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Heart disease hits home

Ashly Higgins, Contributor

February 24, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Someone dies of heart disease every 90 seconds, according to the American Heart Association, but it took less than 60 seconds for heart disease to change my life forever. Around 11 pm on Oct. 9, 2014, my dad fell to the floor,...

Justice is Served

Tamarah Belton, Contributor

February 24, 2015

Filed under Opinion

  Before I grew dreadlocks, I was a materialistic person; I carried my hair straightener around as if it were a precious child. Now that I am growing dreadlocks I am becoming grounded and confident in who I am and wh...

Go Green

Sabrina Stevens, Contributor

February 24, 2015

Filed under Opinion

How many college students have held a job while in school? The last census revealed that more than 52 percent of college students worked part-time and almost 20 percent worked full-time. Chances are money is something you wan...

Slay the beast

Bryn Blumenthal, Contributor

February 23, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Digital is the ice-breathing dragon destroying the kingdom of book readers! Digital can destroy your eyes!  You strain your eyes when reading from an electronic device. People who spend more than two hours a day using digital screens are more l...

The Babel Fish

Maria Mackes, Contributor

February 23, 2015

Filed under Opinion

The Babel Fish, a fictitious animal created by Douglas Adams, is an instantaneous translator that is implanted in the ear and feeds off the brain waves of the host. Why protect our beautiful and diverse languages if it would be so much easier if we all spoke the same one? People might say that having a unified world language would be more ide...

CCPD reassures campus after USC shooting

Sydni Wilson, Staff Writer

February 23, 2015

Filed under News, Opinion

When the USC shooting took place on Feb. 5, some Columbia College students expressed concern that they weren’t notified. “So glad to see that Columbia College is more concerned with reminding us it’s cold and flu season...

Turnip for What?

Sabrina Stevens, Contributor

February 18, 2015

Filed under Opinion

“Why did you become vegetarian?” is the most annoying and most frequently asked question I have been asked in my 18 years. Most college students struggle with what they want to eat in the cafeteria, but you do not need...

Midnight Warrior

Shawnessy Whitmire, Contributor

February 18, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Before I started college, I watched countless videos on what to buy, how to manage my time and which way to fold my clothes. I was a nervous mess, too excited to sleep properly, which usually lead me to check all that I’d packed...

Paper trumps digital

Bryn Blumenthal, Contributor

February 18, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Books are my closest friends; real books, heavy books, not the ones that glow on a screen. I can’t apologize to the tree huggers out there. Paper, to me, makes a book real. You can feel the weight of each piece of paper as you turn page to page; you can hear...

Saving minority languages: That’s my mission

Maria Mackes, Contributor

February 18, 2015

Filed under Opinion

In about two generations, we will live in a world where over half of our world’s languages won’t exist. So what, you may say: It doesn’t affect our everyday life. We don’t have to pay higher taxes every time a culture...

Anime matters to me (and other women)

Catherine Allen, Contributor

February 18, 2015

Filed under Opinion

An obvious problem with anime jumps out at me, an avid anime fan: Female characters can only be strong when sexualized. When you think of anime’s depiction of women, exaggerated breasts and skimpy schoolgirl outfits come t...

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