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Pops in the Park

Pops in the Park

McKenzie McIntyre
May 10, 2017 • 220 views
Filed under Columns, Opinion

As I sat in an uncomfortable folding chair with my lap overwhelmed with overdue AP Statistics homework in the middle of downtown’s Curtis Hixon Park, I questioned why I went to see the Florida Orchestra perform a free concert. Apparently everyone in Tampa decided to attend. There were too many people,...

Winning my battle with endometriosis

Winning my battle with endometriosis

Anonymous
April 18, 2017 • 783 views
Filed under Columns, Opinion

UPDATE: Last week, I would've told you that there's no such thing as "second chances," let alone any other chance after that. Not too long ago, I opened up about my battle with endometriosis and my journey through the years as I grew sicker. Between now and then, things have changed. Two weeks ag...

Learning languages is important

Learning languages is important

Tegan Smith
April 4, 2017 • 282 views
Filed under Columns, Opinion, r&b Magazine

Language creates the biggest bond between people. It helps us express our feelings, thoughts and ideas in a way that is easily lost through nonverbal communication. Having the ability to speak a language provides us with the opportunity to form lasting relationships with people. Learning new languages...

I struggle to connect with my family

I struggle to connect with my family

Annie Aguiar
April 2, 2017 • 249 views
Filed under Columns, Opinion, r&b Magazine

For a long time, my grandmother absolutely terrified me. It’s not like she’s a particularly terrifying woman; she’s this little old lady living in a retirement home in Jersey City who will feed you until you burst and not let you leave her house without a gift of some sort, but dread piled in...

Why I’m scared (and why you should be too)

Why I’m scared (and why you should be too)

Charlie Suor
March 10, 2017 • 381 views
Filed under Columns, Opinion

For those of you who dread reading but are interested in the title, I’ll summarize what this is all about in four simple words: the world is ending. Got it? Great. If you want to keep reading, I congratulate you for your common sense. To everyone else: bye; have fun with your ignorance of our impending...

Leave 2016 in 2016

Leave 2016 in 2016

Fernando Rosas
February 1, 2017 • 567 views
Filed under Columns, Opinion

It’s the start of a brand new year and that means it’s also the start of new opportunities. But just because it’s a new year, doesn’t mean we aren’t hearing anything from 2016. In this past year, many interesting and weird things trended on Twitter. People occasionally even threw “Twitter...

I worked on Black Friday and lived to tell the tale

I worked on Black Friday and lived to tell the tale

Bianca Cegatte
December 12, 2016 • 350 views
Filed under Columns, Opinion

It was almost midnight when the ambulance pulled up in front of the glass double doors at a department store. I juggled a stack of baby clothes in my hands, watching in curiosity as they rushed a stretcher to the back of the store. I knew where they were headed: the electronics section; the same location...

Veterans Day should be respected

Veterans Day should be respected

Jacob Thornton
November 11, 2016 • 445 views
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Veterans Day is more than just backyard barbecues, guys drinking cold beverages and a day at the lake. With all the festivities, the true meaning can very easily be lost. Growing up without many veterans in my family kept me under the aforementioned presumptions for much of my childhood. Around the...

People need to stop blaming the victim

People need to stop blaming the victim

Reema Patel
November 11, 2016 • 385 views
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Society tells young girls to cover themselves up so their bodies don’t distract others. They tell young boys that saying "no" makes them a coward. They treat women as objects. They paint men as animals, unable to control themselves. Above all, they treat victims of rape and assault, male or female,...

The U.S. needs to do something about the Syrian refugee crisis

The U.S. needs to do something about the Syrian refugee crisis

Marin Fehl
November 10, 2016 • 310 views
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Thousands of children forced out of their homes seek safety in a hastily arranged maze of tents. They have been relocated to a temporary home in a country where war is not temporary. They seek safety but safety is not what they find. Instead, they find a future that is uncertain and hundreds more people...

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