The Privileged Life

Ghadeer Alaradi, Opinions Editor

Attending the Alliance for DisAbility Awareness Dinner (ADA) on Nov. 5 was an eye-opening event for me. I got to hear the real life experiences of mothers with disabled children and their journey throughout their children’s lives.

Racism: A Virus that Plagues Nations

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On Oct. 27th at 6:00 p.m. in Kochoff Hall, a conversation on race took place. It was given by Keith Beauchamp, an activist who is also known for producing/directing the documentary, The Untold Story of Emmett Till (2005), and other works as well.

Crazy Wild Ride to Journalism


As I stood on the sideline at Trenton High School Friday night, a whirlwind of emotions were running through me. I felt nervous, excited, scared and proud at the same time. It was something I had worked towards for a few years, and something I would not have expected I would be doing five years ago.

College: A Time to Discover Yourself

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They say the best years of your life will be in college; that these are the days you’ll continue to remember for the rest of your life. It’s the adventure of a lifetime — quite literally sometimes. So does anyone feel a bit worried hearing that?

Why I Left my Minimum Wage Job


After three years at a workplace, staying until the end of college seemed like the choice I would be making. As of a little over a month ago, that changed.

My Journey Towards Journalism

Ghadeer Alaradi, Opinions Editor

As I was growing up, I had a little notebook to write in small snippets of my daily life. When I was 6, I wrote about how excited I was to go to an aquarium and learn about all the fish. I drew “the world’s fattest cat” that I saw on TV because I was so fascinated.