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Why I did not watch the Roanoke shooting video

Zack Lemon

September 3, 2015


Filed under OPINION

“The death of one man is a tragedy; the death of millions is a statistic.”The quote attributed to Stalin came to mind when I reflected on the deaths of Alison Parker and Adam Ward. People die all the time, but few lose their lives in public spectacles like these two did. Parker and Ward were br...

What is a NARP?

Halee Heironimus

April 23, 2015


Filed under OPINION

What is a NARP?  Does it stand for some national organization? National Association of something. Or is it like a NARK? A snitch who reports the misbehavior of people. What about a disease? None of those are correct. I was curious as to how many people, both athletes and non-athletes, on Ashland Un...

Reversing deficit narrative easier said than done

Collegian Editorial Staff

April 23, 2015


Filed under OPINION

On Monday and Tuesday, the campus got its first taste of new president Carlos Campo as he and his wife spoke with many people in the community. Campo spoke with student media in an interview you’ll be able to see on AUTV-20 and listen to on WRDL, and in that interview, he talked about reversing the deficit na...

Fighting End-of-Semester syndrome

Martina Baca

April 16, 2015


Filed under OPINION

It is the time of the year that getting homework done is becoming harder and harder.  You tell yourself, “I will just take a 15 minute nap” and then you wake up and your 15 minute nap became a three hour nap. And even after that three hour nap you are still tired. Somehow your bed gets more comfor...

The elimination of AU’s Rec Center swimming pool

Chris Beisel

April 16, 2015


Filed under OPINION

Every time I see the motionless water of the AU Rec Center swimming pool, I can’t help but want to jump in it and cause a parade of ripples throughout the large body of water.There is one problem associated with this desire, however. Students cannot go in the pool at their own leisure—one can on...

Recognize greatness, regardless of sport

Kate Siefert

March 30, 2015


Filed under OPINION

Drew Windle, Zac Ball, Jessica Bridnethal.  Do you recognize these names? How about Taylor Woods, Art Warren and Travis Tarnowski.  I am sure many more students at Ashland University can recognize these three names better than the first. The one thing these people have in common is that they are a...

The value of sports coverage

Zack Lemon

March 30, 2015


Filed under OPINION

On a February 25post from The Collegian’s Facebook account, Gary Levine, a professor here at AU, commented, “The Collegian seems to be about 80 percent sports and bar reviews these days. Nothing else going on at AU?” The original post included a list of five stories that would be included in the...

How do commuters commute?

Halee Heiroimus

February 26, 2015


Filed under OPINION

Here’s my question: How do commuters commute to and from school every day and keep their sanity?I actually got lucky with my schedule so I don’t have to be on campus everyday. I only have classes three times a week, but still. That doesn’t include the organizations and responsibilites I have on...

Online college threatens who we are

Ivan Larson

February 26, 2015


Filed under OPINION

Ivan [email protected] University is undergoing an important transformation. We’ve reached a crisis point, and must adapt to new conditions. As we do so, we need to consider who we are, and what parts of that we need to change.Ashland University did not reach this crisis because we sought e...

Struggling through starting a business

Matt Erickson

February 19, 2015


Filed under OPINION

Starting a business is hard. I’ve done my best to be absolutely excited about it. I am excited, I’m ready to go, I want to do photography as a career, and I’m ready tell stories through that medium. I don’t know why, in all my dreams, I thought that would be enough. I thought that I could birth ...

Fighting through the mid-term blues

Zack Lemon

February 19, 2015


Filed under OPINION

I was walking back from an IM basketball game Sunday, creating a mental list of what I needed to do for the week. Between classes, The Collegian and other commitments, I had a brief “blue screen” moment, like the way a computer flashes to that blue screen of exposed code when it hasn’t the sligh...

I just want to get myself a (legal) beer

Matt Erickson

February 12, 2015


Filed under OPINION

I am 19 years old. I’m not an adult but I am definitely working on getting there. I do my absolute best to be professional in my actions with others and in my business. With all that being said, I miss drinking. Now before everyone reading this gets concerned and refers me to the local AA meeting...