Should College Athletes be Paid?

Most athletes dream of the day when all they see are dollar signs, but is college too soon for that to become a reality? Should college athletes get paid? While I admire the work ethic and commitment college athletes give to their programs, they should not be paid for four main reasons: financial responsibility, academic…

Taking a Knee

Since the beginning of the 2016 National Football League season, the American public has seen the act of kneeling or sitting during the National Anthem. This started as Colin Kaepernick, who was the San Francisco 49’ers quarterback, began to peacefully protest the racial oppression he saw in America. Kaepernick sat down on the bench at…

Land of Smiles Experience

Walking through the jungle with an elephant trotting behind me like my own loving companion, I have never had a more eye-opening experience. Throughout my time in Thailand, I learned many things, but one gift in particular that I gained from my time with the Thai people was the gift of patience and understanding. My…

Donald Trump, DACA, and American Dreamers

Current President, Donald Trump, plans on terminating the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA. The program, created by former President Barack Obama, was created for illegal immigrants brought into the United States as children by their parents. The program allows the child to live in the United States, attend school, and find employment.…

Hurricane Harvey Hits Home

Harvey’s heavy winds and rainfalls tore through homes and businesses stretching from the Southern part of Texas to the borders of Louisiana. The strong winds ripped houses apart, while waters filled the streets of many neighborhoods, often rising above the front doors of houses. The mayor of Port Arthur, Derrick Freeman, was quoted saying their…

13 Reasons Why

Disclaimer: The show includes significant profanity and graphic scenes so viewer discretion is advised. Most critics suggest that only students ages 16+ should be allowed to watch. An instant sensation, 13 Reasons Why released as a Netflix series on March 31, and the tweets and social media mentions haven’t slowed down since. 13 Reasons Why…