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Opinion

Catcalling is Not a Compliment

Catcalling is Not a Compliment

Opinion by Julia Volzke

Hi. My name is Julia Volzke, and I am a 20 year old woman who has been catcalled, or by the politically-correct term street harassed, multiple times in my life. Now, I know that this sounds extreme, but if you had to stand in the shoes that over half the planet has had to, you’d have a problem too. Just walking down the street sometimes can be uncomfortable. I’m the type of girl that does not see if a person is checking me out. I look straight ahead, and I just don’t think about it. I ignore and keep walking because I just don’t want to see it.
Friday, November 21, 2014/Author: Solomon, John/Number of views (2091)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Black Friday on Thanksgiving

Black Friday on Thanksgiving

Opinion by Remi Majeski

Every year, around the time Halloween is upon us, we start seeing ads about the supposedly amazing, doorbuster deals the upcoming Black Friday offers. After all, Black Friday is only a month away from Halloween, and even though we’ve grown up with the chaos that comes with it, we need to be reminded well in advance. I started noticing a change in the norm of Black Friday a few years ago, however that only seems to escalate every season, as Black Friday is now beginning on Thanksgiving.

Friday, November 14, 2014/Author: Solomon, John/Number of views (1335)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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The Kindle Versus the Book

The Kindle Versus the Book

Opinion by Deanna Atkins

As a communications major, I do a fair share of reading. Novel after novel and textbook after textbook, I devour the pages so that I can write five to six page papers for multiple classes. In order to do so, a stack of books lined the corner of my desk, each with bookmarks and penciled-in notes from class lectures. Lugging them around from class after class seemed normal to me because I needed them. What would I do without these textbooks? I never thought to ask myself that until I started reading e-books from a Kindle.

Friday, November 07, 2014/Author: Solomon, John/Number of views (989)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Do We Need Zombie March?

Opinion by Trevor Ogborn

Halloween is upon us, and chatter at the Fort again seems to revolve around the unofficial Zombie March. These last several years have been relatively harmless as somewhere around 1,500 participants took to the streets, but if you look back to 2011, local news accounts abound report mayhem as bottles, rocks, sticks and trash were hurled at officers. Proof stands that there is potential for this event to go very poorly.

Friday, October 31, 2014/Author: Ogborn, Trevor/Number of views (1400)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Feminism and Video Games: A Combination that Should be a Thing

Feminism and Video Games: A Combination that Should be a Thing

Opinion by Carter Solomon, Image by Julia Volzke

I play video games. I don’t play them religiously. Well, not anymore at least. The pressing nature of my junior semester, ownership of my first dog and infatuation with reading and writing for pleasure, your stereotypical English major activity, I suppose, get in the way of my shameless “wasting of my life in front of a screen” as my parents call it.
Friday, October 24, 2014/Author: Solomon, John/Number of views (1365)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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