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Can I Choose?

Tamarah Belton, Contributor

March 18, 2015

Filed under Opinion

My hair does not define where I came from, who I am or who I am going to be. This is the day I will prove it to myself. April 16, 2013. I sit in my cousin’s living room, her scissors behind me on the coffee table. She...

Organizations empower female drummers

Kara Anderson, Staff Writer

March 9, 2015

Filed under Opinion

A growing number of organizations in the last decade have fought to establish a global community of female beat-makers. I want you to know about three advocates for gender equality in percussion that have gained international...

Jane Austen converted me

Bryn Blumenthal, Contributor

March 8, 2015

Filed under Opinion

I was a senior in high school when Jane Austen changed forever the way I read books. In the advanced placement literature class we were assigned the analysis a novel, and I chose “Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen. I had not read...

Solo player

Catherine Allen, Contributor

March 8, 2015

Filed under Opinion

“Dragon Ball Z” ruined my middle school life and did so within 20 minutes. My middle school was host to a sleepover for the top 20 reading scorers. And, being the competitive nerd that I am, I was right near the top of...

The Web gives you an outlet to books

Megan Robinson, Contributor

March 8, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Something I love almost as much as print books are websites and apps about print books! I’m going to share with you some of my favorite apps and websites devoted to books. Goodreads I’m anxious for anything that is...

Know the facts, save a life

Ashly Higgins, Contributor

March 8, 2015

Filed under Opinion

If a man fell on the ground clutching his chest, you’d know he’s having a heart attack, but if a woman complained of jaw pain, nausea and cold sweats, so what? I’m going to show you how to identify the astounding difference...

Rule #2: Friends show compassion

Jessica Wagoner, Contributor

March 8, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Friends teach you compassion, compassion leads to altruistic behavior and altruistic behavior benefits your health. I’ve scoured the Internet to find information that will challenge your views on compassion and its components,...

Speak out against mental illness misrepresentation

Sydni Wilson, Staff Writer

March 8, 2015

Filed under Opinion

If you believe mental health illnesses are represented fairly, you’re wrong. So I’m going to send you to different online sources that show the truth about mental illnesses. Sufferers come out about mental illnesses People with mental illn...

Stereotypes restrain female drummers

Kara Anderson, Staff Writer

February 28, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Drumsticks in hand, I climbed the lumber pile that my family used for our woodstove, duct-taped a stick to the bottom of my right foot, sat down and beat the pieces of wood around me. I was eight 8 years old, and I just wanted t...

Why Print Books Matter?

Megan Robinson, Contributor

February 28, 2015

Filed under Opinion

I’m 3 years old, and my mom grabs my hand and whisks me off to bed for a story before I sleep, and I’m not unhappy because she’s reading me “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” by Laura Numeroff, an American author and illustrator. On...

Friends give benefits

Jessica Wagoner, Contributor

February 25, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Rule#1: You need friends Make some friends, but only if you’re interested in fighting illness, promoting happiness and lengthening your life. My friends have made my college years the happiest and healthiest of my life....

Mental health matters: stigma and discrimination

Sydni Wilson, Staff Writer

February 25, 2015

Filed under Opinion

I put off seeking medical help for my own mental illness for too long because I was afraid of my friends’ and family’s reactions if they found out. After nearly a year and a half of feeling like something wasn’t right...

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