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March Madness

March Madness

Zach Cottam, Senior Reporter

February 28, 2018


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Zach Cottam | Senior Reporter March: the month of St. Patrick’s Day, weird weather, and Madness. In the empty, annoying void between the Super Bowl and NBA playoffs, the people’s champion emerges. March Madness started back in 1939, and was expanded to its current state of 68 NCAA Divisio...

No doubt, water isn’t wet

No doubt, water isn’t wet

Landon Williams, Staff Reporter

February 13, 2018


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By Landon Williams | Staff Reporter First, let’s define what the word wet means. The word wet is defined as, “Covered with, or saturated with liquid (such as water).” Using this definition, we will attempt to prove why water cannot be wet. I believe that water feels wet, but is not in a...

No question, water is wet

No question, water is wet

Zach Cottam, Senior Reporter

February 13, 2018


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By Zach Cottam | Senior Reporter Certain questions have plagued human existence since the dawn of time: What’s at the bottom of the ocean? Why are we here? Is there life on Mars? And most importantly, which came first, the chicken or the egg? These questions seem to have no end, as scientific disc...

The workplace and harassment

The workplace and harassment

Brianna Patt, Staff Reporter

February 1, 2018


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Brianna Patt | Staff Reporter In the past months, an avalanche of sexual harassment allegations has come out against big names among media and politics like Harvey Weinstein, Matt Lauer, Aziz Ansari, and Donald Trump (years of disturbing allegations have been made against Trump, but have been i...

Political correctness during holiday season?

Political correctness during holiday season?

Todd Kleiboer, Co-Editor

December 7, 2017


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By Todd Kleiboer | Co-Editor Happy Holidays! Or-whatever-greeting-doesn't-offend-you-this-year! Merry Christ-oh, wait, that's a bad word to some people, let's not use it. Political correctness can be a pain, right? Being PC can seem like navigating a minefield of indignant saltiness at the be...

Student concerns rise to the surface

Student concerns rise to the surface

Daniel Yanez, News Editor

November 8, 2017


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 Editor’s note: This staff editorial reflects the combined ideas of all editors, but not all thoughts presentend are held by specific editors. By: Daniel Yanez | News Editor When I first came here, I felt as if I would have a closer relationship with the university while still being able to enjoy the large school atmosphere. However,...

Students under ‘major’ pressure

Students under ‘major’ pressure

October 30, 2017


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By Joseph Miller, Staff Reporter Are students pressured to choose employable or profitable majors? It is a question that hovers over college campuses and shapes students’ lives. Simply put, yes. Yes, they are. Students are put under pressure by concerning their choice of major from a var...

Beyoncé vs. Rihanna: Battle of the Queens

Beyoncé vs. Rihanna: Battle of the Queens

Drumel Cyrus, Staff Reporter

October 23, 2017


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There's no denying the pure talent oozing from the creative minds of two very influential artists. These two women have been dominating the R&B and pop charts with their charismatic voices, sensual  dance moves, and beautiful faces that have been plastered on Twitter headers and cell phones ...

Campus Comment: Does anxiety affect college students, and why or why not?

Campus Comment: Does anxiety affect college students, and why or why not?

Jessica Reyes, Staff Reporter

October 19, 2017


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Nicole Teal, freshman "Yes, anxiety of classes impact their train of thoughts, their self image and trying to meet the standards of others."   Alvan Okpechi, senior "It all depends on how you handle it. Better prepared means less anxiety. Study late and procrastinate means more anxiety. ...

NFL Kneeling: Wrong Place, Wrong Time

NFL Kneeling: Wrong Place, Wrong Time

BJ Laudermilk, Sports Editor

October 11, 2017


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The issue of kneeling during the national anthem is not one that should be discounted as these athletes do have the right to protest, but they need to do so before or after the national anthem, not during it. This has never been about athletes and their right to protest racial inequality and police...

NFL Kneeling: It’s a “Yes” for me

NFL Kneeling: It’s a “Yes” for me

Zach Cottam, Staff Reporter

October 11, 2017


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With the emergence of kneeling as a form of protest in professional sports, plenty of opinions have come along with it. It’s gone so far that even President Donald Trump has tweeted and spoken about the issue. As everything in 2017, kneeling has become a polarizing issue, and has worked its way up...

The Compounding Effects of Gratitude

The Compounding Effects of Gratitude

Sherif Osni, Special Contributor

October 9, 2017


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A Simple Expression That Makes A Lasting Impression Editor's Note: This opinion piece is by special contributor Sheriff Osni, a graduate student at Texas A&M University-Commerce. "If a fellow isn't thankful for what he's got, he isn't likely to be thankful for what he's going to get." ~ Frank A. Cl...

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