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Elena and her fellow study abroad students visited Harajuku, Tokyo while on her study abroad. Harajuku is also known as the fashion district. Elena Stidham, photo provided.

Elena and her fellow study abroad students visited Harajuku, Tokyo while on her study abroad. Harajuku is also known as the fashion district. Elena Stidham, photo provided.

opinion 8/20/2019, 12:00pm

Loud and Clear: 6 things I learned from studying abroad

A month in Japan taught me more than any classroom.

This June I was given the wonderful opportunity to study abroad in Japan. I have always wanted to go, and after I took my first Japanese language class, I thought it would be even more rewarding to be able to experience the culture and practice my new skills. 


Opinion 8/9/2019, 12:00pm

Unspoken: Summertime blues

This summer, I decided to go into the great unknown, and in all honesty, it sucked. But I learned more than ever that it is the small, redeeming moments you have to latch onto to make the mundane, everyday moments seem a little more worth it.


Opinion 6/25/2019, 12:00pm

Unspoken: Homophobia in the archdiocese

On June 23 a letter posted to the Cathedral High School website by the school’s Board Chairman Matt Cohoat and President Rob Bridges explained that after 22 months of discussion with Archbishop Charles C. Thompson, it would be no longer employing a teacher in an open, same-sex marriage.


Opinion 5/28/2019, 12:00pm

Chai: School is not a war zone

I feel lucky because I was not killed in a school shooting. In 2019, students attending the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, STEM School Highlands Ranch in Colorado, Savannah State University in Georgia, and many more were not.


opinion 4/16/2019, 12:00pm

Loud and Clear: Hellfire

“Like fire. Hellfire.”  These lyrics from the song “Hellfire,” from the movie “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” scorched into my brain the moment I found out the Notre Dame in Paris, France was burning. 


opinion 3/27/2019, 9:45am

Unspoken: Again, Roncalli?

Roncalli High School has once again made a fool of itself, and has given the whole country, even the whole world, a reason to believe it is not getting better, but worse, for LGBT+ people like myself.


opinion 3/26/2019, 11:45am

Soapbox: A hand in the feminine jar

Guys can be guys and girls can be girls, but society’s oppressive opinions should never deter anybody from expressing themselves. I am just a straight guy who likes to paint his nails, what’s the problem with that?


opinion 3/21/2019, 11:45am

Chai: Fear isn’t the answer

I’m a 19-year-old Jewish American. For the first time in my life, I fear for the current and future safety of my Jewish friends and family. And the fear gets new fuel almost daily. 


opinion 3/19/2019, 11:45am

Full Dis-Chlo-Sure: Monsters on campus

Springtime is coming, Ball State, and I’m getting excited for the puddles, flowers and being able to go outside without risking the loss of a limb due to a polar vortex. But, my friends, this all comes at a price.