Opinion Archive

  • 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…

  • By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney   The snow is beginning to melt, but your jeans are still feeling tighter, and so will that bikini if you remain on the couch. One way to break a sweat is to bust some moves in your dorm room, run outside in the slush, or man...

    What not to do at the gym

    By Makayla-Courtney McGeeney   The snow is beginning to melt, but your jeans are still feeling tighter, and so will that bikini if you remain on the couch. One way to break a sweat is to bust some moves in your dorm room, run outside in the slush, or man…

  • By Gabriel Kogel   I’ve received positive comments about this column, and I’m grateful to have this forum, where I can write what I believe is truthful and helpful. For me, the path of mindfulness and compassion has given me respite from my worst problems: relentless self-criticism and low self...

    Making peace with our worst enemy

    By Gabriel Kogel   I’ve received positive comments about this column, and I’m grateful to have this forum, where I can write what I believe is truthful and helpful. For me, the path of mindfulness and compassion has given me respite from my worst problems: relentless self-criticism and low self…

  • By Nick Arena   Last week, senators in Arizona passed Senate Bill 1062 (SB 1062), as an expansion to the 1999 Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The bill would allow business owners to deny service to gay and lesbian customers, but this would only be okay if the owners were denying...

    Oppression or bigotry?

    By Nick Arena   Last week, senators in Arizona passed Senate Bill 1062 (SB 1062), as an expansion to the 1999 Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The bill would allow business owners to deny service to gay and lesbian customers, but this would only be okay if the owners were denying…

  • By Jess Gamari   When it comes to naming new foods, man isn’t always a creature of wit. Many fruit and veggie lovers question why the citrus orange is named for its color even though the carrot shares the same pigment. The color “orange” was named after the citrus fruit,...

    Orange ya glad?

    By Jess Gamari   When it comes to naming new foods, man isn’t always a creature of wit. Many fruit and veggie lovers question why the citrus orange is named for its color even though the carrot shares the same pigment. The color “orange” was named after the citrus fruit,…

  • Review by Raanan Sarid-Segal   It is easy to go into “The LEGO Movie” suspicious of its intent. After all, it is a two-hour toy commercial specifically aimed at children. Its very existence leads to questions of how corporate our media has become and how dangerous this could be. But...

    “LEGO Movie” is surprisingly amazing

    Review by Raanan Sarid-Segal   It is easy to go into “The LEGO Movie” suspicious of its intent. After all, it is a two-hour toy commercial specifically aimed at children. Its very existence leads to questions of how corporate our media has become and how dangerous this could be. But…

  • By Jesse Collings   The New York Yankees, for whatever reason, have always managed to harvest baseball’s most likeable stars. From Ruth to Gehrig to DiMaggio to Mantle, the Yankees have employed a series of stars who were as affable off the field as they were talented on it. For...

    Yankee Captain heads for home

    By Jesse Collings   The New York Yankees, for whatever reason, have always managed to harvest baseball’s most likeable stars. From Ruth to Gehrig to DiMaggio to Mantle, the Yankees have employed a series of stars who were as affable off the field as they were talented on it. For…

  • By Nick Arena   Yesterday, a Philadelphia couple was sentenced to three and a half to seven years in prison for neglecting to take their sick child to a hospital, and subsequently letting the child die. The couple, Herbert and Catherine Schaible, believe in faith healing, so their solution to...

    God always knows best?

    By Nick Arena   Yesterday, a Philadelphia couple was sentenced to three and a half to seven years in prison for neglecting to take their sick child to a hospital, and subsequently letting the child die. The couple, Herbert and Catherine Schaible, believe in faith healing, so their solution to…

  • By Jess Gamari   Over the course of your internet journey, it’s likely you’ve come across a quiz which determines if you are more left or right brain oriented. Those of us who are “right brained” are typically creative, artistic, and open-minded, thinking in terms of visual and colors. In...

    Lies in mind

    By Jess Gamari   Over the course of your internet journey, it’s likely you’ve come across a quiz which determines if you are more left or right brain oriented. Those of us who are “right brained” are typically creative, artistic, and open-minded, thinking in terms of visual and colors. In…

  • By Makayla-Courtney McGeeny   The cold winter season brings on various challenges, not only with snow and ice, but with fighting boredom with food. One of the hardest things for anyone in the winter is staying active to avoid the winter worries. Whether it’s just winter or the freshman 15,...

    Bigger than biceps: Winter worries

    By Makayla-Courtney McGeeny   The cold winter season brings on various challenges, not only with snow and ice, but with fighting boredom with food. One of the hardest things for anyone in the winter is staying active to avoid the winter worries. Whether it’s just winter or the freshman 15,…

  • So, according to the NFL, the world might not be ready for an openly gay football player just yet. In a report from Mother Jones on Sunday, Defensive End Michael Sam, who is coming up on this year’s draft, announced he is gay. In response, a number of NFL personnel...

    Foul play in the NFL

    So, according to the NFL, the world might not be ready for an openly gay football player just yet. In a report from Mother Jones on Sunday, Defensive End Michael Sam, who is coming up on this year’s draft, announced he is gay. In response, a number of NFL personnel…

  • By Jess Gamari   Before you head out to the store and grab Valentines cookies and candies for your sweetheart, you may want to double check the ingredients list for inclusion of artificial vanilla flavoring. Unless you’re using pure vanilla extract, it’s possible you may be consuming the secretion from...

    Secretion secrets

    By Jess Gamari   Before you head out to the store and grab Valentines cookies and candies for your sweetheart, you may want to double check the ingredients list for inclusion of artificial vanilla flavoring. Unless you’re using pure vanilla extract, it’s possible you may be consuming the secretion from…

  • By Gabriel Kogel   With Valentine’s Day tomorrow, as a clerk at a pharmacy, I’m living through a swirl of boxed chocolate hearts and rose-colored cards. Despite a definite flowery nausea that settles on me by the end of it, I think it’s important to celebrate love. Romantic love lifts...

    Finding true love this Valentine’s Day

    By Gabriel Kogel   With Valentine’s Day tomorrow, as a clerk at a pharmacy, I’m living through a swirl of boxed chocolate hearts and rose-colored cards. Despite a definite flowery nausea that settles on me by the end of it, I think it’s important to celebrate love. Romantic love lifts…

  • By Jesse Collings   The Winter Olympics are more of a news story and less of a sporting event. The biggest stories of the Winter Olympics will hardly be about men like Ole Einar Bjørndalen, the most decorated Winter Olympian in history making another run at the gold. No, the...

    The Winter Olympics are decadent and depraved

    By Jesse Collings   The Winter Olympics are more of a news story and less of a sporting event. The biggest stories of the Winter Olympics will hardly be about men like Ole Einar Bjørndalen, the most decorated Winter Olympian in history making another run at the gold. No, the…

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