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Why Aren’t We Voting?

November 5, 2018

Why I Will Never Be a Proponent of the Death Penalty

Aja Williams, Writer - The Reporter

October 30, 2018

Filed under Opinion

The death penalty is an outdated and barbaric practice. As human beings, we should not have the right to say someone deserves to die for the crimes they have committed. A common argument that I have encountered is that if the...

Blood, Sweat and Tears

To my fellow graduating seniors, I've got to ask: how did we do it? How did we get here? The cliche response—"with blood, sweat and tears”—doesn’t seem to cut it, now does it? But we should start with that.

May 2, 2018

Filed under Campus, Opinion

At the end of every year, every semester, every week sometimes, I ask “How did we get here?” I never expect an answer. I don’t reach for the map on the car-floor when our road trip takes us a wrong turn and leads us into u...

Dear Freshmen: Silver Screens and Saying Goodbye

April 27, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Dear Freshman,   Growing up, I assumed that my life would be exactly like the books I read and the television shows I watched. I would bloom into a beautiful, stylish, acne-free teenager who had her entire life planned out. I would ...

A Different Wire: A Look into the Not-So-Glorious Side of Collegiate Athletics

Written by Ben Gainsboro

April 18, 2018

Filed under Opinion

“Of course, you could never find her office alone.” These were the words spoken to me when I asked for the whereabouts of a Mrs. Virginia Sheppa Shupe, our Assistant Director of Operations and Facilities. And, as the kind...


Think chugging Emergen-C every flu season will keep you cold-free? Think again.

April 15, 2018

Filed under Opinion

When I first became interested in skepticism, I went through a series of shocking discoveries. My new focus on science led to the realization that many of the ideas I had believed in were actually not based in truth. Everythi...

Dear Freshmen: Your First Draft Is Probably Not Your Final Draft

April 13, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Dear Freshman,       The first draft of this letter was absolutely terrible. My thoughts were entirely disjointed, I had attempted to connect completely unrelated topics, and in the end I had a not-so-finished product that...


This uber-goth Instagram trend claims to benefit health, but as usual, reality falls short of expectations.

April 8, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Remember unicorn frappuccinos? Those brightly colored Starbucks staples were all over Instagram not too long ago, but it seems the foodies of the Internet have already moved on. The next big thing? Charcoal lattes, a delightfully...

Greek Life, Greek Week

April 7, 2018

Filed under Campus, Opinion

Within the college community, there is a specific group of people assumed to live within a bubble of stigmas.I began this piece like I do all the rest -- nothing like a hot cup of joe at 2:00 a.m. and an hour of mindless research ...

GREEN FRIDAY: Workouts that Don’t Involve Running in Place

The first of Alex Bocco's environmentally aware column. Image courtesy of Pexels.com

April 6, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Although going to the gym may be relaxing to some, for others it’s a place of high stress. I am part of the latter population and thus decided to find alternatives to stay active. Below are four of my favorite workouts that don...

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