Be more kind, less judgmental

When I was a child, my parents taught me lessons on how to be a good person. They taught me that smiles were infectious, a kind word can make someone’s day, and to be an all-around kind-hearted person. Using those lessons, I’ve stood up for others I saw being bullied and belittled. I've offered … [Read more...]

Honors students to present research at symposium March 25

The Redwine Honors Program’s 11th Annual Honors Symposium is scheduled for March 25 at 10 a.m. in Dillard 189. The event will compile honors students research projects, and offer a chance to present the findings followed by a faculty panel to discuss cultural diversity and contributions to their … [Read more...]

Student government debate focuses on candidates’ ideals

The first of two Student Government Association election debates introduced the candidates to the student body on Feb. 21. Once the floor was opened to questions, the candidates responded to issues that directly interest students. The first debate focused on the stances and positions they will … [Read more...]

Inauguration important no matter the vote

OUR VIEW: No matter who you voted for, it's important to wish for our country's success, regardless of the President.As the presidential inauguration date draws closer, part of the country will be donning their Make America Great Again hats and celebrating the induction of our President-elect Donald … [Read more...]

Student debaters talk political stereotypes

Even though the race to the White House has come to an end, the issues faced by both parties aren’t going away anytime soon. Manny Hoffmann, political science junior, and Marco Torres, history senior, the two students who took the Republican and Democratic stances at the student debate, have their … [Read more...]

Students back national Republican trends on immigration

"We have to build a wall, folks." Donald Trump, presidential candidate, said. "We have to build a wall."Students disagree.Mass deportation of illegal immigrants. No way, Jose.Give immigrants a chance to become legal citizens. Students are all for it. However the survey showed that immigration was … [Read more...]

Third parties and the “wasted” vote

American voters have a dilemma. In a democratic system, a candidate requires the support of many voters to win, making it practical to vote for more popular candidates an individual doesn't support.Tyler Brooks, clinical laboratory science freshman, said she is voting for Democrat Hillary Clinton … [Read more...]

Students cram together for final debate

As the third and final debate raged on, students packed together in the Sunwatcher Clubhouse to see the two presidential candidates' performance. Students crowded around the television, taking all of the seats and forcing some students to stand.“It went better than the first debates went in my … [Read more...]

Closed-minded voters vilify variety

With the presidential election less than eight months away, it is hard to have a conversation with someone without it eventually shifting towards politics. This is a topic I enjoy hearing about, but often dread actually discussing. Younger voters are especially vocal about their opinions in … [Read more...]

A duty to vote, not just a right

It's not just our right to vote – it's our duty. No, we aren't just talking about the national presidential elections, but the Student Government Association elections. The decisions and programs implemented by SGA will impact our everyday lives just as often as the decisions made by our next … [Read more...]