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Why you should vote

By Jason Grill
March 10, 2016
Filed under Blogs, Opinion

November 8th, 1998. Anybody born before that date is eligible to (and should) vote in both the primary and general presidential elections. Voting isn’t just a right guaranteed by the constitution, but it’s also citizens’ responsibility to ensure an effective, representative government. Read More »...

New Barbies are too little, too late

By Natachi Onwuamaegbu
March 2, 2016
Filed under Blogs, Opinion

For my fifth birthday, I received a four-foot-tall Barbie doll house. It was a bright pink wooden eyesore that housed over 50 dolls. I had princess Barbies, pilot Barbies and even astronaut Barbies. They had different costumes, play houses and accessories, but they all had one thing in common: they were...

Keep the streak

By Grace O'Leary
February 23, 2016
Filed under Blogs

As if smartphones weren't addicting enough already, Snapchat has created one more reason to use them. The magnetism between students and their phones has grown stronger as the fad of snapchat streaks has taken over.  Read More »...

Why are we so afraid to speak our minds?

Why are we so afraid to speak our minds?

By Naomi Ravick
February 22, 2016
Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Glossophobia–the fear of public speaking–is the 13th most common fear in the world. For students, getting in front of a class to speak one’s thoughts can often be somewhat scary. Read More »...

I stand with Beyoncé, and you should too

By Jennah Haque
February 15, 2016
Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Queen Bey has always had a special place in our hearts and on our playlists. With 20 Grammys and a net worth of $450 million, the iconic pop star will go down in history as one of the best artists of our generation. Read More »...

Vikes take the plunge at Cool School Challenge

By Sophia Knappertz
February 11, 2016
Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Full of high spirits and high anxiety, 24 Viking Plungers headed to Sandy Point State Park to drink some hot chocolate and dive into 40-degree water. Read More »...

It’s time to give college athletes the pay they deserve

By Caleb Friedman
February 10, 2016
Filed under Blogs, Opinion

In my eyes, college football boosters and athletics directors run their programs like sweatshops—they exploit young men and women. The very athletes who earn millions upon millions of dollars for these boosters and programs aren’t compensated for their work. Read More »...

What is acceptance?

By Hayley Segall
February 1, 2016
Filed under Blogs, Opinion

I pride myself on being an accepting, liberal person. It is my strongly held belief that everyone deserves the right to equality, protection and respect despite one’s socioeconomic, sexual, gender, or religious affiliation. Read More »...

Say her name: Focusing on female victims of police brutality

By Natachi Onwuamaegbu
January 30, 2016
Filed under Blogs

Michael Brown, Eric Garner and Tamir Rice are three victims of police brutality and, to some, the martyrs of the Black Lives Matter movement. But men aren’t the only victims. What about Janisha Fonville, Alexia Christian and Natasha McKenna? What about the women?  Read More »...

Lock and (re)load: why reboots are overdone

Lock and (re)load: why reboots are overdone

By Justin Baker
January 30, 2016
Filed under Blogs

2015 was a good year for Hollywood. Jurassic World shattered the opening weekend box office record and then Star Wars: The Force Awakens broke that same record again.  Read More »...

Five takeaways from the State of the Union

Five takeaways from the State of the Union

By Lindsay Wytkind
January 13, 2016
Filed under Blogs, Feature

President Barack Obama’s seventh and final State of the Union address Tuesday night focused on the broad future of the United States rather than the typical detailed description of plans for the year to come. Read More »...

Maryland, whose Maryland?

Maryland, whose Maryland?

By Jacob Blitz
January 5, 2016
Filed under Blogs

A man walks onto the stage at a Maryland government event and starts reading a nine-verse poem encouraging the state to join the Confederacy. Read More »...

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