Archives for December 4, 2017

Climbing the ladder from film critic to editor

My journey started simply with a suggestion from a faculty member: write for the school newspaper. I had spent the 30 minutes prior to that suggestion talking about how much I love watching and discussing film. I distinctly remember that day and not for a moment did I think it would lead me to where … [Read more...]

Global enrollment continues to grow thanks to university’s outreach program

The wall and shelves of Randy Glean, director of the Office of International Student Services, are filled with pictures of smiling students, the result of his 20 years spent bringing in students from 46 countries to the university. “I got to travel the world, see more than 3,000 students come … [Read more...]

Ethnicity’s role in multicultural sororities

Because a college campus prides itself on diversity, out of the nine sororities on campus, five are multicultural. Although there are five sororities for girls of different ethnicities to join, these girls may feel their ethnicity can bar them from joining others — like predominantly white … [Read more...]

Baptist Student Ministry members discuss discrimination in religious organizations

Though religious organizations on campus try their hardest to make students feel comfortable, some students may feel discriminated against. Because discrimination may be based on skin color, gender, political views, religion or sexual orientation, this might lead some people to ask, "Is there … [Read more...]

ADA compliance still an issue on campus with older buildings

Living with a disability means there is a certain dependency on ramps, braille, elevators and automatic doors in buildings. But although the Americans with Disabilities Act has now enforced buildings to include these things, students with disabilities are still faced with buildings that are not ADA … [Read more...]

Greeks prey to stereotypes; still a ‘necessity’

It's the first night of recruitment, 80 anxious girls await the start of their Greek life experience. Each girl already has an idea of which sorority they would like to be apart of and what that sorority is like. The Greek community on college campuses provides students a chance to gain … [Read more...]

Rednecks: ‘It’s just a way of life’; ‘You get to yell, ‘yee yee’ whenever

A redneck can be identified by their camouflage shirts, boots, cowboy belts, or by their Southern drawl and hospitality. However, these characteristics can also stereotype a redneck. The well-known definition, which came into common usage in the ‘30s, stems from farmers whose necks have been … [Read more...]

LGBTQ students’ journey from discrimination to acceptance

They are just like everyone else on campus. They have the same likes, dislikes and struggles. They eat in the same cafeteria, walk in the same halls and attend the same classes. Though they are just like any other student on campus, they have had a history of discrimination here. Those who … [Read more...]

Students fate uncertain pending a possible end to DACA

With the possible cancellation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and Dreamers program, an estimated 800,000 dreamers are at risk of being deported. In September, the Trump administration announced it was rescinding DACA pending a six-month delay. Until Congress passes a law to grant … [Read more...]