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Bittersweet memories from graduation

Bittersweet memories from graduation

December 14, 2019

2019 was probably the best year of my entire life, as I grew in so many ways. The single best moment of the year though, was undoubtedly graduating high school. Once I received that diploma, I was officially an adult. I had worked for so long to get to that point, and afterwards, I had all that I needed...

Dorm residents need community kitchens

Dorm residents need community kitchens

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter

December 13, 2019

My life revolves around campus in more ways than one. Outside of learning, I also work here, live here and most importantly, I eat here. What I and a lot of people appreciate about our university is the variety of food options on campus. With the food court, dining hall, markets and coffee shops,...

What are you doing New Year’s Eve?

What are you doing New Year’s Eve?

Samantha Gambino, Staff Reporter

December 7, 2019

When the winter seasons roll around, there is one thing on everyone’s mind: Christmas. Christmas is all well and good from a childlike perspective, but what is it really for adults who have to pay for the holiday? Christmas can get incredibly expensive for those paying for gifts for either a child...

Most wonderful time of the year

Most wonderful time of the year

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter

December 7, 2019

December is upon us, meaning Christmas time is here once more. I always look forward to this time of year. I love everything about it, from getting to spend time with loved ones, to listening to Christmas music unreasonably early, to buying Christmas decorations and much more. In recent times, the...

Survive the dead week

Survive the dead week

Gabrielle Wood, Staff Reporter

December 6, 2019

The week of finals is quickly approaching. So is the season of stress and cramming for a week-long torture of back-to-back exams. “Dead week” has arrived. As a college student, finals week has terrified me ever since I was a freshman. However, a year of college experience has taught me a few th...

Thanksgiving is best spent with the family

Thanksgiving is best spent with the family

Briyana Anderson, Staff Reporter

November 28, 2019

Besides Christmas, Thanksgiving is the time that I can see all my family and eat lots of food without being judged. Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite holidays. Nearly all of my holiday memories are those of me bouncing from house to house with either my mother or my father. Both sides of my...

Clinical trials on the flu will pay off, literally

Clinical trials on the flu will pay off, literally

Hailey Bullock, Staff Reporter

November 27, 2019

The National Institutes of Health is sponsoring an opportunity this flu season that allows healthy adults to participate in paid clinical trials on influenza. This will be the NIH’s fifth time conducting this study. Scientists involved with the organization have developed a mild version of the flu, ...

Campus involvement should not be made compulsory

Campus involvement should not be made compulsory

Brynn Lundy, Staff Reporter

November 17, 2019

For some students, when they first arrive on campus, it is easy to become overwhelmed with the number of activities and organizations available that they decide it is best to avoid getting involved, at least for the first semester. That is exactly what went through my mind the moment I stepped on...

Music department reflects back on events of the semester

Music department reflects back on events of the semester

Ellie ketentzian and Rebeca Lemos, Graduate Assistants at the Department of Music

November 17, 2019

It has been quite busy in Pottle Music Building since the beginning of the semester. The events that have taken place are impressive considering the size of the department. It seems like the simultaneous work of different ensembles and professors is having a deep cultural impact not only on the Hammond...

Why Amazon Prime Video is the best streaming service

Why Amazon Prime Video is the best streaming service

Andrew Jordan, Staff Reporter

November 16, 2019

In today’s technological boom of entertainment, streaming has quickly become one of the major forms of how people watch television. According to The Hollywood Reporter, nearly three fourths of all households now watch streaming services as network television has seen a 20 percent decline in rating...

A single performer entertains the crowd

A single performer entertains the crowd

November 8, 2019

One-Man Star Wars trilogy brought crowd of old and new fans with one person performing all the roles of the first three movies.  Charles Ross, a comedian and Star Wars fan, held a One-Man Star Wars Trilogy Nov. 7 at the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts.  Since 2002, Ross has been perfor...

Online classes should give more options to students

Online classes should give more options to students

Jacob Lofton, Staff Reporter

November 7, 2019

A growing option for students needing to fit more classes into their schedule is online classes. Although some have been quick to ascribe a stigma to online classes, the numerous benefits to online classes clearly outweigh the downsides. To me, any cost-effective program that increases the amount of o...