Don’t hate my date

When most young adults start college, parents and friends advise them not to get into a relationship for at least their first full year as freshmen. They are bombarded with reasons not to even date in college, like that their grades will go down, or they'll forget to make friends. Or, anyone's … [Read more...]

Societal pressures of motherhood

I’m 21 years old, nearing the end of my college career and I have been dating the man I plan to marry for two years. For some reason, this is the magic formula that makes every other female in the universe and most married males ask me about children. How many I want, what do I plan to name them, … [Read more...]

Weather the storms together

OUR VIEW: Everyone should encourage and mourn together. While everyone mourns the loss of cornerback Robert Grays, business sophomore, dozens of foreign exchange students wait for a message, a call, a text, anything to hear from their families back home, and the rest of the community needs to … [Read more...]

Living the student-mom-working life

Being a single mom, part-time student and part-time employee at Chipotle are three things that don't go together smoothly. I lose sleep, spend 90 percent of my time running around like a chicken with its head cut off, doing my makeup with one hand and changing a diaper with the other (not … [Read more...]

Truths of having an emotional support animal

Mental health is a pressing matter — depression and anxiety can be considered taboo, especially in the African-American community. We don’t talk about it. We have people grow up with destructive coping methods, like alcohol, drugs or self-harm, because they never talked about these issues as … [Read more...]

Easy Ramen recipes for broke living

Between cramming for tests, doing extra credit assignments and working 20 hours a week, students have to figure out a way to feed themselves. What better way to fix our hunger on a budget than with a package of noodles that likely has a longer shelf life than the average college student? Face it — … [Read more...]

Panda Express vs. Panda Kitchen: Battle of the orange chicken

Like most broke college students, we usually get hungry, especially when the dining halls are closed. This rang true for me on Labor Day. Mesquite Dining Hall was the only on campus restaurant open, and the food did not look appetizing. Thanks to my love of food, especially of the Asian variety, I … [Read more...]

Weekend dining needs improvement

OUR VIEW: More than just Mesquite Dining Hall should be open on weekends. When students signed up for a meal plan, there's no indication of the times that the various dining spots on campus are actually open. Students think they can go anywhere, anytime — but that isn't the case. Chick Fil A, … [Read more...]

Waiting is worth it

OUR VIEW: The first football game and tailgate should've been later in the semester, not the first week of school. Everyone knows the drill. Bright lights. All day tailgating. Greeks setting up trashketball, corn hole and their giant letters in the dusty, gravel parking lot. Girls and boys alike … [Read more...]

When campus police failed me

Stranded in a Chili’s parking lot in 100 degree weather with no one to come help me — you would think I could call the campus police, right? Apparently not. On Aug. 23, my friend and I walked to my car from Chili's to go to Walmart, but it wouldn’t start. I had no jumper cables and no one to help … [Read more...]