Exploring stereotypes toward Americans

Theresa Kiernan Contributor Did you know that Henry Ford didn’t invent the car? I was quite surprised when I found out that Karl Benz, not Henry Ford, is credited with the invention of the automobile.…

Dead day discussed

Pierce Godwin Staff Writer As the end of the semester nears, many students are trying to get that last-minute push to improve their grades, while some teachers attempt to pile on more exams and projects.…

Student uses crowdfunding to go back to school

Hannah Hartline Staff writer Crowdfunding is one of the latest installments to the social media norm. Many are using websites like GoFundMe, Indiegogo and Kickstarter to raise money for their causes. They share their “campaigns”…

Straight-party voting poses apathy problem

Pierce Godwin Staff writer The long-awaited 2014 midterm elections are in the books. Alabama Secretary of State Jim Bennett told The Montgomery Advertiser that he expected only 48-50 percent of all Alabamians to vote. However,…

Relationship longevity not worth taking abuse

Quinta Goines Contributor Have you ever held onto something so long just because of the time you had invested into it? Have you ever thought a certain person wasn’t good for you, but you just…

Pervasive rape culture – Denying inequality is not…

Amber Richards Contributor “Rape culture” refers to the aspects of society that normalize rape as something that “just happens” rather than something that we can all do something about. Rape culture manifests through images, language,…

Call to stop violence toward LGBTQ people

Casey Richards Contributor Every year, there are thousands of incidents of LGBTQ-related hate crimes that take place in the United States alone. Not all the cases are fatal or even violent. Yet even the smallest…

Dignity gone to the dogs

Theresa Kiernan Contributor “Would you kill Excalibur?” Excalibur is the beloved dog belonging to the first Ebola victim outside West Africa. He was euthanized by the Spanish government in an attempt to stop the virus…