• Opinions

    Students should go on fewer college tours

    For those at the start of the college-search process, there is no need to spend thousands of dollars and multiple weekends searching for the perfect school. Rather, students and their families should pinpoint and tour around five colleges or universities that have desirable traits. The most important thing a student can do for themselves before visiting is to create a list of at least ten attributes they desire in a school, whether that be for educational or extracurricular purposes. From there, it becomes much easier to narrow down the types of schools a student should explore. Some of the most crucial characteristics a student should consider include the size of…

  • Arts & Culture

    Megan Ellaby knows fashion

    Amongst the plethora of beauty and fashion bloggers today, Megan Ellaby, a fashion communication and promotion graduate from The University of Huddersfield, is taking over the scene. Ellaby, a 25-year-old from Manchester, England, began her career as a sales and buying assistant for House of Holland in 2012. Ever since, she has worked her way through various mainstream fashion houses such as Alexander McQueen, Asos, and JD Sports Fashion plc. Currently, she serves as a personal stylist for Asos.com. In addition, Ellaby is a full-time blogger. During her time at the University of Huddersfield, Ellaby began an internship where she recorded her experience. Since then, her fashion, beauty, and lifestyle…

  • Features

    Boy Scouts vote to include girls

    By Olivia Cohen  On October 11, the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America announced that girls will be allowed to join the organization beginning in 2018. The decision was approved unanimously and is strongly opposed by The Girl Scouts of the USA. Since its founding in 1910, the Boy Scouts have been criticized for their discrimination toward gay and transgender youth. Over the last five years, the organization has changed its policy to become more inclusive, now allowing girls to join. With this new policy, smaller meeting groups known as Cub Scout dens will remain single gender. This means that girls will be able to complete Boy Scout…

  • News

    Journalist violence prevents free speech

    Over the last 50 years, journalism has become an increasingly dangerous profession around the world. Following the killing of their third journalist, Norte, a newspaper in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico has decided to shut down. The murder of Miroslava Breach as well as five other acts of violence towards Norte staffers in March indicated that it was no longer safe for the paper to be run. Breach, a staffer that covered stories about local drug cartels and other forms of corruption, was shot eight times in her home. The gunmen left their mark by leaving a sign reading “tattle-tale.” Breach’s colleagues, columnist Ricardo Monlui Cabrera and freelancer Cecilio Pineda Birto were…

  • Opinions

    North Carolinian’s should support Cooper with HB142

    North Carolinians should not rest until House Bill 2 is fully repealed. Passed into legislation by former Governor Pat McCrory, this discriminatory policy has abolished certain rights of NC’s LGBTQ community over the past year and a half. Current governor Roy Cooper has taken measures to dismantle the bill, failing once in December, and prevailing with an unsatisfactory replacement bill at the end of March. Many people are rightfully angered by Cooper’s limited actions. While a full restoration of LGBTQ rights is essential, Cooper’s actions were warranted because making partial progress is better than none against the veto-proof Republican majority. Under the replacement House Bill 142, state and local governments…