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Opinion: WCU’s Guy Problem

Today, if you visit almost any college campus, you might notice a curious gender imbalance: about six women attend for every four men, making it the largest gender gap in higher education history. This phenomenon reveals a shift in attitude among men as they disengage from education, the economy, and […]

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Experiencing campus for the first time with New Student Orientation

Having the privilege to attend the first in-person freshman orientation since 2019, I would absolutely recommend this interactive experience to anyone considering attending WCU. As someone who was completely unfamiliar with the campus and surrounding community prior to touring, orientation was a great way to fully encompass the true campus […]

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Opinion: A visit to the Holocaust exhibit

While walking around on campus, I came across an advertisement for the Holocaust Exhibit at the UC. It made me think about what history I had learned in my early education. A general overview of the tragedy, in the context of WW2, accompanied by a reading of Night.  It was […]

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Opinion: TikTok’s Newest Craze: Dressing for the Female Gaze

Women all over the world use popular culture, especially fashion, to express themselves.  What many women fail to realize, however, is just how much their clothing choices represent their culture. As much as the country doesn’t want to admit it, America is a patriarchy. Our country favors men and their […]

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Opinion: Yik-Yak and Anonymity

Yik-Yak, the notorious anonymous messaging app, recently returned from a four-year hiatus after being shut down in May 2017. Founded by Furman University students Tyler Droll and Brooks Buffington and initially introduced in November 2013, Yik-Yak enables users to communicate with others within a 5-mile radius. Here is the catch. […]

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Opinion: Remember the truth this holiday season

When I was growing up and went to school the week before Thanksgiving, I remember being taught that the reason why we celebrate Thanksgiving is that peaceful Native Americans saw struggling settlers and offered them a hand in learning the ways of living on this new land. As a show […]

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Opinion: Protecting the true version of U.S. history

Critical race theory is rapidly disappearing from some teachers’ curriculum and the quiet ban has already swept through 27 states. It is so important to protect the teaching of critical race theory in school because without it we would be one step closer to the erasure of minorities within history.  […]

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Opinion: For the love of green bean casserole

When you think of Thanksgiving, what do you think of? Food, family, crafts, shopping, etc.? Well, when I think of Thanksgiving, I think of crowding into my grandparents’ house with my whole family dressed up. We normally eat Thanksgiving “linner”, late lunch, and an early dinner. We have the typical […]