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A review of my time on The Collegian staff

Halee Heironimus

October 23, 2015


Filed under OPINION

It’s hard for me to wrap my mind around the fact that after this semester, there will no longer be a print edition of The Collegian. Looking back at the past three years, working on The Collegian has taught be more about myself than I would’ve ever thought. Although there are nights when I’ve cried...

Ending the print Collegian makes us better

October 22, 2015


Filed under OPINION

Ending the print edition is a big step, one that we didn’t take on a whim.We’ve been considering this move for multiple semesters, and we believe this will make us a better news organization. It is no secret that print newspapers are fading. There are constant headlines of layoffs, reorganizations...

Conduct unbecoming- A failed student conduct system

AJ Thomas

October 19, 2015


Filed under OPINION

Here at Ashland University we pride ourselves on the motto, “Accent on the Individual.” Presently, though, we as Ashland University are facing an identity crisis. In recent years we have shifted our focus from “Accent on the Individual” to what can be “Accent on Efficiency.” This is especi...

Why attendance policies should be abolished

Zack Lemon

October 19, 2015


Filed under OPINION

We’ve all been in boring classes, the kind where time seems to stop. The types of classes where you start feeling sedated, and the cheap allure of scanning your Facebook feed becomes too much to ignore.We pay a large sum of money to attend class here, boring ones and engaging ones alike. We stay ...

The danger of safe spaces

Josh Frey

October 3, 2015


Filed under OPINION

Earlier this semester, at one of the first Student Senate meetings of the year, Ashland’s new president Carlos Campo joined us. The meeting began the same way every Student Senate meeting begins: with the Pledge of Allegiance and a brief prayer. This - being the way we begin all meetings - had long a...

What happens when the Pope comes to town

Zack Lemon

October 3, 2015


Filed under OPINION

I was sitting in the corner of the President’s House in Philadelphia, right alongside a replica of George Washington’s fireplace. It was the sixth hour in the park for me. Sitting on the ground, walking around the park and listening to the presentations had filled the time, sort of, along with a br...

Needing a vacation from vacation

Zack Lemon

September 28, 2015


Filed under OPINION

I was sitting on a padded bench along the stern of a powered catamaran, drinking a rum punch while the ship pitched across the Caribbean Sea last week. Like many students, I interned this summer, which meant my summer vacation was the opposite. It was 12, 40-hour plus weeks. It was a fantastic experience...

How capable are our students?

Nicholas Bartulovic

September 28, 2015


Filed under OPINION

A dangerous inclination pervades the minds of some within our institution. It is the idea that students are incapable of learning certain things. I once sat in a class and listened to a professor explain that not every student is capable of learning math. Upon hearing this I laughed quietly to myself, though ...

It’s time to eliminate letter grades

Zack Lemon

September 22, 2015


Filed under OPINION

Translation is an imperfect process, a statement to which anyone who studied a foreign language at any level can agree. Concepts are muddled, and there are always slight nuances that are left behind. Take, for example, Albus Dumbledore’s instructions to young Harry Potter in Harry Potter and the Sor...

Accent on the Individual in the classroom

Dennis Clark

September 22, 2015


Filed under OPINION

There are many things that make Ashland University special. Some of these attributes can be found listed among the Core Values of Ashland. The very first on the list of these values is “Accent on the Individual,” by which the university “pledges the best individual and collective efforts to challen...

Eagles’ Nest outrage

Matt Erickson

September 3, 2015


Filed under OPINION

Five and a half carrots, seven sticks of celery, three ounces of ranch, 12 chicken wings, and one Bosco stick.At Eagle’s Nest, that costs $12.25. Now in reality, the price for the food is not terrible, at least for the entree. My problem is paying $.50 for an ounce of ranch – one ounce.  For pe...

Why we need the Core

Joey Berretta

September 3, 2015


Filed under OPINION

Last week, we all began another year of college. For some of us it was our first year, for others it will be our last. It is important that as we begin each year, we reflect upon why we come to Ashland University. Did we choose AU, and do we continue to return each year, in order to receive a degree - that “golden tic...