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Editorial: Pell Grants matter to students

Editorial: Pell Grants matter to students

March 28, 2017
Filed under Editorials, Opinion

College is not a right; it is a privilege. College attainment is unequally distributed throughout society because of the extensive financial requirements that going to college requires. Because of this unequal distribution, the government of the United States of America created the Pell Grant program...

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...

Editorial: EPA budget cuts will affect Toledo

Editorial: EPA budget cuts will affect Toledo

Editorial Board
March 21, 2017
Filed under Editorials, Opinion

A leaked draft of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's 2018 budget proposal indicates that the Trump administration intends to suggest cutting the program from $300 million annually to $10 million. It would be part of an effort to slash $2 billion from the agency and reduce its workforce by 3,000...

Rejoinder: Unreported sexual assault is still sexual assault

Rejoinder: Unreported sexual assault is still sexual assault

Sharon L. Gaber, Ph.D., University of Toledo President
March 21, 2017
Filed under Letters, Opinion

Dear Editor, On behalf of Jeff Newton, UT’s chief of police, and Donald Kamm, director of our Title IX office, I want to express our deep concern about the views expressed in the letter that appeared in last week’s edition of your paper about unreported sexual assaults at UT. As I have stated...

Simon: The deception of the melting pot

Simon: The deception of the melting pot

Shawna Simon, Guest Columnist
March 21, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

When I started school, I was taught that America was a melting pot. My teachers emphasized the words on the Statue of Liberty: “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” Emma Lazarus’ words were a promise that I believed in. As the eldest child of immigrants,...

Ayoub: Which is better —doctor or pharmacist?

Ayoub: Which is better —doctor or  pharmacist?

Samar Ayoub, IC Columnist
March 21, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Parents only want the best for their children. They want to see them grow up, succeed, get married and, maybe, have a couple kids of their own. All parents want their kids to have the best life, not to fall victim to the same mistakes they made and to be the best kind of person. No one wishes anything...

Letter to the Editor: Unreported sexual assault is still sexual assault

Letter to the Editor: Unreported sexual assault is still sexual assault

Letter to the Editor
March 14, 2017
Filed under Letters, Opinion

Per national statistics, one out of 10 women will be sexually assaulted at some point in her lifetime. Some studies even suggest that the number is as small as one in four women on college campuses. The University of Toledo has approximately 7,000 undergraduate female students, so this means that...

Harker: Dealing with my hospital fantasies

Harker: Dealing with my hospital fantasies

Jessica Harker, Editor-in-Chief
March 14, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

My second year at UT, I had a schedule that would have made even the busiest of people cringe a little. I worked 40 hours a week on third shift for Oasis, attended college full time and wrote for the Independent Collegian on top of trying to maintain an unstable relationship. I felt like I was drowning. One...

Abayateye: Secor — for the greater good

Abayateye: Secor — for the greater good

Philemon Abayateye, Opinion Editor
March 14, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Self-interest and self-preservation: These are important motivations of individual action. We can all claim to care more about others than ourselves in every situation, which could probably be true — sometimes. But the truth is that commitment to impeccable altruism tends to fade away when we realize...

Sennett: “The King and the Clown”— A Review

Sennett: “The King and the Clown”— A Review

Evan Sennett, IC Columnist
February 28, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

It is rare for the University of Toledo to explore the east. The theatre season is usually booked with Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde and anything from the American Great White Way. But, this spring, we were given something unusual: a play from South Korea. “The King and the Clown” is based on the 2000...

Thomas: Taming my natural, curly hair

Thomas: Taming my natural, curly hair

Amber Thomas, IC Columnist
February 28, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Black History Month is over, but the struggles of the black girl continue daily. A central part of this struggle is what black girls do to keep our natural hair straight and acceptable to the public. For many girls like me, it would not be exaggeration to say that I hated my hair. It was thick, unruly...

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