Opinion

Is Greek Life losing popularity?

12 Nov , 2014  

The number of students who pledged to a Greek organization during this semester’s fall recruitment process appeared to be lower than normal, not only here but across the country.

Opinion

The cost of contraception

12 Nov , 2014  

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Imagine a world where women (and men) can get their birth control for free. When I say birth control, know that I do not mean just pre­scription medication, but any and all forms of contraception.

Opinion

To squat, or not to squat?

12 Nov , 2014  

Junior communications major Zemery Gilliam demonstrates the proper form for a squat. Photo courtesy of Zemery Gilliam

Every day on my way to classes I see people pack into the elevator in the student center like a sardine can or a clown car to avoid three measly sets of stairs. I am of the opinion that if three flights of stairs are just too much—if your legs hurt that much or you [...]

Opinion

An Ipad is all you need

29 Oct , 2014  

Ipads are available to be rented for academic use in the John Cook Wyllie Library. Jay David | The Highland Cavalier

I graduated from Moun­tain Empire Community Col­lege with an associate degree in general studies. At that point in time, the iPad was finally hitting its stride with unique apps that give laptops a run for their money, and a tremendous all day battery life that make normal laptop batteries, in car terms, have the mileage [...]

Opinion

Tutoring: What’s it good for?

29 Oct , 2014  

I attend multiple classes that cover a variety of subjects. Some subjects I need no assistance with not because they are easy, but because I have always excelled at them.

Opinion

Running with the colors

29 Oct , 2014  

UVa-Wise 2011 graduate Samantha Gilmer and junior English major Hannah McNew at the 2014 Color Me Rad 5K in Johnson City, Tn. Photo courtesy Hannah McNew

I will be the first to admit that I am no stick thin model with perfect skin and glorious hair.

Opinion

Mac vs. Windows an ongoing debate

8 Oct , 2014  

You have a choice for col­lege. You need a computer to get whatever you need done to make it through college. You also need a computer to help with your down­time when you are not cramming for a mid-term.

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Opinion

Breaking the silence

8 Oct , 2014  

What is mental illness? Indi­viduals choose to answer this ques­tion in many different ways. To me, mental illness is my constant com­panion; it has been with me most of my life. However, this is not what defines who I am. It is not me. It is but one miniature part of me. I have bipolar [...]

Opinion

Do you have moral courage?

8 Oct , 2014  

Reformist Irshad Manji spoke about moral courage at UVa-Wise’s David J. Prior Convoca­tion Center on Sept. 24, and ignited responses from many of her viewers.

Opinion

Privacy vs. Security

24 Sep , 2014  

“Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.”

Opinion

Is online learning beneficial?

24 Sep , 2014  

As online learning continues to become more popular with advancing technology and course variations, classroom learning is still considered to be a highly important element in education development or enhancement.

Opinion

iPhone 6 makes an entrance

24 Sep , 2014  

The new iPhone is out and people are seemingly losing their minds over it, but why? What makes this new iPhone different and why would anyone consider upgrading from their current one? The easy answer is size.