Category Archives: Opinion

Brotherhood exists: the state of my Greek Life

By Wendell Slater
Contributing writer

I am a brother of the multicultural service/social fraternity, Omega Delta Phi. In a recent scathing op-ed, staff writer Steve Likovetz expresses a fear of Greek organizations from the perspective of someone who has never been a part of a Greek organization.

Opinion: America’s two-party system has destroyed Democracy

By Chris Cody
Staff writer

America’s two-party political system has not only ruined any political discourse that people try to have in 2017 but has also ruined any bipartisanship that the government used to try to practice.

Opinion: Phone cameras are catching up

By Morgan Givens
Staff writer

Along with writing, I use a lot of my journalistic capabilities to show visual aspects of my stories with photography. Virtually all of the images I use for the newspaper have been from using my trusty Canon DSLR (digital single-lens reflex camera). But photographers like myself are dealing with a monstrous competition, and it’s something that is already here, already in our pockets: our cell phones and their cameras.

Opinion: I’m glad Trump is waging war against “fake news”

By Rachel Witbracht
Staff writer

As a founding member of the College Democrats chapter on my campus, you might be surprised by my support of the term “fake news,” but not for the reason you think.

Brotherhood no more: the state of today’s fraternities

By Steve Likovetz
Staff writer

Fraternities pride themselves on brotherhood, philanthropy and being an example of model students on campus — or at least they used to. Greek organizations have evolved into hazing rituals, underage drinking and wild parties.

Opinion: UWF administration holds the right to regulate free speech

By Alicia Adams
Staff Writer

If you are a student at the University of West Florida, chances are you have witnessed a peaceful protest or spirited speech while on your way to class or the library; however, many students do not realize the rules and regulations UWF administration has in place regarding “public expression,” or free speech.

Opinion: Bands on the Beach is the place to be Tuesdays during the summer

By Shawna Moore
Staff Writer

Almost every Pensacolian has heard of the free, weekly concert series “Bands on the Beach” on Pensacola Beach on Tuesdays from April through October. I know many of my friends go on Tuesday nights and often try to get me to go as well, but for some reason I never could make it. But I went for the first time recently, and I am so glad I did.

Opinion: Consumers should have right to repair devices, not be held hostage

By Shawna Moore
Staff Writer

Being on a college campus, you hear a lot about your rights — especially amidst the political transition our nation is currently in. Throughout the school year, administration and organizations will bring in guest speakers to talk about the importance of free speech and freedom of expression.

Opinion: Is an arm and a leg worth a shorter commute?

By Allison Bew
Staff Writer

I am one of the 11,000 commuters who attend UWF, and I come from the Gulf Breeze/Navarre area. This means I have to either brave the traffic, causing my commute to be roughly 45 minutes to an hour one way, or pay the steep price of a $7.50 round-trip toll to get to school.

Opinion: UWF goes crazy for Coke, but is that a good thing?

By Alicia Adams
Staff Writer

Welcome to 2017, an age where the most riveting news on a university campus is the introduction of a new product to the vending machines.