What I’ve learned through undergrad research

A typical week of research begins by meeting with James Masuoka, associate professor of biology, to discuss the preparations that need to be made for our experiment. Preparations include calculations to determine proper dosages, creating stock cultures of Candida albicans, which is a fungus that … [Read more...]

SGA needs to get it together

OUR VIEW: After three cancelled meetings that still remained on the event calendar, SGA officers needs to properly communicate meeting details. Student Government Association had its meeting on the university event calendar, and a handful of students headed over to Dillard 101 for the meeting … [Read more...]

War hero to be new provost

SATIRE The provost task force is pleased to announce they have found a "well-rounded and overqualified" candidate to take on the job as provost and vice president of academic affairs. The task force has picked Anakin Skywalker, who prefers to be called the "Lord Vader" by those below him, to fill … [Read more...]

Love’s Labour’s Lost worth every second

I went to see the production of Shakespeare’s “Love’s Labour’s Lost” on March 4 — this is the third play I’ve seen put on by the theater department. I loved the previous two I had seen, so I had high expectations. Boy, were they met. I loved every second of the play. Looking over the program … [Read more...]

Be safe during spring break — in more than one way

OUR VIEW: We want all of our students to come back to campus safe and sound — so please, be careful. Spring break is just around the corner, and we know it's the time for everyone to relax and take a mental break from the stresses of school, whether that means going home for a week, hitting the … [Read more...]

Logan gives Hugh Jackman proper Wolverine sendoff

I was greatly impressed with Fox Studio's release of Deadpool, last year. It was refreshing to see a modern comic book movie take such a bold risk in service of adapting its character faithfully. This is the same feeling I had when leaving Logan. Logan takes place in a near future where mutants … [Read more...]

1200 gather to mourn the loss of Jeremy

SATIRE Like the feeling that accompanies eating the last extra fry found at the bottom of a McDonald's to-go bag, students were grief-stricken as they remembered Jeremy, the beloved and most personable squirrel on campus. Jeremy's carcass was found flattened like a well-tenderized flank steak at … [Read more...]

The day my brain exploded

I had a ticking bomb inside the vessels of my brain and it almost ended my life. I lost my memory for nine days, but I do remember the daylight. Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012 started out just like any other day. I woke up by 7 a.m. and got ready for my 9-5 shift at work. The nagging headache I'd had since … [Read more...]

Peña, Warren know how to get things done

OUR VIEW: Although all candidates would make a valiant effort, we feel Maria Peña and Jacob Warren would make the most successful SGA president and vice president, respectively. Both Maria Peña and Jacob Warren have been involved with SGA for the majority of their time at the university, and … [Read more...]

Fulfilling our liberal arts mission

Dear Editor, As manufacturing jobs continue to disappear, a college degree is increasingly critical to social mobility. Additionally, the university is subject to increased pressures from all directions. Funding often comes with stipulations that privilege fiscal concerns over educational ones — … [Read more...]