Category Archives: Opinion

Opinion: Transferring student athletes does not equate to quitting

By Jamel Jackson
Staff writer

According to Tubby Smith, the basketball coach at the University of Memphis, allowing transfers teachers players “how to quit;” however, that is not the case.

Opinion: Our expectations for online celebrities matter more than ever

By Payne Ray
Staff writer

With the Overwatch League ramping up the mainstream appeal of eSports, we should all be asking more from our favorite internet personalities.

Provocative Thoughts: Veterans not armed teachers should protect schools

Editor’s Note: This is part of a series of opinion pieces by Mike Zdunich, a senior communications major at UWF. Through his Provocative Thoughts column, Mike will present new and nuanced ways to think about important issues.

By Mike Zdunich

Provocative Thoughts: Multiple culprits to blame in watering down of higher education

Editor’s Note: This is part of a series of opinion pieces by Mike Zdunich, a senior communications major at UWF. Through his Provocative Thoughts column, Mike will present new and nuanced ways to think about important issues.

By Mike Zdunich

Provocative Thoughts: Expanded Selective Service would be fair, patriotic, practical

By Mike Zdunich

Editor’s Note: This is the first in series of opinion pieces by Mike Zdunich, a senior communications major at UWF. Through his Provocative Thoughts column, Mike will present new and nuanced ways to think about important issues.

Opinion: Bragging on your failure doesn’t change the fact that you failed

By Rachel Witbracht
Staff writer

Failure, although natural and expected, is glorified by college students. Maybe that’s used as a vessel to shift the narrative from failure to funny, but it doesn’t make it less of a failure.

Opinion: Tip or go home

By Anna Smith
Staff writer

As well as going to school full time, I am also a barista. Before working as a barista, I worked as a server for more than four years. Needless to say, I know what it

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 …

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