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It’s time for college football to change

It’s time for college football to change

August 20, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Football is possibly America’s most violent sport, on and off the field. Players and coaches alike are constantly becoming involved in issues such as domestic violence,drug abuse, gun violence and sexual assault. This time, Ohio State University head football coach Urban Meyer cycling through the...

Dear Debbie: My boss is a tyrant

Dear Debbie: My boss is a tyrant

Natasha Spradlin, Reporter

April 23, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Uncategorized

Dear Debbie: I work as a waitress at a restau- rant and I used to love my job, but my new boss is becoming a tyrant. Over the past few months, my new manager places unrealistic expecta- tions on my coworkers and belittles them in front of other employees. Recently, many employees have quit. After speaking...

Satire: Six steps to getting a girlfriend

Satire: Six steps to getting a girlfriend

Brian Winters, Reporter

April 23, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Uncategorized

Are you tired of being the third wheel when going out with friends? Are you sick of being the only one without a date? Well, no need to fret! is guide will tell you everything you need to know to end your days of singledom and get a girlfriend. Follow these six simple steps and your romantic problems...

Accommodation review: Mobile County Metro Jail

Accommodation review: Mobile County Metro Jail

Kenyan Carter, Reporter

April 23, 2018


Filed under Life, Opinion

Many students spent the week- end studying, partying or working. I spent it in Mobile County Metro Jail. When I arrived at the front desk of the jail. at made me stress because as an out of town college student, my friends and family didn’t have phone numbers with a 251 area code. I was allowed...

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...

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