Babies grow up to become a myriad of things. They can grow to be doctors, lawyers, teachers, parents, comedians—the possibilities are endless. That is, if the baby is given that opportunity to grow. Sadly, many children are deprived the opportunity to even experience life outside the womb. Read more
I grew up watching crime shows like “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” “Bones” and “Criminal Minds.” These shows helped shape my personality. It gave me a passion for history, forensic science and psychology. Read more
As a young female from an ethnic background, diversity is something important, whether that’s in reality shows or TV programs. It is vital to have other cultures incorporated in order to be educated about new perspectives and learn from other people’s experiences. Read more
Keep your eyes closed, unless you want to lose your mind is the major tenet of the 2018 film “Bird Box,” which was released on Netflix mid-December. While it has received a huge amount of views, it left me with a sense of disappointment when I was hoping for a true horror film. Read more
With the semester coming to an end, I’ve learned several important tips for getting by. Specifically, I’ve learned to constantly check my email or else risk missing information. Read more
Everybody knows the consequences of smoking and how it is bad for those around them. Some have even taken commendable steps to stop their bad habit through different means such as chewing nicotine gum, behavioral therapy or even quitting cold-turkey. Read more
Whether people love them or hate them, everybody knows about scary movies. With movies like “Silent Hill,” “Paranormal Activity” and “The Orphan,” the horror movie genre has made a path within the movie industry and with quite the reputation. Sadly, scary movies are generally not held in hig… Read more
If there was one word to describe myself, many would think it would be the color red. However, in the deepest parts of my heart, I am a book lover. Entrapping myself in a new world, mainly of steamy love affairs and faraway lands, I find my happy place. Read more
A resonating message freshmen heard during college orientation was, “college is what you make of it.” With over 200 organizations on campus, there is plenty to get involved in. Read more
It has become a customary routine for me to enter the local grocery stores, in search of what I call, “my happy juice.” Usually it is accompanied by a tasty frozen pizza, or pasta, or any other food item that screams, “I have no life outside of school.” Read more
It’s never been a hard task for me to conform, if I must. I say conform because it is the only word to relate to the actions of watering down my culture, my beliefs, my ecentric “Wow, how did you get your hair like that!” style, to fit the standards that have always surrounded me. Read more
Graduation is a time of great celebration, a time to recognize one’s accomplishments and reflect on what the last four years have meant to us and those around us. But to those of us who are not graduating, it is a time to say goodbye to some of the most influential people we have met here on… Read more
The three western modes of persuasion are as follows: ethos, pathos and logos. When even these ceased to effectively communicate an issue, I turned to a rock. David himself beat Goliath from the simple slinging of one to the temple. I’m not one to resort to such violence, but solve my proble… Read more
The first step to alleviating social injustices based on race, social class, education, etc. and understanding the differences, is to become comfortable with being uncomfortable. This seems to be a hard task for our overly sensitive society. Our individual comfort abilities are tied to one a… Read more
What is the black card? The Urban Dictionary definition is an imaginary card that all black people are born with and that mixed people have to earn that is constantly under threat of being revoked if a black person does not act black enough or in improper black ways. The black card may be us… Read more
Before you boil a pot of water, you have grown a certain expectation of resulting outcomes that will occur from a number of required steps: either the water will boil or it won’t. I am here to tell you that the number of expected outcomes is far greater than two, and scripted assumptions are… Read more
Even though Japanese animations, also known as anime, have been gaining more popularity, it is still quite far from being either truly accepted or respected and this comes from the fact people simply aren’t willing to give anime a chance. Read more
Change is deeply unsettling, no matter how you look at it. We all go through it at some time or another. Regardless of who you are, it is hard to accept. I am here to tell you that each of us is capable of momentous achievement by being even the simplest proponent of change. Protest is an ul… Read more
Political activism is the key to change and history has the proof behind it. As a history major, you learn about a variety of conflicts and struggles of people who lived centuries before us. This concept is still seen in today’s society and political climate in multiple groups and cross sect… Read more
Vampire Weekend announced a new single for the first time in six years Jan. 24. Formed back in 2006, Vampire Weekend is an indie rock band that started to take off in 2008.
Maggie is one of the sweetest dogs I’ve ever met. She wiggles her hips like a diva when she walks and wants constant attention. Yet Maggie, and many other dogs like her, are discriminated against because of one thing: She is a pit bull.
As a young female from an ethnic background, diversity is something important, whether that’s in reality shows or TV programs. It is vital to have other cultures incorporated in order to be educated about new perspectives and learn from other people’s experiences.
My mom’s first observation when she visited me was the tidiness of my room, or rather the lack of it. My unmade bed and paper-littered desk stood no match against my roommate’s folded blankets and perfectly stacked textbooks.
Keep your eyes closed, unless you want to lose your mind is the major tenet of the 2018 film “Bird Box,” which was released on Netflix mid-December. While it has received a huge amount of views, it left me with a sense of disappointment when I was hoping for a true horror film.
Ever since the Coachella setlist was released Jan. 2, it “Feels Like Summer,” and excited concert-goers around the country have begun the great debate over whether or not to buy tickets.
People will argue that parents should never lie to their children about anything, not even when it comes to Santa Claus. I believe children are better off experiencing all of the “magic” of Christmas and the mysteries it brings.
With 2018 coming to a close it is that time of year in which all humans look back on the events of the year and reflect on what 2018 has meant to them and what 2019 will mean going forward.
With the semester coming to an end, I’ve learned several important tips for getting by. Specifically, I’ve learned to constantly check my email or else risk missing information.