Alcohol consumption habits reveal cultural differences

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Robby Gadd, Chattanooga, Tenn. — Drink, drank and drunk are three outrageously common words used by college students now-a-days. And more often than not we aren’t referring to their non-alcoholic associated definitions. In fact, according to a study conducted by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, 80 percent of college students in the U.S. […]

Arquette’s Oscar remarks create exclusive feminism

Sarah Grace Battles, Chattanooga, Tenn., — Patricia Arquette took the stage to accept her win for Best Supporting Actress at the Oscars Feb. 22 and used this opportunity to speak out against wage inequality. Some may see this and be glad that someone finally addressed the problem that is so apparent in our society and while […]

‘Fifty Shades of Grey': lavish domestic abuse

Cartoon by Rachel Veazey

This cartoon does not support domestic violence. Its intent is to depict the seriousness of the issue

Olivia Dean, Chattanooga, Tenn., — The Friday before Valentine’s Day, “Fifty Shades of Grey” hit the box office like a bullet train, bringing in $94 million in the U.S. and $266 million globally, just on opening weekend. But strip away the worldwide enchantment and infatuation with what critics are labeling “mommy porn,” and all that’s […]

Obama’s Buzzfeed video shows relatable side

Lily Sanchez, Chattanooga, Tenn. —Last week, a short video from the news media website Buzzfeed was released featuring the POTUS himself, Barack Obama.The video, titled “Things Everybody Does But Doesn’t Talk About” features President Obama doing, well, things that we all do but never mention to others. The video was filmed in an effort to […]

Brian Williams: Why journalism is a pissing contest

Cameron Morgan, Chattanooga, Tenn. — Before the wild anxiety days of 2k14 and the story that will live in infamy that resulted from it, I wanted to be a journalist. No, I wanted to be a foreign correspondent; I wanted to explore other countries and other cultures and get to the real question that plagued me […]

Gaming hype ruins emersion

Hayden Seay, Chattanooga, Tenn., — With the release of Turtle Rock Studio’s “Evolve,” a question arises: Why do gamers get so hyped for new games, only to ultimately be let down? Since “Evolve”’s announcement, I have been undecided about how it would turn out. It could be great, painfully average or terrible. After spending some time […]

Valentine’s Day, not just for couples

By Robby Gadd, Chattanooga, Tenn., — Valentine’s Day crept up on me this year and I’m not quite sure about how I am going to deal with it. I won’t be spending a lot of time with my girlfriend as she’s in Germany. I want to, but this year it just isn’t practical; I am […]

Sportmanship defines true athlete

Kaylene Chadwell, Chattanooga, Tenn. — Even weeks before Superbowl Sunday, there always seems to be much to talk or argue about involving the festivities of the big day. This year had even more drama to the game with accusations of cheating being thrown against one of the teams, the New England Patriots. The team was accused […]

Young marriage no longer social norm

Cartoon by Rachel Veazey

Eve Hermann, Chattanooga, Tenn., — Almost every time I log on to Facebook, which is often, I see a young couple I know from high school or college announcing their engagement or posting pictures from their wedding. When I was single the fact that everyone around me seemed to be falling in love and had […]

Takeaways from 2015 State of the Union address

By Eve Hermann, Chattanooga, Tenn.— Last Tuesday, Jan. 20, President Obama delivered his sixth State of the Union address. For me, the State of the Union address has always been accompanied with a certain amount of political “swagger”, and I have always enjoyed watching it. As voters and taxpayers it is our duty to stay informed […]