Commentary




Human rights, a nonpartisan issue

Somehow, in the short time that human rights have been truly established, they have become a partisan issue all around the world, and from my point of view, a particularly…







Financial literacy in college

The 2008 recession was basically the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression in the 1930s. In just over 19 months, the Great Recession wiped out trillions of dollars of…


Voting climate at McDaniel

Just like the presidential years, midterm elections create an atmosphere where politicians and government officials encourage everyone to vote. Even though people are encouraged to vote, this does not mean…


I didn’t think it would happen to me

One in four women will be sexually assaulted while in college, usually during their freshman year. However, only one in 50 will report the incident. I know the majority of women reading…





The superhero gaze

Superman was the first character to have a big-budget superhero film in 1978 when Richard Donner directed a film named after the character. It was a box office success that…


To be or not to be liberal arts

McDaniel students have the opportunity of choosing from a wide pool of different majors–a big reason why many students come to the Hill. Majors include offerings of business administration, cinema, German, kinesiology,…


McDaniel’s plastic habit

I love holding an iced latte from Caseys’ Corner while enjoying my day, relaxing and sitting under a tree that is standing still in the autumn air. Of course, for…


The truth behind Twitter

Twitter is a social networking source, where users post and interact with public messages referred to as ‘tweets’. Users are able to post anything, as often as they want. Twitter…