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Star Wars Celebration 2017: My Journey to a Galaxy Far, Far Away

Star Wars Celebration 2017: My Journey to a Galaxy Far, Far Away

Morgan Wooden, Content Editor
April 26, 2017
Filed under Columns, Entertainment, Features, Staff Editorials, Top Stories

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be surrounded by all things “Star Wars”? Maybe you’ve thought about what it would be like to be submerged in a world of cosplay, celebrities and lightsaber battles? Star Wars Celebration covers all of that and more. Not so long ago –April 13-16,...

Students Talk About Living on Their Own

Ashley Smith, Staff Writer
April 20, 2017
Filed under Campus, Features, Opinions, Profiles

Living on your own as a student has many things that come with it; keeping your apartment clean, putting food on the table, juggling your relationship with your family and friends while also working and going to school. Some IU Southeast students discussed their lives living on their own and the pros...

Guest Column: We need a Fall Break now

Guest Column: We need a Fall Break now

Mark Jallayu, Student Body President
January 21, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinions, Top Stories

Last semester, I sent an email to all students about a survey on a Fall Break at IU Southeast. The results came back with 759 students saying “yes” to a Fall Break and 55 students saying no. Based on the results, I referred the Fall Break proposal to the Faculty-Senate President, who then refer...

Are NBA super teams bad for basketball?

Tyler Clerkin, Staff Reporter
November 5, 2016
Filed under Opinions

In the NBA today, there seems to be an ongoing trend of teams trying to get the best players all on one team. The world has determined these teams to be known as a “superteam.” In this past offseason, all star forward Kevin Durant had announced that he will be joining the Golden State Warriors...

A Broken System

A Broken System

Tony Pacheco, News Editor
October 19, 2016
Filed under Opinions

The American political system is broken. One only needs to look at the two leading candidates running for president to see how screwed up our system really is. On the surface, both candidates seem like good choices to lead their parties. But, once you dig beyond the superficial, you are left with...

Possibilities of the Presidential Elecetion

Possibilities of the Presidential Elecetion

Samuel Voyles, Staff Writer
October 17, 2016
Filed under Columns, Opinions

With less than a month left before Americans from coast to coast head to the polls, it’s becoming more evident that the last few days of the 2016 presidential election are going to be very ugly. Yet, once Election Day comes and goes, our nation will have a newly elected president. Will it be D...

Being Diverse Together

Being Diverse Together

Jose Aponte, Staff Writer
September 21, 2016
Filed under Opinions

When we are young we are taught about the diversity in plants and animals. We study their wonder and beauty. But what does diversity actually mean? We have all heard the word diversity before. Some of us have used it at our jobs or at school when referring to race or orientation equality. The word...

Fool’s Gold

Fool’s Gold

Les Abbott, Sports Editor
September 5, 2016
Filed under Opinions

On Friday, Aug 26 the San Francisco 49ers were set to play the Green Bay Packers for the team’s third preseason game. As most players stood during the playing of our national anthem, one player refused to do so: Quarterback, Colin Kaepernick. His reasoning behind it being that he refuses to stand...

Getting Smarter, Not Weaker

Getting Smarter, Not Weaker

Tony Pacheco, News Editor
August 25, 2016
Filed under Opinions

Finding the things you’re good at can be a difficult task. Some people find it earlier in life, others find it later. For me, it was much later. On Sunday July 31, I competed in my 8th powerlifting competition - the USA Powerlifting Ohio State Championships in Columbus, Ohio. Powerlifting...

The day I drove to school in a big red truck

Charlyn Corum, Staff Reporter
April 25, 2016
Filed under Columns, Opinions

My childhood dream came true. As I was leaving downtown New Albany I noticed other drivers were passing me up. I mean, I know my driving is not that spectacular, but come on. I looked into my rear view mirror and noticed smoke was bellowing out from underneath my car. I looked at my gauges and th...

Autism and political correctness

Autism and political correctness

Brandon Looney, Staff Reporter
April 25, 2016
Filed under Columns, Opinions

Before I begin explaining why I find political correctness to be a poisonous concept, especially toward people on the autism spectrum, I need to mention that I am on the Asperger's syndrome end of the autism spectrum and I’m also gay, but I do not speak for everyone on the spectrum or everyone in ...

Finding what I’m worth

Finding what I’m worth

Zak Kerr
April 18, 2016
Filed under Opinions

I remember in the 7th grade a teacher told me that she, ‘knew what kind of person I was’ and that I, ‘wouldn’t amount to anything.’ In high school, our guidance counselor told me that I probably shouldn’t even try for college. To be fair, I was a shit kid. I was intelligent, but never did...

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