"Covers the campus like the magnolias"

Old Gold & Black

Covers the campus like the magnolias
"Covers the campus like the magnolias"

Old Gold & Black

"Covers the campus like the magnolias"

Old Gold & Black

A surveillance balloon flies above the United States.

Less popping balloons, more breaking down barriers

Hope Zhu, Staff Columnist March 23, 2023

The air has been quite a stir recently because of some frequent unexpected visitors. Meanwhile, on the ground, debates have been heating up between two world powers regarding a balloon that wandered into...

A 7.8-magnitude earthquake causes massive damage in Turkey.

Earthquakes underscore impact of refugee crisis

Walker Newman, Staff Columnist March 23, 2023

Imagine your entire livelihood being destroyed in a matter of minutes. Your neighborhood reduced to crumbled concrete, your city leveled and your community lost. That is the level of destruction that people...

Bar Refaeli attends a 2010 film festival with Leonardo DiCaprio, who is 10 years her senior.

Hollywood age gaps are not funny, they’re just weird

Walker Newman, Contributing Columnist March 2, 2023

20 years apart isn’t that bad, right?  It might not have seemed that odd when Leonardo DiCaprio was six years older than his then-girlfriend Gisele Bündchen, or 10 years older than Bar Refaeli,...

Yellow caution tape blocks off the scene of a shooting at Michigan State University.

The college experience no one asked for

Ashlyn Segler, Staff Columnist March 2, 2023

In the United States, the “college experience” has emerged as an umbrella term that encapsulates a distinct set of rite-of-passage undergraduate experiences. At many U.S. universities, these experiences...

The Spanish Parliament meets. Earlier this month, Spain passed the first menstrual leave law in Europe.

Spain’s menstrual leave law is significant

Lourdes Lopez, Staff Columnist March 2, 2023

Many women endure all of the terrible symptoms associated with a menstrual cycle every month. However, in Spain, women now have the choice to take their monthly menstrual leave for three to five days if...

Fizz, and apps like it, allow students to make serious claims anonymously.

Fizz has bad Karma

Virginia Noone, Photography Editor February 28, 2023

In Fall 2021, Yik Yak, an anonymous social media site, had just made a resurgence after it was shut down in 2017 due to financial concerns. After reports circulated that a student with multiple alleged...

Failure may seem daunting, but it is a part of college life, writes Lourdes Lopez.

Failure is inevitable in college, just don’t let it define you

Lourdes Lopez, Staff Columnist February 28, 2023

Failure takes on several meanings for each person. For some, it may signify a bad grade, or a heartbreak and or maybe not going through with their resolutions for the year. No matter how small or large,...

The loss of Russian oil has serious consequences for Europe.

Putin’s “petro power” looms large

Ethan Wearner, Staff Columnist February 28, 2023

By the mid-1990s, most observers in the West were optimistic that post-Soviet Russia was on track to integrate itself into the global “democratic community.” In retrospect, it is clear that reality...

Weight loss medications like Ozempic are back in vogue.

Fatphobia rears its ugly head

Walker Newman, Contributing Writer February 14, 2023

Dictated by celebrity influence and social media, body types have cycled through society just as fashion trends do. However, people have been slow to label this trend as what it really is — fatphobia....

The CJNG cartel in Mexico is growing rapidly.

New drug cartel in Mexico threatens national security

Dillon Clark, Staff Columnist February 14, 2023

“Hugs, not bullets.” This is the current motto of Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to describe his administration’s policies on Mexican drug cartels. Despite this rather optimistic...

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis blocking of AP African American Studies shows he has politicized education, writes Dillon Clark.

Florida’s education standards are steeped in hypocrisy

Dillon Clark, Staff Columnist February 1, 2023

If there is one thing we can all agree on after the COVID-19 pandemic, it's that education plays a bigger role than ever on the person we are and who we will become. After the pandemic forced us into awkward...

Films like Good Will Hunting could be tainted by the involvement of figures like Harvey Weinstein, but sometimes, you can just enjoy art, writes Conor Metzger.

Guilt should not dictate the enjoyment of art

Conor Metzger, Staff Columnist January 19, 2023

Whether it’s Generation Z men expounding on how “College Dropout” is the greatest album of all time or middle-aged moms who claim “The Ellen Degeneres Show” saved their lives, our culture is...

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