Category: Perspectives

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

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How having divorced parents has made me more independent

How having divorced parents has made me more independent

It was on Aug. 10, 2010 that my parents sat my brother and me down at the kitchen table and said they were getting a divorce. I didn’t know it then, b [...]
Why I see myself in Miss America, Miss USA, Miss Teen USA and Miss Universe

Why I see myself in Miss America, Miss USA, Miss Teen USA and Miss Universe

Never before in history have we seen black elegance surface to the top, until now. Miss America, Miss USA, Miss Teen USA and Miss Universe being t [...]
A Gen Z perspective on impeachment

A Gen Z perspective on impeachment

Recently, President Trump has been accused of using his position to abuse the power of the presidency. The president was accused of several impeachabl [...]
March For Our Lives: Ending gun violence

March For Our Lives: Ending gun violence

Since 2015, there have been an average of 350 unintentional shootings by children per year, translating to one shooting per day. Nearly 40,000 peo [...]
Confidence is contagious

Confidence is contagious

Playing sports my whole life has taught me a lot about how the world works. I have learned lessons through games and practices that I am able to use t [...]
Love is now found in a few swipes on your phone

Love is now found in a few swipes on your phone

In today’s modern world with advances in technology and social media, social interactions and relationships have taken a turn in the wrong direction. [...]
Philly Sports Mascots: How I feel about them

Philly Sports Mascots: How I feel about them

When it comes to mascots of Philadelphia sports teams, you can definitely see that some people are in favor of some over others. This is seen between [...]
Parkour has made me feel like I’m one jump ahead

Parkour has made me feel like I’m one jump ahead

Parkour has been a big part of my life for many years now. It fades in and out in terms of my level of dedication but I feel it will always be present [...]
It’s not a goodbye, it’s a see you later

It’s not a goodbye, it’s a see you later

“It’s not a goodbye, it’s a see you later.” This is what my best friend Mariana and I say whenever we see each other now. If we’re lucky, we get to se [...]
You left but you never left

You left but you never left

It was a Monday morning when the phone rang during the first-block. It was study-hall and no one was in the room, not even the teacher, except me. But [...]
A beginner’s guide to therapy

A beginner’s guide to therapy

For about a year now I have been seeing a therapist from counseling and psychological services. Over the past year, I have reflected on my growth from [...]
Time like a rolling stone gathers no moss

Time like a rolling stone gathers no moss

Isaac Newton’s first law of physics states that “An object that is in motion will stay in motion until it is acted upon by a greater force.” In thi [...]
In memory of DeShawn Price, 2000-2019

In memory of DeShawn Price, 2000-2019

“Expect the unexpected” was always your saying and I guess you were right. When it comes to life, we do have to expect the unexpected, because none of [...]
How my life changed after the car accident

How my life changed after the car accident

Can I still play the sport I love? Will I still go to college for the sport I love? Those were some of the questions I asked myself after Wednesday, D [...]
The missing piece to my family

The missing piece to my family

I thought all my life I was one of five children, Matt, Rick, Caitlyn, me and my twin brother George. That’s how it was for 18 years of my life. Until [...]
A letter to my mom

A letter to my mom

Dear Mama, I just wanted to say thank you. From the moment I was born to this day, I have felt an overwhelming amount of love from you and beca [...]
The importance of family to me

The importance of family to me

Before I brought my car onto campus, my only way back to Lancaster was via train. I have never used public transportation before, so having to adjust [...]
The sophomore slump I prevented

The sophomore slump I prevented

My freshman year was over and it was time to enjoy the summer. I was happy with how I finished the end of the semester, so I felt more comfortable rel [...]
How my family found Gunner at the SPCA

How my family found Gunner at the SPCA

My dog was one of my best friends. We got him when I was 6 years old, and he was the first thing I loved.  My family and I had to put him down over [...]
Being an aunt of five at 20 years old

Being an aunt of five at 20 years old

I will never forget that day. Running into the hospital unaware of what was happening. Being told there was a surprise waiting for me. Oct. 2, 2006 [...]
How my grandparents met during war

How my grandparents met during war

When I was younger, I always used to think that everyone’s grandparents lived with them. I was lucky enough to always have them there but their journe [...]
Autism through a brother’s eyes

Autism through a brother’s eyes

One of the most influential parts of my life was the day I learned I was to become a big brother. I was three years old. I always had an idea in my he [...]
Sexual orientation isn’t a choice; it’s what you’re born with

Sexual orientation isn’t a choice; it’s what you’re born with

Everyone knows that the LGBT community goes through a lot of people giving negative comments or people not really knowing what they go through. But on [...]
From hitting rock bottom to feeling better than ever

From hitting rock bottom to feeling better than ever

Editor's Note: The following article touches on aspects of self-harming. According to the University of Portland, one in four high school girls in [...]
How horseback riding changed my life in more ways than one

How horseback riding changed my life in more ways than one

You wouldn’t know it if you looked at me now but I came into the world a little too early - three weeks, to be exact - and as a result, I suffered fro [...]
Cutting it close: balancing work, while going to school

Cutting it close: balancing work, while going to school

Joan announced she is going to try something new: “Shave it all off!” “Joan, are you sure?” I said. "You’ve worn the same hairstyle for the past si [...]
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