‘Opinion’

  • The struggles of road trips

    Feb 12, 20 • 281 Views • OpinionNo Comments

    I recently went on a road trip with a friend from high school to visit James Madison University in Virginia. I had made this six-hour drive once before, but never with a road buddy, so I was excited to have some company other than my Harry Potter audiobooks....

  • XFL is back

    Feb 12, 20 • 200 Views • Opinion, SportsNo Comments

    The XFL is back and oh it’s good. Dear readers, if you remember, last issue I was very excited. You know I had high, very high hopes. And boy oh boy were my hopes exceeded. The camerawork and player interviews alone gave us just truly an amazing product....

  • Learning to love nature in the digital age

    Feb 12, 20 • 221 Views • OpinionNo Comments

    The smoky smell of the fire clings to skin sticky with bugspray as two hands assemble a s’ more, and the golden-brown marshmallow oozes out the edges. The laughs and crackling of the fire surround the site while stars gleam down on the sleepy campers. The...

  • Finding new meaning in love

    Feb 12, 20 • 171 Views • OpinionNo Comments

    Love. The four-letter word that can make or break most relationships. A word that is so small, yet has so much meaning. Why is that? Why does a four-letter word bring so much pressure? According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, love is an “affection based...

  • Love abounds for co-RAs

    Feb 12, 20 • 148 Views • OpinionNo Comments

    Over my past two years as an RA, I’ve gotten to work in two very different residence halls and develop relationships with tons of interesting students. I was drawn to the position because I wanted to be a friendly face and listening ear, someone who could...

  • Giving something new a try can be rewarding

    Feb 12, 20 • 104 Views • OpinionNo Comments

    On Saturday, I tuned into watch the first two games of the relaunched XFL football league, which was coming back with a vengeance after a 19-year absence. The original league had failed after only one season of sloppy football, cheap gimmicks and pandering to...

  • Adventures in hat collecting

    Feb 5, 20 • 310 Views • OpinionNo Comments

    For a good majority of my childhood, whenever my family went anywhere on vacation, as a souvenir, I would ask for a T-shirt. This is a pretty normal thing to do, and God knows that there are always plenty of shirts to choose from wherever you go, but the...

  • Finding balance in a stressful situation

    Feb 5, 20 • 211 Views • OpinionNo Comments

    I always have a hard time coming up with ideas for my column, but this week was especially grueling. Someone brought up the idea of coffee versus tea to me and I thought to myself, why not both? Oftentimes you can find me at Starbucks or any other local...

  • Chiefs win Super Bowl

    Feb 5, 20 • 284 Views • Opinion, SportsNo Comments

    Here we are: the start of a new football season. Yes, indeed, folks, don’t be confused — Super Bowl LIV took place Sunday, and the Chiefs are world champions! Yet football is still going. The XFL, the Extreme Football League, owned by WWE, will be...

  • The best way to honor someone’s legacy: carry on

    Feb 5, 20 • 208 Views • OpinionNo Comments

    The past few days have been rough to say the least. This past Thursday, I said goodbye to my grandfather, who passed away after a brief illness. Though our family knew the inevitable was coming, it still didn’t make things any easier when reality hit. In...