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Breaking the Language Barrier

Breaking the Language Barrier

Isabella Garcia, Staff Reporter
April 19, 2017
Filed under Opinion

I have a friend named Gwiwon (Jason) Nam. He’s a foreign exchange student from Korea, and during my first year in college, without realizing it, we were often put in the same situation. As a result we were able to share many experiences together. I first remember noticing Jason at a meeting I had...

Student-Made Financial Literacy Recommendations

Student-Made Financial Literacy Recommendations

Dr. Jared Picken's ECO 233 Class
April 18, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Personal financial literacy has become increasingly popular in college and high school, and in response universities across the country are implementing classes (even some required for graduation) to help students with the challenges that come with prudent money management. Dr. Jared Pickens, a CERTIFIED...

Vacation? More like Stay-cation

Vacation? More like Stay-cation

Gwiwon Jason Nam, Staff Reporter
March 7, 2017
Filed under Opinion

The current situation of the media is in chaos with lots of controversial issues being discussed. It is hard to read happy news on the media these days. A lot of readers love to read about controversial opinion articles and give their opinions, but this week’s column will be broaching a subject that...

Whitewashed Diversity Still Unsolved in Hollywood

Whitewashed Diversity Still Unsolved in Hollywood

Isabella Garcia, Staff Reporter
February 22, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Although movies and TV shows have seen an increase in African American actors, there have still been plenty of movies where white actors played people of color and society just went along with it. America is such a diverse melting pot that there is still a long way to go before we see equal representation...

Beyoncé, Babies, and Boss Ladies

Beyoncé, Babies, and Boss Ladies

Imogene Wofford, Entertainment Editor
February 9, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Beyoncé made the world stop…this past week with the press release that she and Jay-Z, husband, are expecting twins. The announcement was a simple, yet stunning, photograph from her maternity shoot that captioned, “We would like to share our love and happiness. We have been blessed two times over....

After the Fact…

After the Fact…

Todd Kleiboer, Web Editor
November 17, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Well, this election certainly escalated quickly. And then it exploded into a glorious, orange, blonde-haired cloud. Donald Trump, Republican nominee and Democratic Satan, has won the presidential election, though people would have to be living under a rock to not hear that startling news. The...

A Vote is Never Wasted

A Vote is Never Wasted

Todd Kleiboer, Web Editor
November 3, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

“Dad, why did the school get torn down?” “Because I didn’t vote.” “Dad, why did those nice, tan people go away?” “Because I didn’t vote.” “Dad, why did they let that mean person in the big, white house?” “Because we didn’t vote.” While this might not be...

Lead.er.ship Mind.ful.ness: SELF Realization of the EGO

Lead.er.ship Mind.ful.ness:  SELF Realization of the EGO

Sheriff Osni, Special Contributor
November 2, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Student Life

Editor’s note: This opinion piece is by special contributor Sheriff Osni, a graduate student at Texas A&M University-Commerce. Lead.er.ship begins with leading the SELF before leading others; the Personal before the Professional; Life before Business. Mind.ful.ness is the awareness of the...

Cinema Spotlight on Scott Derrickson Part V: ‘Devil’s Knot’ and ‘Sinister 2’

Cinema Spotlight on Scott Derrickson Part V: ‘Devil’s Knot’ and ‘Sinister 2’

Manuel Ramirez, Staff Reporter
November 2, 2016
Filed under A&E, Movies, Opinion

Back in 2013, while working on Deliver Us from Evil, another movie called Devil’s Knot was released through VOD (video on demand) and got a limited theatrical run on May 9. Based on the real case of the West Memphis Three, in which three teens were accused of killing three eight-year-olds in a suspected...

When getting an education, GPA isn’t everything

When getting an education, GPA isn’t everything

Christian Aleman, Staff Reporter
October 29, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Student Life

I have often heard the phrase “pain is temporary, GPA is forever.” The phrase circled my head last week as I studied for midterms at 2 a.m., running on highly caffeinated coffee and little sleep. Now that the exam-ridden week is over, I wonder if GPA truly does follow students around forever. Throughout...

Risqué Business: the hyper-sexualization of Halloween costumes

Risqué Business: the hyper-sexualization of Halloween costumes

Alex Medrano, Staff Reporter
October 29, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

In “Legally Blonde,” Elle goes as a bunny to a masquerade. The iconic outfit is a corset, fishnets, and bunny ears. The fluffed up headband serves as the only identifying feature of the costume. The scene does show an example of a costume that highlights the body and not the outfit, and looking...

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