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Packing up premature is immature

Packing up premature is immature

Brooke Martin

October 6, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

We have all been there, myself included. When we have to sit through a lecture that is not to our liking, we feel like we're going to die before the class is over. You slowly start to zip up your backpack hoping not to make too much noise. All while looking at your professor, pretending that you’re pa...

School walk-out is a protest opportunity students should participate in

School walk-out is a protest opportunity students should participate in

Kendall George

February 28, 2018


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

On March 14 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., a nation-wide school walk-out will take place at elementary to college campuses and it is our duty to walk out as well. In the light of all the school shootings that have been happening over the past three years and especially in 2018, young students and feminists...

Get better grades without more studying

Get better grades without more studying

Nicole Ritchie

September 18, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Getting better grades without the investment of more studying is simple. Be likable.True, teachers rely on exams, papers and homework in determining a student’s grades. However, there is also a percentage of the grade that is subjective. Yes! A teacher who likes a student is most likely going to ...

Education is becoming secondary

Education is becoming secondary

Sophia Robledo-Borowy

February 26, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Our generation is fixated on posting our entire lives, except when it comes to actual things that matter, like learning. Snapchat stories of every meal and complaining about 8 a.m. classes every other morning are usually the topics that consume people's lives while in college. Rather than appreciati...

Roughhousing toughens up soft kids

Roughhousing toughens up soft kids

Evan Roberts and Dongyoung Won

October 11, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Between everyone being a winner, physical contact games being banned at schools and a lot of child's play being all but banned, it seems like a lot of kids are being taught how to be softies. The emotional and physical damage that bullying can inflict on a person is truly saddening. The fact that suicide is 2 to 9 times more l...

Schools skip valuable lessons

Schools skip valuable lessons

Julie Ramos

March 26, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

We spend almost a quarter of our lives in school. As early as 3, some people enter preschool, by 4 we all start kindergarten. Then we go from elementary school, to middle school, to high school, to college. A minimum of 17 years of our lives are spent in the school system practicing academics to prepare us...

What your GPA actually represents

What your GPA actually represents

December 13, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Most college students attend classes in hopes of passing with a decent grade. In fact, a student's entire college career is judged almost solely on their cumulative grade point average. Students are taught to get the best grade possible in a course in order to be considered successful in their academic...

Clothing doesn’t define a woman

Clothing doesn’t define a woman

Kristina Martinez

October 15, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The clothing a woman wears has always been judged, pulled apart and discussed by other women and men. No matter where a woman is, whether it be in class, at work or even at the club, there is someone who has something to say about it. Shows like "Fashion Police" on E! Network primarily discuss what ce...

Owning your student debt

Owning your student debt

Kristina Martinez

October 10, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Loans. I've had a number of conversations on this topic. Whether it's with peers, parents, the financial aid office or professors, somehow loans always enter the conversation when college is brought up.A huge deciding factor when choosing which college to attend is financial aid. How much did you get? D...

Finding the right mindset to stay motivated

Finding the right mindset to stay motivated

Allison Galbreath

May 3, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Everyone has their own specialties and skills: those certain areas of life that come easier to them. It's when something doesn't come as naturally that people struggle to find motivation to do it. The task seems too daunting to achieve. The goal seems just always out of reach. What separates those that ach...

Take my advice, learn to budget

Take my advice, learn to budget

Daisy Dardon

March 18, 2015


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

As I sit here, writing about how to keep a budget in college, I realize that I'm like Rebecca Bloomington from Confessions of A Shopaholic. I have no idea what I'm talking about. I used to be very good at keeping a budget- when I was on my parents money. Now, that I pay for my own things an...

Chill on the slang in the workplace

Chill on the slang in the workplace

Miles Inserra

March 16, 2015


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

As dope as slang may sound in casual conversation, slang is just that — casual. As students transition from backpack to briefcase, they need to leave slang where they found it — on the playground. Slang is a language of its own. A language of words abbreviated and combined or made up altoge...

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