Or getting injured from working out too much. My curiosity is…

Senioritis

Senioritis Immunization

BY: SUSAN KATHERINE CORKRAN There are certain traditions accompanying graduation that seem inescapable. Bookstores are filled with special copies of “Oh, the Places You’ll Go” and teddy bears in graduation gowns. Grocery stores proudly display balloons shaped like caps and…

Insuline

Life Saving Medicine at Life Altering Costs

BY: CHRIS KERNAN-SCHMIDT Americans are no strangers to the high cost of healthcare. Those with more niche conditions like diabetes, cancer, and arthritis, just to name a few, suffer high out-of-pocket costs. The inability to purchase life-saving medicine such as…

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies before a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., June 13, 2017.

Credit Where Credit is Due

Photo courtesy of Huffington Post BY DOMINIC PINO Jeff Sessions isn’t that bad of a guy. It is becoming more difficult to find anyone who holds this position on our long-suffering attorney general.  Granted, his persona is not affable. He is…

OPINION: Mental health awareness, a testimony

Why Mental Health Awareness month is important for everyone By Alexander Shedd, News Assistant Editor “Mental Health Awareness” is a phrase that is often thrown around, but not always truly understood. May is Mental Health Awareness month, of which many…

OPINION: Asking Out Your College Crush

By Alexander Kenny, Contributor The semester is nearly over and your secret crush from Composition 302 is going to slip away forever. She probably won’t be the mother of your children and the person with whom you share rocking chairs…

OPINION: Customary Units Appreciation Day

By Dominic Pino, Contributor May 20, 1875 was a dark day in human history.  On that fateful day, a gaggle of diplomats convened in Paris — where all disastrous diplomatic gaggles convene — and erased centuries of human history in…

OPINION: Maintaining Your GPA and Your Sanity

By Susan Katherine Corkran, Columnist It’s that wonderful time of the year yet again. Spring on a college campus is marked by sniffling allergies, impatient dreams of summer, and the crippling stress of approaching finals. The coffee-filled library sessions of…