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Point Counter-Point: Are grades an adequate measure of student success?

Point Counter-Point: Are grades an adequate measure of student success?

Karalee Manis and Amanda Bagnall-Newman

April 12, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Top Stories

Grades: those letters and numbers, sometimes checks and pluses, which we students often come to dread, especially after midterms and once the semester is over. But what do they really mean? Do they accurately portray a student’s ability? Why do they even exist? Some question the system; some are d...

Point Counter-Point: Should students continue to depend on staff when so many leave?

Point Counter-Point: Should students continue to depend on staff when so many leave?

Karalee Manis and Amanda Bagnall-Newman

April 5, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Top Stories

In the last week, it was announced that two members of the Lakeland community would be leaving, one a Student Success and Engagement Coach, the other an instructor of music and director of choral activities. Given that these are not the only personnel to leave the college this year, some students may qu...

Point Counter-Point: Is the use of slang corrupting language?

Point Counter-Point: Is the use of slang corrupting language?

Karalee Manis and Amanda Bagnall-Newman

March 22, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Top Stories

People use slang in everyday language all the time, and that’s not always a bad thing. Teenagers and college students are typically prone to new slang trends, both acceptable and baffling, and it is with this generation that some question what is happening with modern language. Read what our columni...

Point Counter-Point: Is it important to keep traditions alive?

Point Counter-Point: Is it important to keep traditions alive?

Karalee Manis and Amanda Bagnall-Newman

March 15, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Top Stories

With St. Patrick’s Day approaching, followed closely by Easter, many of us have certain traditions to which we either look forward or dread. However, the idea that there should come a time when we choose to either continue or drop traditions is one many may face, especially as we transition into adulthood...

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