Overcoming a tragedy: Orlando Strong

It was Sunday morning. Tragedy struck, so at first I didn’t believe the news. I could not fathom the truth, that hate and sorrow had gained control of my city overnight. My first thoughts were that while I was fast asleep, dreaming about a better life, others were wide awake fighting for their own.

The Orlando Eye, lit with rainbow colors the night following the Orlando tragedy. (Credit: Daniel Myers)

The Orlando Eye, lit with rainbow colors the night following the Orlando tragedy. (Credit: Daniel Myers)

Some stories said they hadn’t caught the shooter yet. I woke up afraid for my life too. 49 people died that morning, and 53 people survived. The wound hasn’t completely healed, and for others it is still fresh. Read more

How high school Senioritis affects GPA and college admission

“Senioritis” is an affliction that hits high school seniors during their second semester. They assume that since colleges have already accepted or rejected them in the spring, the colleges won’t know or care what grades they got in their second semester of senior year.

Learn how to combat senioritis next semester. (Credit: joy-Q)

Learn how to combat senioritis next semester. (Credit: joy-Q)

However, college admissions do want their entire high school transcript, and if they slack off on college requirements, they might not get in. Read more

What college students should know about Tomi Lahren

Tomi Lahren is a young and rising media star in the world of social media. What sets her apart in the eyes of many is that she is outspoken as a conservative commentator. Even some millennials may have not been aware of Lahren prior to her appearance on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah on November 30, 2016.

Tomi Lahren appears on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. (Credit: Variety)

Tomi Lahren appears on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. (Credit: Variety)

Here are the things you need to know about who Lahren is and what she believes. Read more

The importance of student news through the OSU tragedy

An incident on the campus of Ohio State University on Monday, November 28, 2016, left 11 students and faculty members injured, before a university police officer fatally shot the suspect. Initially, the university reported an active shooter on campus. Journalists at The Lantern, the student-run news site, reported from the scene while larger media outlets were delayed in their efforts to get on campus.

Learn how student news was used in the OSU shooting. (Credit: NBC News)

Learn how student news was used in the OSU shooting. (Credit: NBC News)

Meanwhile, a new report found that university administrations could be hindering the freedom of the press via their campus newspapers. Will recent events affect this? Read more

How to be a hero and fight hate crime on campus

On Wednesday, November 23, 2016, the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) became the latest group to speak out against hate crime on campus. Noting a sharp increase in physical and verbal hate crimes in the wake of the election of Donald Trump, the AAUP called for support for undocumented students.

Learn how you can stop hate crime. (Credit: The ATM)

Learn how you can stop hate crime. (Credit: The ATM)

How will you fight hate and be a hero on your campus? Read more

How will the demise of Vine affect college students and social media?

For four years, Vine has delighted many college students with its six-second loops. But the video app is being shuttered by parent company Twitter. Many are wondering if the next social media app to go will be Twitter, especially after the company also announced job cuts.

What do you think about the departing of Vine? (Credit: CNN Money)

What do you think about the departing of Vine? (Credit: CNN Money)

Let’s take a moment to mourn Vine and prepare for what lies ahead in the world of social media. Read more

Should I drop a class? Reasons and consequences

College students can be overwhelmed with a difficult, uninteresting or unnecessary class. Sometimes a course doesn’t teach the right material or the teacher is nasty. Then you begin to consider withdrawing from a class.

Decide now if you should drop a class. (Credit: FlockU)

Decide now if you should drop a class. (Credit: FlockU)

Luckily, under certain circumstances, you’re allowed to drop a class, but make sure you understand the consequences. Read more

More college students moving from community college to four-year college

If you think that attending a four-year college is the one and only way you can obtain a college degree, then we need to have a talk. According to a report issued by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center in 2015, more than 45 percent of college students have logged some time at a community college before concluding their four-year college degree.

More students are starting at community college and transferring to four-year colleges. (Credit: U.S. News)

More students are starting at community college and transferring to four-year colleges. (Credit: U.S. News)

Read on for tips on how to transfer and to determine if switching schools is the right choice for you. Read more

College athletes and compensation: Supreme Court to decide

Student athletes and college sports are a big part of college life. We love to watch them, and we cheer on our school’s team. But despite the popularity of college basketball, football and other sports, the athletes don’t get paid like the professional athletes do.

Should college athletes be compensated? (Credit: NPR.org)

Should college athletes be compensated? (Credit: NPR.org)

Ed O’Bannon, a former UCLA basketball player, brought the issue of unpaid college athletes to court, and the case has gone to the Supreme Court. Read more

Foreign affairs and geography facts: What do college students know?

Today’s world is more interconnected than ever, meaning that current events have much more of an impact on our day-to-day lives. A recent National Geographic survey, however, found that college students might need a bit of help in the areas of geography and foreign affairs.

How well do you know world geography? (Credit: The Telegraph)

How well do you know world geography? (Credit: The Telegraph)

I know it can seem like an impossible task to keep up with everything that is going on in the world, but read on for the things you need to know to improve your global literacy. Read more