Posts Tagged ‘opinion’

Why is Nobody Listening to the Scientists?

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

If we were having a conversation about carbon dioxide in the air, whom would you trust more: a scientist or a politician? The clear answer seems to be the politician, but in today’s society of skepticism, the answer is often the politician. Throughout President Trump’s 100 first days in office,…
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Facebook Live Has Become A Real-Life Crime Show

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

On April 6, 2016 Facebook launched Facebook Live videos. Anyone with a Facebook account and a phone was now able to broadcast live to everyone in the world. As people tried out the new feature, we muddled through loud live videos from concerts our friends were at and borderline useless…
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Shop Smart at Thrift Shops

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

You can find almost anything at a thrift store. And that is exciting! It is like your own personal treasure hunt. Sifting through the packed racks of random clothing and antiques, maybe you will find a priceless art work, or a t-shirt that says, “Bob’s 10th Annual Barbeque.” Both are…
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Give Opening Acts A Chance

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

Seeing your favorite musician or band live in concert is always exciting. Except, you have to sit through the opening acts first. Boring, right? Not exactly. Opening acts are often skipped out on or paid little attention to by concertgoers, when they should really give the opening acts a chance….
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Celebrities Face Feminism

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

With last weeks Women’s March and the reemergence of the call for feminism stronger than ever in the spotlight, it is no surprise that celebrities have fallen victim to backlash. Celebrities are always in the public eye, scrutinized for their every word-or, in Taylor Swift’s case, their every tweet. Many…
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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 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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