Going to Walmart Inc. is, by itself, a rough experience. The parking lot makes no sense. The Subway to the left of the grocery entrance is just begging me to spend money. There are employees everywhere, except when you actually need one. Read more
A lot of people grew up with the words, “You can be anything,” ringing in their ears. Usually people will realize the truth, but for the amateur rapper community, they obviously still believe this little fib. Read more
Vaping has had a bad couple of months, hasn’t it? I mean, like, only six people have died from vaping-related illnesses this year, but still, the headlines haven’t been kind to your beloved past time. Read more
With the end of the year comes panic, both over finals and finalizing last minute details as people prepare to move for the summer. Everything should be going smoothly, but instead we’re sitting here wondering why a stranger is in our house. Read more
Bearcats, let’s be honest; we all have that one friend who just won’t shut up about the same problems. If I have to hear one more time about how your roommate puts the toilet paper on backwards, I don’t think we can have lunch anymore. Read more
Far too often, adults, or rather adults already done with college or in their later years, flock to the word “kid” when they disagree with a younger person’s opinion. Read more
Hidden beneath sinks, stowed behind cartons of milk and stashed in unused trash cans, we all know it’s there. Most of the students living in Forest Village Apartments have alcohol stored away like we are Al Capone during the height of the 1920s. Read more
After nights of mindlessly doing busy work because a professor is too lazy to teach me, and days of sitting in classes filled with morbid silence because the professor refuses to teach the concept, I can confidently say I despise the flipped classroom model. Read more
It is barely 30 degrees outside, so it’s better to stay home where it is around 68 degrees. Stay indoors as much as possible. There is no risk of being cold and miserable by staying on a couch under a fleece blanket during your free time. Read more
With the holiday season out in full force, it is time to begin shopping for gifts for our loved ones as we head into the month of December. While it may seem easy to order everything online from Amazon or Wal-Mart, going out to local shops has an even greater benefit not only in the gift bei… Read more
With the start of the holiday season, a lot of Bearcats and other people are going to be traveling home. But, it seems like a lot of drivers have forgotten the rules of driving or thrown the book out the window and need a reminder of how driving on a highway works. Read more
With the recent change in daylight hours, there have been more drivers who think they need their high beams, or in layman’s terms, brights, of their car on 24/7. Read more
There are many things I wasn’t prepared for when I started college. I never knew how to deal with a roommate, or how far it’d actually take me to walk to the Union. The one which has caused the most grief, however, is learning how to share the laundry room and proper laundry room etiquette. Read more
Last year when it was announced that freshmen could return to their residence halls as upperclassmen and Franken Hall would have two upperclassmen floors, I was ecstatic. What I didn’t anticipate was having to deal with the same freshman fire alarm issues as an upperclassman. Read more
It is 2018, and even with all of the strides made by our society to be politically correct and civil, the issue of race is still being dealt with every single day. It is ridiculous that people are still being judged for the color of their skin. Read more
It is common for us to think if we do not vote or participate in an election or understand the government, then it is not our fault when pieces of legislation are passed that we do not agree with, but this thought process is inherently wrong. Read more
As college students, it is known that we have little regard for our lives while crossing the street. We all have looked cars in the headlights as we cross, giving drivers little to no time to slow, repeating the mantra in our heads, “Hit me, hit me, please, this tution needs to be paid.” as … Read more
As a media student, I will always advocate for people to stay up-to-date in the news. As a busy student with better things to do than read the newspaper, I will still advocate for people to pick up the latest paper to skim over. Read more
After this past week, I honestly could not believe we had lost another member of our Northwest family. The longer I am here on this campus, the more you all feel like a family to me. While I may remain anonymous with this story, I care about every single one of you. Read more
“I just want a rich husband, so I don’t have to do anything,” said the girl next to me in class. Our professor told us to state our name, where we are from, and what we wanted to do in life. Instead of the girl next to me saying what career she wanted, she stated how good of a housewife she … Read more
Hearts, roses and romantic movies are staples for this time of year. So it is that time of year again, Valentine’s Day, and everyone is buying flowers or chocolate for the people they love. It just makes me sick. Read more
Bearcats, listen up. It’s time for us to be children again, and I don’t just mean in the idea where we keep trying to eat laundry detergent. I mean it’s time we put on our comfy PJs, watch cartoons and pretend we don’t have a mountain of homework. Read more
I forgot, over the summer, that there was a third Casey’s General Store coming to Maryville, so when I drove down Main Street from Highway 71 on move-in day, getting ready for my sophomore year, I was thrilled.
We’ve all walked out of the Union, ice cream in hand, chatting it up with friends as we head to the parking lot. It’s sunny, the birds are chirping the songs of angels, and everything is as beautiful as it’s ever been.
With the end of the year comes panic, both over finals and finalizing last minute details as people prepare to move for the summer. Everything should be going smoothly, but instead we’re sitting here wondering why a stranger is in our house.
Bearcats, let’s be honest; we all have that one friend who just won’t shut up about the same problems. If I have to hear one more time about how your roommate puts the toilet paper on backwards, I don’t think we can have lunch anymore.
Far too often, adults, or rather adults already done with college or in their later years, flock to the word “kid” when they disagree with a younger person’s opinion.
Hidden beneath sinks, stowed behind cartons of milk and stashed in unused trash cans, we all know it’s there. Most of the students living in Forest Village Apartments have alcohol stored away like we are Al Capone during the height of the 1920s.