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Harker: Bad journalism and being a nasty woman

Harker: Bad journalism and being a nasty woman

Jessica Harker, Managing Editor
April 25, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Last year, at about this time, I wrote a welcome column about starting my year as Editor-in-Chief of the Independent Collegian. I wrote about how before I found the IC I was totally lost at school and had no idea what I wanted to do in life. My work the last three years at this newspaper has sparked...

Ayoub: A walk through fashion’s evolution

Ayoub: A walk through fashion’s evolution

Samar Ayoub, IC Columnist
April 25, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Every decade of fashion, there is a distinct name to mark what kind of fashion the era had. The 1920s, for example, otherwise known as the “Roaring Twenties,” had the flapper style. Take “Titanic,” for instance:  Rose wore the most exquisite, elegant dresses with her hair all dolled up to have...

Schnipke: Harry Potter’s magic lives on

Schnipke: Harry Potter’s magic lives on

Emily Schnipke, Editor-in-Chief
April 25, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Not a year has passed since I was six in which I haven’t read or watched or participated in the fandom of one of the greatest series of all time: Harry Potter. I’m a Harry Potter nerd and very proud of it. In 2001, when “Sorcerer’s Stone” was released in the U.S., I went to the movies...

Joslin: Photography is a business, a difficult one

Joslin: Photography is a business, a difficult one

Savannah Joslin, Director of Photography
April 18, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Being a photographer has always been a hard gig. During the film era, it was downright expensive to do, even if you knew your way around the darkroom. During the digital era, the market has become flooded with every Jim, Bob and Shirley who bought a Canon Rebel off Amazon and decided to try his/her...

Clifton: That old car was my love and independence

Clifton: That old car was my love and independence

Riley Clifton, IC Columnist
April 18, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

At what point can a person say he or she is independent or self-sufficient? Is it when he or she is totally free from the support, influence and control of others? For many people like myself, a huge step toward a self-sufficient life is the day they can stop asking their parents for rides. We spend...

Sennett: “The Internationalist” — a review

Sennett: “The Internationalist” — a review

Evan Sennett, IC Columnist
April 11, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

I frequently walked in on Professor Caitlyn Tella conducting rehearsals for “The Internationalist.” Other times I have intruded on her instructing a small but eccentric group of theatre students on the subtleties of improvisation. I am usually trying to quietly pass through, so as not to interrupt...

Abayateye: Good lessons from Phoenicia’s fiasco

Abayateye: Good lessons from Phoenicia’s fiasco

Philemon Abayateye, Opinion Editor
April 11, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Twenty-three years. That’s how long Phoenicia Cuisine’s doors have been open on the University of Toledo campus. That’s also how long the restaurant provided alternative dining that nourished the bellies of different generations of UT’s campus community. Given that I’ve only patronized the...

Rinckey: The heart is where my home is

Rinckey: The heart is where my home is

Morgan Rinckey, IC Columnist
April 11, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

I used to live in a 30-mile box. I rarely went north of Dundee or south of Maumee, and Sylvania is about as far west as I’ve driven on my own. Until last September, the world could have dropped off at the edge of Stickney Avenue, and I would never have known. I didn’t realize how closed off from...

Buchler: Guac is life — an expert’s guide to guacamole

Buchler: Guac is life — an expert’s guide to guacamole

Kristen Buchler, Copy Editor
April 4, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

When, exactly, is the point that a passion can be categorized as a ridiculous obsession? Is it when I make it my home screen on my iPhone? Or is it when I get it emblazoned on a sweatshirt? Surely that borderline has been crossed when I dedicate my only column of the semester to it. No, I’m not...

Nearhoof: Alcohol makes for “unsteady” lives, families and much more

Nearhoof: Alcohol makes for “unsteady” lives, families and much more

Rachel Nearhoof, Associate Director of Photography, Webmaster and Social Media Coordinator.
April 4, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Do you have a friend who always seems to have a drink in his or her hand? Or a flask in his or her bag? We all know someone who likes to drink, and we all know someone who likes to drink a little bit too much. But do you know how to tell the difference between casual drinking and when it can become a...

Schnipke: Growing impatient in the age of the internet

Schnipke: Growing impatient in the age of the internet

Emily Schnipke, Editor-in-Chief
March 28, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

It’s already happening. I can feel the changes taking place in my brain. I don’t want to change, but it’s something outside of my control. I’m becoming impatient. We, as a continuously advancing society, are lazy. In the age of increasingly better and better technology, our attention gap is...

Nieszczur: What fills the dash between your birth and death dates?

Nieszczur: What fills the dash between your birth and death dates?

Alexis Nieszczur, IC Columnist
March 28, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Speeches have a way of influencing lives and changing perspectives. I was in Cindy Puffer’s privileged audience when she delivered her “Living Your Dash” speech nearly a year ago. Puffer is a registered nurse, and she was speaking to a group of Rho Chi inductees, their family members, professors...

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