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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 […]

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Opinion: Fem in Stem

I am a math major at Western Carolina University. The concentration of my major is traditional, not data science, not actuarial, not education. People [tend to] assume that since I am a woman and a math major, I must be going into education. While there is nothing wrong with going […]

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Food for Thought: Easy Thanksgiving Sides

Easy, Tart Cranberry Sauce Serves 5+   Total Time: 30~ minutes This fresh cranberry sauce has a tart, sweet bite that is perfect warm right off the stove or cooled down with leftovers. So easy you won’t miss the canned sauce! One 12 ounce Bag Fresh Cranberries One Cup White […]

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Op-Ed: Rural Hospitals

As COVID-19 vaccination rates in rural communities lag behind their urban counterparts, rural healthcare resources are becoming increasingly exhausted by COVID-19-related morbidity and mortality. Rural hospitals serve exceedingly important roles during the pandemic. They act as agents for the provision of vital healthcare resources to rural neighbors and families who […]

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Letter to the Editor: 11/4

Dear Editor, We all know that diversity and inclusion are essential on campus. Many of us were even required to take courses on the subject at the beginning of the semester, however it seems many of our peers have dismissed what they learned in favor of harmful hate and slander. […]