Posts in category Opinion

New Housing Policy – What’s you...

New Housing Policy – What’s your opinion? Against
By Tatiana Kresefsky, Staff Writer February 6, 2013 High Point University has some amazing features to it. When we, the students, first came on tour, we were probably awe-struck by the beauty of the campus—with one of the best parts being housing. Here at HPU, there is no such thing as bad housing. All of the dorms are kept immaculate and if [...]

Secondhand News: Time to give it all ...

Secondhand News: Time to give it all we’ve got
By Jordan Oliver, Opinion Editor January 23, 2013 C’mon fellow seniors! This is it.  When the clock struck midnight on December 31, 2012, the ball in Times Square dropped smack dab into our graduation year. These three and a half months of the spring semester are the last we’ll have at HPU, so we need to end strong, leave our mark, and go out [...]

Study Abroad – Something to add...

Study Abroad – Something to add to your bucket list
By Henry Molski, Sports Editor January 23, 2013 Before every study abroad student at High Point University leaves the country, he or she is asked to fill out a survey. I reacted to the requirement of filling out this survey just as I do with any other: reluctant. The survey was long and boring and, at the time, I really thought it was a waste [...]

Secondhand News: Take time for yourse...

Secondhand News: Take time for yourself this holiday season
By Jordan Oliver, Opinion Editor December 5, 2012 Tis the season to be jolly—right? Then why is everyone so stressed out? Between final exam crunch-time, shopping for that perfect gift, and preparing for long journeys home, the first few weeks of December are far from delivering all that is calm and right. As much as exam time is sucking up o [...]

Despite Sandy, there’s much to be tha...

Sandy
By Kevin Russell, Sports Editor December 5, 2012 As college students, we never think that the towns we grew up in will be affected or devastated by a natural disaster. However, for hundreds of us here at High Point University, this became an unfortunate reality this past October. Just one week after many of us spent our long fall breaks at ho [...]

NHL lockout hurts more than fans and ...

NHL lockout hurts more than fans and must end
By Nolan Stout, Staff Writer November 9, 2012 As a Southerner, I had to grow to love hockey, unlike Canadians, who are practically born with a passion for the game. I know the sport isn’t that big in the U.S., a country where football, baseball and basketball reign supreme. But, I love the game. During the season, I don’t tune to anything els [...]

Secondhand News: Difference aside, we...

Secondhand News: Difference aside, we have much to be thankful for
By Jordan Oliver, Opinion Editor November 9, 2012 As the long-awaited 2012 presidential election has come to an end, it’s easy to get wrapped up in the heat of the results.  As Romney supporters cringe in defeat and Obama fans celebrate triumphantly, it is important to be mindful of the one, common ground on which we all stand; and to be than [...]

With Obama’s re-election, some ...

With Obama’s re-election, some look forward to a second term
By Jay Rinaldi, Staff Writer November 9, 2012 With President Barack Obama’s re-election, I am looking forward to his next four years as our president. Unlike many people, my primary reason for voting for Obama was because of the health care reform act he passed in his first term. If Obama had lost re-election, Romney would have done what ever [...]

A post-election reaction – What...

A post-election reaction – What the other side has to say
By Patrick Budd, Staff Writer November 9, 2012 I don’t understand it. No, not the Electoral College. Not the network’s “decision desks” giving us real-time election results. Not the issues that were at stake in this election. I don’t understand why the American people re-elected a president that has failed us in more areas than he has helped [...]

What can students expect from Obama t...

What can students expect from Obama this time
By Anne Davey, Staff Writer November 9, 2012 America has always been the land of tremendous opportunity, especially when it comes to higher education. In recent years however, the cost of college and the burden of debt has been rising quickly, leaving Americans with too much debt and too few opportunities. Now, more than ever, this cannot be [...]