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Thanksgiving looks a whole lot different this year

Thanksgiving looks a whole lot different this year
November 21, 2020

Thanksgiving is usually a holiday where family members from all over gather around the table to share how thankful they are for life and each other. It is usually the day where my mother slaves over the...

Contrary to popular belief, my natural hair is professional

Contrary to popular belief, my natural hair is professional
November 17, 2020

The United Parcel Service (UPS) has announced they are lifting their long-standing bans on facial hair and natural Black hairstyles. In other words, Black people are finally allowed to be their God-given...

There shouldn’t be a competition between STEM and liberal arts

There shouldn’t be a competition between STEM and liberal arts
November 14, 2020

Many students are probably aware of the age-old debate between STEM and the arts. But in all seriousness, does anyone even know what the debate is about? Maybe it is about how STEM and liberal arts are...

Agree to disagree: We can still be friends if we don’t agree politically

Agree to disagree: We can still be friends if we don’t agree politically
November 11, 2020

In a time where America’s stress level is at an all-time high, there’s no better way to end 2020 than a heated presidential election. Some want incumbent President Donald Trump to retain power, while...

Why does Walmart feel the need to keep selling firearms?

Why does Walmart feel the need to keep selling firearms?
November 5, 2020

The nation’s most popular retailer, Walmart, recently removed all guns and ammunition from their displays last Thursday, Oct. 29. This move was in response to the growing number of protests and vandalism...

Ethics should be required in school curriculums

Ethics should be required in school curriculums
November 3, 2020

When considering if ethics should be required in school curriculums, I suggest we ask ourselves the following questions: What type of future do we want for our society, and how do we actively manifest...

Letter to the Editor: Oct. 27 Issue

Letter to the Editor: Oct. 27 Issue
November 1, 2020

To The Editor: When I enter the voting booth on Nov. 3, the first amendment on the ballot will ask, “Do you support an amendment declaring that, to protect human life, a right to abortion and the funding...

Head-to-head: I don’t need a break – Let’s get done with this semester early

Head-to-head: I don’t need a break - Let’s get done with this semester early
October 31, 2020

2020 will go down in history as the year that completely changed our ideas of what “normal” looks like. From masked strangers to ghost towns, to racial and political tensions and environmental disasters,...

Head-to-head: My brain is fried and I need a break – sincerely, an overworked college kid

Head-to-head: My brain is fried and I need a break - sincerely, an overworked college kid
October 31, 2020

Not only has this semester wreaked havoc on our daily lives, but, to add more fuel to the fire, the university canceled any moment of rest for its students. While everyone enjoyed their time off for...

How to have a COVID-friendly Halloween

How to have a COVID-friendly Halloween
October 30, 2020

Halloween has never been my favorite holiday — not by any means. I will never understand the enjoyment behind being scared or why costumes are so expensive, but nonetheless, I find myself disappointed...

Amazon doesn’t need more money: support local businesses

Amazon doesn’t need more money: support local businesses
October 24, 2020

On Oct. 13-14, Amazon hosted its annual Prime Day, which promised several enticing discounts on popular products. Amazon has hosted the event since 2015, but it takes on a whole different meaning in...

Make tuition cheaper for virtual learning

Make tuition cheaper for virtual learning
October 20, 2020

I know that this semester - scratch that, this whole year - has been hard for everyone, both students and faculty included. I look back at where we were at the end of March when we first left campus,...

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