Monday, August 29, 2016



One More Year

One More Year

Opinion by Jarred Green Graphic by Julia Volzke

Friday, April 22, 2016

This year, for anyone who is not graduating, has come to a stressful conclusion. At least that’s the general consensus that I’ve gathered from my peers.

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An Abundance of Grit

An Abundance of Grit

Opinion by Julia Volzke

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Dear readers, we made an error in the design and proof process for issue 78 of The Independent which resulted in the running an incorrect version of an op-ed written by our Online Design Editor, Julia Volzke, in the column section. We apologize for any inconvenience or confusion this may cause and have posted the correct article on our website for your reading pleasure.


-Luke Perkins

Editor in Chief

The Independent News Organization


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Opinion by Lauren S Hammond

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Last Thursday I got a phone call from my mother informing me that a dear friend of mine had died in a car accident. It was an alcohol-related accident, and she was 22 years old.  

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Get off of the Couch

Get off of the Couch

Opinion by Nic Hassinger Graphic by Julia Volzke

Monday, April 04, 2016

The trick to getting the most out of college is to not fall into a routine. A routine is the killer of progress. A routine is what makes you sit around the house on a sunny day watching Netflix. A routine is what makes you hang out with the same three people for your entire college career. A routine is what keeps you complacent. By avoiding it, your life is guaranteed to have at least a little more excitement.
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Taking Flight: A Recount of Studying Abroad

Taking Flight: A Recount of Studying Abroad

Opinion and Photo by Stephanie Peña

Monday, March 28, 2016

Have you ever heard the quote “Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer?" I never really understood it until I was lucky enough to spend a semester in Spain this past fall.

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