Opinion

The real cut and run strategy

By Keith St. Peter Though the Bush administration claims that improving education and increasing America’s technological prowess are some of its domestic priorities, its policy is consistently counterproductive to this mission. Whether the discussion is about No Child Left Behind,…


Can I Ever Shop Alone?

By Mindy Arbour Why is it that every time I want to get away from everyone and go shopping to get my mind off of things, salespeople are following me around asking if I need anything? If I need something,…


Underachieving is still achieving

By Abigail Hasle I have no problem admitting that I am an academic underachiever. This disposition does not manifest itself in my professional or personal life. My underachievement is only prevalent in school. Procrastination, giving it 90 percent and meeting…


Real world hits as graduation looms

By Amy Stewart It is true what they say: “More money, more problems.” I hate that. In my particular experience, “they” has always been my mother, though she has never said it in so many words.


Serving the good, bad and crazy

By Stephanie Gibson My typical day at the restaurant where I work involves meeting and serving people who I know must act differently with me than they would at home. Some demand things, some are rude and some are just…


Receiving a degree in procrastination

By Harbor Partin All my life I’ve heard from teachers, principles, parents, and clergymen that if you write your goals down you’re something like twice as likely to reach them. I still haven’t gotten around to doing that. That’s because…


Guess who’s coming to dinner now?

By Adrienne Sakyi In Florida this week, a proposed bill is stirring up controversy. You may ask yourself, “What is this controversy? Does it have to do with the War in Iraq (or on Terror or The Long War or…


Just around the river bend

By Eric Waldron I’m always amazed at how unaware people are of others in the Kenan Hall elevator. I stand in the corner – arms crossed, opaque Gucci sunglasses uninviting any potential conversation – waiting for the time capsule of…


What’s really out there?

By Amy Lands Florida may soon become the first state to make students choose a career in high school. The Florida House passed a bill that would require freshman in high school to declare a major in subjects as “humanities,…


Don’t mess with Oprah

By Eric Waldron James Frey has had a pretty rough couple of months. First, the author of the best-selling memoir, A Million Little Pieces was exposed by The Smoking Gun website to have made up a lot of the alleged…