OPINION

Abstraction: Undecided students need support

As an undecided student, heading face first into my first year of college, I have realized one thing: I care about what people around me think. That goes for the adults who’ve encouraged me, the peers who’ve gotten to know me, the strangers who may eventually know me and everyone in between. 



Miami Dolphins' Jakeem Grant (19) gets tackled by New England Patriots Nate Ebner (43) and Matthew Slater (18) in the fourth quarter on Sunday, Sept. 15 2019 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. (Charles Trainor Jr./Miami Herald/TNS)
OPINION

Blake’s Beats: Why I’m regretfully excited about the NFL season

Sundays used to be a holy day. The living room was my church, and I prayed with conviction to the altar of National Football League.  I would stroll into the old RCA Dome with my grandfather, knowing nothing else other than I was happy if the team with blue horseshoes on their helmets won, and I was so unreasonably sad if they lost.   I was blissfully ignorant to the carnage happening in front of me, and behind the scenes too.



Democratic presidential hopefuls (L-R) Senator of Minnesota Amy Klobuchar, Senator of New Jersey Cory Booker, Mayor of South Bend, Indiana, Pete Buttigieg, Senator of Vermont Bernie Sanders, Former Vice President Joe Biden, Senator of Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren, Senator of California Kamala Harris, Tech entrepreneur Andrew Yang, Former Representative of Texas Beto O'Rourke and Former housing secretary Julian Castro speak during the third Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season hosted by ABC News in partnership with Univision at Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas on September 12, 2019. (Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images/TNS)
OPINION

Brutally Honest: Petty energy

The 2020 presidential race is already underway, with the third Democrat debate Thursday night. This was the first time all 10 candidates were on the same stage, and this was something many people, including myself, were happy to see. Having two different nights for all the candidates was exhausting and confusing. Going in, I hoped to hear more about gun control regulations and medicare. While immediately off the bat, Medicare was brought up, gun control was only briefly mentioned. Not only that, all I felt I got out of last nights’ debate was a lot pettiness.



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ENTERTAINMENT

‘Norman F***ing Rockwell’ is a new best for Lana Del Rey, as well as one of this year’s best records

 ‘Norman F***ing Rockwell’ is more than just all of the stars aligning for Lana Del Rey. Sure, it’s the best production, writing, and singing to ever be on a Lana record. But there’s also unprecedented elevation of her craft featured all across the record. The character that Lana has crafted across her discography has never felt so fleshed out, emotionally potent, or real before.  








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