Archive | Perspectives

Opinions from editors, staff writers and members of the college community.

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Credit cards more like debt cards

When I was younger, I was always that kid in the grocery store that begged her parents to be able to slide their credit card at the end of the order. Sliding that card meant that you were acting like a grown up. Now, at the age of 21, it is the total opposite when […]

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What is the need for an AR-15?

By no means do I believe that guns should be completely wiped off the face of the planet, but there does come a point where a discussion needs to happen on what guns should be readily available to the public. Take a look at some of the statistics regarding mass shootings in the United States […]


Should the voting age be lowered?

In the wake of tragedy, kids are ready to fight. After the horrific act of violence at Stoneman Douglas High School, where 17 students and faculty members were killed, the students are calling for change. At the front lines, students are calling out politicians and advocating for gun control. Since they are high school students, many are not old enough to vote. This begs […]


College Survival Guide: Credit cards

Spiders. Clowns. Heights. Darkness. Death. These are some of the most commonly considered fears. Death especially can be a frightening thought. The fear of the unknown afterlife is one that affects 68 percent of people, according to Statistic Brian. But according to a survey by the financial-advice website Credible, young adults fear one thing more […]

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Philadelphia perfect fit for Amazon

Back in September, Amazon announced plans to build a second headquarters in North America, labeled the HQ2. Along with this announcement, nearly every major city in North America submitted a bid to Amazon, resulting in over 200 bids being submitted. Just a few weeks ago, Amazon released a list of the top twenty cities that it […]

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The whitest black kid

“You are the whitest black kid I have ever met.” “Why don’t you speak like an actual black person? You definitely want to be white, like them.” “You are a white boy trapped in a black boy’s body.” I grew up in Cape May, N.J. and went to Middle Township High School. As soon as […]

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Philadelphia fans like no other

Philadelphia sports fans bring a certain type of passion that no other fanbase poses; however, Philly fans have gotten a lot of hate over the years from the media, as well as opposing teams. There have been incidents over the years involving Philly fans, but that happens to every sports franchise. Fans of Philadelphia get […]


The way we don’t see it: fantasizing abusive relationships

Some of the most popular films for romance-enthusiasts are actually exemplary instances of dating violence. Look at movies such as “The Notebook” and “Fifty Shades of Grey.” “The Notebook” is considered one of the most romantic films of all time; however, Noah Calhoun and Allie Hamilton have one of the most abusive and destructive relationships in […]

NO MORE domestic violence in the NFL

From what started in the fall of 2014, headlines about domestic violence and sexual assault began to dominate all news stations around the world, bringing with them unprecedented attention and vital conversation around these critical issues. Soon after, in an expansion of an ongoing partnership with NO MORE and the National Football League, the NFL […]


Counting my way to an eating disorder

Editor’s Note: Language and description in this article may trigger those who are or have been affected by an eating disorder. Eating disorders affect each person differently. This is just one story. Calorie counting apps trigger eating disorders With a new year comes New Year’s resolutions. Many people vow to stay healthy, get fit and […]


Be smart with a smartphone

How many times do you think an average person looks at their phone? Teenagers seem to be attached at the hip to their phones or devices. With social media platform popularity increasing each day, it seems that adult supervision can lack and children may need more super vision. With today’s technology, one can purchase a […]


I will speak up against sexual assault

In the past year, it has felt like nearly every day, a new story of sexual abuse, assault or harassment surfaces on the news. However, very few of these stories are about recent incidents. More often, you find out that the assault had happened years ago. According to RAINN, every 98 seconds an American is […]


LinkedIn the best way to go

Most college students start to panic during their junior year of college. They are close to graduating, and once they graduate from college, it is time to walk into the real world. Bills start piling up. You apply to multiple jobs but still have no luck.  Fortunately, it is not the end of the the […]


Trump’s religious freedom division allows health care denial

Throughout his time of being called “Mr. President,” Donald Trump has made it hard for us Americans to live. Almost everything he and his administration promised his supporters he would do is becoming our reality in 2018. According to a New York Times article, on Jan. 25, Trump and his administration decided to extend the religious freedom […]

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The human race: man or machine?

Are we, as a species, biological machines? Were we created by higher beings? If yes, why? What actually defines free will? These questions were flowing through my mind after watching thought-provoking sci-fi films such as “Blade Runner 2049” and “Alien: Covenant.” Ever since walking out of those movies several months ago, I’ve been debating about […]


Wishing my childhood away

Growing up in the early 2000s is far different than growing up in the early ’90s. I was only three years old in 2000, which was still in my baby stages. I did not have as much time with Barbies as a normal little girl would. Many things developed in the 21st century, such as technology. I […]


Clean eating trend a risky way of living

When it comes to food, there are all types of ways people eat or don’t eat. In America, we like to make these different ways of eating or not eating socially acceptable trends. Eating should be a matter of pleasure in indulgence, not a matter in pain in indulgence. Clean eating is the practice of following a strict diet that contains only […]

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Is technology controlling the 21st century?

Are you addicted to technology? Technology plays a huge role in today’s world. It has evolved greatly in the past few decades. You might always hear stories from your grandparents or parents about how they lived a life without technology. Maybe they mention how big their phones were and how hard it was to communicate to other […]

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This is the outlet where the the glade plug-in started to burn. This is with the replaced outlet but the cover is the same one. You can see where it started to burn.

Why you should reconsider buying a plug-in wall freshener

There are only two plug-ins that do not contain any phthalates, Febreze Air Effects Air freshener and Renuzit Subtle Effects; however, they still can cause harm to your outlet. According to Green Facts, “Phthalates are a group of man-made chemicals that are structurally related to the organic acid, phthalic acid.” Glade, Febreze and Airwick are […]


Binge-watching bad for health

Binge-watching is a favorite pastime for many people in America. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Americans spend an average of 2 hours and 49 minutes watching television every day. Two hours of the day that could have been spent doing productive work and experiencing life are used to watch television. Instead of being […]


‘What’s your damage, Heather?’

Fans of the original “Heathers” are waiting anxiously for the television adaption; though they are excited, many are questioning the route the show will take as a result of the unusual casting choices. With countless articles and quizzes being published reliving the ’90s, it is certainly fair to say that people miss the ’90s a […]

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YouTube’s new demonetization policy hurts creators

Imagine you are the creator of a popular YouTube channel and have been running it for many years. Your success has led to millions of views on your videos, hundreds of thousands of subscribers to your channel and a revenue that has allowed you to get paid for all of your hard work. The 15 […]