Opinion Archive

  • By Yvonne Camacho   In the blink of an eye, four years are up. Seniors know there’s no avoiding the dread instilling question, “What are you doing after graduation?” For most students, the most traditional choices are entering the workforce or enrolling in graduate school. But, by taking an unconventional...

    Waiting for grad school

    By Yvonne Camacho   In the blink of an eye, four years are up. Seniors know there’s no avoiding the dread instilling question, “What are you doing after graduation?” For most students, the most traditional choices are entering the workforce or enrolling in graduate school. But, by taking an unconventional…

  • By Jesse Collings   The comments Los Angles Clipper’s owner Donald Sterling recently made about African-Americans have generated a lot of talk. Clearly, Sterling’s remarks have no place anywhere in society. While most of the blame has been thrust onto Sterling himself for making the remarks, some blame certainly deserves...

    With Sterling, NBA was asking for trouble

    By Jesse Collings   The comments Los Angles Clipper’s owner Donald Sterling recently made about African-Americans have generated a lot of talk. Clearly, Sterling’s remarks have no place anywhere in society. While most of the blame has been thrust onto Sterling himself for making the remarks, some blame certainly deserves…

  • By Nick Arena   A bill passed in Georgia yesterday has made it possible for people to carry guns in more places than previously allowed. These areas include bars and, even better, airports! Nothing bad ever came from someone bringing a gun into an airport, right? At least the bill...

    Guns, guns, guns

    By Nick Arena   A bill passed in Georgia yesterday has made it possible for people to carry guns in more places than previously allowed. These areas include bars and, even better, airports! Nothing bad ever came from someone bringing a gun into an airport, right? At least the bill…

  • By Jess Gamari   Alas, it is the end of April. Only two weeks of classes remain in the semester and yet the to-do lists keep growing. Papers, projects, portfolios, part time jobs, and possible parties pile on. It’s hard to get through stressful days on little sleep, but it’s...

    Sweet dreams

    By Jess Gamari   Alas, it is the end of April. Only two weeks of classes remain in the semester and yet the to-do lists keep growing. Papers, projects, portfolios, part time jobs, and possible parties pile on. It’s hard to get through stressful days on little sleep, but it’s…

  • By Makayla-Courney McGeeney   It’s a crutch, a stress reliever, part of a routine and almost always on the grocery list. Coffee, or rather the caffeine it contains, is a major dietary component for some college students, and it’s difficult to think about living without it. Caffeine consumption may lead...

    Liquid frenemy

    By Makayla-Courney McGeeney   It’s a crutch, a stress reliever, part of a routine and almost always on the grocery list. Coffee, or rather the caffeine it contains, is a major dietary component for some college students, and it’s difficult to think about living without it. Caffeine consumption may lead…

  • By Gabriel Kogel   Over the course of this semester I’ve promoted meditation in this column, and I’d like to explain why. It’s my belief that a global community of meditators can solve many of the worst problems we face. Problems such as climate change, mass extinction, warfare, and starvation...

    Seeing things as they really are

    By Gabriel Kogel   Over the course of this semester I’ve promoted meditation in this column, and I’d like to explain why. It’s my belief that a global community of meditators can solve many of the worst problems we face. Problems such as climate change, mass extinction, warfare, and starvation…

  • By Jesse Collings   People who do not really watch or follow sports will sometimes find it hard to understand why those who do, choose to watch someone play a sport when they could easily just play it themselves. What those people don’t understand is that sports are something that...

    Sports helped a city heal

    By Jesse Collings   People who do not really watch or follow sports will sometimes find it hard to understand why those who do, choose to watch someone play a sport when they could easily just play it themselves. What those people don’t understand is that sports are something that…

  • By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney   Grunting, sweating athletes in the gym can sometimes make beginners uncomfortable and intimidated by not knowing what to do. But just because you don’t know how to work out, you don’t have to push idea aside on a rainy day to-do list. One way to get...

