University of North Carolina scandal shocked collegiate community

Josh Lawson, Staff Writer

November 5, 2014

Filed under Journal Archives, Opinion Columns

Over the course of the last 18 years, thousands of students at the University of North Carolina (UNC) took fake, ‘paper’ classes. Paper classes are classes in which students write a paper that is turned in to the teacher for... Read more »

Don’t raise the incoming presidents salary

Duane Malany , Columist

November 5, 2014

Filed under Journal Archives, Opinion Columns

This past September, University of Illinois President Robert Easter received a generous $90,000 bonus from the Board of Trustees as a gesture of a job well done. Chairman Christopher Kennedy defended this bonus by stating; “There... Read more »

Yik attack- What’s the word?

Raven Wilson, Columnist

October 29, 2014

Filed under Journal Archives, Opinion Columns

There is a new social media sensation that has captured the attention of college students all over the world. According to Nobullying.com, Yik Yak was created by two students, Tyler Droll and Brooks Buffington, from Furman University.... Read more »

Election Day should be changing

Duane Malany , Columnist

October 29, 2014

Filed under Journal Archives, Opinion Columns

The 2014 elections are already underway in every state, and many Americans are casting their ballots through absentee voting or are heading to the county court house to vote early. The rest of us will either wait to vote on Nov.... Read more »

Styrofoam: What does it mean to us?

Raven Wilson, Staff Writer

October 22, 2014

Filed under Journal Archives, Opinion Columns

A college campus is comprised of extreme diversity. However, there is one seemingly unimportant object that binds every student, faculty member, and maintenance worker together: Styrofoam. It appears everywhere; from the cup... Read more »

The blurred line between police officers and soldiers

Duane Malany , Columnist

October 15, 2014

Filed under Opinion Columns

Since the Occupy movements in New York City and Oakland, Calif. in 2011, there has been a subtle discussion on the militarization of our local law enforcement agencies. Although I did not notice the militarization in 2011, I’ve... Read more »

Celebrating Columbus Day a mistake

Duane Malany , Opinion Columnist

October 8, 2014

Filed under Journal Archives, Opinion Columns

Every American remembers learning about Christopher Columbus in grade school. My recollections of the teachings were about the first man who discovered the Americas. I don’t remember a debate of this claim, it was simply taught... Read more »

Mental health is factor in crime prevention

Carolyn Miller, Editor-in-Chief

October 8, 2014

Filed under Journal Archives, Opinion Columns

These days we hear more grisly news than anything else. Shocking stories flood our news sites and TV stations, as the world seems to fall to a new level of insanity. Recently we have felt the sorrow, disgust and disappointment... Read more »

NFL continues to be ‘no fun league’

Joe Miller, Sports Reporter

October 1, 2014

Filed under Opinion Columns, Sports Stories

Changes in testing for THC (the chemical found in marijuana) have been lauded by the media as being a step in the right direction for the NFL’s outdated policies. Unfortunately, the changes made do little to propel the league... Read more »

Why everyone should participate in every United States election

Duane Malany , Columnist

October 1, 2014

Filed under Opinion Columns

From the last four national elections¬¬—two midterms and two presidential—our voter turnout in the United States has been less than stellar, and to me it’s a chronic problem. Voter turnout in the 2006 midterm election... Read more »

Going Greek: Many opportunities

Grace Latimore, Columnist

October 1, 2014

Filed under Journal Archives, Opinion Columns

Summer has ended and as students begin to find their rhythm in the classroom and establishing involvement with student organizations some students are taking a look at Greek Life. Whereas Greeks have a well-established history... Read more »