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Clifton: Experiences and lessons—the freshman’s road to success

Clifton: Experiences and lessons—the freshman’s road to success

Riley Clifton, IC Columnist
January 24
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Hurray! I’m a freshman with one semester under my belt and, returning to campus, I thought I had all the survival tricks figured out. I mean, I’ve already experienced the whole transitional shock from high school to college, I’ve learned that the elevators in University Hall will make you pray...

Editorial Board: Living in a post-truth world

Editorial Board: Living in a post-truth world

Editorial Board
January 17
Filed under Editorials, Opinion

It’s Since 2004, the Oxford dictionary has awarded “Word of the Year” to the word that attracted the most interest and importance in the year. This single word gives us a brief synopsis of the year. During the rise of social media in 2009, “unfriend,” got the award and with the continued surge...

Basnet: What’s inside an atom?

Basnet: What’s inside an atom?

Sans Basnet, IC Columnist
January 17
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...

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
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...

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
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...

Nieszczur: ‘Likes’ can’t buy happiness

Nieszczur: ‘Likes’ can’t buy happiness

Alexis Nieszczur, IC Columnist
January 10
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...

Editorial Board: Parking survey incites

Editorial Board: Parking survey incites

Editorial Board
January 10
Filed under Editorials, Opinion

As last semester wrapped up to a close and students were hastily preparing themselves for final exams, one last email slipped into their university inboxes: an email the students wouldn’t soon forget and one that the department where it came from would most likely regret sending. As University of Toledo...

Editorial: How to survive your holiday break

Editorial: How to survive your holiday break

Editorial Board
December 6
Filed under Editorials, Opinion

It’s that time of year again: Students stress out over final projects and exams and then, suddenly and blessedly, it’s all over. The semester ends and allows for a small reprieve from daily life before the spring term begins. The holiday break is a sigh of relief for many students, and they get to...

Nieszczur: I won’t take the blame anymore

Nieszczur: I won’t take the blame anymore

Alexis Nieszczur, IC Columnist
December 6
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...

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
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...

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