Staff Standoff

(Tech)nically Speaking…Is Alexa Worth It?

PRO-ALEXA She’s not a friend, she’s not your sister, she’s not even a person. Yet she lives in your living room and you talk to her frequently. She can recite the recipe for vanilla...

Staff Standoff: April Showers or May Flowers?

April Showers by Mary Orsak There is no greater day of the year than April 1. Aside from the antics of April Fool’s Day, this day welcomes my favorite month of the year. While...

Staff Standoff: D.I.Y. or Buy?

Homemade Gifts By Aurelia Han, Editor-in-Chief Christmas morning 2015. I slide on my favorite reindeer slippers before braving the harsh winter weather that cast over Dallas that year. To my surprise, a package about...

Staff Standoff: Is He Our President?

COMPROMISE By Mary Orsak To preface this article, I must admit that I despise President Donald J. Trump. His megalomania, ignorance of history and puerile temper render him incompetent to hold the most powerful...

Best of the Brew

In honor of National Coffee day on Sept. 29, we’re putting plain black coffee up against fancier coffee, everything from lattes to frappuccinos. Each type has its pros and cons, but which one is...

Staff Standoff: Are Trendy, Expensive Workout Classes Worth It?

YES: Charlotte Dross I was a freshman the first time that I went to a spin class. Although I had never gone to a group workout class nor ridden a stationary bike, I was...

Staff Standoff: Should physician assisted suicide be legal?

On a crisp November morning in 2014, 29-year-old Brittany Maynard laid in her bed in Portland, Ore., clutching the secobarbital pill she had received in May. She swallows it. In 30 minutes, she will...

Staff Standoff: Should People Eat Meat?

Mary Orsak: Pro If you ever doubt that Americans love meat, take a second to evaluate the influence of the crown jewel of meat products: bacon. In a market driven by consumer demands, one...