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5 Things That Look Like Donald Trump’s Hair

5 Things That Look Like Donald Trump’s Hair

October 13, 2015

 Let’s play a game. A guessing game in which you, the reader of this story, try to figure out who I’m talking about. I’ll give you two words. Extreme comb over. If you haven’t guessed it by now, I’m talking about a certain greasy-haired presidential candidate known to the world as--drum r...

Plagiarism: Originality

Plagiarism: Originality

April 27, 2015

Plagiarism is defined as “the act of taking someone else’s work or ideas and passing them off as your own.” Everything is plagiarism. Originality does not exist. Much of what you do and say is a product of those around you. You steal body language, voice tone and phrasing without giving any credit...

Is College Overrated?

Is College Overrated?

April 23, 2015

It seems as if there is a polarized debate on this subject: on one hand there are those who believe that it is a necessary and a safer bet to choose higher education; on the other hand, there are those who maintain that universities are a scam that only select students who will benefit their schools...

Selling Drones, a Boon or Bust?

Selling Drones, a Boon or Bust?

April 21, 2015

Let’s sell an unmanned aircraft with missile capabilities; nothing could go wrong with that, right? Doesn’t sound like any mistakes we have made in the past, right? Like Osama Bin Laden, who we armed to fight Russians, but who turned on us in the end. The United States government seems to think...

What to Do on Plane and Car Rides

What to Do on Plane and Car Rides

March 20, 2015

Spring Break is coming fast with only one more week left until students and faculty get two weeks off to relax and recuperate for the fourth quarter. Spring Break is also a time to travel. Most can argue that plane and car rides can get painfully boring — even if you are traveling short distances. T...

Staff Editorial: College Marketing

Staff Editorial: College Marketing

February 26, 2015

There are literally thousands of four-year degree-granting colleges in America. Each school strives to make itself heard, noticed, and desirable. When sophomores in high school take the PSAT, there is a box each student must choose whether or not they would like to check which says that the student...

Video Games: A Sport or a Hobby?

Video Games: A Sport or a Hobby?

February 26, 2015

What defines a sport? Is it something that involves physical exercise? Something that involves mental exercise? Something that you practice? Is it the viewership? Is it the amount of sponsors? Should gaming be considered a sport? The United States, China, the United Kingdom, South Korea and many...

Skiing or Snowboarding? That is the question…

Skiing or Snowboarding? That is the question…

January 30, 2015

Skiing has been practiced as a recreational activity ever since the 1800s. Its origins date back thousands and thousands of years. However, snowboarding began just over 50 years ago. The popularity of snowboarding began to increase slowly through the 1990s, and in 1998, snowboarding became an official...

Media’s Blurry Lines Blend Celebrities and Politicians

Media’s Blurry Lines Blend Celebrities and Politicians

January 29, 2015

Celebrities have been involved in politics and campaigning for years, inter- twining the two worlds, but recently, the media has stuck its nose into the personal lives of our leaders. Politicians are now being judged not only for their policies, but also for factors such as childhood decisions and sexual...

Undecided: The Option Many Are Choosing

Undecided: The Option Many Are Choosing

January 29, 2015

While applying to college this year, I received countless questions from friends and family about the process. Which colleges are you applying to? What are your test scores? What is your essay about? What major are you applying for? When I told an old family friend that I would be applying to several...

Staff Editorial: Failure at Its Finest

Staff Editorial: Failure at Its Finest

January 27, 2015

Failure. The word itself makes you want to sink into your shoulders, hide your face and waddle off in shame. However, failure isn’t always a bad thing. When a defeat is taken as a learning experience, a person can actually benefit from his or her mistake and it can contribute to his or her success...

Photoshop Images Alter Reality

January 26, 2015

We flip through magazines and we see airbrushed goddesses—Gigi Hadid bronzed and ready in a Guess ad, Cara Delevingne’s cheekbones contoured to kill. We cannot help it. We cannot help comparing ourselves to these femme fatales. It’s not like these ladies are not beautiful and stunning in their...

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