Going to college is often regarded as one of the most developmental periods of a person’s life. It’s where they develop connections and acquire knowledge and experiences that they will always reflect upon. One of the most important aspects of university is the social experience.
Thanksgiving is a holiday that is rooted in tradition. I believe it’s an opportunity to give thanks for what you have while sharing it with those that are close to you. As far back as I can remember, every Thanksgiving for me has been a routine event. I wake up and watch the Macy's and McDon…
My mom had breast cancer. That’s the easiest way to open up this article. According to the Susan G. Komen website, five percent of women under 40 are diagnosed with breast cancer; my mom was 30 years old.
The relatively unreported crisis happening in Venezuela continues to be entrenched in a stalemate. For months, opposition forces have battled government-backed militias and national guardsman, culminating to over 100 deaths. The U.S. media, however, refuses to mention any developments whatsoever.
On Sunday night, 59 people were killed and over 500 people were injured in a senseless act of violence in Las Vegas, Nev. I won’t go into the specifics of this tragedy but will discuss the repercussions I believe should be drawn from what has become the largest mass shooting in American history.
After the recent shooting, I won’t write about gun control, preventing future tragedies or--as U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell calls it--politicizing an issue.
As a college student living in a sorority house, it’s up to me to provide myself with adequate food. What’s stressful about that is not having a car on campus. Yes, the V-Line is available, as are friends and family within close proximity. But it would be so much easier to go to the store myself.
During the height of the 1970s, when one thought of rock music, the groups that possibly came to mind were Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, Electric Light Orchestra and many other names that have made music and still play in households since their initial radio debuts. This plethora of popular music mad…
When Ke$ha appeared on the scene in 2009 as the “Tik Tok” girl, everything from the dollar sign in her name to the glitter and ripped clothes screamed party-girl-gone-pop-star.
Every year, during the first week of class, a special event called Convocation takes place. Convocation is the time when students, specifically freshmen, join the faculty and the rest of the campus community to set the tone of the school year. It’s the unofficial moment where new students tr…
Before I became a Crusader, I was a student for two years at the small Saint Joseph’s College in rural Rensselaer, Ind. The name of the school itself may sound familiar if you’ve been listening in on conversations around campus these past couple of weeks. This is because Saint Joe’s announce…
This summer has proven that all Americans, regardless of ideology or party, should reject Donald Trump. With his approval ratings hovering somewhere in the mid-30s after his lukewarm response to Charlottesville (lukewarm is a very charitable description), it’s not newsworthy to say that virt…
Without a doubt, the genre of music most universally acknowledged as “seasonal” is Christmas music. Every year, there are great debates at home, on the radio and amongst friends as to when it is acceptable to begin playing it. Honestly, I listen to Christmas music almost year round--for abou…
I was planning to live off campus with a couple of my friends next year, but recently found out they signed a lease for a house without me. They even found someone to replace me. Now, I have nowhere to live next year and have already cancelled my housing with the university. What should I do?
By now, I am sure that everyone has heard of President Trump’s latest executive order last Friday that essentially bans people from Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen and Syria from traveling into the United States for the next 90 days. It also does not allow any refugees into the coun…
My latest South Shore Line adventure consisted of one of my favorite hobbies: attending lectures at the University of Chicago. It is amazing the type of speakers a university attracts with an endowment larger than nearly 50 national GDPs.
For years, horror movies have been successful because they prey on the audience’s most primal fears.
As of now, I am sure that all of you know the outcome of the 2016 Presidential Election. Soon, President-elect Donald Trump will be taking the office of President of the United States of America. Many citizens and political theorists alike never saw this coming and were sure of its impossibi…
“It’s harder than it looks.” The story the college student is told about nearly every venture they begin. “Be careful,” veterans say, warning freshmen not to become overcommitted, telling friends in classes they have completed not to wait until the last minute on a term paper and all the whi…
Democracy is based on the exchange of ideas.
Valpo women’s bowling closes out its season with the last regular season tournament this weekend in Tennessee.
We are the future and there's nothing scarier than that. With graduation only eight weeks away, I can’t help dreading the thought of adulthood. It's crazy to think that there is an entire world out there that our generation will be responsible for, while many of us still struggle to turn in …
With the final stretch of the season in sight, the Valparaiso women’s golf team is looking to send out its graduating seniors in style.
Close your eyes. Try to remember yourself as a 4- or 5-year-old, just beginning to question the way things are, but not able to fully grasp inescapable realities such as wealth inequality, racial tension and debt. Some of our most inquisitive moments belong to the “good old days” before scho…
It’s a conversation that occurs at the kitchen tables of high school seniors and graduate students alike: ”How am I going to pay for college?”
The beginning of the semester is a time of adjustments. With all of the new things happening it can take some time to figure out a routine, which is why the university should consider extending the drop period.
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 was put into place to keep students from falling behind on the curriculum requirements and failing, and to make it so students who were behind could still move forward in grade levels.
President Barack Obama on Tuesday delivered his final State of the Union address to Congress and the American people.
It is commonly assumed that Christmas-time is a time for family, but one holiday commercial this year may have gone too far in pushing the extents of this tradition. A commercial sponsored by the German supermarket EDEKA took an extreme angle on the idea of coming home for Christmas to be wi…
Fashion is no foreign concept to Kylie Jenner. But recently, the youngest of the Jenner sisters posed on “Interview’s” December/January cover in a gold wheelchair. Almost like a mannequin, she stares off into space. Her “fembot” aesthetic, with plastic-looking makeup and Latex-esque clothing…
Terror and destruction are not new to this world, but some of this darkness has hit nearer to home in the past month. Tragic attacks in Paris, California and Colorado have shocked us, hurt us and brought to the forefront discussions on terrorism, gun control and refugees.
The election of a new speaker brings about feelings of hope and change.
Thanks to some new tags, it’s now officially acceptable for me to dress up as Thor for Halloween. This is great news for 6-foot-2 blonde me, because I can probably pull off an Asgardian hammer way better than a sparkly princess wand and tiara.
Every Valpo student knows that the sidewalks on campus don’t make sense.
No generation has failed at growing up and doing some good for the world, and yet the older generation always seems to find a way that the new generation will fail.
Through the struggles of a friend this past week, I have become increasingly aware of all the extra things a person with a disability goes through on a daily basis.
One of the most beautiful cities in the world is right at our fingertips. Chicago: the city that people will travel to from all parts of the world just to catch a glimpse.
We all made it out of high school, leaving behind the classes that felt pointless and unrelated to our interests to focus solely on the subjects that we’ll use in real life. College is all about choice and streamlining to our future -- or so we thought.
Feeling “different” started from Day 1 of school and it only escalated.
It’s that wonderful time of year again when the smell of freshly cut grass mingles with the fall leaves, all background noise to exciting sounds of playoff baseball. Brad Pitt says it best in the movie “Moneyball,” “How can you not be romantic about baseball?”
Junior year of high school, college was constantly on my mind: where I’d end up, what I’d major in and how it would feel to live away from home.