Category: Opinions

Who's the real bigot?

At this point you would have to still be living under a pile of study guides and textbooks from finals week to be unaware of the Phil Robertson fiasco. But in case you’re just now emerging from a post-finals coma induced by Red Bull withdraw, here’s what happened: This past week GQ released a piece...

The truth and the media

The media is all-powerful. It’ll tell you what you should be eating, wearing and doing. It’ll tell you what TV show you should be watching, what exercise you should be doing and what side of a court case you should be on. Almost gone are the days of the serious newscast, and when there is...

Combating finals stress

Combating stress. It always seems to be this way when it gets to holiday time. Things began stacking up; the assignments that looked so far away on the second page of the syllabus seem so ominous. Family starts invading, but at least they bring food with them. Graduate School applications. Exams. Life in general. STRESS....

Commentary: Message sent by Price hiring

When the Cincinnati Reds released manager Dusty Baker as manager, the Reds sent a message: Good is not good enough. No question the Reds have been good the last four years. Three playoff appearances in four years have reinvigorated a fan base that was becoming apathetic. Great American Ballpark is rocking on a nightly basis...

Dear Mandy: I've been having lustful thoughts…

Dear Mandy, I’ve had lustful thoughts about a co-worker…do I need to tell my girlfriend or just hope these feelings go away?” Dear Conflicted, If it’s just lustful thoughts, get over it or get single. Why would you tell your girlfriend? What is she going to say to you? “Uh, thanks for telling me…?” This...

Dear Mandy: How do I grab him in a hug…?

Dear Mandy, I desperately want to wrap my arms around his muscular, manly body. But how do I grab him in a hug without a specific reason? -Turned-on Dear Turned-on, It sounds like you’re more concerned with his muscle matter than you are with his personality or intellect. We’ve all been there, so here’s the...

Online learning is awesome. Trust me.

I love online education. I went to a typical brick and mortar public school. However, my school also had a virtual academy where full time students could take classes online. I was in love. I tried math (I drew the line when my online professor told us to go out and buy a pineapple and...

An opinion on opinions

Having written a few opinion pieces, I’ve become reflective about what it is I’m actually doing in composing these arguments. And so I’d like to take an opportunity to discuss what it takes to have an opinion (surely it’s more than just having a certain choice body part). In the United States we’re taught that...

John's Movie Review: "Battle of the Year"

The film “Battle of the Year” failed to find its rhythm. I’m willing to admit that I’m not the target demographic for this movie but it can still have endearing characters, impressive dance moves and a charming enough story. Unfortunately, only one of those aspects was fulfilled. The film revolves around the dance style of...

Living with other people: am I right?

People weren’t made to be isolated creatures. We like talking, talking loudly, going to places, eating, laughing, eating some more and basically hanging out with other people.  We were made to make up obnoxious words to the tune of “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” with our friends. We were made to meet and communicate with people. And...