If anything, I’d call my college career a spiral.
I came to Franklin College intending to be a Multimedia Journalism major. Knowing I needed to get as much experience as possible as early as possible, I looked into working on the school’s magazine while attending my freshman activity fair. But things didn’t exactly go to plan.
I have experienced a fair share of adversity in my life; however, until October of last year, I had never stared death in the face. It was the first time I ever visited an emergency room and the first time in my life that I believed that I was going to die.
Content Warning: This column explores disordered eating practices in detail. If you believe you struggle with disordered eating or an eating disorder, call or text the National Eating Disorders Association helpline at 800-931-2237.
I am the enemy—a public menace without a doubt. I am a self-serving crustacean who hides behind my laptop and feeds on the stories of the vulnerable. I don’t report on what people need to hear, but rather what I want people to hear.
On the edge of adulthood, college students feel a sense of doom when it comes to the future. We were born into one of America’s defining moments, 9/11, and we really had to just hit the ground running from there.
People always say to me, “How come I never see you around campus?” My response is usually along the lines of, “I spend 90% of my time inside Shirk Hall with all the other journalism majors.”
Tax forms such as W-9 and I-9 are all things we've heard when applying for the FAFSA ever since high school. But after so many years, we still have no idea what they really mean.
Jazz music comes in many variants of emotional expression. Within the roots of its music lie ragtime and the blues. Many people do not realize the intense emotional values that jazz music can have on a singular person. For example, if 10 people listen to the same song, it could be perceived …
We began to hear about the deadly spread of COVID-19 in late December 2019 and early January 2020, which originated from Wuhan, China. Not sure what it was at first, some assuming it was like a new, powerful version of the flu.
Editor’s Note: If you or someone you know is in an emergency, call The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) or call 911 immediately.
By Carolina Puga MendozaCarolina.PugaMendoza@franklincollege.edu Students often hear that college should be a time for growing and learning. Like most people, I was told I would face many temptations and decisions that would shape my future. But few reassured me that I would have more than f…
Kara SimonKara.Simon@franklincollege.edu Infusing other cultures into popular songs is not a new concept, whether the artist records multilingual lyrics or produces a swanky guitar riff. And multicultural music has noticeably made a mark on American pop culture. For example, “Despacito” took…
By Erica IrishErica.Irish@franklincollege.edu Twitter lit up with the totals throughout the night, ticking up and up with each hour.
By Carolina Puga-Mendozacarolina.firstname.lastname@example.org Moving to a different country is hard enough but losing your culture — sometimes without even knowing it — is even harder. My only family that lives in the United States today are my parents and my brother, my uncle, his wife a…