Opinion

Don’t wait, seek help for sexual assault

28 Jan , 2015  

Recently, the news has been covered with alleged sexual assault victims coming out and accusing Bill Cosby of harming him, years after the incidents are said to have occurred.

Opinion

Supersized phones worth it?

28 Jan , 2015  

Two students compare sizes of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 5. Zemery Gilliam |The Highland Cavalier

For the last two years, my smartphone has been an HTC One. In my opinion, it is the best Android phone money can buy, which I have detailed in previous stories in The Highland Cavalier. My contract ran out in December and I knew, without a shadow of a doubt, I was switching back to [...]

Opinion

Keeping New Year’s resolutions

28 Jan , 2015  

Students on campus were asked what their New Year’s resolutions were.

Opinion

Cavalier Review: American Sniper

28 Jan , 2015  

Clint Eastwood’s “American Sniper” is a film that will masterfully satisfy any moviegoer with any political belief. If you are anti-Operation Iraqi Freedom, then this movie will be highly entertaining to you and that belief. If you fully support the deployment of troops to the Middle East, then this movie will give supporting evidence to [...]

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 [...]