Opinion

UP Editorial: Focus on classes early for an easy end of semester

UP Editorial: Focus on classes early for an easy end of semester

In colleges around the country, there is the occasional, or not so occasional, student who is letting their work pile up on them at this early stage of the semester. This will undoubtedly end in having to cram all of their studies in at the[Read More…]

February 5, 2015 Comments are Disabled Opinion
Lauren Van Gerven

Grade ‘enhancement’

Illicit ADHD drug use rises on campuses around U.S. Few people would jump at the opportunity to take performance-enhancing drugs in sports. They might give one short-term result, but in the end, nothing comes without consequences, and it is obvious that in the long run,[Read More…]

February 5, 2015 Comments are Disabled Opinion
Kristen Stuck

#likeagirl

Super Bowl commercial shows true meaning of falsely used phrase Every year, viewers wait for the Super Bowl commercials to come out. It’s easy to see that they are just as popular — if not more so — than the game itself. Everyone looks for[Read More…]

February 5, 2015 Comments are Disabled Opinion
UP illustration Lauren Van Gerven

In-flight fright

2014 air disasters brings back memories of scary flight In the Chinese zodiac, 2014 was the year of the horse. However, to many people around the world, 2014 will be remembered as the year of the plane crash. In a normal year, it is exceptional[Read More…]

January 29, 2015 Comments are Disabled Opinion
UP Editorial: Resolutions more than week-long commitment

UP Editorial: Resolutions more than week-long commitment

The first month of 2015 is almost behind us. The fresh feel of the new year is gone, and for many, New Year’s resolutions have disappeared along with it. Approximately 40 percent of Americans make New Year’s resolutions, but only eight percent go on to[Read More…]

January 29, 2015 Comments are Disabled Opinion
Lane Fortenberry

‘Thanks’ for nothing

Big retail stores opening on holiday hurts families It’s that time of year again. The time of year when you gather with family and friends to eat until you’re so stuffed the only thing you can do is nap. Everyone is staying warm by the[Read More…]

November 20, 2014 Comments are Disabled Opinion
UP Editorial: Holidays a time for giving not just receiving

UP Editorial: Holidays a time for giving not just receiving

The holidays are nearing and we all have one thing on our minds — relaxing. After a busy semester, all we want to do is sit around, eat tons of delicious food and maybe visit with some family. It’s an understandable thing. We’re all stressed[Read More…]

November 20, 2014 Comments are Disabled Opinion
UP Illustration Desmond Pickens

Learning (Life) Lessons

Getting grades only part of college education Compared to this time last year, my focus on school has done a complete 180. Last year, I still didn’t know what I was getting myself into when I chose to major in journalism. I just assumed, “Oh,[Read More…]

November 20, 2014 Comments are Disabled Opinion
UP Illustration Desmond Pickens

Football is religion

Regardless of religious views, show tolerance Freedom of religion. Freedom from religion. No matter what view one holds, one has undoubtedly seen or heard someone complaining, either about someone showing their faith in public, or someone not being able to show their faith in public.[Read More…]

November 13, 2014 Comments are Disabled Opinion
Lane Fortenberry

Fantasy Addiction

Rising number of college students are betting on sports There’s a phenomena that continues to spread around America faster than it ever has before. Most football fans already play it and spend hours upon hours a week setting lineups, reading start/sit columns, and making last[Read More…]

November 13, 2014 Comments are Disabled Opinion