When it is time to get a new phone, many iPhone users just get another iPhone. Here are some reasons why I believe you should make an Android your next phone instead. (Warning: If not having iMessage is a dealbreaker, be ready to give that up for an Android. That's right, you will become the dreaded green bubble. However, unless you have a Mac, it is not as important for texting as one may think. While the one Android user in a group chat is … [Read more] about Should Your Next Phone be iPhone or Android?
In fourth grade, I had a typing class every Tuesday and Thursday. During that time, I was more preoccupied with an online game called Poptropica than I was with learning how to type. I no longer play Poptropica as a college student, but I am typing on a daily … [Read more] about What’s Your Poptropica?
I have always created stories. My parents have often described to me their memory of my smaller self waddling over to them with my pad of scribble-covered pages. As all parents do when given artwork they can't discern the point of, they would ask, "What's … [Read more] about Letter from the Editor
Dear Lions Family, My name is Joe Contreras, and it is my honor and privilege to serve you as student body president. I want to take a moment to share the three words God has put on my heart this year: echo, authenticity, and revival. Have you ever been … [Read more] about Letter from the SGA president
I joined the student newspaper when I was 18. For the last three and a half years, I’ve sacrificed opportunities, sleep, and a little bit of sanity to make the publication what it is today. Now, I’m graduating, and I’m faced with the most difficult challenge … [Read more] about Find peace, not regret, in transition
I once caught a virus so bad that it entirely depleted my body of any good nutrients and any will to continue to living as long as I had it. Unlike a bacterial infection, I could not go to the doctor and get antibiotics to zap it out of my system - I had to … [Read more] about An ode to my virus
Wearing my culture with honor at commencement as a college graduate of color should be my right. Graduation season is right around the corner and it’s almost time to celebrate but one thing still remains: there is still a gap in the number of student of … [Read more] about Students should be able to celebrate cultural diversity with ethnic stoles
Graduation is a time to celebrate, reflect on our memories and accomplishments, and set our sights on the future. It is a time for graduating seniors to come together with family, faculty and staff, and fellow classmates for one last hoorah. If you are … [Read more] about Student’s graduation worries eased by administrative action
We live in a day and age where representation and equality are some of the biggest aspects of society. Each day, we learn more about our differences, striving to embrace them, as well as share and understand different perspectives. Since I transferred to … [Read more] about Women representation in chapel creates unity and encouragement
A definition of what college should be won’t help anyone… When I came to college, I expected what I didn’t get from high school. I heard from family and friends what a good college experience should include: living in a Pinterest-worthy dorm, finding … [Read more] about Cookie-cutter college expectations hurt our experiences
Have you ever taken time to think about whether you are doing or wearing something because you have genuine interest in it, or are you just doing it because everyone else around you is doing it? There have been many times that I have found myself wearing … [Read more] about Seniors should be encouraged to pursue personalized experiences
“Make sure you can look back at any season of your life and say, yeah, I had fun.” A professional in my industry recently said this to me. His advice was rooted in the idea that we will change careers, have shifting interests, and see things we dedicated so … [Read more] about Remember your health in the hardest seasons
Most people know where they fall on the “how I feel about change” scale. Either you’ve repeated “I don’t like change” a hundred times, or you just go with the flow and have never had to think about it. Campus this year has included a lot of change. Not all … [Read more] about Change should challenge, not embitter, us
I had never imagined that coming to college would be like going to high school all over again. Actually, quite the contrary. I had high hopes that the promises of making solid friendships and some of the best memories of my young adulthood would materialize. I … [Read more] about Competing with others leads to cycle of social anxiety
Another satisfaction survey for the Forrest Room and Needham Courtyard arrives in our emails. And I can’t help but think, well at least they’re trying. Though Commuter Life is trying its hardest to deal with the reality of construction and its impact on … [Read more] about Diminishing commuter spaces leaving students cold, wet, and hungry