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Autism and political correctness

Autism and political correctness

Brandon Looney, Staff Reporter

April 25, 2016

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

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...

A Passion for Journalisms

A Passion for Journalisms

Paige Thompson

April 18, 2016

If you had told high school me I would be graduating from a school that I loved, with a group of some of my best friends and a job already lined up before graduation, I probably would have laughed at you. As cliché as it sounds, some people go their entire lives without truly knowing what they’...

For the love of the game

For the love of the game

Parker Henes

April 18, 2016

For most senior student-athletes, the end of the season is the final time they will put on a jersey for an organized sport. It’s been a year since my time in an IUS jersey came to end, and it has been one of the hardest things to get used to. I went from playing basketball every single day, ...

This Path Will End

This Path Will End

Kristin Kennedy, News Editor

April 18, 2016

The end is near. After walking on an exciting and chaotic path filled with coursework, exams, work and various life events, I will soon be able to say I have completed my time at IU Southeast. I became a full-time IUS student in August 2012. At first, I didn’t know what my true passion wa...

Keep your politics out of my uterus

Keep your politics out of my uterus

Paige Thompson, Co-Editor-in-Chief

April 5, 2016

On Thursday, March 24, Governor Mike Pence signed House Enrolled Act [HEA] 1337 in Indiana, effective on July 1. Referred to as one of the most strict abortion bills in the nation, HEA 1337 has destroyed women’s control over their bodies in our state. According to NUVO, an Indianapolis-based newspaper, HEA 133...

A dead man’s tale

A dead man’s tale

Jordan Williams, Features Editor

April 5, 2016

On New Year’s Eve of 2015, as drinks were being poured and laughs were being shared, I was busy being dead. Thanks to a clerical error by the Social Security Administration, I was written off as legally deceased. The worst part of this mix-up, aside from the nightmare of paperwork I would soon have...

Sports Are Life

Sports Are Life

Parker Henes, Sports Editor

April 5, 2016

What do full time working students and full time student athletes have in common? They never have enough hours and are almost always broke. Sure, athletes have the enjoyment of playing in front of people and being a part of something bigger than themselves. They also have a chance to build relation...

Welcome to March Madness

Welcome to March Madness

Les Abbott, Staff Reporter

March 16, 2016

It is that time of year again. The NCAA tournament will be in full force on Thursday and Friday, March 17 and 18. For those who don’t know, the NCAA tournament is a 68 team tournament in normal bracket style. After one loss in the tournament, a team is eliminated. Some teams have proven themselves...

Let us hate again

Let us hate again

John Boyle, Staff Reporter

March 8, 2016

When I was around 10 years old, my dad took me to see a professional wrestling match in Freedom Hall. It was a circus atmosphere, with snacks, blaring music and kitschy merchandise all available in abundance. Thousands of people packed the room with their favorite signs and middle fingers handy, re...

Change tomorrow. Vote today.

Change tomorrow. Vote today.

Jordan Williams

March 7, 2016

If you’re reading this and are between the ages of 18 and 24, chances are you won’t vote in the upcoming presidential election. This is the standard society has come to expect from disinterested young adults, a standard that has unfortunately been perpetuated in the past 50 years. According...

No drink, no problem

No drink, no problem

Charlyn Corum

February 22, 2016

Assuming I am a judgmental bore for not drinking at a party is like me assuming everyone who wears cowboy boots wrangle cattle. People tend to think that those who don’t choose to drink had either strict parents, don’t know how to have fun or have not learned what they are missing out on. I...