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Our prison system is inhumane

Our prison system is inhumane

Ria Dey

October 1, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

It’s no secret that America’s prison system is brutal, inhumane, and downright disrespectful. Those unlucky enough to fall into the hands of our prison system- this happens to be over 25 percent of the United States population - often suffer from the negative results of mass incarceratio...

3D printed guns are a click away

3D printed guns are a click away

Josh Morrison

September 3, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The debate over gun control takes a new turn: 3D printed firearms. With the release of the blueprints by Defense Distributed earlier this month, the possibility of printed weapons changes from a hypothetical to reality.   The issue itself began in 2013, when the organization in question developed the world’s first printed gun, then publishing the bluepri...

Students: start saving for college

Students: start saving for college

Madison Forbis

May 30, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Higher education is becoming an increasingly more competitive market. Schools that were once commonly considered safety schools have become reach schools for many. As a college degree becomes increasingly expected in the workforce, more and more people are considering college for their post-graduate...

We need gun control policy change and action

We need gun control policy change and action

Katie Delk

February 20, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

After 19-year-old, depressed Nikolas Cruz murdered 17 students and teachers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL, President Donald Trump offered "prayers and condolences." But with 30 mass shootings just this year as of Feb. 14, according to the Gun Violence Archive, we need more than j...

COLUMN: Community Service

COLUMN: Community Service

Madison Forbis

February 15, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

“I met a homeless person at my one and only time at the local food pantry and it made me realize that my life is great and theirs isn’t.” Sound familiar? It must to college admissions officers. With the rise of mandatory community service hours in American high schools, community service...

Halloween just isn’t the same anymore

Halloween just isn’t the same anymore

Lauren Komar

October 31, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Halloween was my favorite holiday. Since I can remember, Halloween was my favorite day. I would spend hours figuring out which costume to wear each year. Was I going to be one of the many Disney princesses or opt for a scarier look like Ghostface from Scream, or Jason Voorhees from Friday The 13th? The...

Pops in the Park

Pops in the Park

McKenzie McIntyre

May 10, 2017


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


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


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


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...

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