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Kids will be kids

Samantha Votzke, Associate Editor

December 18, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

There is nothing quite like a strongly-worded open letter posted to Facebook by a thirty-something to inspire second-hand embarrassment and involuntary cringing. A GOP staffer, Elizabeth Lauten, resigned and publicly apologized after criticizing the actions of Sasha and Malia Obama during a turkey-pardoning...

America from the outside

America from the outside

Tonje Skraastad, Staff Writer

November 30, 2014


Filed under Columns, Life

Ever since I was a young child, I heard about a great land. A huge country where everything was bigger and better. A place where everyone had a dream. A place where those dreams actually came true. “The land of opportunities,” they said. Girls could find their Price Charming and boys could grow...

COLUMN: Operation #shirtstorm was a feminist disaster

Sarvika Bommakanti, Life Editor

November 30, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

A man and his shirt was enough to send the Internet on a rampage. A shirt featuring women in lingerie on a man who had just landed a spacecraft on a comet. On Nov. 12, Dr. Matt Taylor was getting ready for an interview about the Rosetta Project and was excited to share his accomplishment with the...

Blood, sweat and blank banners

Tegan Smith, Staff Writer

November 26, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Sports

Erupting after the winning goal. Impenetrable silence after a tough loss. The laughs, memories and hours of hard work formed by teammates. All of these contribute to the heart and soul of any sports team. Throughout every game and every practice, players grow closer as they learn how to work with...

COLUMN: We should all be like Mindy Kaling

Aleesha Mundra, Photo Editor

November 21, 2014


Filed under Columns, Life, Opinion

Her warrior name is Beyoncé Pad-Thai. She embraces her weight. She doesn’t care about criticism. She is confident and independent. Mindy Kaling is the woman all girls should look up to. At an age where body image is a prevalent issue, Kaling approaches the issue with comedy. Limiting food is...

Commentary: Your vote is your voice

Commentary: Your vote is your voice

Ellie Rodriguez, Editor-in-Chief

October 23, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The big blue and red billboard on Florida Avenue mocked me. “Are you ready to vote?” Frustration rippled through me. Here I was, less than a month until the fateful day. In three weeks, Floridians will vote for members of Congress, a governor, legislators, school board members and dozens...

Netflix is taking over TV

Netflix is taking over TV

Katie Frost, Photo Editor

August 2, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion, TV

Having already led to the painful demise of Blockbuster and similar video rental chains, Netflix is ready to tackle their next victim: TV. The online-based streaming company is quickly climbing the ranks of the entertainment industry, close to surpassing both cable and network shows in both prestige...

A fate worse than death

A fate worse than death

Maria Roberts, News Editor

May 28, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Clayton Lockett, a man convicted of rape and murder, was scheduled to die on May 2 in Oklahoma, but his death did not go as planned. After 43 minutes of writhing around in pain, Lockett finally died of a heart attack. The execution went from a necessary and just practice to a trip back to medieval times...

Obsessed with sex

Obsessed with sex

Katie Frost, Photo Editor

May 12, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Sex sells. That seems to be the motto for most musicians today, who constantly release new tracks, all about getting girls into bed or degrading them down to nothing more than shiny objects to marvel at. This music is poison to the ears of adolescent girls, with the American Psychological Association...

Trying isn’t enough

Trying isn’t enough

Monisha Pillai, Staff Writer

February 21, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

There is always a winner, and there is always a loser. This is a sentiment America has seem to forgotten in the past twenty years or so. Nowadays, everyone is a winner, there are no losers and self-esteem is the presiding dictator. This obsession with self-esteem is taking over America in a wave...

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