Pirating is using music, books, shows, movies, and video games for free rather than paying for the product or service. Now, I would be lying if I said I have not previously pirated media in the past and continue to do so to this day, especially concerning textbooks that would typically cost hundreds of dollars […]
Exploring the World
Traveling the world is a dream of mine. From exploring new countries, walks of life, and different cultures, the thought is thrilling. Nonetheless, while I may want to explore the world and see what it offers, I feel like people in America have varying mind sets on the thought. Once I graduate from Monmouth and […]
What’s So Bad About a Hook Up?
Chivalry is dead, or, at least, that’s what I’m told. So, who is to blame for our society’s lack of knights in shining armor? Well, it isn’t a ‘who’ but rather a ‘what.’ Hookup culture encourages one-night stands over investing in emotional relationships. Many believe this culture has annihilated the art of romance and real, […]
The Importance of Change
As creatures of habit, change is difficult to induce, even if it’s for the better. We don’t like deviating from the regular flow of life because, oftentimes, change hurts; in other words, there is no such thing as a painless lesson. Nonetheless, if you never change, you will likely never meet the best version of […]
Midterm Survival Guide
The telltale sign that midterms are upon us: no open study rooms in sight. While walking through campus these past couple of weeks, anyone can tell the atmosphere feels more tense than usual. Although not abnormal for midterm season, it’s important to mitigate one’s level of stress as they navigate this important exam period. Let’s […]
Respecting Work Boundaries
In recent years, standard practices and expectations in the workplace have evolved. It appears employees across all industries are setting hard boundaries with their employers—leaving work when their work hours end, taking their paid time off, and asking for compensation that reflects their worth. While older generations may perceive this movement as laziness, I feel […]
Who’s Responsible for Your Busy Schedule?
Most college students have had at least two or more assignments due on the same day. This makes it increasingly difficult for students to get work done on time, especially with other classes, extracurricular activities, work, and life in general. However, as a college student, you come to expect that after one assignment is finished, […]
Can Professors Make or Break a Class?
Professors are a fundamental part of the classroom experience; because of them, students can further their education. However, this statement is under the condition that the professor actually teaches. Sometimes, no professor is better than a lousy one. I would prefer taking a class that is online asynchronous and teach myself the material than have […]
Important Lessons I’ve Learned
Since enrolling at Monmouth almost two years ago, I can confidently say the experience thus far has changed me. College has taught me a ridiculous amount of lessons that I feel obligated to share to help anyone else who may find themselves in similar positions. This first lesson hit me the hardest—you never have as […]
Much to our surprise, this winter has produced more sun than snow. The weather is warmer, hitting temperatures as high as 40 and 50 degrees across the tri-state area. It’s difficult to understand why we aren’t experiencing our normal frigid winter and determine whether or not there are more serious, underlying problems at hand. Kyle […]