99 Reasons Why

ERIKA DITZMAN | OPINION COLUMNIST As the coming winter brings early nights and frigid cold, seasonal depression sets in among St. Norbert students who often isolate themselves to their dorms, too sick, sad and sluggish to leave in Wisconsin’s below zero temperatures. Here are 99 reasons to be happy during the most “wonderful” time of… Read More 99 Reasons Why


ERIKA DITZMAN | OPINION COLUMNIST As one of the many symbols of Halloween, evil spellcasting women with long black garb, pointed hats and ugly green noses can be pictured, cackling wildly as they ride through the dark night sky atop their brooms. This sheer nonsense about “double, double toil and trouble” portrays a very real… Read More Wicca

Role Reversal

ERIKA DITZMAN | OPINION COLUMNIST In the light of recent events, including the Title IX debate on campus, the Kavanaugh investigations and nationwide human trafficking, one might wonder how men are perceiving and responding to these issues. This is in no way condoning the crimes men commit against women. Instead I will be addressing those… Read More Role Reversal

Burnout: A Forgotten Affliction

ERIKA DITZMAN | OPINION COLUMNIST Often characterized as a period of rejuvenation for committed students, summer vacation today offers little relief from the demanding education system we subject ourselves to. Instead of experiencing “fun in the sun,” the majority of us are forced to comply with the societal standards for monetary gain, working to afford… Read More Burnout: A Forgotten Affliction

Trade Wars

ERIKA DITZMAN | OPNION COLUMNIST Dropping 572 points on April 6, the stock market clearly demonstrated the potentially devastating effects that President Trump’s trade war with China will have on the United States. Defined as a “situation in which countries try to damage each other’s trade,” Trump’s assault threatens more than $100 billion in Chinese… Read More Trade Wars