Category: Opinions

Black America Burning

The year of 2012 represents many things to many people. In the recent weeks it is being hailed as the year that the minority-majority spoke up, a victory for ‘Liberal America.’ Contrarily, for many of us who are skeptical of the so-called post-racial America, it is the year Black America burned. Ranging from attacks on...

DIY gift tutorials this holiday season

  Nothing says “I care about you” quite like handmade holiday gifts for loved ones. The gifts I spend my time and labor on are always the ones I am most excited to give away! In the spirit of giving, I would like to share with you some of my secrets by writing tutorials on...

Cut the umbilical cord: Why parents need to learn to let go

As an avid student leader on campus, I have encountered a lot of parents that I would consider to be way too overbearing. I understand that you care, that your money is invested in your child, and you only want what’s best for them, but students need to learn their own lessons and learn to...

The election is over; it is time to move on

It’s over. Barack Obama will serve the President of the United States for the next four years. Now it’s time to move on. Whether or not our candidate of choice was the winner, we must come to terms with the fact that the man in the White House is now the man in charge. But...

(M)Ad Men: Election 2012

In my lifetime, the best part of the election is not who wins or loses. It’s not about who gets the bragging rights, or who gets to proclaim, “I told you so!” It’s not even about the celebration of voting, patriotism or the reality that we help decide America’s future. For better or for worse,...

Importance of Local Elections

The case for the down-ballot races So much of today’s headline news concerns the federal elections – not only the presidential race, but also the contests for Senate and House seats. And of course those are important. In some ways, however, the races at the lower end of the ballot – your local elections –...

Slutty Halloween Costumes: A male perspective

It’s Halloween. A time of year where it’s tradition to dress up in costume as something you’re not. For example I’m dressing up as a Pokémon trainer this year for Halloween.  That doesn’t mean I actually caught and currently have a real life Pikachu with me or go around the world battling gym leaders for...

Slutty Halloween Costumes: A female perspective

I have never been a huge fan of Halloween. Don’t get me wrong, “role playing,”  heh, can be fun and all, but planning out an awesome costume that is going to make you stand out amongst all the other drunk, scantily dressed girls, isn’t exactly my thing. Recently I was invited on Facebook to several...

Dear Freshmen: Please shower

Dear Freshmen, It’s that time of year again, the time that an unpleasant topic needs to be addressed. For many of you, this is the longest you’ve gone without parental supervision; however, this is still no excuse for poor hygiene. You can’t make a good impression if the thing someone remembers most is the way...

Wright State Parking: Shut Up and Take My Money!

Yes, this is an article about parking at Wright State.  No, this article is not going to claim WSU needs to build a parking garage or that there aren’t enough parking spots on campus.  There are plenty of parking spots on campus.  Every time I drive past lot 8 by Nischwitz Stadium it’s at most...