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Point Counter-Point: Should the college plan student events?

Point Counter-Point: Should the college plan student events?

Karalee Manis and Amanda Bagnall-Newman

April 19, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Top Stories

It’s a constant issue around campus: ‘What’s there to do?’ Whether events, or the lack of events, are planned by students or the college also seems to be an issue. Are students not stepping up? Is the college out of touch with its students? Is there even anything to do? Read on to see our colum...

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 get married while they are still in college?

Point Counter-Point: Should students get married while they are still in college?

Karalee Manis and Amanda Bagnall-Newman

March 29, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Top Stories

College students, awash in their newly-minted adultness, feel as though they can take on the world. Some even feel that they are grown up enough to consider marriage while still being a student. At this point in your life, when you think of marriage, do you hear ‘dum, dum, da-dum’ or ‘dun, dun, ...

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: Should students buy the designated textbooks for classes?

Point Counter-Point: Should students buy the designated textbooks for classes?

Karalee Manis and Amanda Bagnall-Newman

March 1, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Top Stories

It is an endless debate – to buy or not to buy required textbooks. For most, it is an issue of price; however, there are plenty of ways to buy cheaper books. For others, it may be a more calculated decision based on past experiences of not having needed a purchased textbook. This question is asked by nearl...

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