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Pay more attention to sexual harrassment

Pay more attention to sexual harrassment

Staff, [email protected]
April 20, 2017
Filed under Editorial, Perspectives

21st Century Fox saw its sexual harassment tab climb to $85 million as the now-ex Fox News Bill O’Reilly secured a $25 million exit package. The former host of the “The O’Reilly Factor,” who caused $12 million in harassment settlements over the last 15 years, was fired after social pressure caused...

JACC was worth the ‘Experience’

JACC was worth the ‘Experience’

Teresa Gaines, [email protected]
April 14, 2017
Filed under Perspectives

Put a few hundred journalism majors in a hotel for a few days and they're bound to analyze every waking minute of the weekend. Deeply examined topics ranged from anxious inquiries of dresses being too reminiscent of high school homecoming dances for an awards banquet to the ethical challenges photographers...

Ignorance isn’t an excuse

Staff
April 13, 2017
Filed under Editorial, Perspectives

Today’s political climate almost requires you to keep up with what’s going around you and if you’re one of those people who say you don’t watch the news, you’re in for some serious problems. And today, not only do you have to pay attention to the news, you have to watch out for unreliable new...

Uncertainty in law enforcement

Angela Lee, Guest Columnist
April 13, 2017
Filed under Perspectives

As citizens, how are we supposed to feel safe if when we call our local police departments to report an incident, they tell us that someone may come out there but it’s not a high priority for them to pursue your problem? ABC News aired a broadcast about a gunman named Jesse Enjaian Feb. 17. He was a...

Soda ad trivializes social justice

Soda ad trivializes social justice

Adria Watson
April 7, 2017
Filed under News, Perspectives, Top Stories

What do you get when Kendall Jenner approaches armed police officers with a can of Pepsi during a peaceful protest? Not an officer mistaking her fizzy drink as a gun and proceeding to shoot her with rubber bullets and bean bags nor do you see protesters in the background being tear gassed or pepper...

Find a reason to live

Find a reason to live

Kimberly Stelly, [email protected]
March 16, 2017
Filed under Perspectives

It’s hard to get out of bed sometimes. I don’t mean in the way of sleeping through the alarm, I mean because of my seemingly endless battle with anxiety and depression. Many of my nights are spent overthinking every faulty aspect of my life, and my mornings I’m immobilized, partially due to lack...

Wash your legs, folks

Wash your legs, folks

Tyler Mortimore, [email protected]
March 16, 2017
Filed under Perspectives

In the season three premiere of the brilliant FXX comedy “You’re the Worst,” Gretchen casually reveals something that repulses her boyfriend Jimmy — she doesn’t wash her legs. Gretchen doesn’t see the big deal, but Jimmy is righteously disgusted at the woman he shares a bed with, whose legs...

Never too old to go to school

Cathie Lawrence, [email protected]
March 10, 2017
Filed under Perspectives

Does age really matter when earning a degree? As long as you want it, go get it. I would like to work part time for a few more years before actually retiring, and receiving a degree would help me gain employment. You see I’m 62 years young. But there are many people my age or older who have to work...

Repealing is unappealing

Repealing is unappealing

STAFF, [email protected]
March 9, 2017
Filed under Editorial, Perspectives

In a relentless effort to further ruin everyone’s lives, the Trump Administration has enacted a bill doing away with core aspects of the Affordable Care Act. This means making it harder for some to pay for health services since it would limit Medicaid funding, which covers many low-income Americans. In...

No one should have to live in fear

No one should have to live in fear

Stevie Corio
March 2, 2017
Filed under Perspectives

Racial profiling is something that can never truly be proved. As people know, there are three sides to every story: what was said by one person, what was said by the other person, and the truth. However, the bottom line is, no one should have to live in fear that there will be a consequence for being w...

Why do we lack empathy?

Savannah Drew, [email protected]
March 2, 2017
Filed under Perspectives

“When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our life means the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand,” Henri J.M. Nouwen wrote in his book “Out of Solitude: Three Meditat...

Representation is key in film

Representation is key in film

Staff, [email protected]
March 2, 2017
Filed under Editorial, Perspectives

Following the 2017 Oscars Best Picture flub, sympathy for “La La Land” and the embarrassing moment its cast and crew had to face after being wrongly named winner was all that various media platforms talked about once the show ended. But what about “Moonlight” and the importance of an all-bla...

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