Opinion

Boring vacation leads to self-reflection

Around this time of year, social media sites become replete with pictures and videos of spring break vacations. Whether one goes on an exotic trip to another country, or chooses to stay home to visit with family and friends, the goal is usually to make[Read More…]

March 30, 2017 Comments are Disabled Opinion
Representation in media can inspire

Representation in media can inspire

Viewers who tune in to Sesame Street this season may notice the addition of a new Muppet, the precocious, four-year-old Julia. Julia is different from other Muppet children in that she sometimes responds to inquires with shouts of, “Play?” and sometimes seems more absorbed with[Read More…]

March 23, 2017 Comments are Disabled Opinion
Cuts threaten everyone’s favorite ‘Street’

Cuts threaten everyone’s favorite ‘Street’

I’m not going to act like a ’90s kid and say that “Sesame Street” was my childhood, but I’d being lying if I said it didn’t have a connection to the educational show which premiered on Nov. 10, 1969, according to the Muppet Wiki (Yes,[Read More…]

March 23, 2017 Comments are Disabled Opinion

UP editorial: Time to make a post-break push to finish strong

After spring break, the semester comes to a screeching halt much faster than most students realize. With midterms behind us, end-of-term projects and paper due dates are looming, and students need to prioritize and manage their time more than ever. A good sleep schedule, healthy[Read More…]

March 23, 2017 Comments are Disabled Opinion

Cries of voter fraud lead to suppression of minority votes

Hey, those Oscars sure were something, weren’t they? What with Warren Beatty being given the wrong card and almost giving the Academy Award for best Motion Picture to “La La Land,” and everything. Okay, now that that I have your attention, let’s talk about voter[Read More…]

March 2, 2017 Comments are Disabled Opinion

UPeditorial: ‘A person’s a person’

Dr. Seuss’s “Horton Hears a Who!” offers sage advice that we sometimes forget. In our busy lives, we often disconnect from society and choose to associate with people who we know are just like us. However, when we do that, it becomes easy to dehumanize[Read More…]

March 2, 2017 Comments are Disabled Opinion
UP Graphic by Haley Bruyn.

Secret savings for savvy students

Paying college tuition has some perks besides a fancy “.edu” email, rules on what you can and can’t do in your room, and the joy of having all your tests in one week. As annoying as school can be, there are a few perks to[Read More…]

March 2, 2017 Comments are Disabled Opinion
Letter to the editor:

Letter to the editor:

A visit to 1984 Editor: I realize that whenever a male interjects a pro-life argument into the discussion of abortion rights, he is immediately suspect by a significant percentage of the listening audience, and that based solely on his gender. But guided by the firm[Read More…]

February 23, 2017 Comments are Disabled Opinion
Career ending joke, or media overreaction

Career ending joke, or media overreaction

YouTubers are, at their very core, entertainers. In an era where the audience for cable television is dwindling and more companies work toward streaming services, it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that, much like one who plays a lovable character from a television[Read More…]

February 23, 2017 Comments are Disabled Opinion
UPeditorial: Engaging in discussion broadens communal knowledge

UPeditorial: Engaging in discussion broadens communal knowledge

All too often we shy away from difficult topics when having discussions with each other — be it religion, sex or politics. The idea is that these topics are too controversial to talk about and will inevitably lead to confrontations or hurt feelings, but discourse[Read More…]

February 23, 2017 Comments are Disabled Opinion