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What it means to be vegan

What it means to be vegan

The concept of being vegetarian, maintaining a diet that does not include meat, is fairly well known today. A similar, but less known, diet is known as being vegan. Following a vegan diet and lifestyle is different than a vegetarian one because being vegan goes beyond just avoiding meat. Vegans do not consume or use...

Letter to the Editor: WSU Right to Strike

Letter to the Editor: WSU Right to Strike

By Matt Raska The impending strike of Wright State professors brings to mind the typical process for prospective visiting students: some trivia, an outline of fun activities, a tour around campus. In the past few years, Wright State has obtained several shiny new jewels: a Student Success Center, a neuroscience building, the Wright State physicians...

The not-so-fun, spooky dating trend taking effect

The not-so-fun, spooky dating trend taking effect

  With cuffing season in full swing and new relationships emerging, there’s a new dating trend appearing. And it isn’t the fun kind of scary. It’s called Zombieing – where the person you were talking to or seeing randomly falls off the grid, however, unlike ghosting, this person comes back months later as if they...

Break the ice with new classmates

Break the ice with new classmates

For many, especially college students, breaking the ice with a stranger can be difficult. The first day of classes can be a person’s worst nightmare, so here are some tips that might help on those frightening yet exciting days. First, come prepared. This may sound obvious, but many students can relate to being asked a...

Opinion: Why the new year is scary

It the start of a new year, which for many only means “starting over” and for others nothing changes. This is because those with expectations of a random fresh start set themselves up to be let down. Think about it:  if December 31 is on a Tuesday and January 1 is on a Wednesday, New...

Fall in love with fall with these unique crafts

Welcome one, welcome fall. Decorate your dorm this autumn season with hand-made, unique crafts. As the leaves change from green to orange and the boots and scarves join the wardrobe, make the most of this magical time. With Halloween behind us, let’s move from skulls and candy to turkeys and pumpkin pie. Explore your creative...

Candy recommendations for this Halloween

Every year on Oct. 31, kids, teenagers and adults amble around neighborhoods where they are clothed in some type of frightening, humorous, or cute costume and go door-to-door where they say “trick-or-treat” and inquire about candy. Candy will either be given by the homeowner or they may be left in some type of bowl resting...

Meeting Maggie Stiefvater

Author Maggie Stiefvater came to an independent bookstore known as Joseph-Beth Booksellers located in Cincinnati, Ohio. In the vast and spacious bookstore with a mini bistro, rows and rows of books stacked neatly everywhere from first to second floor, readers conglomerated in an area full of wooden seats, dedicated to the event. Attendees had the...

Opinion: the irony of the white walls of the Creative Arts Center

During the renovation of Wright State’s Creative Arts Center (CAC) last year, the building has been “modernized.” It has been transformed into an innovative center meant to sufficiently accommodate all the student artists who study and create here at Wright State University. A loose definition of modern architecture describes a design that ignores tradition. This...