Opinion

Believer or non-believer, it’s still a matter of choice

“Atheist? Really? Why?” How many people get such reactions when they identify themselves as atheists? No one asks why if a person is a Methodist or a Catholic. But if he or she is an atheist, everyone wants to know why they don’t believe in God.…

Comments lack empathy, show ignorance

It finally happened. Some of my fellow classmates finally said something on a public forum to prove they’ve been afflicted with suburban Simple Simon syndrome. On Sept. 25, Tau Kappa Epsilon was temporarily suspended as a result of a police search.…

Consumers fall victim to ‘newest’ craze

A Luddite is one who is opposed to technological progress. Your humble narrator is by no means a Luddite, but she can relate to a Luddite’s sentiments. With all the new technology on the market today, sometimes I think it would be easier to live in a technology-free world.…

Originality suffers when past used as cheap marketing tool

Nostalgia sucks. Not the kind of nostalgia that has one reflecting on the past, reaching back to distant memories with bittersweet admiration. I’m talking about nostalgia that motivates middle-aged men to buy Ford Mustangs – the car of their dreams when they were 16, coincidentally around the same age as their children.…

Children shouldn’t be pawns for coverage

Sorry, toy dogs. The newest must-have celebrity accessory is an adopted child from a foreign country. Meg Ryan adopted a child from China. Angelina Jolie has children from Cambodia and Ethiopia.…

Good publicity better than no publicity at all

It’s all the rage. Meg Ryan did it, Angelina Jolie did it twice and Madonna is in the process of doing it. No, it’s not the newest plastic surgery procedure. This is something less shallow and way more compassionate.…

Politicians not hunting for safer schools

Lina Miller was only 7 years old. So was Naomi Rose Ebersole. Kayla Rolland was 6. Sadly, age was not the only thing these girls shared. They were all shot to death in their own schools.…

Congress not mending any ‘fences’ with Act

The Great Wall of China is a stunning and archaic mark of human ingenuity. One of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Great Wall is a highly-visited tourist spot. It seems that the House of Representatives feels left out and wants to build America her own wall.…