Articles by Kyle Parks



Photo by Kyle Parks.

Life of a Resident Assistant

Cooper Hostetler has the job in college no one ever really thinks of as a dream job. Why would someone want to look after a bunch of freshman in a…


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Adjusting to College Life

Looking back on my first year of college, I wish that I hadn’t heard that “it’s the best four years of your life” so many times. It made me feel…


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Just Shoot It

Swish. Swish. Swish. The crowd roared. People started jumping and screaming as they witnessed something that had not happened since 1991 – even if they weren’t aware of it at…


Damascus, Syria at night in 2011. Photo courtesy of James Filipi. Licensed under Creative Commons 2.0.

The Case Against Intervention in Syria

All regimes pursue power, regardless of the type of government system they have. Whether it is a democratic republic like the United States, oligarchical Russia, or theocratic Saudi Arabia, in…



Photo by Christian Garruppo.

It’s Time to Help Yourself

Losing a family member because of a battle with depression is something that I will never get over. My family will forever be effected emotionally, financially, and mentally as a…


Francis Aubee (center). Photo courtesy of Francis Aubee.

Continuing Africa’s Legacy: Francis Aubee

People might be surprised to know who Francis Aubee really is. The McDaniel student has been described as charismatic, intelligent, cultured, well-mannered, hilarious, business-minded, and more. Aubee is an international student from…



Aiyana Jones (left) and Sijui Bartrum (right). Photo by Claire Capuccilli.

Hips Don’t Lie

Sijui Kama Bartrum took up dancing at a young age – but as she got older, others told her it was time to give up her hobby. Instead, she found…



The Never Meeting Club during their annual meeting.

“Never Meeting Club” Forms

A new club has been formed for McDaniel students who are looking to gain involvement with minimal effort. This club, called the “Never Meeting Club” aims to be an option…





An egregious photograph of the Earth.

McDaniel to Offer Flat Earth Courses

McDaniel College announced on March 14, otherwise known as Pi Day that the Environmental Science department will be offering courses on the latest scientific conspiracy to make its way around…