Archive for the ‘Opinions’ Category

Generic Brands are Just as Good as Name Brands

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

There are some products that I will always buy name brand-Heinz ketchup, Colgate toothpaste, and the extra soft and silky Kleenex. And I am always sure to buy certified Apple accessory products because I have been convinced that anything else will corrupt my iPhone, and that is a risk I…
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We Will Miss Joe Biden

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

A lot of people are upset that, come January next year, President Barack Obama will be leaving the Presidency and the White House. A lot of people, also, are upset that Vice President Joe Biden will be leaving alongside Obama as well. I am one of those people. In the…
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Support Small Businesses

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

Last weekend, the craziest shopping day of the year arrived: Black Friday. Maybe you rushed to your favorite store early in the morning, before the sun came up, or maybe you decided to skip. If you skipped Black Friday, I hope you did not consider skipping Small-Business Saturday! Sure, consumerism,…
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Free the People: Do We Need Academic Rubrics?

Friday, November 18th, 2016

Did the American people tell Abraham Lincoln that the 2 minute, 272 worded Gettysburg Address must be at least 10 minutes long, and a minimum of 500 words?  Did King Francis I order Leonardo Da Vinci to complete the unfinished Mona Lisa?  Did Pope Julius II require Michelangelo to finish…
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The End of the Line for Vine

Sunday, November 6th, 2016

Twitter has announced that they will be discontinuing the popular video app, Vine, in the coming months. Due to a loss of interest of co-founders and users of the app in the recent years, as well as competition from other video-sharing apps, the end of the “Do It For The…
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Election Day Should Be a National Holiday

Sunday, November 6th, 2016

November 8th is an important day in America-it is Election Day. However, Election Day is not a national holiday. It is time that Election Day should be declared a national holiday. The most argued reason for this is that many working Americans find it difficult to get to the polls….
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We Killed The Great Barrier Reef

Friday, October 28th, 2016

 On October 11th, Rowan Jacobsen wrote a stirring obituary mourning the death of The Great Barrier Reef, after existing for 25 million years. Over 90 percent of the corals have been “bleached” and died due to the environmental changes and abuse we have imposed upon it. By the end of…
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Halloween Movies are the Best Part of October

Friday, October 28th, 2016

Halloween movies just might be the best part of October. Every TV station plays some sort of Halloween movie at some point during the day, and usually runs marathons on weekends and during the days leading up to the 31st. TV stations, in my humble opinion, are in their prime…
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SXU: Then and Now (Part 2)

Friday, October 21st, 2016

  This year, far more driven than nearly 20 years before, I confidently re-enrolled at SXU as a BSN student.  I immediately thought: “My goodness, what has happened here?!”  With the new facilities and technological amenities, there’s no doubt that an educational revolution has transformed the campus. The changes are…
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SXU: Then and Now (Part 1)

Friday, October 21st, 2016

It was the fall semester of 1998 when I wandered into Saint Xavier University in a desperate search for my future.  The world was completely different–few owned a cell phone, the Internet was in its infancy, and people actually interacted face to face.  It was a world before Facebook, YouTube,…
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