Using the word gay as a negative connotation

By Victor Porcelli Staff Writer Just as American society has developed to condemn violent acts based on gender or race, it has developed to do so concerning issues of sexuality. Of course, this is not always true. However, work still needs to be done to make it so, but in a general sense it can be accepted as a statement. What it leaves out is any act against an … [Read more...]

Money can’t buy happiness

By Lauren Trumbull News and Features Editor I noticed the other day just how much my friends and I stress about money, and how could we not? Our incomes consist of $7.25 an hour workstudy positions with bi- (sometimes tri-) weekly paychecks that are dispersed between gas money, student loans and Uber rides. And sure, we all have good moments here and there. The weeks … [Read more...]

Social media increases confidence

By Lindsay Wigo Editorials Editor Unlock any young adult’s phone and you are bound to see Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or Snapchat. Have you noticed any 20-year-old that doesn’t whip their phone out as soon as school is over? It’s becoming second nature to have social media always at our fingertips. We are living in such a technology-dependent time period that we can … [Read more...]

From the Editor’s Desk…

By Chris Shaddock Editor-in-Chief How’s it going everyone? Welcome back! I hope everyone had an awesome summer. Half of mine was spent in South Korea while the other half was spent working at a warehouse putting stickers on cable boxes. It is good to be back in school. Last semester I studied abroad in Greece, so I have been gone for a while. I missed a lot of … [Read more...]

Orientation: Pass go and collect 200 people you’ve never met

By Victor Porcelli Staff Writer Orientation was full of different events with varying levels of fun and importance, but all of the events were meant to prepare the freshman class for the year ahead. Provided with freedom, as none of the events were mandatory, freshmen had their first taste of what it means to be an independent person. It was up to them to decide which … [Read more...]