Posts in category Opinion

America strong, forever united we sta...

America strong, forever united we stand
By Anne Davey, Staff Writer/Opinion Editor April 24, 2013 In times of turmoil, it is all too easy to focus on the negative. It is natural to be scared, to be worried, to be shocked. Not since Sept. 11, 2001 has such an event struck our nation; a deliberate act of terrorism on one of the greatest cities in our nation, intended for maximum effe [...]

An extraordinary life: Farewell from ...

An extraordinary life: Farewell from the editor
By Steven Haller, Editor-in-chief April 24, 2013 In 10 days, I will be graduating from High Point University with a degree in journalism, but with no intention of becoming a journalist. That is something that would cause my grandfather to say “Ah-toop-ah-suh-tus?!” (spelled phonetically), which he told me meant “Are you crazy?!” in Lithuanian [...]

I was here

I was here
By Jordan Oliver, Opinion Editor April 24, 2013 “I wanna leave my footprints on the sands of time. Know there was something that, Meant something that, I left behind. When I leave this world, I’ll leave no regrets. Leave something to remember, So they won’t forget; I was here…” When your time at High Point comes to an end, will people k [...]

Secondhand News: Inside a cup of coff...

Secondhand News: Inside a cup of coffee
By Jordan Oliver, Opinion Editor April 10, 2013 As a senior Soon to leave, Time isn’t on my side; A many thanks I must give, To those who’ve helped me by. Of course there’s family And there’re friends, God and my teachers too; But there is one Who’s saved me some, To you my debts are due. So to my dear friend coffee, You’ve been more than jus [...]

How important is the First Amendment?...

How important is the First Amendment? For a free lunch, students will have rights taken away
Staff Editorial April 10, 2013 The first 10 amendments to the United States Constitution are collectively called the Bill of Rights and guarantee specific personal freedoms to American citizens. They were written in 1789 by James Madison and came into effect in 1791. Although the amendments are all important in their own right, the First Amen [...]

Thanks for your hospitality, I’ve enj...

Thanks for your hospitality, I’ve enjoyed the stay
By Jordan Oliver, Opinion Editor March 27, 2013 6:30 a.m. That’s what time my alarm goes off. After a few thoughtless hits of the snooze button, I roll out of bed and dart for the caff—my only motivation for leaving my warm sheets to begin with. My first class doesn’t start until 11:45, which means this caff place must be pretty darn good. 7: [...]

Secondhand News: Our differences make...

Secondhand News: Our differences make the world go round
By Jordan Oliver, Opinion Editor February 20, 2013 It’s hard to believe that with so many people on this earth, no two are exactly the same. Each and every individual is, well, exactly that—individual! It’s kind of neat to think that every time we meet someone new, we are meeting the only kind of that person in the world…bet you never thought [...]

Should liberal arts classes continue ...

Should liberal arts classes continue to be offered at N.C. public universities?
By Mayeesa Mitchell, Staff Writer February 20, 2013 On Bill Bennett’s national radio show last month, newly elected Gov. Pat McCrory made controversial remarks in regards to liberal arts education in public institutions of higher education. “If you want to take gender studies, that’s fine. Go to a private school and take it, but I don’t want [...]

Secondhand News: Valentine’s Day R...

Secondhand News: Valentine’s Day –  More well-rounded than you think
By Jordan Oliver, Opinion Editor February 6, 2013 A common notion for those flying solo on Valentine’s Day may be that the holiday serves only as a stark reminder to single people that they are alone—that there is no one out there who will be addressing their name on a box of chocolates. Well it’s time to wake up, smell the roses, and open yo [...]

New Housing Policy – What’s you...

New Housing Policy – What’s your opinion? For
By Jessica Strickler, Staff Writer  February 6, 2013 I realize that as a rising senior, I should be opposed to most of the housing changes that High Point University is electing to make for fall 2013 because they “aren’t in my favor.” But I’m not. I believe HPU has made the best decision they could in regards to housing because it will sustai [...]