OPINION


Kennedi Barnett is a junior journalism news major and does illustrations and writes "Kennedi’s Kaleidoscope" for The Daily News. Her views do not necessarily agree with those of the newspaper. Contact Kennedi with comments at kpbarnett@bsu.edu.

Kennedi Barnett is a junior journalism news major and does illustrations and writes "Kennedi’s Kaleidoscope" for The Daily News. Her views do not necessarily agree with those of the newspaper. Contact Kennedi with comments at kpbarnett@bsu.edu.

Opinion Last Updated 13 hours ago

Endlessly Thinking: I’ll wear what I want

Why we need to stop shaming ourselves for others being unable to control themselves

Every morning, I chuck numerous tops onto my bed because they just aren’t quite what I want to wear that day. I rummage through my overflowing closet until I finally find the top — the one that makes me feel unstoppable and the only one that matches my mood for the day. I walk out of my room, feeling satisfied knowing that I’m wearing my ideal outfit for the day and that I won’t be overthinking it. All of that comes to a halt when I feel it. 


Opinion 11/20/2019, 4:10pm

Artful Ruckus: Thanksgiving is a bunch of stuffing

Waking up to the smell of meat and potatoes has to be every American’s dream. I guess I’m truly just unpatriotic because I don’t like — no, I despise — Thanksgiving. It’s just one more day until Christmas, honestly. It just so happens we celebrate it by overeating, napping and watching TV surrounded by our relatives we usually can’t wait to kick out of the house. Thanksgiving just isn’t that great. And before you attack me, just listen.


Opinion 11/18/2019, 12:00pm

Loud and Clear: Temporarily 21

When Forever 21 announced it was filing for bankruptcy, my immediate thought was, “Well, I guess they were only Temporarily 21.” After I laughed at my own joke, however, I realized just how hard it was going to be for me to buy clothes from here on out. 


Opinion 11/12/2019, 12:00pm

Brutally Honest: Therapy reimagined

That moment when the filler music before a show stops, and you know it’s show time. The venue lights go down, the screams rise, the intro music to the first song begins … and there they are: one of your favorite artists, if not your favorite, in the flesh. The artist or band that has lifted your spirits, quenched your bad moods and had you bopping from day one is directly in front of you.


Opinion 11/7/2019, 3:00pm

Jimbo-laya: The power of hope

On Sept. 26, my oldest sister Krystyn called and told me she and our parents were at the hospital. My other sister Jessica had been shot during a home invasion.


Opinion 11/5/2019, 12:00pm

The Gaggle: Leaf me alone

Inner conflict. We all have it. For some, it’s as simple as whether or not to help an elderly person across the street. For me, though, inner conflict stems from something that keeps me up at night: Do I actually like iceberg lettuce?


Opinion 10/24/2019, 3:00pm

Brutally Honest: Mr. President is at it again. Shocker.

President Trump always takes to Twitter to express his extreme dismay with any situation, and this impeachment inquiry makes this rather apparent. This is not how any elected official, let alone the president, should act. It proves how childish, uninformed and unprofessional he really is.


opinion 10/21/2019, 12:00pm

Artful Ruckus: Jeff Bezos isn’t the bad guy

Local businesses and chains are closing, and a lot of the blame is aimed at one company: Amazon. Big chain retailers like Macy's and even Walmart are closing hundreds of stores because they just can’t compete. Just because these businesses are shutting down, it does not mean Amazon will take over the world. But even if it did, I don’t think that’d be bad because Amazon provides so much to its customers.


Opinion 10/16/2019, 3:00pm

Kennedi’s Kaleidoscope: The future is vegan … sorta

I do not care that you are not a vegan. When I tell you I am vegan, I am not telling you because I want to convert you or force my dietary decision onto you. Frankly, I do not care if you eat meat. It’s the amount of meat that bothers me, and honestly, it should bother you too. 


opinion 10/11/2019, 3:00pm

Bold Type: On butterflies

“Write about saving the monarchs,” Auntie Mar says every time I ask her for a story idea. This time, I decided to listen to her.


opinion 10/9/2019, 3:00pm

Blake’s Beats: Muncie happy places

I’d like to highlight some of the places here in Muncie that have become beacons of hope and cliched “Happy Places” for me. Check them out! See what they do for you, maybe they’ll become your happy place too.


opinion 10/4/2019, 12:00pm

Open-Minded: I am not ashamed.

My anxiety is not a vulnerability to me but instead a way for me to educate others about mental illnesses and show they are nothing to be ashamed of. 


opinion 9/29/2019, 12:00pm

Jimbo-laya: Who feels homesick already? Not me.

Going away to college can be a challenge for a lot of people for any number of reasons.I thought within the first week I got here I would feel homesick. I thought I would be brooding, calling my mom constantly and in such a slump. But to my surprise, I’m having a great time so far. I know I’ll feel homesick at some point, and it could sneak up on me at any moment, but I feel much more confident in my situation here than I feel other people are.