OPINION


opinion 2/13/2019, 11:30am

Kennedi’s Kaleidoscope: Recognizing all disabilities

Breath in for four counts, hold for four counts and exhale for four counts. Clench your toes and relax. Clench your teeth and relax. Clench your fists and relax. Remember to stay still and breathe slowly. Close your eyes and picture a moment that makes you happy, a concert that changed your life or a person you love. This helps me cope. This is how I get through the day in one piece. But it does not stop the panic attacks from happening.


opinion 2/6/2019, 11:06am

Shepard’s Corner: Too far gone

In the past few weeks and days, I have looked at the recent government shutdown, the division it has caused and I can’t help but notice the blatant disregard for facts, logic and reality. I am not a fan of President Trump, but this goes far beyond that.  This goes for his supporters.


opinion 2/5/2019, 4:16pm

Dugout Chatter: It should have been the Saints

I watched this year’s Super Bowl. I saw New England’s defense dominate the entirety of the game. I saw Julian Edelman become the only bright spot in either offense. I saw the horrible halftime show. I saw Los Angeles punt on nine of its 12 possessions. I saw Bill Belichick and Tom Brady win their sixth ring together. What I didn’t see was the team that most deserved to be playing on the NFL’s biggest stage: the New Orleans Saints.


opinion 2/4/2019, 8:06pm

Full Dis-Chlo-sure: The new Ted Bundy film was weird

I’ve been hearing a lot recently about this new Ted Bundy movie starring Zac Efron, “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile,” along with the controversy over his portrayal and the surging interest in the Bundy case following Netflix’s release of “The Ted Bundy Tapes.” 


opinion 1/30/2019, 11:45am

Headstrong: The frozen truth

Talks of soldiers getting frostbite were quickly spreading across the different companies that day. It was 3-5 degrees outside in South Korea, at best.


opinion 12/13/2018, 11:30am

Loud and Clear: Christmas in a drink

Each holiday has that one food that completely polarises humanity as much as politics. It can range from something simple as candy corn on Halloween to something as personal as cranberry relish on Thanksgiving. 


Opinion 12/6/2018, 12:00pm

Loud and Clear: The parasite

Good morning. It’s going to get better.  I repeat these phrases over and over. From the very moment I open my eyes all throughout the day until I close them once again. 


opinion 11/28/2018, 12:00pm

Run-On Sentences: A backward step for Michigan

During midterm elections my home state of Michigan passed Proposal 1 56-44, making it the first Midwest state to legalize recreational marijuana. The state legalized medical marijuana in 2008, and to many in the state, it was only a matter of time before it was legalized in full.