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Basnet: What’s inside an atom?

Basnet: What’s inside an atom?

Sans Basnet, IC Columnist
January 17, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

All building blocks of matter are made up of elementary particles, particles that cannot be sub-divided. They are fundamental. This phenomenon can be explained by the “Standard Model of Particle Physics” or, for science geeks, a gauge quantum field theory. The standard model, therefore, consists... Read more »

Harker: Technology and children—not always a bad union

Harker: Technology and children—not always a bad union

Jessica Harker, Editor-in-Chief
January 17, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

This past Christmas I was able to spend a week at home in Youngstown, Ohio, with my family. This was a rare opportunity for me, considering I can’t drop everything and make a three-hour drive every weekend. I was especially excited to see everyone while they opened their presents. As the oldest sibling... Read more »

Abayateye: A tribute to a visionary leader—giving praise where it’s due

Abayateye: A tribute to a visionary leader—giving praise where it’s due

Philemon Abayateye, Opinion Editor
January 10, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Mark Twain’s inspiring counsel is this: Focus on doing right because that both gratifies and surprises people. We all need this, but one person that is living this goal, in my opinion, is President Sharon Gaber, University of Toledo’s 17th and first female president. My four-year studentship at this... Read more »

Nieszczur: ‘Likes’ can’t buy happiness

Nieszczur: ‘Likes’ can’t buy happiness

Alexis Nieszczur, IC Columnist
January 10, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

We all know that person that is living the perfect life on social media — toned body at the gym, mirror selfies, colorful, healthy arrays of breakfast food, perfectly timed “candids”, flawless skin and a glowing white smile, and the couple photos that everyone comments “goals” on. But do we... Read more »

Nieszczur: I won’t take the blame anymore

Nieszczur: I won’t take the blame anymore

Alexis Nieszczur, IC Columnist
December 6, 2016
Filed under Columns, Opinion

From the girl whose automatic response is “I’m sorry” even when it’s not my fault, who doesn’t honk even when you cut me off and who won’t stand up for myself when I’m blatantly being disrespected: I’m telling you that it’s time to toughen up. Ever had an experience that leaves you... Read more »

Abayateye: The price we pay to be accepted and relevant

Abayateye: The price we pay to be accepted and relevant

Philemon Abayateye, Opinion Editor
December 6, 2016
Filed under Columns, Opinion

We are told to strive for success, and with success comes a sense of relevance. But what is the price to remain relevant? I don’t mean the Steve Jobs or Mark Zuckerberg or Barack Obama type of relevance, although that’s great too. I’m talking about that desire to be loved, to be respected or to... Read more »

Clifton: Embracing the natural beauty within us

Clifton: Embracing the natural beauty within us

Riley Clifton, IC Columnist
November 29, 2016
Filed under Columns, Opinion

The beauty industry is dominating television, radio and the internet in a way that leaves the core of a girl’s sense of self-worth shattered. While this is nothing new, the industry has found a way to take advantage of the despicable position that society already puts women in, convincing women that... Read more »

Sennett: The Importance of Being Earnest — a review

Sennett: The Importance of Being Earnest — a review

Evan Sennett, IC Columnist
November 29, 2016
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Gwendolyn was shocked and offended while drinking tea. This can only lead to the inevitable spit-take, live on-stage. I was in the front row, lucky enough to be positioned directly adjacent to where director James Stover had blocked Christina Pinciotti for her character’s big, comical gasp. You do ... Read more »

Staton: The Wednesday things changed

Staton: The Wednesday things changed

Callie Staton, Copy Co-Editor
November 15, 2016
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Wednesday morning should have been, and should have felt like, any regular old Wednesday morning. The sun still rose. The Earth still spun on its axis. The leaves still fell from the trees in the beautiful fashion that is autumn. But for me, and many of us who don’t fit into the perfect little white... Read more »

Sanders: What really will these anti-Trump protests change?

Sanders: What  really will these anti-Trump protests change?

William Sanders III, IC Columnist
November 15, 2016
Filed under Columns, Opinion

The evening of Nov. 8 was a complete nail-biter as Americans waited to discover who the 45th president of the United States would be. Would it be the Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton or the Republican candidate Donald J. Trump? I was mesmerized that night — hoping that my own worst fears weren’t... Read more »

Ayoub: The 108-year curse is lifted!

Ayoub: The 108-year curse is lifted!

Samar Ayoub, IC Columnist
November 8, 2016
Filed under Columns, Opinion

There’s been some magic to 2016. It has become the year when professional sports teams are finally breaking years of achievement drought. 2016 was the year that the Cleveland Cavaliers pulled off a Game 7 miracle to win the NBA Championship against the favored Golden State Warriors on June 19. That... Read more »

Williams: Repeat or redemption?

Williams: Repeat or redemption?

Sam Williams, Sports Editor
November 8, 2016
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Today the University of Toledo football team heads to Chicago, Illinois, to play Northern Illinois University. The football game will be held at Guaranteed Rate Field (home of the Chicago White Sox baseball team), and it will be the first football game ever played in the stadium. This game will also... Read more »

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