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It’s not AU without students

Zack Lemon

February 12, 2015


Filed under OPINION

I’ve been reminded more times than I can count that the church is not a building. The church has a physical building, of course, but that isn’t what the church really is. The church is the interaction between pastor and the people, the exchanges that occur within the building. They transcend the ph...

A successful semester for CAB events

Matt Erickson

February 5, 2015


Filed under OPINION

Campus Activities Board has felt a little different this semester. In previous semesters CAB events just felt a little deflated. I could always feel the potential there but I feel like they frequently fell flat. This semester has been a different experience though. CAB hasn’t been too bad. Now fou...

The argument against snow days

Zack Lemon

February 5, 2015


Filed under OPINION

Monday mornings are unpleasant. Monday mornings after the Super Bowl are even more unpleasant. That screeching alarm is a jarring reminder that the reprieve of the weekend has ended, and class, work and other activities will resume.Walking across campus Sunday night, I didn’t think there was a chance we wo...

Silence is not golden: Why I march

Zack Lemon

February 3, 2015


Filed under OPINION

We got on the bus at 8 o’clock on a Wednesday packed up for a long night. There’d be roadside rest stops, but nothing longer than that on the bus ride from Ashland to Washington DC for the annual March for Life. Some had three bags, multiple pillows and enough blankets to satisfy a four-year-old...

The prioritization process, and the importance of respecting appropriate secrecy

February 3, 2015


Filed under OPINION

Unsurprisingly, information has leaked out of the academic prioritization process. As Ben Franklin said, “Three can keep a secret if two are dead,” and there are far more people in this process than three. President Crothers dismissed the content of the rumors, calling all of it false. He also ex...

A senior’s farewell

Ashley Santore

November 20, 2014


Filed under OPINION

Graduation.That’s such a scary word. A word that I’ve been trying to avoid all semester.If you followed me on Twitter, you would know how I totally had a major freak when I realized that this week was my last full week of classes as an undergraduate. In less than 60 days, I will be on my way down t...

Looking for a Savior

Zack Lemon

November 20, 2014


Filed under OPINION

Last week, Ashland University made public their presidential profile, which described the expectations and characteristics of the university and their ideal candidate. I wasn’t sure what to expect in this profile; I know I didn’t expect an admissions brochure filled with the same misleading inform...

#IJustWantToCelebrateHolidaysAndRememberPeopleWithoutTwitterActivismAndShamelessSelfPromotion

Zack Lemon

November 13, 2014


Filed under OPINION

I was watching Last Week Tonight with John Oliver on HBOGo on Monday afternoon. Well, trying to watch the show, after their advertisement for the Concert for Valor that was to be held on Tuesday. This was a free concert in Washington DC on the National Mall featuring quite the line-up. Artists ranged fr...

What is the aim of a liberal arts education?

James Coyne

November 13, 2014


Filed under OPINION

Editor’s Note: A group of concerned students will be writing letters in several of the upcoming editions of The Collegian to explore and explain what a university ought to be. Although signed individually, they are intended to reflect the opinions of a group of students. These students, Brent Rossm...

After rocking the vote, rock the registry

Lisa Nichole

November 7, 2014


Filed under OPINION

“Would you like to save a life today?” “That’s why I’m here, actually.” This was the exchange that took place Wednesday, October 29th in the Student Center between myself and a volunteer of the Be The Match national bone marrow donor organization. She and other volunteers were here on Ash...

The purpose of a liberal education

Brent Rossman

November 7, 2014


Filed under OPINION

Editor’s Note: A group of concerned students will be writing letters in several of the upcoming editions of The Collegian to explore and explain what a university ought to be. Although signed individually, they are intended to reflect the opinions of a group of students. These students, Brent Rossm...

Beginning to ask the important questions

Zack Lemon

October 30, 2014


Filed under OPINION

I recently finished the Busy Student Retreat, one of the better programs from Newman Catholic Campus Ministry. I could talk about why it’s a great thing to do, or the things I’ve picked up from the week, but there is one thing in particular I will carry with me for a while; a short prayer I recei...