Preparing for graduation

Lindsay Keener | Staff Writer The real world: We’ve all heard about it. The bills, the taxes, the boring nine-to-five jobs, it’s all been the distant future for many of us over the years, but it’s quickly approaching. As a junior, I’ve come to realize that graduation is really only a blink away. The summer is almost here, and it’ll be gone before I get the chance to utter the words “vacation” or “break.” Before I know it, I’ll be a senior headed toward graduation, and if I’m being honest, I don’t feel all that prepared to be a full-time … Continue reading Preparing for graduation

A Kodak moment gone awry

Ryland Staples | Staff Writer Twitter User @HipHopDX Following the death of West Coast rapper Nipsey Hussle, Florida rapper Kodak Black found himself under fire after making inappropriate comments about actress Lauren London, Hussle’s girlfriend, claiming he would “wait a whole year” for her to mourn the death of her significant other. With Hussle’s death so recent and emotions about it so raw, some notable people in the rap community think Kodak was out of line when he made those comments. Rap legends The Game and T.I. voiced their disapproval through video replies they posted on social media. T.I. even … Continue reading A Kodak moment gone awry

President Trump does not care for the Affordable Care Act

Justin Norris | Staff Writer J. Scott Applewhite | Associated Press President Donald Trump is making headlines for restarting efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the piece of legislation informally known as Obamacare. His administration is supporting a lawsuit that argues the entire Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional. Democrats and Republicans alike are confused by his decision to circle back to this issue. The challenge of repealing the Affordable Care Act is finding a viable alternative that accomplishes three key objectives: expands coverage, cuts costs and keeps the popular aspects of the law in place. The GOP tried numerous … Continue reading President Trump does not care for the Affordable Care Act

U.S. Senate blocks Green New Deal

Amirrah Watson | Staff Writer Manuel Balce Ceneta | Associated Press January 2019 marked the inauguration of one of the most progressive classes of representatives that the United States has ever elected, and it is thanks to some of these new members of Congress that the concept of the “Green New Deal” has been introduced as legislation. Senators, most of them Republican, on March 26 voted 57-0 to overturn the proposed “Green New Deal.” The bill, sponsored by representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Ed Markey (D-MA) would have established environmentally conscious goals to be achieved over the next 10 years–goals … Continue reading U.S. Senate blocks Green New Deal

The threat of white supremacy in the 21st century

Kyra Robinson | Opinion Editor Vincent Thian | Associated Press The world was shaken off its axis last month when news dropped that there were mass shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. According to Vox, 50 people were killed and 50 people were injured in what was the country’s worst mass shooting ever. Brenton Tarrant, charged with murder in the attack, is a 28-year-old white male from Australia with white supremacist views, USA Today reported. This unsettling event has again brought up the discussion of the rise of white supremacy, not only in America but across the globe. … Continue reading The threat of white supremacy in the 21st century

You’re only this young once, so do college right

Lindsay Keener | Staf Writer I’m usually not one to make assumptions. Sure, they occur from time to time, but it doesn’t happen regularly. Here’s my assumption: You are a college student. As such, it is expected that you make the most of your time. This is where things get interesting. How exactly do you ensure that your time is time well spent? You take advantages of the opportunities provided. Each college experience is different – from the parties to the student activities. Yet we wonder why those who are given similar opportunities feel so differently about their time in … Continue reading You’re only this young once, so do college right

How to make summers work for you

Ryland Staples | Staff Writer With final exams less than a month away, the summer break is right around the corner. Unfortunately, we can’t just go home, sit on the couch and let the good times come. Our mothers and fathers no longer force us to go out and sign up for summer camps. Now we have to take our own steps, which means it is time for you to pull out the resume and start handing it out to potential employers. Now that we are in college, students need to realize that the summer is a great time to … Continue reading How to make summers work for you