Lung cancer could be prevented with cleaner air pollution practices

Bonnie LaPlace
October 31, 2013
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor,   Too many people are being diagnosed with lung cancer everyday – those who smoke, and those who don’t. It’s heartbreaking. We, as a society, need to be advocates for cleaner, healthier air to breathe and help people quit smoking, and make sure children never start. Healthy... Read more »

Mom fitness blogger sparks controversy

Casey Young, Casey's Corner, Consider This
October 31, 2013
Filed under Opinion

Although the picture of Maria Kang, a fitness blogger and mother of three, has only recently been getting attention after being reposted on Facebook from her blog a year ago, it has caught national attention.  With the title “What’s Your Excuse?,” Kang poses with her three children wearing a sports... Read more »

Evive left in the dark, students use other resources

Evive left in the dark, students use other resources

The Rocket
October 17, 2013
Filed under Opinion

On October 9, 2013, the two Evive Stations located on SRU’s campus were permanently removed. The Evive Stations are high tech water bottle filling and cleaning stations that are said to be ‘healthy, sustainable, and convenient’ to users. The Evive Company decided that, as a startup company that... Read more »

Students should consider effort that goes into running Boozel

Amanda Klein, SRU Student
October 17, 2013
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

As a Boozel student employee of three years, I found the “AVI gets sloppy on the weekends” article in the Opinion section of September 27 issue of the paper to be very offensive. In the past three years, I have had the privilege of meeting numerous amazing people in that building. Those people that... Read more »

People should spread kindness, not pass misery on to others

Ashley Cook, Pixie Posts
October 17, 2013
Filed under Opinion

“Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind.” – Henry James Working at a worldwide fast food restaurant for the last four years has made me realize how far a little common courtesy and kindness can go. Every day I... Read more »

Society approaching teen bullying issue the wrong way

Jim Garrity, Commentary
October 17, 2013
Filed under Opinion

Being a fat kid in middle school isn’t easy, trust me.  I was fat.  I won’t dance around it and say “pudgy” or “chubby”, I’ll be honest and say fat.  As a result, being made fun of is a large part of my history, and I have a place in my heart for any young person who has to go through... Read more »

Americans can justify buying animal Halloween costumes

Kelsey Sozanski, Casey's Corner, Consider This
October 17, 2013
Filed under Opinion

Halloween costumes for animals, you either love them or you hate them.  It has been reported according to Time Magazine, that Americans spend $370 million on our pets’ costumes. Recession? What recession? If we can spend money on costumes for pets, then surely our economy is doing just fine. ... Read more »

Updated SRU gun policy not decisive enough

Updated SRU gun policy not decisive enough

The Rocket
October 3, 2013
Filed under Opinion

SRU recently updated their gun policy to allow firearms on campus in open places, such as on the quad or sidewalks, but prohibits them inside buildings on campus. The previous policy had zero tolerance for firearms anywhere in the campus atmosphere, except by authorized police. While the University... Read more »

Television viewers ‘media crazed’ in today’s society

Casey Young, Casey's Corner, Consider This
October 3, 2013
Filed under Opinion

No one can escape the media.  It is everywhere, surrounding us 24/7.  Although, who really wants to escape it?  Our generation of students have grown up in a media crazed society.  We grew up watching Barney and Teletubbies, advanced to Spongebob Squarepants and Disney Channel, and have landed ourselves... Read more »

People pose as famous on Instagram app

LaRae Ferguson, RaeLa's Rant
October 3, 2013
Filed under Opinion

How is it that you can be one person over the Internet and the complete opposite in real life? One hundred likes on Instagram and suddenly you’re a hot commodity? Who sets the standards? Apparently we do… although I know it doesn’t need to be said, most of these Instagram famous people don’t... Read more »