AMY MROTEK | OPINION COLUMNIST Over a year ago, I wrote an article detailing the loneliness and discontent that saturated my study abroad experience. It was my first opinion column, an inaugural stab at a first-person piece to parcel through a topic that had pricked my attention for months. In it, I chided myself for… Read More Coming Full Circle
JULIA SERRA | OPINION COLUMNIST “Do I dare disturb the universe? In a minute there is time for decisions and revisions which a minute will reverse.” -T.S. Eliot, “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock.” In the fight for gender equality, there’s a sense of frivolity to everything “decision and revision” that is taken. The… Read More The Power of Complaints
KIMBERLY JAHNS | OPINION EDITOR I have been a Resident Assistant for two years and an Associate Hall Director (for Bergstrom) for this past year. • We’re not dumb. You’re leaving your building at 9pm on a Saturday with a backpack on? Yeah, you’re probably just going to the library (that’s closed) to study really… Read More Your RA Wants You to Know
JONATHAN CARROLL | OPINION COLUMNIST So often, when cleaning season rolls around, there are two types of items which we encounter under beds, behind dressers and at the back of closets. On the one hand, there are the I-can’t-believe-that-I-didn’t-throw-this-out-years-ago’s– the forgettables. On the other hand, there are the I-can’t-believe-that-I-let-this-fall-to-the-wayside’s– the mementos. It’s curious to think… Read More Forget-Me-Not or Forget-Me-Now?
DAVID YANDA | OPINION COLUMNIST We crave the upset. We long for the results that prove the probabilities meaningless. We recklessly pour our emotional stock into the unlikely winner. But why do we find ourselves caught in the charm of the underdog, even when this habit surely leads to frequent disappointment? How have we not… Read More Romanticizing the Underdog
CAMILA DONOSO | FEATURES COLUMNIST New friends, new city, new country, new culture, new language. The first two might sound familiar to a typical St. Norbert College student when thinking about starting college. However, the last ones are probably unfathomable for most of people. Making the decision of studying in another country is probably one… Read More Being Away From Home: The Perspective of an International Student
ANNIKA WALLANDER | FEATURES COLUMNIST The collegiate existential question of all time: What will you do when you graduate? Beginning right away during your freshman year of high school, you were bombarded with the questions concerning your future that may or may not still haunt you to this day. Consequentially, before almost any sort of school… Read More What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?