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Opinion—Growing up in a cult…not fun

Opinion—Growing up in a cult…not fun

Akasha Khalsa, Opinion Editor April 26, 2022
A couple of my friends recently explained to me what they think of in relation to the term “cult”, and the results ranged from “like in the movies, like a massive hierarchy, living together, all of them are having to dress the same” to “strange rituals, the kool-aid guy, hidden remote areas.” So what was it really like?
Opinion—Why I’m a recovering perfectionist

Opinion—Why I’m a recovering perfectionist

Katarina Rothhorn, Features Editor April 15, 2022
I survived high school while clinging to words such as ‘perfectionist’ and ‘high achiever.’ I thought they defined me as someone who was succeeding in this unforgiving game of life.
Opinion—There was only one way for Coach K’s career to end

Opinion—There was only one way for Coach K’s career to end

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor April 1, 2022
Mike Krzyzewski entered this season in his 42nd and final season as the head coach of the Duke Blue Devils. He announced prior to the season in an unprecedented move that this will be his final season.
Opinion—A playlist for the story of my journey to the U.P.

Opinion—A playlist for the story of my journey to the U.P.

Joleigh Martinez, Visual Editor March 29, 2022
Hey you, hop onto Spotify or YouTube and listen to Badfish by Sublime while I tell you my story; It took a long few years to end up here in the Upper Peninsula but I made it.
Opinion—Thrive with these five plant-based meals

Opinion—Thrive with these five plant-based meals

Olivia Apa, Staff Writer March 18, 2022
It’s so important to be eating enough food, and enough of the foods that are going to make your body feel good, especially with social lives and school work, cabin fever and jobs. The beautiful thing about cooking is that it can be entirely experimental and fun. It’s good to know that you put love and thought into the foods you consume.
Opinion—The importance of vulnerability

Opinion—The importance of vulnerability

Akasha Khalsa, Opinion Editor March 10, 2022
I’m a firm believer that oversharing has its place in building strong friendships and relationships, and sometimes it even has its place in public discourse when we’re trying to break down certain stigmas or misconceptions about real people’s personal lives.
Opinion—Cheesemageddon at Parsnip

Opinion—Cheesemageddon at Parsnip

Molly Birch, Social Media Editor February 16, 2022
On Feb. 3, Northern Lights Dining (NLD) served “vegan” chicken parmesan at Parsnip which was not labeled as containing milk when real mozzarella cheese was used. As someone recently diagnosed with a food-bourn allergy, I was concerned after I heard this.
Opinion—One year later: NFTs are (still) a scam

Opinion—One year later: NFTs are (still) a scam

Nicholas Conroy, Copy Editor February 12, 2022
Well, here we are again. Around this same time last year, I published an opinion piece titled “NFTs are killing the planet.” At the time of publishing, I understood NFTs as a fringe concept, something that existed on the peripherals of the tech industry, and I was concerned about its spread into art-related fields.
Staying sane in quarantine: 5 ways to not turn into a mindless zombie

Staying sane in quarantine: 5 ways to not turn into a mindless zombie

Dreyma Beronja, News Editor February 2, 2022

COVID-19 has been in the U.S. now since Jan. 21, 2020. I have been fortunate enough to go the last two years without testing positive for COVID however, with the winter semester starting, I have had a...

Staying safe during the spooky season

Staying safe during the spooky season

Dreyma Beronja, News Editor October 28, 2021

Halloween is a special holiday for many that enjoy the spooky season. Getting dressed up in the costume you’ve spent all month prepping for the big night, enjoying the king-sized Snickers bar that you...

Opinion—Trouble finding your size? Blame vanity sizing

Opinion—Trouble finding your size? Blame vanity sizing

Akasha Khalsa, Opinion Editor September 23, 2021
Maybe there’s hope for sizing to become more reliable if companies are incentivized to do so by the growing return rates and increase in online shopping. I’m not sure there’s much hope for letting go of the value judgments connected to our size tags, but I just have to cross my fingers. If vanity sizing continues to dictate jean sizes, in future years I might be picking more horrifying 000 jeans off the rack.
Opinion—Land over landfill: composting helps reduce food waste

Opinion—Land over landfill: composting helps reduce food waste

Katarina Rothhorn, Features Editor September 13, 2021
According to Feeding America.org, nearly 40% of all food in America is wasted. At every stage in food production and distribution, unwanted and uneaten food is thrown away. This waste totals 108 billion pounds of food each year.
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