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Renters insurance: why we need what we hate

Renters insurance: why we need what we hate

Rachael Bayuk

September 20, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Why the monster that is insurance, really should live under your bed. Most college students live in a rental. Whether with friends, new found enemies or on their own. Despite the conditions, this is where we keep our things and where we (most nights) lay our heads down to sleep. This is one of the...

College students and pets don’t mix

College students and pets don’t mix

Rayanne Painter

September 10, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

With cute pet videos constantly going viral over Facebook and Twitter, it’s safe to say that animals of all form are pretty adorable. They’re quirky, sometimes fluffy and often times can be a best friend. What’s not to love? But, being an adult in college brings a lot of responsibilities. Homework,...

Owning a pet in college can create more harm than good

Owning a pet in college can create more harm than good

Nicte Hernandez

March 12, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Mobile Headlines, Opinion, Showcase

According to The American Institute of Stress, eight out of 10 college students experience stress frequently or on a day-to-day basis. College can get lonely and stressful at times, miles away from your family and friends. It is a whole new environment that we must get used to. So at times, it might ...

Is college worth the time, effort?

Is college worth the time, effort?

Karen Limones

February 21, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Mobile Headlines, Opinion

During the middle of the semester, students are in the process of studying for midterms, team projects and have headaches from studying too much. In the midst of all this stress, some start to question if college is even worth the effort. Many students believe that we don’t need it because there...

Walking away from school might be more than you can afford

Karen Limones

February 9, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Mobile Headlines, Opinion

Sometimes life comes at you like a train and you have to decide whether to get on board or not. Such a difficult decision presents itself to students when they have to decide whether to stay in school or take a break. For some students, taking a leave of absence might seem like the best opt...

Embracing who you are

Embracing who you are

Natalie Hanson

October 1, 2017


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Opinion, Showcase

Whether you’re new to college or on the way out, having a healthy body image can be the best tool for success. Demands are high, and you need to be at your best. Statistically, it’s harder than ever to have a decent body image. Many of us are managing meals for the first time, paying bills, remembering...

DACA decision affects students

DACA decision affects students

Natalie Hanson

September 5, 2017


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, Campus, News

The Trump administration announced, Tuesday, that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals will be rescinded. The White House will give Congress six months to decide whether the program, which protects students nationwide, will be replaced. Since 2012, DACA has protected many students and offered...

Sexual education forgets masturbation

Sexual education forgets masturbation

Sophia Robledo-Borowy

May 7, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Sex is a prevalent topic as soon as puberty hits. However, fulfilling sexual desires on your own through masturbation is rarely discussed. Self-exploration through masturbation has the potential to reduce teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, along with a handful of other health benefits,...

Community college cuts down price of education

Community college cuts down price of education

Kyra Stemplinger

May 6, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Summer is really just a chance to catch up on lost time; whether it's by sleeping, relaxing, or retaking classes that didn't go very well during the spring semester. Panic rises in students when they realize their low grades might cause them to disrupt their four-year plans. Filling their summers...

Students succeed without a plan

Students succeed without a plan

Marrion Charissa Cruz

March 26, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The probing question asked of every graduating student about what they will do after college is more anxiety-inducing than the previous years spent at a university. Regardless of how many times a student might dodge the question, the most truthful answer is that they really don’t know. Somehow, i...

College becoming too competitive

College becoming too competitive

Jeff Guzman

April 15, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I read online that for the generation before us, in order for them to go to college they had to achieve good grades, maintain a minimum wage job and possibly pull out a small amount of student loans. Then they compared this to today where you need great grades, work full time at a minimum wage job ju...

College campuses provides empty promises

Kevin Crittenden

April 21, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

College admission letters should come with caution tape. The implicit promise colleges make to students is a shot at the American dream. But the light at the end of the tunnel is an illusion — it doesn’t exist. We go to school because we’re taught it will make us more appealing to employers, that ...

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