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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. 

About a month ago, I finally caved to my friends peer pressure and downloaded Tik Tok. I’m not proud of it. However, while scrolling through the app I noticed a wide amount of videos addressing college majors. 

Valentine’s Day, the day of love that some people swoon over and some celebrate by eating chocolates alone in their bed. The opinions on this holiday vary drastically, but let’s first look at the history before we judge the nature of it. 

The worst movie I’ve ever seen is “Transformers: The Last Knight.” Somehow, every time I checked, there were 40 minutes left in the movie. I judged these categories on that basis. 

“Ashley, I’m not entirely sure if this is a question, however, I’m looking for advice on how to beat the winter blues. I know I’m not the only one who starts to feel this way as the days get colder and more time is spent inside. I appreciate the advice, thanks!”

It’s clear to most people that in general, a journalist’s job is to provide the public with the most accurate and credible information as possible. However, in today’s unprecedented, tumultuous political sphere, there is a question as to how the media should handle this information -  partic…

On Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020 Michelle Carter was released from jail three months early. Carter’s original sentence was only for fifteen months on the charge of involuntary manslaughter after she sent her boyfriend, Conrad Roy, texts encouraging him to commit suicide. She was released early due…

This past week, the 2020 Oscar nominations were announced for the ceremony that will take place Feb. 9, and although some of the films created a highly anticipated buzz for award seasons, the Best Director category left out essential nominations: women. 

There is no denying that the world of baseball was brought to a standstill with the MLB’s investigation into the accusation of the Houston Astros cheating with technology and winning in the 2017 World Series. 

“Hey Ashley, Happy New Year! I don’t know about you but with the New Year I get worried about setting goals I may not achieve. I hope 2020 is a great year for myself academically and socially, but it is hard to know that when I can’t pinpoint my own goals yet. Do you have any advice going in…

On Jan. 1, breakout artist Megan Thee Stallion took to Twitter to post a photo of her celebration with R&B sensation Beyonce and 7-year-old-daughter, Blue Ivy. Unfortunately, journalists were all but praising the new-look Blue Ivy is sporting in the photo. The journalists have apologized…

“I’m not impartial about this at all,” Senator Mitch McConnell publicly said about the impending senate trial. I’m not suggesting that I expected Mitch McConnell to be completely favorable to the charges leveled by the House against the president; the majority leader has proven time and time…

“Ashley, I have a meal plan and primarily get my meals through on-campus dining options. But, I just realized my residence hall has a kitchen and I would love to try and cook some meals for myself. Do you have any easy, fast and on the go breakfast recipes you could share for a college student?” 

I recently came across a news article that reported that Trump’s advisors have recommended changes to the National Parks system. Here’s my take on their suggestions; if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.