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OPINION


Editorial Cartoons

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No intramurals this week? No problem

By Daniel Block
Posted on September 21, 2014 | Filed under Columns | Comments Off

As a collective group of diehard intramural fans, we are in the midst of the worst 10 days of the flag football season. From rainouts to Summit meetings to pledging activities, our beloved sport is being forced to play second fiddle to other university activities, meaning no games will be played until next week. The [...]

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See how SA allocates students’ money

By Optimist Editorial Board
Posted on September 21, 2014 | Filed under Editorials, Opinion | Comments Off

On Wednesday, the Students’ Association presented its proposal for the fall budget and passed it after making a few amendments. This year SA received $90,000 total from the university.
Included in every student’s tuition is a fee that goes to SA. The idea is that, in turn, this money will be spent in ways that benefit [...]

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Cartoon: SA Budget

By Ben Todd
Posted on September 21, 2014 | Filed under Editorial Cartoons | Comments Off

SA accidentally tweets the editable version of the school budget.
Daily Doodle Dosage by Ben Todd.

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Cartoon: Theater Fitness

By Ben Todd
Posted on September 19, 2014 | Filed under Editorial Cartoons | Comments Off

What the theater says about your fitness.
Daily Doodle Dosage by Ben Todd.

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About this whole senioritis thing

By Emily Seidel
Posted on September 18, 2014 | Filed under Columns | Comments Off

It’s the fourth week of the first semester of the school year, and all I can think about is May. That glorious day in the spring when I’ll finally be done with school.
As graduation creeps up, it’s extremely difficult for me not to act like I already have one foot out the door. You all [...]

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Getting old

By Marissa Jones
Posted on September 18, 2014 | Filed under Columns, Opinion | Comments Off

I think I’m getting old. The signs are all there.
I have several gray hairs. When I stand up after sitting for an extended period of time, I feel stiff. I can’t stay up as late as I used to (I’m completely useless after an all-nighter), I can’t sleep in as late as I used to [...]

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A skeptical Congress is right to arm rebels, FSA

By Optimist Editorial Board
Posted on September 18, 2014 | Filed under Editorials, Opinion | Comments Off

In the U.S. House of Representatives’ vote taken Wednesday, Congress approved Obama’s plan to combat ISIS by training Syrian rebels. The House was split 273 in favor and 156 in opposition of the amendment.
Though the plan is now approved, exactly what it will look like in action is unsure. President Obama has made it very [...]

Cartoon: Dorm room visitation

By Ben Todd
Posted on September 16, 2014 | Filed under Editorial Cartoons | Comments Off

The new visitation policy comes with a catch.
Daily Doodle Dosage by Ben Todd.

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The Editorial Board’s opinion on open-house hours

By Optimist Editorial Board
Posted on September 16, 2014 | Filed under Editorials | Comments Off

Last Monday, freshmen and sophomores all over campus could be heard rejoicing because more open-house hours were finally extended. And it’s about time.
Students of the opposite sex will now be able to visit each other’s dorm rooms on Wednesday and Thursday nights instead of having to find on- and off-campus places to hang with their [...]

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Get it together NFL

By Daniel Zepeda
Posted on September 16, 2014 | Filed under Columns, Opinion | Comments Off

There is a bad week, and then there is the NFL equivalent of a bad week.
The National Football League has undergone extreme scrutiny lately, primarily due to recent events involving domestic violence cases. The week of Sept. 8 can already be regarded as one of the ugliest for the league in recent memory.
Unless you’ve been [...]

Our campus microcosm

By Madeline Orr
Posted on September 16, 2014 | Filed under Columns | Comments Off

A microcosm is a situation that encompasses the characteristics of something much larger, but on a mini scale.
So living on a college campus, I can’t help but think about the structure of our university, especially student life, as a mini version of the larger “real world” that seems to linger outside of the Lunsford. It’s [...]

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Sharing books means sharing connections

By Allison Brown
Posted on September 16, 2014 | Filed under Columns, Opinion | Comments Off

Lately I’ve been thinking about books more than I normally do. Of course, if you know me, you know that I’ve always loved books. Books are not only my primary method of decoration in my room, but I’d say they might even have the top spot on my list of enjoyable recreational activities.
Someone recently asked me [...]