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Despite everything, count your blessings

Sep. 5, 2012

There are many times in our lives that we forget to count our blessings. Too often we keep wandering around saying how we hate our jobs, we have no money for the newest fancy gadget, or that life is too dull.

Firemen deserve respect, thanks

Sep. 5, 2012

This past week’s fires brought disastrous consequences and smoky air to Chadron. Scanning Facebook the first day of the fires showed many reactions that included “my thoughts and prayers to those moved from their homes,” or “I hope that my Chadron friends are safe and well.”

Undeclared: The gray wasteland of academic indecision

Aug. 29, 2012

I was literally shocked after talking to a few incoming freshman about what they wanted to do in the future. They were undeclared majors that could not even list the professions they wanted to go into.

Letter: Matthew Brust on parking

Aug. 29, 2012

I am led to believe that every one of us is guilty of judging something without knowing all of the facts, especially as often as I remember myself doing so.

Hey, lay off the rape comments

Aug. 29, 2012

Just when the Internet had quieted down over the Daniel Tosh “rape-is-funny” controversy, the camp of men who claim to know how rape is for women launched another salvo of stupidity.

How do you beat the heat?

Aug. 29, 2012

“I”m from the east coast so I’m used to the weather. I jog around Chadron.”

—Joseph Brown,
21, freshman,
Physical Education major,
of Virginia Beach, Va.

What class are you looking forward to the most? Why?

Aug. 29, 2012

“Probably my FYI class. I wanna learn about epidemics. Epidemics sounds interesting.”

—Meadow Will,
18, freshman,
Pre-Med major,
of Mullen

True citizens fight for and defend America

Aug. 22, 2012

Where are those who understand that being a citizen is more than just a birthright? Where are the countrymen who recognize that their freedoms come with obligations? Where are those who would help their community and come to the defense of the nation? Tell me: Is there a true man or woman among you? I know you must be out there. Stand and be recognized as true citizens.

New Batman film made for a ‘Super Summer’

Aug. 22, 2012

Summer always seems to be a time for epic movies. And wow, was this summer epic. Superhero movies hit the screen hard this summer. “The Avengers” managed to beat “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” as the highest grossing film in its opening weekend by making $200.3 million, while “The Dark Knight Rises” brought in around $160 million in its opening weekend.

Voting for dorm senators is a must

Aug. 22, 2012

There’s a good chance that on-campus students discovered a small brochure promoting Student Senate’s upcoming residence hall elections that was slipped under their doors this past week. Dorm representation is a new change, as formerly, Student Senate elections only drew new members from the academic schools.