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ASKING ALEX: ABOUT MEETING PEOPLE

ASKING  ALEX: ABOUT MEETING PEOPLE

Alex Runyon, Photo Editor

October 16, 2017


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

I keep trying to meet guys in class, at the bar, at Applebee’s, the mall, on Bumble, you name it. Yet everyone keeps telling me that I’m looking in the wrong places. Any advice on where to meet guys? I know this can be so frustrating. If you’re lonely and want a partner, you can feel so isolat...

Editorial: Weinstein should be a wake up call to our generation

October 16, 2017


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein allegations, a question needs to be asked. What kind of culture has been set where these powerful men have been able to get away with taking advantage of women, and people are willing to just be innocent bystanders? What is now being realized is that Weinstein’s ...

LET ME BE FRANK: ON MIDTERMS

LET ME BE FRANK: ON MIDTERMS

Franklin Norton, Social Media Manager

October 12, 2017


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

It’s that time of the semester where life gets real and things get hard and we start to ask ourselves: is this all even worth it? There were several times this week that I spoke with friends who were feeling overwhelmed by the pressures of life, as the seasons change and our workloads get fuller. A...

Editorial: Playing games with Puerto Rico

October 12, 2017


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

In another morning burst of tweets with no clear purpose other than to fill Americans with palpable existential dread, President Donald Trump signaled Thursday he may just give up on this whole Puerto Rico thing. “Electric and infrastructure was disaster before hurricanes,” Trump said in his tweets, ...

ASKING ALEX: ABOUT DEALING WITH A TOUGH SITUATION

ASKING ALEX: ABOUT DEALING WITH A TOUGH SITUATION

Alex Runyon, Photo Editor

October 9, 2017


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

So, my boyfriend of 1.5 years is long distance, and it’s been like that for the majority of our relationship. We completely trust each other. I’m not worried about anything like that at all, but what I’m asking for advice is that each time we have to say goodbye for one of us to go home/back to ...

EDITORIAL: EPA’s announcement to roll back on Clean Power Plan seems to pander to Appalachia

October 9, 2017


Filed under OPINION

Monday, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency Scott Pruitt announced in Hazard County, Kentucky he and the Trump Administration would begin to pull back legislation on an Obama-era effort to produce clean energy. “The war on coal is over,” Pruitt said. He told the audience that today in ...

Editorial: Hold the media to a higher standard

October 5, 2017


Filed under OPINION

As Americans, we are in an unprecedented point of our nation’s history. It seems like every other month we are recovering from a mass shooting and just recently had the worst in United States history occur. A drug epidemic continues to ravage the community, especially in our own back yard. The med...

LET ME BE FRANK: ON SCARY MOVIES

LET ME BE FRANK: ON SCARY MOVIES

Franklin Norton

October 5, 2017


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

It was a couple of weeks ago, and a friend wanted to see the movie “It” for his birthday. Before this day, I vehemently opposed even the thought of going to see this film, but after peer pressure and a dash of FOMO, I reluctantly agreed to see the movie. A group of us met at the movie theater, and ...

ASKING ALEX ABOUT: PARENTAL ACCEPTANCE

Alex Runyon, Photo Editor

October 2, 2017


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

How do you navigate dealing with the rejection of one parent because of your sexuality, and wanting to spend more time with the other who is more accepting? Dealing with rejection from a parent, for any reason, is undoubtedly difficult. I’m sure it’s especially hard when the rejection is a reac...

Column: We do not need automatic weapons in this country

Tom Jenkins, Managing Editor

October 2, 2017


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

After the worst mass shooting in U.S. history, one question needs to be asked: When will it be time to actually create legislation towards stopping these mass shootings? The New York Times shared an article that lists all of the mass shootings in the U.S. since 2007, with 27 since Blacksburg, Virginia. Th...

Editorial: Yes, it’s pure evil. But they are terrorists as well

October 2, 2017


Filed under OPINION

Concert goers who simply wanted to be connected through music. Movie goers who simply wanted to be connected through film. Church goers who simply wanted be connected through religion. Little kids who simply wanted to go to school. The common thread is that innocent people went in only to have a goo...

LET ME BE FRANK: ON COMMUNITY

LET ME BE FRANK: ON COMMUNITY

Franklin Norton, Social Media Manager

September 28, 2017


Filed under OPINION, Uncategorized

It was a couple months back, and I was just feeling blue. It had been a rough couple of weeks, and so in an effort to alleviate this intrusive sadness, I stopped at Kroger one night and bought myself a birthday cake. No, it wasn’t my birthday, but birthday cake is just simply better than ordinary ca...