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Art is Important

Peter VanDerZanden, Reporter

February 28, 2017

During elementary school and middle school students are required (some might say forced) to take art classes. After talking with a variety of students most  of them did not like these classes. They didn’t like the teachers, the content, the time commitment pretty much the whole class. I think this e...

Creating a Positive Life

Creating a Positive Life

Elizabeth Jackson, Reporter

February 15, 2017

It may be ironic that I’m writing an article about positivity. I’ve been told far too many times by my parents that I complain too much and that I need to count my blessings. Recently, I’ve coined the nickname, “Whiny Beth”. But in my opinion, it’s never too late to try and change the way ...

We Won’t ‘Shut our Mouths’: A Message from the media to Steve Bannon

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Lisa Cochran, Co-Editor in Chief

February 15, 2017

The recently appointed chief strategist, Steve Bannon, has made derogatory claims against the media. More specifically, he has alleged that the media is “the opposition party” and that the media “needs to shut its mouth.” What incited this exactly? We are ricocheting into a time where the media i...

Snowden: a Question of Ethics

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Lisa Cochran, Co-editor in Chief

February 10, 2017

In the world of U.S Government policy, Edward Snowden is a multi-faceted figure. As a former CIA employee, his actions in revealing the covert operations of the United States Government and the National Security Agency have created an ethical dilemma and a question of how our country should deal wit...

The language of life

The language of life

Skip Stevens, The Reporter

February 6, 2017

Listen… can you hear that? The music? It’s playing all around us: the strings of events taking place; the drums of heartbeats as they keep the rhythm of life; the bass lines behind what is underlying our existence; the vocals shouting notes of emotion for the entire world to hear?   Ca...

A Love Letter to my Honda Civic

Hot Red Honda Civic. Nothing better.

Tifany Chu, Opinion Editor

December 18, 2016

Dependable, Sustainable, Phenomenal, not only are these used to describe me, but also the Honda Civic. Unlike the unreliable sources of opinions that make up the rhetoric of lies  from the opposing article , I’m here to hit you with the facts. Undoubtedly, the Honda Civic is the best 5 passenger ...

In The Defense of The Prius

In The Defense of The Prius

Hayley Martens, Campus Life Editor

December 16, 2016

Let me just start this out with a statement. The Prius is the best car out there. Really. When you see your friend’s prius zipping down the road to pick you up you know it’s going to be a fun adventure and a real steal. Maybe you only have $5 for gas? Don’t sweat it! You can still get where you...

Love and Hate: strong words indeed

Love and Hate: strong words indeed

Skip Stevens, The Reporter

December 5, 2016

Hate: an intense disliking, distaste for, or animosity; detestation. Love: a.) An intense affection for another person based on familial or personal ties; b.) An intense attraction to another person based largely on sexual desire; c.) God’s benevolence and mercy towards man and man’s dev...

Winter Where Ya At

Winter Where Ya At

Achala Thippeswamy, Reporter

December 5, 2016

While people would be bracing themselves for the harsh Iowa winter by this time of year, most of us have noticed that it is much warmer than it has been these past years. By the end of November, the first snowfall has usually passed and temperatures are below 0. We should be trudging around in knee high...

No one likes turkey

No one likes turkey

Tifany Chu, Opinion Editor

December 5, 2016

It's November now, the sun decided it was time to stop playing games and to finally enter seasonal depression like the rest of us. Between the fun that is Halloween and the festivities of Christmas, comes the in between mess that is Thanksgiving. Apart from dodging personal questions this year, one also h...