Opinion

Know the law: Strict consequences for having marijuana

Know the law: Strict consequences for having marijuana

By Karen Thalacker Students are getting mixed messages about marijuana use. Although many health care providers, educators and policy makers warn of its dangers, 51 percent of Americans favor legalization, according to Gallup polling. In November, Alaska became the fourth state to legalize recreational marijuana. Some form of medical marijuana […]

by · January 25, 2015 · 1 comment · Opinion

Je suis Charlie

Two masked gunmen forced their way into the offices of Charlie Hebdo, a satirical magazine in Paris, on Jan. 7. After they fired over 50 shots with assault rifles, 12 people were killed, eight of whom were journalists. The gunmen, later identified as brothers Chérif and Saïd Kouachi, fled the […]

by · January 18, 2015 · 0 comments · Opinion
Students should consider benefits of hard work

Students should consider benefits of hard work

A society has been built that is dependent on prompt feedback, immediate results, instant gratification and cheap products. People want to get to the top as quickly as possible by whatever means necessary.  When times have gotten difficult, the reset button has been pushed or a cheat code is applied […]

by · January 18, 2015 · 0 comments · Opinion

Adderall on Campus

Most people have heard the saying, “sleep, social life or school work—pick two.” But at Wartburg College most students have much more than school and a social life on their plate: jobs, volunteer experiences, extra-curricular and sports involvement are common additions to the average Wartburg student’s schedule. In order to […]

by · December 7, 2014 · 0 comments · Opinion
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Finals week advice from seniors

With finals approaching, students everywhere of all years are crying, panicking, pulling all-nighters or sleeping through their end-of-semester anxieties. But don’t fear—we’ve all been there. Take a deep breath and consider the advice and stress-management tips from seniors that have pulled them through many-a-finals week: “I break studying down into […]

by · December 7, 2014 · 0 comments · Opinion
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