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Tough friends are hard to find

By Jed Fernandez

May 5, 2016

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Throughout life you meet people that make a significant impact on your life for better or for worse. If you are lucky enough, you will find people that will make you a better person and when you do find them, try hard to hold on...

What I learned… as a functioning alcoholic

By Phil Sidavong

May 5, 2016

Filed under Columns, Opinion

My best friend to this day, once asked me to drink with him when we were 16. I told him it was about time I stopped drinking because we were young and most importantly: I started drinking alcohol at the age of 14. I had the...

Grades overrule games

April 28, 2016

Campus Viewpoints: Academic Vs. Athletes

By Lauren Liddle

April 28, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Kevin Manzaneno, 19, physical education major."Students will get you farther than being an athlete."Nayeli Topete, 19, communications major."Athlete's seem more of a skill with education. You can build with the equal opportunity with educatio...

Procrastinate to be great

By Sydnie Mills

April 28, 2016

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Procrastination is a choice. If you're like me then you know all too well about the panic that sets in, the stress that builds and the relief that comes from finishing assignments or projects moments before they're due. I call th...

The struggle is real

By Eric Ramos

April 28, 2016

Filed under Columns, Opinion

I overheard a student on campus say "the struggle is real" after forgetting to ask for mayonnaise and mustard packets for the turkey sandwich he just purchased. For me, the struggle is real when you have two jobs, are a part-ti...

Fantasies can’t be illegal

April 21, 2016

Filed under Opinion, Up for Debate

One of the most fun things that comes with watching sports is also one of the most dangerous.Sound familiar?It's not alcohol, it's betting. But not the kind of betting your grandfather used to do. Betting has arrived in the 21st...

Fantasy sports is a gamble

By Tayler Dahm

April 20, 2016

Filed under Opinion, Up for Debate

Any form or fantasy sports should be considered gambling and illegal in the state of Tennessee according to an opinion by state Attorney General Herbert Slatery. Although I think it shouldn't be illegal and if California took afte...

What I learned…attending Coachella 2016

By Phil Sidavong

April 20, 2016

Filed under Columns, Opinion

During the day there's a vast land of lush, green grass full of people from different cultures, backgrounds and even continents. The desert heat is intense, and the people are somewhat sober.The music is blaring.At night, the...

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