Several weeks ago, near the beginning of the spring 2017 semester, I made what was perhaps a silly decision. I signed up to write an opinion piece for The Eagle newspaper and promptly forgot about it. Months passed. Classes were attended, homework was assigned and completed, meals were prepared and eaten, books and newspapers were read, Netflix was watched, chores were done. I…existed. And as I existed, the due date of my opinion piece only grew closer.
Man, the struggle is real…
Long-distance relationships are a struggle.
My boyfriend and I met in March 2015 and spent little time together before leaving for the summer; we stayed in touch that summer but rarely saw each other. The next August, when we got back to school, we started dating. He graduated at the end of that semester. He stayed around Chadron for a few months, working here, but then he took a job four hours away from CSC, where he is now.
Being in college and growing in this rapidly expanding hub of cultures has exposed me to numerous ways of thinking and ways of living. I grew up with a set of values that mandated once in a relationship you’re committed to that person and must not look at any adult materials (porn) or other people, as such behavior would be unfaithful and infidelic.
On April 6, President Donald Trump sent 59 tomahawk cruise missiles into a Syrian airbase. The alleged reason being that he was appalled by the chemical attack that the Syrian government launched on its own people, killing more than 80 people. According to CNN, President Trump wanted nothing to do with Syria two years ago, but after a recent statement by his son Eric Trump, it has been discovered this bombing was urged by Trump’s daughter, Ivanka Trump.
19, freshman of Scottsbluff
“I feel like it is not a wise thing to do because of the impact it has on driving and families.”
19, sophomore of Gering
“I think it is a cool idea that we’re getting something new.”
Nebraska state lawmakers are heavily considering passing a bill that would allow medical marijuana in the state. Although that may come as a shock to many of the residents, it actually shouldn’t. The bill was introduced by Democratic Sen. Anna Wishart and the full support of 10 co-sponsors and 60 percent of state residents agree that medical marijuana should be legal.
Last year, Nebraska Legislature almost passed the same medical marijuana bill, but it faltered at the last moment and many thought it would become a distant memory. The bill is said to offer a safe and legal way for suffering Nebraskan patients to access medical marijuana, which in the last few years has been found to help treat and ease serious illnesses.
Wake up in the morning and tell yourself it’s a beautiful day, because every day really is beautiful. Life is beautiful, even amid the ugly. And sometimes it takes a lot of perseverance to really find beauty in every day to-do lists, deadlines, chores, and duties.
It’s hard to train ourselves to see the beauty in the world and in each other sometimes, but we need to keep going. Every day, do something beautiful.
Man, the struggle is real…
It’s a real struggle to be a girl.
Now before you put this paper down because this is going to be one of those articles about girls whining about how weak we are and how our lives are so rough, give me a chance to explain.
I am not like most girls.
20, sophomore of Casper, Wyoming
“I don’t know who that is.”