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What’s next, more specifically, what’s ensuing after Election Day? I’ll let you in on a secret: no matter the outcome, our job is not finished. There is still work that needs to be done and conversations that need to be had. Our fight for social justice, dismantling oppressive systems and cr…

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A ‘non-scalable’ fence was built around the White House for Election Day. The sitting president will not commit to following a peaceful transition of power if he loses. Seems like a sign of a healthy, well functioning democracy to me!

Here we are with a little less than four weeks left of classes; we have almost made it through the first semester of being back on campus in the midst of a global pandemic. It’s been a lengthy, exhausting and surprising semester back, to put it simply. 

Dance Marathon has been an active fundraiser since 1994 and has collectively raised over $300 million. On our campus, fraternities and sororities most commonly make up the main demographic of fundraisers and has become the philanthropy for the community at large. 

It’s common for Valpo students to joke about how little hours in a day we allow ourselves to breathe and how we rarely sit down for a meal if we remember to eat at all. We take e-board positions for multiple organizations, we go into academic overload, we work jobs that pay us nothing and te…

As a college student, it seems like there are never enough hours in the day between studying, extracurricular activities and finding time to socialize. That’s why it’s important to maximize your time and get the most out of each day. But how does one do that? Well, here are a few things I’ve…

There’s less than a month until the presidential election that will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 3. At this point, I suspect you’re already registered to vote but if not, let’s start there and then we can continue the conversation on what you can and should be doing up until Nov. 3. 

On Sept. 24, Valparaiso students received an email from the Interim Provost with the subject line: “Valpo Secures $1 Million Grant from Lilly Endowment Inc.” Upon seeing this pop up on my email alerts, I felt immediate excitement. As a student double majoring in secondary education and engli…

As Valpo seems to be getting into the swing of things in terms of managing student quarantines, other schools are missing the mark. Whether you’ve been on NYU quarantine meal TikTok, are watching friends on other campuses get sent home or making bets on how many cases will be posted on Looki…

As a commuter, my parking permit costs a cool $250, which obviously isn’t cheap. I think that VU’s prices for parking permits are a little on the pricier side but that’s based on my personal experience of attending a different university my freshman year. I’m sure there are valid reasons as …

Another week down of classes and extracurricular activities, how’s it going? How are you? 

In one way or another, everyone reading this has heard of or listened to “WAP” by Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion. You may have even teared up watching the music video like I did, watching women reclaim our narrative of our definition of sexuality and identity. 

First off, I wanted to say welcome back to campus! I know many of us were excited to get back to school, whether it be to start classes or see friends or both. It came as no surprise that a variety of classes were changed to an online format. What was interesting though, is that some of us h…

We are living in unprecedented times. You already know that though. 

Welcome, whether you’re back on campus or taking your classes remote this fall, I hope you’re continuing to stay healthy and happy. Let’s get into it. 

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The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about many changes in the day to day lives of everyone around the world. Some people went from working in an office to working from home, students began online learning and lost many of the experiences and socialization that school brings and many people had…

Recently, an email was sent out to the Valparaiso University community stating that the university plans to resume in-person classes for the Fall 2020 semester. I’ll admit, at first I was overcome with excitement. Who wouldn’t be after struggling through online classes this past semester? Wh…

It’s no secret that most, if not all, campuses have transitioned to online schooling. This means using online resources such as Zoom, Google Meet, or Webex to meet during their regularly scheduled class time or even to give presentations. 

As we continue to celebrate the women in history that have paved the way for us in this world, I would like to take time out to shed light on what I feel like is one of the most underrated black women in our history. This week’s spotlight shines a light on the groundbreaking Madam CJ Walker,…

“Ashley, after hearing about you changing up what you’re going to talk about I’m very excited, I love that idea. I saw that you went on the immersion trip over spring break, what’s one concept or idea you took away from the experience?”

Apr. 4, 1928, the world was blessed with the birth of Maya Angelou. Born in St. Louis, MO, it wouldn’t take her long to start her career that would span over 50 years in poetry, music, film, and the Civil Rights Movement until her unfortunate death on May 28, 2014. 

“Hey Ashley, I noticed last year you wrote about spring fashion trends and was hoping you could do that again this year? Especially, with the weather finally getting warmer it would be so helpful to get insight on the upcoming spring trends.”

A lot of people, including myself, track their sleep, whether it be on a Fitbit, Apple Watch or another device. We might think it’s helpful to know our sleeping patterns, but it’s been proven that it’s actually not helpful at all. 

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It’s hard being a senior. For some people, they can’t wait to get out and get away from Indiana or just away from the responsibility that is school, but for others, this is a rather emotional time.