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Rollins reacts to diversity at the Oscars and within theatre on campus

Growing up, I had a passion to act in theatre. When I was 12, I aspired to win an Academy Award. It did not take long to realize, however, that this dream was not something that I could really achieve. [...]

February 24, 2016 Op-Eds

How to Keep Flu Season at Bay

One of the most pressing issues of being a college student is figuring out how to ward off the dreaded common cold (or for those unlucky enough, the debilitating stomach virus or flu). Getting sick is one of the worst [...]

January 23, 2014 Op-Eds, Opinion
Designed By: Will Hauver, ‘15

Smokers Kicked to the Curb

Smokers feel segregated by the assigned smoking areas established by the current Rollins policy . In May of this past year I decided to fully embrace the notoriously unoptimistic challenge of cigarette smoking cessation. While I have had my own battles [...]

October 24, 2013 Op-Eds, Opinion

What’s the Purpose of College?

It’s senior year of high school. All down the hallways you hear conversations about college. Not so much about the intention behind attending college but more so which colleges to apply to and why those specific colleges. What are you planning on [...]

October 12, 2013 Op-Eds, Opinion

Experience Your Future, for Free

Paid or unpaid, internships are worth the experience Crap. Well, that was a milder version of the expletive, (okay, maybe an entire string of expletives) that were running through my mind at lightning speed as I watched my Mac desktop [...]

October 10, 2013 Op-Eds, Opinion

Is College a Right or a Privilege?

Like many of my fellow Americans, I spent countless hours my senior year in high school filling out various applications for colleges and scholarships. I mechanically completed them as they required little original thought or creativity. Then I reached the [...]

October 9, 2013 Op-Eds, Opinion
Photo from www.eastfieldcollege.edu

Keep it Classy

A little respect goes a long way in our world. Sexual misconduct in a professional setting, whether it’s academic or in the workplace, how far is too far? What makes us laugh and play along and what makes us cringe, [...]

October 3, 2013 Op-Eds, Opinion
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University of Alabama’s Not All White

The University of Alabama has long been a huge source of pride for the state with its long history of tradition and athletic excellence. I’m not a fan of American football, but the two names from collegiate football I never [...]

October 3, 2013 Op-Eds, Opinion
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Grand Theft America

In the year 2013 alone there have been five mass shootings in the United States that have resulted in a combined death toll of thirty people. Most of those incidents that occurred within the past year were reported on national [...]

October 3, 2013 Op-Eds, Opinion

Pageant Win Sends Shockwaves

The new Miss America sparks controversy on the Twitter-sphere. Tweets reveal racial slurs expressing viral America’s discontent of a woman of Indian descent bearing the coveted tiara. The glittering 741 Austrian crystals of Miss America iconography had barely grazed the [...]

September 26, 2013 Op-Eds, Opinion