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Snyder: How the right job can impact the student-employee

Snyder: How the right job can impact the student-employee

Faith Snyder, Columnist
September 6
Filed under Columns, Opinion

It’s astounding how much you can learn from a short time of being back  in school for two weeks, but it’s the stuff outside of class that has affected me most. This school year I was   fortunate enough to get a work study job at the UT Athletic Ticket Office. It’s been incredible to work with...

Thomas: My first New York experience

Thomas: My first New York experience

Amber Thomas, Community Co-Editor
August 30
Filed under Columns, Opinion

The Big Apple announces itself in a peculiar way. As I step off the train I see the sidewalks bathed in old black gum, quickly reminding me that I’m not in Kansas anymore — or Toledo I should say. This ‘concrete jungle’, as Alicia Keys would say, is the cradle that molds you into the person you...

Harker: How a podcast changed my life

Harker: How a podcast changed my life

Jessica Harker, Editor-in-Chief
August 30
Filed under Columns, Opinion

This summer I spent a lot of time in my car, driving back and forth between jobs. It was the first summer ever I’d spent not living at home, so I was lonelier than I was used to, not having my four younger siblings around all the time. So I started listening to more podcasts. That’s when I found...

Schnipke: My obsession with tomato sauce

Schnipke: My obsession with tomato sauce

Emily Schnipke, Managing Editor
August 23
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Last weekend, my family canned tomatoes. If you’ve never made homemade tomato juice, sauce or whole tomatoes, you probably don’t know that hot tomatoes smell. The scent gets into your clothes, your hair and your skin. No amount of scrubbing gets rid of the tomato. I’ll forever smell like the acidic...

Harker: How I survived my horrible summer internships

Harker: How I survived my horrible summer internships

Jessica Harker, Editor-in-Chief
August 16
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Over the summer I worked three different internships at several newspapers across Toledo. I enjoyed aspects of every single one of them, but the truth is there is no such thing as a “good” internship. Every internship you will ever have will always have great aspects and horrible nightmares. Besides...

Harker: Finding what I want to be

Harker: Finding what I want to be

Jessica Harker, Editor-in-Chief
May 3
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Were you one of those people who grew up knowing exactly who they wanted to be when they got older? Were you one of the lucky few who, when asked in 4th grade, proudly said firefighter, author or painter and stuck with it ever since? Well, I wasn’t. I had no idea what I wanted to do when I grew up....

Sennett: UT’s theater department pays homage to the classic ‘Little Shop of Horrors’

Sennett: UT’s theater department pays homage to the classic ‘Little Shop of Horrors’

Evan Senett, IC Columnist
April 20
Filed under Columns, Opinion

God bless Roger Corman. His low-budget B-movies defined an era of cinema. After the Golden Age of film in the 30s and 40s, Hollywood went into hibernation. While European films began to blossom, the US had simply lost its influence on the silver screen. American films in the 1950s and early 60s had...

Growing older doesn’t mean growing apart

Growing older doesn’t mean growing apart

Morgan Rinckey, IC Columnist
April 13
Filed under Columns, Opinion

I have cried alone in my car in the past month more times than I should admit in a published column. It is all because of the song “7 Years” by the Danish band Lukas Graham. There are certain songs that always make me feel something — the best songs should always make you feel something. “Hey...

Love it or leave it: becoming an expat

Love it or leave it: becoming an expat

Kyle Novak, IC Columnist
April 6
Filed under Columns, Opinion

A few months ago I wrote a piece for the IC critical of U.S. foreign policy. Not surprisingly, the first comment on the column was a bit of advice suggesting that I either embrace the government’s actions or move to another country. As many of us are aware, the “love it or leave it” bromide is...

Provost a ‘Hsu in’

Provost a ‘Hsu in’

Editorial Board
March 30
Filed under Columns, Opinion

The provost is critical in shaping the future of any university — they are traditionally second in command. And with so many vacancies in President Sharon Gaber’s leadership cabinet, the provost role has become even more crucial to the stability of the University of Toledo. With the stakes so high,...

Adopt, don’t shop, for pets

Adopt, don’t shop, for pets

Alexis Nieszczur, IC Columnist
March 30
Filed under Columns, Opinion

If you’re like me, you have to look away, mute or change the channel every time one of those heart-wrenching animal shelter commercials comes on TV. The animal’s sad eyes and the depressing background music make the perfect recipe for a guilty heart. People always go crazy when they see a puppy...

Language is what u make it

Language is what u make it

Joe Heidenescher, IC News Editor
March 30
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Hi, my name is Joe. And even tho I have a bachelor’s degree in English, I speak and write in text language. Here is why I think it’s OK: Language changes, it always has and it always will. And unlike French, English has no governing body that tells us what is and is not proper English. In fact,...

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