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The bittersweet taste of college

The bittersweet taste of college

Diamond Hollins, Staff Reporter

October 19, 2018


Filed under Archive, Opinion

“Embrace uncertainty. Some of the most beautiful chapters in our lives won’t have a title until much later.” ~Bob Goff When I was in my senior year of high school, I knew exactly who I was. I knew what I wanted to be, where I was going, and why I was going. Every stride I took was dipped in...

Special people with designer genes

Special people with designer genes

Prakriti Adhikari, Staff Reporter

October 19, 2018


Filed under Archive, Opinion

Nature is profound, mysterious and beautiful all at the same time. The synchronization and engineering of elements found in nature are complicated. From tiny particles like electrons and protons to the magnificent universe, everything happens with its own rule. If a small change occurs, many differences...

An insight into Homecoming

An insight into Homecoming

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

October 15, 2018


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The annual Homecoming Week marks the time of the year when various student organizations showcase the university’s storied traditions. Greek life organizations, school clubs and local businesses engage in various fun-filled activities during Homecoming Week leading up to the Homecoming Day. Above all,...

The spectrum of skin tones: white, black and everything in between

The spectrum of skin tones: white, black and everything in between

Diamond Hollins, Staff Reporter

October 3, 2018


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Whenever I go into a room filled with people of different races, my unreasonably paranoid brain gets shipped to an entirely different world. This world enrages the insecure Diamond, obsessing over what everyone thinks of her and if her blackness is so perceptible. Insecure Diamond and cool-headed Diamond...

Intelligence under a microscope

Intelligence under a microscope

Breanna Rexwinkle, Staff Reporter

October 3, 2018


Filed under Archive, Opinion

The word intelligence stems from the Latin root “intelligere,” which means to understand. In all honesty, would you say that anyone who simply understands something is intelligent? Probably not. In common opinion, someone with a high ACT score, a 4.0 GPA and a nice IQ would be intelligent. I think...

From Kathmandu to Hammond

From Kathmandu to Hammond

Prakriti Adhikari, Staff Reporter

October 3, 2018


Filed under Archive, Opinion

Every individual has their own bubble where they are comfortable being themselves. A space where they can easily speak out their thoughts and ideas without having to think of anything. There is no hesitation lurking inside, stopping them from exhibiting their best abilities. In simple words, every person...

America’s underappreciated backbone

America’s underappreciated backbone

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

September 27, 2018


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When people think of superheroes, they think of Superman, Spider-Man or Batman. We are trained to think that superheroes save the city, defeat the bad guy and save the world. We soon realize that all that stuff is fake, and it is all produced to make money.  I feel that the true superheroes are police ...

Be responsible

Be responsible

Prakriti Adhikari, Staff Reporter

September 27, 2018


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If someone asks you about a person you look up to, what kind of image forms in your mind? Probably someone who knows what they are doing in life, someone who holds themselves accountable for their duties, manages to have good social life, and fights obstacles that come along the way. These are all the...

Louisiana is struggling without a sex-related elective course

Louisiana is struggling without a sex-related elective course

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

September 27, 2018


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There is this meme of a ‘90s sex education class where a male student asked, “What if I want to have sex before I get married?” To which the teacher responded, “Well, I guess you just have to be prepared to die.” With the advancements in technology and more scholarly research in the past...

Evidence or faith as our model of origin

Evidence or faith as our model of origin

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

September 20, 2018


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As a quiet kid moving across the country, one of my favorite pastimes was to stand outside or stare absently out the window and imagine the world like I was some detached narrator or an observer scribbling notes rather than an actual participant. In my imaginings, I would frequently come up with alternate...

Higher power makes more sense

Higher power makes more sense

Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter

September 20, 2018


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I believe that evolutionism is a pretty faulty doctrine with holes like a block of Swiss cheese. Even though this is my belief, I do not find it necessary to parrot that oft-repeated evolutionism vs. creationism debate in its most typical form. You know, the one where the opposer says, “There’s not...

Vegetarianism and a healthy diet

Vegetarianism and a healthy diet

Prakriti Adhikari, Staff Reporter

September 13, 2018


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I have been a vegetarian almost all my life. I ate meat until the age of six or seven, but I faintly remember giving it up as I neither liked the smell when my father cooked meat, nor the taste of it. Since my mother has neither tasted meat nor cooked it her entire life, my father cooks meat only for...