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 ...

Skeptical Science Special Report: Concussions in the NFL

Kitty Geoghan, Section Editor - The Reporter

April 18, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Earlier this week, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reported that the family of Nick Blakely is suing Stetson on counts of wrongful death. According to Blakely’s mother, he had informed coaching staff that he was “ill, had shortness of breath, chest tightness, chest pain, rapid heart rate, dizzine...

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...

SKEPTICAL SCIENCE SUNDAYS: Vitamin C

Kitty Geoghan, Section Editor - The Reporter

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...

SKEPTICAL SCIENCE SUNDAYS: Charcoal Lattes

Kitty Geoghan, Section Editor - The Reporter

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 delightfu...

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...

SKEPTICAL SCIENCE SUNDAY: Five Mythical “Cures” for Autism (Based On Fake Science)

Kitty Geoghan, Section Editor - The Reporter

April 1, 2018

Filed under Opinion

A while ago, I discussed the popular myth that autism is caused by vaccines. The uptick in autism diagnosis over the past few decades has made the disorder an easy target for fearmongering and pseudoscience, and vaccines aren’t the only scapegoats taking the blame. Everything...

Dear freshmen: I’ll Think of a Clever Title…Eventually

March 30, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Dear Freshman,If you’re anything like me, you’re very familiar with the phrase “Due tomorrow? Do tomorrow.” For example, this letter is due to my editor this afternoon, so I’m writing it… this afternoon. Now, that doesn’t...