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Opinion: The woes of warehouse work

Opinion: The woes of warehouse work

Kaetln Harrison, Staff Reporter

September 21, 2015

The New York Times recently published an article about the harsh working conditions that Amazon employees face. The article generated a lot of debate and support from employees. This summer I worked at Amazon for three insufferable weeks. While that may have not been enough time to fully grasp the...

Let me lobby for my hobby: Board games

Let me lobby for my hobby: Board games

Joseph Kauffman, Features Editor

September 21, 2015

I hate the term board games. First off, it too easily lends itself to the joke "bored games." It’s a joke made worse by its apt description of far too many of the family games that dominate most people’s perceptions of the genre. I’m looking at you, "Monopoly." It may have been funny when...

Opinion: Help a stranger by paying it forward

Opinion: Help a stranger by paying it forward

Chelsey Carr, News Editor

September 8, 2015

I remember sitting in a dark dusty, slightly moldy room over the summer before my freshman year of high school. Goosebumps covered my arms and legs since I was dressed for the 90 degree weather, without heat index, but was in a 60 degree classroom. I was that kid who took summer classes to get ahead,...

Let me lobby for my hobby: Hiking

Let me lobby for my hobby: Hiking

Charlyn Corum, Contributing Reporter

September 8, 2015

There is something magical about sliding on clunky boots and tromping through leaves, sticks and dirt. Hiking has played a huge role in molding who I have become. Since I can remember my family and I have gone on hiking and camping trips. Hiking has taught me many valuable life lessons. It has taught me ho...

Opinion: Deciding on a major in school, not life

Opinion: Deciding on a major in school, not life

Chelsey Carr, News Editor

August 24, 2015

Anxiety bubbles its way through my stomach as I await the next, inevitable question, "What’s your major?" As a direct admit to the School of Journalism at IU Bloomington my freshman year, life seemed golden. It was all planned out. However, once I discovered the abundance of majors, I began to question...

The journey is worth it

The journey is worth it

Haley Warwick, News Editor

April 28, 2015

After transferring to IU Southeast, I was completely uninspired and unhappy with my college career. As said transfer student, I had loved being an English major at another college and switched to a business major my first semester here as a junior, because that’s what most people around me told me...

Everything I needed to know about journalism I learned from hip-hop

Everything I needed to know about journalism I learned from hip-hop

Joel Stinnett, Editor-in-Chief

April 27, 2015

In the 1970’s South Bronx, NY was on fire…literally. It is estimated that over 40% of the building were burned down by its disgruntled residents during that decade. The police in the borough were so overwhelmed that they stopped investigating arsons. The borough was rife with drug addiction, welfare...

Let Me Lobby For My Hobby: Knitting

Let Me Lobby For My Hobby: Knitting

Rain Hopkins, Staff

April 13, 2015

Keeping up with five classes, waking up at 6 a.m. for a thankless job, only to quit and start over somewhere else, and trying to find balance within my personal life, has resulted in a fairly stressful Spring 2015 semester. These past few months have had me feeling as if I was just going through the ...

Stop Letting Media Dictate Your Life

Stop Letting Media Dictate Your Life

Charlyn Corum, Staff

April 13, 2015

What is wrong with me? My relationship is not like Olive and Todd from Easy A, my social life is not close to Jess from New Girl and my body will never look like Jennifer Aniston’s. Every waking moment the media tells us who to be, what to like and what the ideal body appearance is. People soak i...

THIS COLUMN IS TO BE READ BY STRAIGHTS ONLY!

THIS COLUMN IS TO BE READ BY STRAIGHTS ONLY!

Joel Stinnett, Editor-in-Chief

March 30, 2015

Have you heard the one where Charles Manson, Bobby Knight and a gay couple walk into a bar? No, the bartender doesn’t banish the king of helter skelter in disgust. No, the cocktail waitresses don’t begin frantically hiding every folding chair in sight just in case someone yells, "Hey Knight, what...

Let Me Lobby For My Hobby: Paranormal Research

Let Me Lobby For My Hobby: Paranormal Research

Zak Kerr, Managing Editor

March 10, 2015

Measuring for electronic voice phenomenon, studying the effects of geomagnetic fields and researching how our ideas can influence what we perceive are all part of the job when you’re a paranormal researcher. This is the hobby that Katie Glesing, communications senior, has spent the last two years ...

LOVE IS A BATTLEFIELD

LOVE IS A BATTLEFIELD

Joel Stinnett, Editor in Chief

February 18, 2015

It is Valentine’s Day. The air is filled with hope and love as you walk through IU Southeast’s campus on your way to Woodland Lodge. In your hands is a small box, carefully wrapped in bright red paper and accentuated with an elegant pink bow. The gift is meant for someone special, and as she opens...