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The legacy of Jackie Robinson today

The legacy of Jackie Robinson today

Charles Harrison, Sports editor

April 23, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Sports

The Brooklyn Dodgers took the eld on a bright sunny day to play against the Boston Braves, on April 14, 1947. The twenty five  thousand people in bbets Field watched Jackie Robinson taking the field. When Robinson ran on to the baseball field, he did something many at the time thought couldn’t...

Covering political topics in the classroom

Covering political topics in the classroom

Natasha Spradlin, Reporter

April 16, 2018


Filed under Opinion

U.S. citizens in the 21st century seem to navigate political polarization by diving headfirst into heated debates online or refusing to participate in political discussion altogether. It’s a no-win scenario. We find ourselves unfollowing friends and family on social media and ignoring the elephant...

Cartoon: Tax season

Cartoon: Tax season

Clay Lolley, Cartoonist

April 16, 2018


Filed under Cartoons, Opinion

Can you measure up as a mentor?

Can you measure up as a mentor?

John B. Heinl, Contributing Writer

April 9, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Patience. Compassion. Commitment. These are each great character traits to have, but are a necessity for our Student Mentors. Student Mentors work alongside the students in the PASSAGE USA program here on campus, providing them with age-appropriate relationships that a teacher-student relationship can...

Being the child of a transgender parent

Being the child of a transgender parent

Shannon Lundgren, Editor in Chief

April 9, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

From an early age, I knew that my parents were keeping a secret from me. Even though I was too young to understand the full context of their words, I understood the tense conversations that stopped as soon as I toddled into a room. I certainly understood the loud voices that came later, hurling abuse...

Cartoons: Life as a candle

Cartoons: Life as a candle

Clay Lolley, Cartoonist

April 9, 2018


Filed under Cartoons, Opinion

Lollygags

Lollygags

April 2, 2018


Filed under Cartoons, Opinion

100 Word Rant: You could say something

100 Word Rant: You could say something

Shannon Lungren, Editor in Chief

April 2, 2018


Filed under Column, Opinion, Showcase

Eons ago, a former boss sexually harassed me in front of a crowd of male coworkers. In my shock, I laughed it off. Afterwards, a coworker took me aside and told me to report my boss. Fearing retaliation, I declined. “It’s your duty to prevent him from sexually harassing other women,” he said. The...

Liquid lipstick face-off

Liquid lipstick face-off

Rachel Goodman, Reporter

April 2, 2018


Filed under Column, Opinion

I fell in love with lipstick as a sophomore in high school. One early morning, my mother pointed out that I was looking especially pale and could use some color on my face. She handed me her Wild Berry tube of CoverGirl Outlast as she drove me to school. I painted the pink liquid over my lips and...

Saving money as a college student

Saving money as a college student

Rachel Goodman, Reporter

April 2, 2018


Filed under Column, Opinion

When I came to college my freshman year, I did not know the first thing about saving money. I had a job, but I was never really expected to make the money to support myself financially. When it was time to start supporting myself, I noticed my balance was hitting zero a lot sooner than it had been when...

Cartoon: Parking

Cartoon:  Parking

Clay Lolley, Cartoonist

March 22, 2018


Filed under Cartoons, Opinion

100-word rant: email

Marissa Mason, Managing Editor

March 19, 2018


Filed under Opinion

It has come to my attention that perhaps I take emailing a little too seriously. However, I feel that as email is a tool for communication, it should be treated as such. If one chooses to use it for jovial chatter amongst friends, feel free to write as desired. But, when using email for professional...

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