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The Cost of Free Speech

The Cost of Free Speech

February 11, 2016
Filed under Staff Editorials

Do we have the right to free speech, or only as long as we don’t offend the powerful? According to the University of Kansas, it’s the latter. The University Daily Kansan, KU’s student newspaper, recently filed a lawsuit against the university, allegedly due to content the paper published. In 2014,... Read more »

A Club for Everyone

A Club for Everyone

Courtney Evans, Opinion Writer
February 11, 2016
Filed under Opinion Columns

The clubs we have on campus are all pretty generic. I know of Gamer’s Guild, People Respecting Individuality and Diversity In Education (PRIDE), Spanish club and the Green Club but besides those, along with Union Activities Council and Morse Advisory Council, I haven’t heard much about other clubs. ... Read more »

Exercise Perspective

Exercise Perspective

Anastasia Motiti, Opinion Writer
February 11, 2016
Filed under Opinion Columns

“Sports are not my thing.” “I don’t like exercising.” “I’m not athletic.” As a trainer at the Student Recreation Center, I’ve heard all of the excuses for why people don’t exercise, but what we forget is that exercise is essential for a person’s well-being. Don’t think so? ... Read more »

Call for Transfer Scholarships

Call for Transfer Scholarships

Bluelake Pritchett, Opinion Writer
February 11, 2016
Filed under Opinion Columns

The recipients of the 1863 Scholarship will be announced tomorrow by President Allison Garrett. With that announcement coming up, I began to wonder if there’s a similar scholarship  for transfer students. I found an odd comparison between the transfer scholarships and the 1863 Scholarship.  The uni... Read more »

Bigotry is More than Just a Word

Bigotry is More than Just a Word

February 5, 2016
Filed under Opinion Columns, Staff Editorials

Yes, Melvin, there is a diversity problem on campus. However, it’s more than someone leaving a racial slur on a desk in William Allen White Library. At Emporia State, the numbers don’t lie. There are no black tenured professors, which is an embarrassing statistic for a school that claims to pride its... Read more »

Power Struggle

Power Struggle

Anastasia Motiti, Opinion Writer
February 5, 2016
Filed under Columns, Opinion Columns

As an international student from Greece, I had never experienced discrimination before. Until two weeks ago. On my return to Emporia State for my last semester of my undergraduate degree, I brought a friend with me. As soon as we reached the Chicago Airport, my friend and I had to pass through the ... Read more »

Bookstore Rip-Off

Bookstore Rip-Off

Courtney Evans, Opinion Writer
February 5, 2016
Filed under Columns, Opinion Columns

The Emporia State bookstore is a rip-off. I buy all my books off Amazon. Not only can I get books much cheaper but after I’m finished with my books I can resell them for around the same price and get a little bit of money back. However, there have been two occasions I have had to buy books from th... Read more »

Know Your Candidates

Know Your Candidates

Bluelake Pritchett, Opinion Writer
February 5, 2016
Filed under Columns, Opinion Columns

Many of us, especially being young voters, tend to vote strictly based on party lines or their family’s political views.  Students, some of whom might be voting for the first time, must get into the habit of looking into their political candidates before voting. One issue that I’m going to base ... Read more »

A Salute to Jackie Vietti

A Salute to Jackie Vietti

January 28, 2016
Filed under Opinion Columns, Staff Editorials

2015 left our institution without Michael Shonrock, the quirky and beloved 16th president of Emporia State. He was in a promotional music video for the school, helped launch the largest fundraising campaign in university history and even made popular the motto that so many of us know – stingers up. ... Read more »

Diversity Backtracks

Diversity Backtracks

Ariel Cooley, Editor In Chief
January 28, 2016
Filed under Columns, Opinion Columns

Don’t get me wrong, I am all for diversity. It is essential for all universities. However, I think the case with Melvin Hale, former ESU employee, and the lawsuit against Emporia State, especially how he has handled the situation, is doing a disservice to diversity. In April 2015, an office in the School... Read more »

Mid-Year Crisis

Mid-Year Crisis

Courtney Evans, Opinion Writer
January 28, 2016
Filed under Columns, Opinion Columns

I’m so burnt out. I really debated about coming back to school this semester, and honestly, I had a mental break down over it. I came to the conclusion, however, that it would be in the worst interest (and be completely stupid) to give up now when I only have two semesters left. Maybe it’s bec... Read more »

Igloo ESU

Igloo ESU

Bluelake Pritchett, Opinion Writer
January 28, 2016
Filed under Columns, Opinion Columns

Snow, slush, ice and the cold all make it difficult to go to classes. The problems that arise with bad weather range from annoyance to more serious safety concerns. Given how open the campus is and how many students commute to classes, if anything else, the campus should make absolutely sure students s... Read more »

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