Traditional vs. nontraditional: Whose college is better?

Tianna Bradford | Staff Writer As we go home for break and we see our family, other cousins and siblings who are also in college, there’s always the debate of whose school is better and has the more leading potential. I’ve always asked myself what it’d be like if I went to a non-traditional school. If my campus were in the heart of New York or Chicago, would I still have the same school spirit? I interviewed Kayla Bradford, a junior psychology major at Pace University in Manhattan, New York. I asked her what it’s like to go to a … Continue reading Traditional vs. nontraditional: Whose college is better?

The hard-knock life of a child star

Nia Brevard | Contributing Writer Looking from the outside in, it seems that child stars have it all. They get to meet amazing people, travel the world, make thousands of dollars, and…be famous! But unfortunately, all of this luxury comes with a price. “When I was younger, I did want to be a child star because of what I saw. But looking back on it, and seeing what fame actually did to [child stars], I now realize why my mom was against it,” said Queen Angu, a sophomore psychology major from Montgomery County, Md. A USA Today article by Donna … Continue reading The hard-knock life of a child star

Now IS the time to talk about gun control

Jordan Benefiel | Staff Writer Jennifer Palacios, center, biological mother of 14-year-old Annabelle Pomeroy, who died in a mass shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, is comforted by her son, Timothy Rodriguez, left, and her mother, Diana Palacios, at a memorial service in Sutherland Springs on Nov. 6. | Photographer: Jay Janner | The Associated Press    The gun control debate is heating up again after the latest horrific mass shooting. A couple weeks ago, the deadliest mass shooting on U.S. soil took place in Las Vegas, and nothing involving gun control was initiated. Now here we are again, faced with … Continue reading Now IS the time to talk about gun control

Megyn Kelly calls out Bill O’Reilly on her NBC morning show

Lexie Carmon | Opinion Editor Last week NBC News anchor and talk show host Megyn Kelly called out Bill O’Reilly on her NBC morning program. Kelly claims that while she was on Fox news she made several complaints about O’Reilly sexually harassing her, however was constantly ignored. “O’Reilly’s suggestion that no one ever complained about his behavior is false. I know because I complained,” stated Kelly during “Megyn Kelly Today.” Normally Kelly’s program discusses light topics, but the recent discovery on Saturday that claims O’Reilly paid $32 million to a Fox contributor, Lis Wiehl, in January to combat the harassment … Continue reading Megyn Kelly calls out Bill O’Reilly on her NBC morning show

Jemele Hill: A Closer Look at Free Speech

Jordan Benefiel | Staff Writer The contentious contrast between censorship and brand preservation is not a new problem. Deciding what power companies have over their employee’s abilities to express their opinions is a thorny topic. On the one hand, the first amendment guarantees us free speech, but on the other, people knowingly sign contracts that detail what they can and cannot say if they are to keep their jobs. The question then must be, if the topic is important enough, should one speak out anyway? Recently, ESPN host Jemele Hill was suspended for two weeks due to breaching her contracts … Continue reading Jemele Hill: A Closer Look at Free Speech

The North Korea problem

Jordan Benefiel | Staff Writer North Korea needs to be stopped, and there’s no one to stop it. Tensions have been rising in the region and around the world as North Korea tests its ballistic missiles over Japan, threatens South Korea, Guam, and the U.S. Meanwhile, China does nothing. Early in September, the Seoul military reported that North Korea was readying another ballistic missile test that could potentially be an ICBM. This news came right on the heels of North Korea’s claim that it also was testing a hydrogen bomb. Hydrogen bomb or not, Seoul’s defense ministry measured the nuclear … Continue reading The North Korea problem