Opinion Archive

  • By Gabriel Kogel   If you’re anything like me, it’s this stretch of the semester when pressure begins to rise and worry becomes an unwelcome companion. When I worry, I often think about the old expression: “when the going gets tough, the tough get going.” I’ve always wanted to be...

    Worry and stress: tough it out, or accept it?

    By Gabriel Kogel   If you’re anything like me, it’s this stretch of the semester when pressure begins to rise and worry becomes an unwelcome companion. When I worry, I often think about the old expression: “when the going gets tough, the tough get going.” I’ve always wanted to be…

  • By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney   The term “willpower” can mean anything. To me, it is the ability to keep going and refusing to quit. It is your energetic determination, and if there’s one important characteristic to have, it is willpower. Unfortunately, willpower goes hand-in-hand with the desire to quit. During a...

    Too quick to quit

    By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney   The term “willpower” can mean anything. To me, it is the ability to keep going and refusing to quit. It is your energetic determination, and if there’s one important characteristic to have, it is willpower. Unfortunately, willpower goes hand-in-hand with the desire to quit. During a…

  • By Raanan Sarid-Segal   “Avenue Q” is one of the more popular plays to hit Broadway and the theater community in a long time, and it is easy to see why. The play easily combines feel-good charm with the veneer of ironic detachment and “edgy” humor to create a play that...

    “Avenue Q” carried by easy chemistry and quick dialogue

    By Raanan Sarid-Segal   “Avenue Q” is one of the more popular plays to hit Broadway and the theater community in a long time, and it is easy to see why. The play easily combines feel-good charm with the veneer of ironic detachment and “edgy” humor to create a play that…

  • By Jesse Collings   Every single season during the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Tournament, upsets have lower-seeded teams from tiny conferences besting traditional powerhouses from the largest conferences in the nation. The upsets appear solely random, as it is hard to predict which tiny private school will defeat some...

    Let the madness begin

    By Jesse Collings   Every single season during the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Tournament, upsets have lower-seeded teams from tiny conferences besting traditional powerhouses from the largest conferences in the nation. The upsets appear solely random, as it is hard to predict which tiny private school will defeat some…

  • By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney   Taking on a new lifestyle of eating well and exercising doesn’t always have to be a dramatic change in one’s life. There are plenty of things you can sneak into your daily routine without realizing that, slowly, you’re bettering your body and mind. Some examples of...

    It is the little things that count

    By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney   Taking on a new lifestyle of eating well and exercising doesn’t always have to be a dramatic change in one’s life. There are plenty of things you can sneak into your daily routine without realizing that, slowly, you’re bettering your body and mind. Some examples of…

  • By Nick Arena   Recently, Sony unveiled its plans to unleash “Project Morpheus,” another attempt to step into the world of virtual reality in video gaming. I like video games as much as the next guy, and I am looking forward to seeing what Sony can do with this, but...

    Disconnected

    By Nick Arena   Recently, Sony unveiled its plans to unleash “Project Morpheus,” another attempt to step into the world of virtual reality in video gaming. I like video games as much as the next guy, and I am looking forward to seeing what Sony can do with this, but…

  • By Shannen Adamites   We are living in increasingly more progressive times. Every day, more people become aware of important social issues and become more conscious of individuals who may not necessarily fit in to mainstream society’s rigorous standards and expectations. While we have come a long way, we still...

    Representation matters

    By Shannen Adamites   We are living in increasingly more progressive times. Every day, more people become aware of important social issues and become more conscious of individuals who may not necessarily fit in to mainstream society’s rigorous standards and expectations. While we have come a long way, we still…

  • Review by Raanan Sarid-Segal   There is something rotten at the core of “Oscar and Felix,” the supposed update of the classic comedy “The Odd Couple.” And it can be boiled down to one fact: There is nothing modern about this version, only the basic trappings of modernity. In fact,...

    “Oscar and Felix” is well designed, but poorly written

    Review by Raanan Sarid-Segal   There is something rotten at the core of “Oscar and Felix,” the supposed update of the classic comedy “The Odd Couple.” And it can be boiled down to one fact: There is nothing modern about this version, only the basic trappings of modernity. In fact,…

  • By Jesse Collings   The collision at home plate is one of the most extraordinary moments to take place during a baseball game. Not only is it a supremely dramatic affair, but it is also the one real moment of physical violence during a baseball game, that is actually within...

    MLB ousts plays at the plate

    By Jesse Collings   The collision at home plate is one of the most extraordinary moments to take place during a baseball game. Not only is it a supremely dramatic affair, but it is also the one real moment of physical violence during a baseball game, that is actually within…

  • By Nick Arena   With tensions rising between Russia and the Ukraine, the civil war in Syria and the continued United States involvement in the Middle East, war is just another part of our everyday lives we have a tendency to ignore. Death tolls drone out of television sets and...

    Non-violence

    By Nick Arena   With tensions rising between Russia and the Ukraine, the civil war in Syria and the continued United States involvement in the Middle East, war is just another part of our everyday lives we have a tendency to ignore. Death tolls drone out of television sets and…

  • By Jess Gamari   Having a room at the top of the stairs, I can confirm there’s nothing more frustrating than climbing all the stairs to realize I have no idea what I needed to do once I got to the top. Was it something I needed to find?  How...

    Mind your business

    By Jess Gamari   Having a room at the top of the stairs, I can confirm there’s nothing more frustrating than climbing all the stairs to realize I have no idea what I needed to do once I got to the top. Was it something I needed to find?  How…

  • Makayla-Courtney McGeeney   For some people, knowing about the benefits of exercise is common sense, but for others it’s not as simple. Exercising can have an impact on many aspects of a person’s life, such as sleeping and eating habits, mood changes, and communication with others. Even though exercising only...

    Be happy about being healthy

    Makayla-Courtney McGeeney   For some people, knowing about the benefits of exercise is common sense, but for others it’s not as simple. Exercising can have an impact on many aspects of a person’s life, such as sleeping and eating habits, mood changes, and communication with others. Even though exercising only…

  • By Gabriel Kogel   Out of the blue, a friend I haven’t spoken to in some time messaged me. It was one of those moments when you find yourself thinking about someone, and as if by some unknown force, they seem to manifest. I told her I’ve been meditating a...

    Calming the mental waters

    By Gabriel Kogel   Out of the blue, a friend I haven’t spoken to in some time messaged me. It was one of those moments when you find yourself thinking about someone, and as if by some unknown force, they seem to manifest. I told her I’ve been meditating a…

  • By Shannen Adamites I remember back when I was applying to colleges and deciding on a potential major, I was torn between studying visual art or theater. I was frequently nagged that I should take on a more “worthwhile” profession, like business or corporate communications, because, like Sally Bowles said,...

    Making business beautiful

    By Shannen Adamites I remember back when I was applying to colleges and deciding on a potential major, I was torn between studying visual art or theater. I was frequently nagged that I should take on a more “worthwhile” profession, like business or corporate communications, because, like Sally Bowles said,…

  • By Jesse Collings   In society, we tend to celebrate excellence above everything else. When someone is doing something better than everybody else, we stand up and take notice. This is especially true in sports, where nearly everybody can name the last five Super Bowl champions, but only a few...

    NBA mocks competitive play

    By Jesse Collings   In society, we tend to celebrate excellence above everything else. When someone is doing something better than everybody else, we stand up and take notice. This is especially true in sports, where nearly everybody can name the last five Super Bowl champions, but only a few…

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