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Blockbuster, Tom Cruise, and COVID-19

Blockbuster, Tom Cruise, and COVID-19

Claire Weltz, Opinion Writer

October 19, 2020

Remember Blockbuster? If you do, you’re one of few. In my hometown, up until a few months ago, we had a local version of Blockbuster - Video Magic. There is nothing greater than perusing the aisles and rediscovering your favorite John Hughes classic that Netflix took off a few months ago. (Sixteen...

Cancel Culture

Cancel Culture

Demetria Slyt, Opinion Writer

October 19, 2020

For those of you who aren’t aware, cancel culture refers to the mass withdrawal of support from public figures or celebrities who have done things that aren’t socially accepted today. This practice of “canceling” or mass shaming often occurs on social media platforms such as Twitter, Instagram,...

Demeaning Motivation Methods

Demeaning Motivation Methods

Brooke Kruger, Opinion Writer

October 19, 2020

With group fitness classes becoming increasingly popular, questions are being raised about the ethical concerns about fitness instructors and their different methods of motivation. Fitness classes are intended for participants to receive positive encouragement from a leader and tools for physical improvement. Fitn...

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Destiny Garcia, Staff Writer

October 16, 2020

If you keep up with current events surrounding the political world then you know the impact that the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg (RBG) made for the rights of others. Some of the rights that could potentially be affected is reproductive rights, voting rights, protections from discrimination, the fu...

College students are given the power to manipulate their GPAs

College students are given the power to manipulate their GPAs

Brooke Kruger, Opinion Writer

October 16, 2020

Last March, students of the University of North Dakota were given the opportunity to choose how they were evaluated in their classes. Students and staff alike were unprepared for the sudden change to virtual learning and both had little time to adjust to their new environment. Satisfactory/Unsatisfac...

Cafe Courtesy

Cafe Courtesy

Claire Weltz, Opinion Writer

October 12, 2020

College students are always on the hunt for a productive study spot. Whether it’s a great nook in the Chester Fritz Library or a window seat at Bully Brew, everyone has a go-to place to get work done, but with many precautions due to COVID-19, some of the rules have changed - especially in food-ser...

You are responsible for you

You are responsible for you

Demetria Slyt, Opinion Writer

October 12, 2020

Are we responsible for the thoughts, actions, or behaviors of others? Absolutely not. This is because everyone is their own person, in charge of their own lives and decisions. Does it make sense for us to take responsibility for our own shortcomings and mistakes OR to take responsibility for others'...

Group Projects, They Just Aren’t Working

Group Projects, They Just Aren’t Working

Brooke Kruger, Opinion Writer

October 12, 2020

There has been a long-standing debate between college students over the benefits of group work. Some prefer solo work, while others enjoy the help of a team. What students are not given the option of enough, is the ability to choose whether they want to work as part of a group.   For the students that despise gro...

Universities Across the Nation are Tying Coronavirus Clusters to Fraternity Parties

Universities Across the Nation are Tying Coronavirus Clusters to Fraternity Parties

Brooke Kruger, Opinion Writer

October 5, 2020

Climbing cases of COVID-19 among Greek life has threated to overrule universities’ carefully constructed plans for students to have a safe fall semester. Schools across the nation have traced Coronavirus outbreaks to social gatherings surrounding sporting events and Greek life. Specifically, fra...

Messy Rooms = Creative Minds

Messy Rooms = Creative Minds

Claire Weltz, Opinion Writer

October 5, 2020

When I was a little girl, my mom was always on my case about keeping my room clean. My desk was littered with cups, folded laundry piled up on my chair, and other odds and ends created a maze on my bedroom floor. To call it a pigsty would be an understatement. If you asked my mother, she was sure th...

Starbucks: The Dictator of Time

Starbucks: The Dictator of Time

Claire Weltz, Opinion Writer

September 28, 2020

As an ex-Starbucks barista, I am here to tell you that our calendar is no longer determined by the movements of the sun, moon, and stars. Time isn’t measured by cesium atoms - no, no, absolutely not. The most efficient way to keep track of the change of seasons is through the release of Starbucks...

Why 2020 is the Worst Year for Students’ Physical Health

Why 2020 is the Worst Year for Students’ Physical Health

Brooke Kruger, Opinion Writer

September 28, 2020

Students often prioritize mental health and academic requirements over physical health. With the coronavirus still on the rise and changing campus situations, 2020 may be even more devastating for the physical health in students than in previous years.   Choosing online and hybrid courses gives students the freedom to attend ...

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