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Thankful for a conversation with Kevin from El Salvador

Anonymous, Contributing Writer

November 30, 2015

Filed under Opinion

The following came from a writer who wished to remain anonymous. The writer felt that the story coming from an anonymous perspective would help others see themselves in the piece, and perhaps even be moved to see things a litt...

Doubt rises as campus remains under a smokey haze

Alexander Moylan, Opinion Editor

November 16, 2015

Filed under Opinion

On Aug. 1, 2015 our university officially enacted its tobacco-free policy. At first I felt the decision was very “progressive” and indicative of the positive changes the University should expect to see under Dr. Waldrop’s st...

Let’s ditch unsustainable traditions, embrace a green South

Alexander Moylan, Opinion Editor

November 9, 2015

Filed under Opinion

You can find me outside of the recreation center. Sometimes I hang out in the parking lot, other times you might be able to catch up with me on the grass elsewhere on campus. After particularly taxing workouts I line the curb in ...

Wake up, South Alabama, Vagina isn’t a bad word

Justine Burbank, Contributing Writer

November 9, 2015

Filed under Opinion

I have this certain body part. I have many body parts, but just mentioning this particular body part seems to make people squirm. Approximately fifty percent of the world’s population also have one. It has so much power that,...

A split-second decision can affect us all for a lifetime

Anonymous, Contributing Writer

November 9, 2015

Filed under Opinion

I know all about the statistics. I know I should have safe sex. What I didn’t know was that would happen to me, and all it took was one swipe. In college you should have fun, don’t get me wrong. But there is no excuse for ...

Revisiting the Washington professional football team

Alexander Moylan, Opinion Editor

October 26, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Two weeks ago I wrote about the professional football team representing our nation’s capitol that brands itself with the term “redskins”. I was happy to receive some feedback on the piece, both from those who found the a...

A little thanks for the unnoticed, please

Alexander Moylan, Opinon Editor

October 26, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Parking, midterms, homework, parties, work and finals. Am I crazy for thinking that these are the thoughts that dominate much of the 18-22 age group on campus today? Okay, let’s go a step further: family, work, bills, homework, ...

The #centerofitall, home to new friends and new stories

Oliver Karcher, Contributing Writer

October 26, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Whether you call it the Student Union or the Student Center, we all know that it’s there. It seems as if the main focus of the Student Center is the bookstore and the food court and after that, a good majority of the student ...

American tax dollars the the Palestine-Israel conflict

Kiran Awan, Contributing Writer

October 26, 2015

Filed under Opinion

The Palestine-Israel conflict is a hot button issue for many people around the world. Unfortunately, most Americans either don't care or pass judgment without fully understanding the situation. At the very least, Americans sh...

A Fumble and the Subsequent Death Threats

Alexander Moylan, Opinion Editor

October 19, 2015

Filed under Opinion

A football player from the University of Michigan received death threats following the final play of a huge rivalry game with Michigan State on Saturday afternoon. With about six seconds on the clock, up two points on the Mic...

New direction for a popular band, minus a star

Caitlin Smith, Contributing Writer

October 19, 2015

Filed under Opinion

2015 has been a tough year to be a Directioner. In March, Zayn announced he was leaving, then in April, Louis announced on Twitter that he was going to be a dad, then hiatus rumors  circled around the lads like vultures around r...

The logic behind allowing concealed carry on campus

Robby Pearson, Contributing Writer

October 19, 2015

Filed under Opinion

I think that concealed carry is a very logical thing to implement on college campuses. I’ve seen arguments from both sides of the topic and feel that the benefits outweigh the consequences. I think that what most people don’t unders...

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