Commentary

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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…



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The twenty first century’s Watergate?

After special counsel Robert Mueller was appointed to the Russia Investigation on May 17, 2017, President Donald Trump attempted to fire him. However, the president backed off in response to…





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The dangers of hazing culture

On Feb. 4, at Penn State University, a young man died at the hands of his “brothers.” Tim Piazza died after running a gauntlet of drinking stations at Penn State’s…


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Library woes

It was midterms week once again, and my dread for the approaching week would be beyond justified. During midterms, my daily “trips” to the library could have been better described…



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“Where are You From?”

In this increasingly interconnected world, you are more likely than ever to meet someone from a different country. That is normally something to be excited about, and in the past,…


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The precarious liberal arts college

The liberal arts college, and McDaniel, will face sweeping changes in the coming years. McDaniel has done quite a bit of rebranding since I arrived three years ago. What I…


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A new era of Greek life philanthropy

Most of the time, when people hear of Greek life on college campuses, they immediately have negative connotations. However, students and Greek participants at McDaniel College are starting to change…



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The McMalaise

Almost a year ago I wrote a commentary piece entitled A Fractured Campus, that spoke to the lack of student involvement at McDaniel, and the highlighting of prestige programs over…




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Swim Safety

According to the CDC,“every day, about 10 people die from unintentional drowning.” With this statistic alone, over 3,000 people die annually in the United States due to drowning. The number…




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Our Home: An Opinion

I was on Facebook when a headline in the “Trending” section caught my eye. It was from The Washington Post, and led with the indicator “Donald Trump,” as many seem…