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Interest in science, passion for communication

When going to college, one of the first decisions for most students is what major they will be studying. For me, it was a no-brainer that I wanted to pursue a science degree and go into the pharmaceutical field when I graduated. This proved to be quite more of a task than I had originally […]


What college means to me

My whole life, I never really questioned if I was going to go to college. Attending college was always just something that I always wanted to do, and I knew that I would someday. Growing up, education was always important to me. Maybe it was because my mom was a teacher, but I always wanted to […]


Do C’s get degrees and friends?

In college, I have learned a few things about choosing people to surround myself with, especially pertaining to grades. During my freshman year of college, I spent the first semester in my dorm doing nothing other than watching Law and Order SVU and completing my homework. I did not spend time hanging out with my Living and […]

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Male birth control: Paving the way to gender equality?

Our 21st century’s couture is designed with opinions of different colors. From beliefs on marriage equality and gender equality, topics of controversy are common, if not expected, among our social media feeds. It is common to scroll through Twitter or Facebook and come across an opinion with which you agree. But, it is even more […]

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Time to give thanks by celebrating… Christmas?

Christmas is considered the most wonderful time of the year by many, so it only makes sense that it is seemingly being celebrated earlier and earlier with each coming year. However, in celebrating one of the world’s most anticipated events, another well known holiday, Thanksgiving, has seemingly taken to the sidelines. If you ask me, a holiday […]

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Voting in a small town: Littlestown

What is it like to vote in a small town? I can’t speak for everyone in a small town but I can speak for my own. I grew up in Littlestown, Pa., and the name speaks for itself; it’s quite the little town and probably one that you have heard little about. According to the […]

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He is our president, what now?

Donald Trump is going to be the 45th president of the United States of America; this is now inevitable. If this is already decided, then why is there still so much outrage, violence, hatred and dissension amongst people all over America and the world? It is important to establish and voice your beliefs when the […]


Is being busy beneficial?

Everyone knows what it’s like to be busy. There is homework, projects, papers, any and all school work. On top of that, there are students that take up extracurricular activities such as sports, clubs, a job and any other hobbies. You may feel as if you have no time for anything when it comes to […]


College: A transformation of self

In their 2008 song “Coffee’s For Closers,” Fall Out Boy’s frontman Patrick Stump once said, “change will come.” Although he was personally referencing how people stopped believing in the goodwill of man and the ability to change the world in the ‘90s, the lyric also applies to the four years that college students go through […]

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The damage of societal expectations

No matter how many days I swam during the summer, played soccer in the fall, participated in softball in the spring, and figure skated all year, I always had some baby fat during my adolescence that clung to my midsection. I was never the smallest girl in the room, and it never seemed to matter […]

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Bullying is more than just a phase

Bullying is a word that is used far too often in today’s society. Growing up, a parent never wants to hear that their child is being bullied. You wish that it would never happen to you. Emotional, physical and cyber, bullying varies, and happens too often. Bullying can become an extreme issue for children as they grow up. […]

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Reboots and spin-offs and sequels, oh my!

Hey everyone, remember every well-known movie or television show created in the past 30 or 40 years?? Chances are it is either being remade, rebooted or rehashed, or already has been. In recent years, the film industry, as well as the television industry, have been churning out more and more movies and programs based on previously […]


A walk through Arlington National Cemetery

Nov. 11 is the day that marked the signing of the armistice between the Allied forces and Germany to end World War I. Most recognize this day as Veterans Day, which is a federal holiday that recognizes all veterans from all wars for their sacrifice. On Veterans Day I think of the trips that I […]

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How much work is too much work?

Everyone knows that college can be stressful and demanding. Are students working too much or are they not working hard enough? Some students push themselves to the maximum, take 18 credits, volunteer in clubs, have obligations such as off-campus jobs and try to maintain a decent GPAs while others do the bare minimum and just […]

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15 things to consider when having a roommate

There are many stresses that come with being a college student. Tuition, classwork, internships and whom Kyle was talking to at that party that one weekend, all come to mind. Among these tragic issues, dealing with a roommate can either be a walk in the park, or a total nightmare. Every experience with a roommate […]


College, are you killing our creativity?

Education is such an important aspect of our lives. As millennials, we are raised with the idea that without a good education, we won’t be able to go too far in life or be successful. I believe that is true, to a certain extent. Without a college degree, a person is often limited to the […]

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The tough relationship known as college

Choosing where you go to college is an enormous task, and one of the biggest decisions that one makes in their life, if not the biggest. Most people tour a variety of schools to see what types of majors they offer and what opportunities are given both academically and socially, in hopes that they fall […]

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Pot, partying, and… passing?

For years there has been a negative stigma placed on the college scene, as it is often viewed as a place full of partying, alcohol and drugs. Moving away to college allows students to be away from their parents and ultimately on their own. This sense of independence can come along with many temptations because […]


Potential new zodiac sign causes panic

“What’s your sign?” is often just thought of as a stereotypical cheesy pickup line, or something you ask your friend when you want to read them their horoscope in your favorite magazine. However, if you’re one to believe the rumors, your answer to that question might soon change. Recently, rumors have been swirling around the […]

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College relationships: What’s right? What’s wrong?

College can be a very exciting chapter in one’s life. It is a time for new experiences and new relationships. Sometimes those relationships are platonic and other times they are romantic. Being around a new group of people can be exciting. And, sometimes, in that sea of new people, two students find their way to each […]


College Shopping: Getting a bang for your buck

Friday morning… the beginning of our weekend, the most glorious day of the week; why? because it’s payday. When we wake up, the first thing most college students do is check their mobile bank app to see if their direct deposit arrived. Once the money is in the bank, what is the first thing we […]

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Pack your bags: the weekend is here

It is that time again. It happens every week. Classes are over, you can stay in and relax. Nothing to worry about until you start your week again on Monday. That’s right, I’m talking about the weekend. You look forward to it all week and once it is here you just wish for it to […]

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Social media: Trump’s greatest weapon

Trump…Trump… and more Trump. That is all that we see throughout the day while scrolling on our Twitter, Facebook and even Instagram feeds. Whether you like him or hate him, follow him or do not follow him, Donald Trump, the Republican candidate in the 2016 election, is always there. The good, the bad and the ugly. […]

The life of someone who does not know who to vote for

I am a registered independent who was raised by a conservative family and goes to a liberal arts school. For somebody like me who doesn’t really know much about politics, an election—especially one as important as this one—is extremely stressful. Sure, I have opinions on a lot of the topics that are being pressed, but […]