There’s a difference between a career and a job

Mariah Boyd, Opinion Editor
April 10, 2014

As we end another hopefully, successful semester, by prepping for finals and trying to figure out where our grades stand, we can not lose sight on our real goal. What we will do once we graduate and how can we put our long nights into a high paying career? As we transition from being college students... Read more »

Preaching the gospel of hate

Chris Madaffer, Staff Writer
April 10, 2014

Correction from the editor: In the original publication, Fred Phelps Jr. — the first son of Fred Phelps Sr. — was mistakenly attributed as the subject of this piece. We have fixed the error and deeply apologize for the oversight. There is no denying that Fred Phelps was a hateful man. Everything... Read more »

Tinder tries and fails to compete with real life

Young politicos find a quiet spot to check their smartphones at the 2012 Republican National Convention in the Tampa Bay Times Forum, Wednesday, August 29, 2012, in Tampa, Florida. (Tom Fox/Dallas Morning News/MCT)

Mallory Graber, Staff Writer
March 25, 2014

  There is a popular app called Tinder that is known to be one of the easiest ways to find booty calls for the modern generation. Although online dating can be a quick way to find singles in the area, is using Tinder really a genuine, safe way to find love? Tinder is an app that uses mutual friends,... Read more »

The Death of the English Language: The Funeral will be held on Saturday

Omarr S. Guerrero, Staff Writer
March 13, 2014

The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is considered the most comprehensive, single-language dictionary in the world, so says the “Guinness Book of World Records.” However, in recent years the OED has added many words to its massive 750,000-word repertoire that has put its reputation to question. Among... Read more »

The debate over social media

Yanessa Hernandez, Staff Writer
March 13, 2014

In the current times, it appears as if social media has taken over.  What is the purpose of social media you might ask? Social media serves as a way to keep us up to date with the lives of our family and friends. You can easily walk into the cafeteria and pick out a table of multiple people – all... Read more »

Putin defies West, moves on Ukraine


Josh Champlin, Staff writer
March 11, 2014

Russian President Vladimir Putin has once again embarrassed the United States, this time by sending troops into the Crimean Peninsula despite warnings from President Barack Obama. Putin has ignored the exhortations of the president and the international community, and flaunted it in front of the world. A... Read more »

The Beauty of books


Mallory Graber, Staff Writer
March 6, 2014

With the never ending advances in technology today it seems that a lot of people spend their free time with their eyeballs glued to a screen. Living in a century that feels as if they constantly need to be entertained, sometimes it can be hard to look away from the digital drama. Reading actual, solid... Read more »

Signature gatherers considered an “Annoyance”

Yanessa Hernandez, Staff Writer
February 27, 2014

Lately it seems like you can’t walk from one class to another without having someone shove a clipboard in your face for your signature. Most of the time, it seems, they don’t even ask if you’re eligible to give your signature or take the time to explain what it is they’re gathering signatures... Read more »

2014 or 1984?


Josh Champlin, Staff writer
February 25, 2014

The Federal Communications Commission has temporarily halted plans to install monitors in TV, radio and newspaper rooms due to public backlash. The justification for the plans was to better understand the public’s “critical information needs,” and to study how editorial decisions are made. The... Read more »

Five reasons to celebrate Valentine’s Day

Dorian King, News Editor
February 13, 2014

The true origin of Valentine’s Day is somewhat of a mystery, and contrary to popular belief, it did not initially begin as a celebration of romantic love at all. Historically, Valentine’s Day is said to be a day to venerate the numerous Christian martyrs who were named Valentine. Even today, it is... Read more »

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