    Finding your niche

    By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney   Grunting, sweating athletes in the gym can sometimes make beginners uncomfortable and intimidated by not knowing what to do. But just because you don’t know how to work out, you don’t have to push idea aside on a rainy day to-do list. One way to get…

  • By Nick Arena   What would the anniversary of the Boston bombing be without a bomb hoax to get us all riled up? A Boston man has been arrested for allegedly telling police he was holding a backpack containing a rice cooker. Normally a rice cooker wouldn’t seem too threatening,...

    The deadly sin that is pride

    By Nick Arena   What would the anniversary of the Boston bombing be without a bomb hoax to get us all riled up? A Boston man has been arrested for allegedly telling police he was holding a backpack containing a rice cooker. Normally a rice cooker wouldn’t seem too threatening,…

  • By Gabriel Kogel   Last week I promised to go into greater detail about the eightfold path of Buddhism. But, I’ve decided this aspect of the Buddha’s teaching is unnecessarily complex, at least for me, and at least for now. What holds interest for me isn’t striving to lead the...

    Untying knots that bind us

    By Gabriel Kogel   Last week I promised to go into greater detail about the eightfold path of Buddhism. But, I’ve decided this aspect of the Buddha’s teaching is unnecessarily complex, at least for me, and at least for now. What holds interest for me isn’t striving to lead the…

  • By Jesse Collings   Based on the way that compensation for student-athletes is represented in the media, it seems obvious that college athletes should be paid for their efforts. In a lot of cases, a major university and a huge sport, like Notre Dame Football or Duke Basketball, is shown,...

    Paid to play?

    By Jesse Collings   Based on the way that compensation for student-athletes is represented in the media, it seems obvious that college athletes should be paid for their efforts. In a lot of cases, a major university and a huge sport, like Notre Dame Football or Duke Basketball, is shown,…

  • By Gabriel Kogel   Imagine you’ve spent the last six years practicing long meditation sessions, grueling yoga practice, and an acetic starvation diet, all in pursuit of deep spiritual truth. Nearing death from pushing your body far beyond its limits, but no closer to your goal, you break your fast...

    Lessons of Siddhartha Gautama

    By Gabriel Kogel   Imagine you’ve spent the last six years practicing long meditation sessions, grueling yoga practice, and an acetic starvation diet, all in pursuit of deep spiritual truth. Nearing death from pushing your body far beyond its limits, but no closer to your goal, you break your fast…

  • By Jess Gamari   Of the many admirable qualities of Tyrion Lannister, my favorites are his witty comebacks and ability to find a loophole in any grim predicament. Which got me thinking, what is an actual loophole? Loopholes, as we know them today, are conditions that have been left out...

    Scoop on loopholes

    By Jess Gamari   Of the many admirable qualities of Tyrion Lannister, my favorites are his witty comebacks and ability to find a loophole in any grim predicament. Which got me thinking, what is an actual loophole? Loopholes, as we know them today, are conditions that have been left out…

  • Now that the sun is ready to bring North Adams some warmth, it’s a good idea to broaden your exercise routine. For a start, you could do some or all of it outside. Some people prefer to run outside only, and that’s fine, and actually better for the muscles. As...

    All of the options

    Now that the sun is ready to bring North Adams some warmth, it’s a good idea to broaden your exercise routine. For a start, you could do some or all of it outside. Some people prefer to run outside only, and that’s fine, and actually better for the muscles. As…

  • By Nick Arena   I have come to terms with the fact that I have an addiction. From what I’ve been told, the first step towards correcting a problem like this is admitting you have one. I spend a good couple of hours everyday surfing websites like BuzzFeed and Zimbio...

    Identity Crisis

    By Nick Arena   I have come to terms with the fact that I have an addiction. From what I’ve been told, the first step towards correcting a problem like this is admitting you have one. I spend a good couple of hours everyday surfing websites like BuzzFeed and Zimbio…

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