It seems that we can hardly go a day without hearing someone mention a social media website, whether it’s the half-audible remark of a passing stranger or an in-depth debate on the effects of technology in our psychology class. […]
A 2008 survey of incoming students at institutions of higher education determined that less than half were prepared for college-level courses.
This lack of college-ready students has led to a boom in enrollment for developmental math, writing and reading courses. […]
Dining out at least once a week is inevitable for most college students. We tend to eat out when we are bombarded by tasks that leave us with no time to cook a proper meal, when we don’t know how to cook or simply when we get a craving for a specialty item we could never make on our own.
I was under the impression that we the people run our government, and our needs, wants and ideals come first. However, I have noticed that big businesses have more of a say in our day-to-day lives than we do.
Back in February, I attended one of the Black History Month events the college hosted. There were several African-American students congregating right outside the library, but they had no interest in taking five steps to come in and attending the event. […]
The Math Spot was founded eight years ago because math and developmental math students demanded more tutoring time. Students expressed the need to visit with their instructor, but they could not meet during their office […]
With parking lots as crowded as Eastfield’s, one would think drivers would be more mindful of their surroundings when entering and exiting their parking spots.
However, recent events are showing this is often not the case. […]
Whether it was a disapproving stare at my plate of nachos or a PETA sticker slapped inside one of my school notebooks, my vegan sister was always sure to voice her opinion on my diet in the most passive-aggressive way possible. wwI wasn’t the only one experiencing this. […]
Our campus is an eco-friendly place, or at least it tries to be.
Even though the administration promotes a greener campus, a large portion of the college community isn’t making any effort to help out.
It’s almost 11:15 p.m. and I’m finally arriving home from a long day.
My feet hurt and my back aches from rehearsing dance moves for the college’s production of “Hairspray,” in which I play the role of Motormouth Maybelle. […]
One evening as I was cleaning up the aftermath of dinner with my 1-year-old, I asked my husband to get her bath ready.
I was expecting him to get the bath started, go into the bedroom and turn on the TV without actually helping me bathe her. To my surprise, he picked her up and carried her into the bathroom. I heard the water running, splashing, and my baby giggling. […]
YOLO — You Only Live Once. Those words seem to be plastered on every Twitter and Facebook page these days. The meaning is obvious: you should do whatever you can to live life to the fullest, because no one lives forever. […]
As I watch and listen to the young lady holding her Bible, screaming at the top of her lungs about fire, brimstone and hell, I am rather ashamed. I’m ashamed because I, too, profess the same faith as she does. But unlike her, I am not as hot-tempered.
I love Stephen Chbosky’s “The Perks of Being a Wallflower.”
It was my coming-of-age novel, realistically portraying parallels to my high school years.
The book was written for a mature audience. However, a film adaptation of the novel was released last October with a PG-13 rating due to violence, nudity, sensuality, language and other adult themes. […]
I recently watched a segment on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” where an interviewer asked people on the street, “What do you think of President Obama’s decision to pardon the sequester and send it to Portugal?” […]
When my daughter was born, I wasn’t prepared for all the changes that followed.
You have to be able to take a lot when you’re a new mom, and that includes knowing what advice to accept from others. […]
Due to recent tragedies such as the Sandy Hook school shooting and Jared Loughner’s assassination attempt on Arizona Sen. Gabrielle Gifford, our government is attempting to implement new restrictions on the purchase of guns. […]
We’ve all heard of the civil rights movement. Most of us have had to write papers about someone or something within the movement such as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, the Black Panthers, the various boycotts and marches or the Freedom Rides. […]
I was 7 years old when I received my first game console — a used Nintendo 64 which, even back then, looked like it had seen better days. It had quite a few scuff marks and a controller port which refused to connect, but I spent a lot of time with it regardless.
Spring registration ended Jan. 16, a full five days before the first day of classes. Unlike previous semesters, students no longer had the option to register just before the start of class. While change is […]