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Facing a future without her biggest fan and mentor

Annie Aguiar

September 24, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

It's so quiet in the van, rain is all we hear on the two-hour drive to Gainesville. My friend has let me tag along with her family to tour the University of Florida. No one is doing much to break the awkward silence. Cheetos?" my friend asks at one point. A half-hour passes. "We have granola...

Lesbian, gay, bi-… bicycles? … trains.

Daniel Garrison

September 9, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

LGBT. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender. Now, knowing what it stands for, you’d think that when someone says that an area is a LGBT safe space, they’d actually be accepting of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and let them into the safe space. Right? Wrong. Far too often, suppos...

Religious freedom or legal defiance- which is it?

Denzel Pierre, Page Editor

September 8, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

View image | gettyimages.com Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis. A woman with a job that is unaccustomed to attention, a political position with very little press coverage. Yet, she has managed to attract the attention of major media outlets as well as LGBT supporters and religious freedom supporters, due ...

Athletes held to unfair standards

Athletes held to unfair standards

Daniel Hamilton

May 27, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Odds are, if you follow sports, you have heard of the many scandals concerning the integrity of athletes. Whether it’s the Ray Rice domestic abuse case, the Tiger Woods adultery scandal or the Adrian Peterson child abuse case, athletes have been in the news— and these appearances have nothing to...

Speak your mind, but mind your speakers

Aleesha Mundra, Photo Editor

February 12, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Speakers are the new boom boxes. Not like the romantic or rebellious kind from an ’80s movie, however. Blasting speakers in the middle of the hallway is more obnoxious for the surrounding people than enjoyable for the person playing it. It is a part of our first amendment: freedom of speech....

Hands off.

Hands off.

Dana Dinh

February 12, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Don’t touch her. That girl walking down the hallway is minding her own business. She’s not asking for a catcall or a stranger’s arm slung around her shoulders. And she’s certainly not asking to be slapped on the butt, no matter how she dresses or the way she walks. But, much to my chagrin,...

‘Hacktivism’ does more harm than good

Daniel Hamilton, Sports Editor

December 27, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The month of December has seen the alleged North Korea hack (officially carried out by a group called Guardians of Peace, against Sony Pictures over the release of the comedic movie, The Interview), and the alleged United States hack against North Korea, which no group has taken responsibility for, tha...

The music outside is frightful

Denzel Pierre, staffwriter

December 18, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

On December 2nd, 2014, instead of Nick Jonas and Ariana Grande, I heard something that made me roll my eyes. Christmas music had come to annoy me again. Another year of repetitive tunes was about to hit the sound waves. Another year of the songs that we all love becoming annoying and another year...

Behind the hijab

Behind the hijab

Bianca Cegatte, Opinion Editor

December 18, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I had to watch a YouTube video in order to properly pin my hijab. I needed to make sure my arms were covered completely and that nothing was too tight. I was actually so hot and stuffy that peculiarly clear Sunday morning that I had only found comfort in the familiarity of wearing makeup. At least that...

No progress in Congress: The problem with political parties

No progress in Congress: The problem with political parties

Anthony Suarez, Staff Writer

December 18, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Congress, when it was first created, was intended to be a vehicle of change and progress. Instead it’s become nothing more than a collection of petty and spiteful individuals. For several past terms, particularly under the administration of President Barack Obama, Congress has become a group of immature...

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