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Media in the 2016 Presidential Race: Ratings vs Substance?

By Hayley Segall
May 27, 2016
Filed under Blogs, Opinion

For centuries, the media has been a medium to spread information and mobilize the public. As technology revolutionizes communication, making information more rapidly available and in demand, the nature of media-political relations has seen a drastic shift, particularly in the 2016 presidential race....

Embrace your Awesomeness; embrace your averageness

Embrace your Awesomeness; embrace your averageness

By Jennah Haque
May 26, 2016
Filed under Blogs, Opinion

A few months ago, my math teacher told our class about how “incredible” her son was. Having met Corbin, I know that he’s indeed a genuine legend (he’s an adorable dancer with class and sass). But coming from his mom, it just seemed biased. Read More »...

Westbard redevelopment plan needs revision

Westbard redevelopment plan needs revision

By Elisa McCartin
May 3, 2016
Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Buildings up to 110 feet, packed residential units and flooded classrooms. This is what Montgomery County residents will face with the implementation of the redevelopment plan for the Westbard Shopping Center. The vote on the Westbard plan has been delayed and revised for months, but the final vote...

Yes, I’m a junior; no, I don’t want to talk about college

Yes, I’m a junior; no, I don’t want to talk about college

By Jennah Haque
March 20, 2016
Filed under Blogs

Going into freshman year, my biggest concerns included finding the WAUD and picking out the perfect color-coordinated folders. Read More »...

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 »...

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