Opinion

Are androids actually better in the long run?

25 Nov , 2014  

Photo courtesy of Zemery Gilliam

Any normal conversations you hear about cell phones usually start with one question: “Are you on team Android or team iPhone?”

Opinion

Don’t knock the ‘fro

25 Nov , 2014  

Sophomore unclared major Sharmae Stringfield displays her afro. Jay David | The Highland Cavalier

During the 60s, there was a cultural war that accompanied the Civil Rights movement—the afro. It was a symbol of non-conformity. It meant that blacks no longer needed to chemi­cally change their hair texture to be acceptable in public. They wore it loud and proud. You can probably think of iconic figures such as Angela [...]

Opinion

The benefits of stem-cell research

25 Nov , 2014  

Something that has be­come highly controversial within the past decade is stem cell research through the use of embryonic stem cells.

Opinion

Cavalier Review

25 Nov , 2014  

“Nightcrawler” is a blood rushing thriller that takes place on the crime stricken streets of L.A. The movie stars “The Day After Tomor­row’s” Jake Gyllenhaal, as a sunken faced, bug eyed sociopath named Louis Bloom. The dark, twisted thriller was written and directed by Dan Gilroy.

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 [...]