Opinion

Almost four years ago, I decided to move three and a half hours away to attend Indiana State University. What a crazy adventure that has been. When I needed it most, student media gave me a home away from home, friends for a lifetime, and memories that I will never forget.

“Hey all you cool cats and kittens,” let’s talk about something other than the coronavirus today. If you have not seen Tiger King on Netflix, either go watch it or read something else because this will be filled with spoilers.

To flatten the curve, the U.S. has been in quarantine for a little over a month now. We have been forced to stay in our homes, maintain a six feet difference between each other, and finally revisit basic hygiene.

COVID-19 has taken enough from us already. From seniors losing graduation, leaving the dirty, to missing our friends; Trump’s recent announcement to extend social distancing until the end of April has left numerous impressions on society.

It is said and believed that laughter is the best medicine. When someone is happy, they are more likely to feel healthier than when they are depressed or feeling low.

One of the most common things we are told when we enter college is to make connections. Without them, we could lack diversity in our references for jobs after college. This should mean that students are more than willing to make sure that they get to know their professors and look to them fo…

Ah, the infamous coronavirus. No one knows how serious or not it actually is. There are claims that the media hypes it up, or that China isn’t releasing all the information they have. Some people are terrified that it is coming for them in the dark of night, and others are just living there …

I’ll be the first to admit, when news of the novel coronavirus first broke, I didn’t pay much attention.  After all, it was a story we had all heard before. HIV/ AIDS, Ebola, Zika. You get the picture. But things quickly changed.

Generation X consists of those raised between 1965 and 1981 during the post-war reconstruction of Europe. Their life was not straightforward, because finding a job was a big challenge after a time of upheaval. 

Last night, I re-watched “Joker,” starring Joaquin Phoenix and directed by Todd Phillips. It continues to be my favorite film based on the comic medium because of the risks it took and how it perfectly builds tension to the point where I was literally at the edge of my seat. 

Recently, the popular book “All the Bright Places” by Jennifer Niven was made into a Netflix film. Thanks to the trailers, the book has begun to gain an audience, but the movie is not the romance story between two teens that they make it out to be. 

If you’re the type of person to stay in on a Friday night, then you’ve probably watched your fair share of documentaries. Many of the documentaries on Netflix right now pertain to some sort of criminal activity. Recently, I have watched “The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez.” This case pertains to an eight-year-old child who was tortured and beaten for eight months until his stepfather and mother beat him to death. 

Being involved in college is a great way to enhance your experience while getting your degree.

2019 was a big year for movies. From the stunning conclusion of Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Infinity Saga with “Avengers: Endgame,” a closer look on one of Batman’s greatest enemies in “Joker,” and the beautiful and equally brutal depiction of World War I in “1917.” 

Experiential learning has traditionally held a place in education in the form of either internships or job-shadowing to complement a conventional program. However, with technology and the rise of MOOCs, higher education is looking towards implementing more experiential learning methods. A good example of this is the recent trend of competency-based degrees where learners develop skills from real-world experiences. 

One of the most relevant topics for college students this election season is free college and student debt. As students, we are accumulating more student debt than our parents and inflation continues to rise. 

Throughout our lives, we shift through a variety of different role models. From our parents to teachers to bosses, there is always someone we learn from. Despite many role models, parents are still the best ones we can have in life.