Our Bobcat family will always welcome us home

Until this year, Homecoming never meant all that much to me. It was just another weekend—another football game. It was just a lot more spirited than the rest. I didn’t really consider the meaning it would have this year until I was walking through Baker, taking in all of the decorations; I realized this was…

Giving a voice to silence: Let’s talk

If you or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Helpline at 1-800-273-8255. It’s only when things like the recent death of Robin Williams happen that we start to examine suicide and the causes behind it. We start to care about these things when our favorite stars show that…

The Girl in the Pressbox: Don’t stop asking

There’s certainly this misconception that we must treat bereaved family members with a sense of fragility, as if any mere mention of their departed loved one’s name can trigger a waterfall of tears and an emotional breakdown. People dare not mention the loss of a loved one for fear that tears will ensue and worse,…

The Girl in the Pressbox: Where are our female role models?

The hypersexualization of women has been noted and you’ve likely heard all about it in your women and gender studies classes so I won’t regurgitate it here, except to say that I’m proud of Aerie, American Eagle’s lingerie brand for showing the most vulnerable demographic that perfect isn’t real. It’s airbrushed. And they won’t stand…

Syllabus day marathon becomes a study on repetition

It was a brilliant, perfect plan– that is, until it was time for execution. On Tuesday of the first week of classes, I had to wonder whether the schedule I had masterminded was more genius or masochistic. Once I realized that there was a chance at a two-day school week this semester, I was determined.…