What do you do when you feel as if you are underrated for everything you do? When society has been taught that people like you don't matter and they chose to overlook the great effort that you put into making things better for them. Is there a way to help fix this?
Honestly, it depends on the situation. There could be a difference due to your personal situation; is this directed at just you, or is this a global issue? What does “people like you” mean? Is this a problem due to disability, gender, race, or sexuality? If so, start here at home. There are many different organizations within the TU campus that could help your voice be heard!
by PAJAH WILLIAMS
Respect: is it a virtue, a privilege of some sort that is contingent upon narrow conditions? Is respect something that is simply earned, or are all people entitled to it for the unprejudiced value that human life is endowed with dignity.
I had this debate with a friend a few weeks ago. I had stumbled upon an article about a conservative activist, Phyllis Schlafly, who recently died at the age of 92. Rather than paying respect to her family, the author of this article proceeded to glance over the misfortune of a human being losing her life and instead focused on painting a portrait of Schlafly as a terrible person based upon anti-feminist remarks that she spread while she was living.
by SCOTT WILLIAMS
All we are saying is give peace a chance.
This old adage that defined a movement may be cliché. However, the very idea of what John Lennon was trying to say here is exactly why it is still cliché. In essence, if I can claim to know, what he means is that we have spent roughly 200,000 years as a society trying to solve all of our problems with war, and it has yet to do anything but to create more problems that are then used to justify yet another war.
So, with how little war has accomplished, why don’t we give peace a chance? In all honesty, it may not work, but we will never truly know whether or not peace can solve our problems until we try it. We already know war does not work, but peace might be able to.
by NICOLE BEARD
The school year has started once again for students at on campus, and I bet that all the new first-year students are finally getting a feel for the campus, even though most of them still can't find their professors' offices, don't know what a Pettibone is, and have no idea that Miller Hall exists – excluding those who have been assigned to live within its brick walls.
But for those of you who have decided to make Tiffin University your home for the next four years and don’t know me, my name is Nicole, and sadly, my college days ended last spring.
I have become a part of that group that everyone talks about but no one really sees: the alumni. You know, that sad old group that looks back on college days with rose-colored glasses and drives the real students insane.
But I'm not writing to wax on about the days of old or tell you to make the most out of college because it goes by so quickly; you have parents for that.
No, I'm here to terrify and frighten you about that big scary world that is waiting for you after college. College does great at putting us in a protective bubble that focuses only on college and has us worried only about college. But what's the point of college if not to get us ready for the world outside its structured walls.
Trust me, I know how easy it is to slip into the warmth of that bubble and forget about the world outside. So I've decided to remind you of reality with a survival guide to dealing with life after college.
by PAJAH WILLIAMS
It’s a normal day like any other.
I wake up. I throw on whatever clothes that my mom has laid out for me. I have breakfast and cheerful chats with my family before we go our separate ways to school or work. And with wide eyes and a toothy grin I frolic off to the first grade where I bask in the bliss of youth, completely oblivious of the cruel world around me.
It was recess, I remember. The teachers were worried and so our usual 30 minutes of organized chaos came to an abrupt halt. I remember hearing chatter about an airplane going down in New York. I hadn’t a clue what it meant. Some kids were leaving early, many of them were. Those of us who were left sat in the classroom silently for an unprecedented amount of time.
by LUCAS THOMPSON
Since the beginning of the colonization of North America, there have been key characteristics regarding the mentality or philosophy that Americans identify themselves with. Americans have had an extensive history of rebellion, individualism, and strive. The creation of the United States of America in itself is a revelation to the core ideology that brought about one of the most powerful nations in the history of mankind.
Do Americans today still have that same philosophy or tenacity? Has anything changed since the colonization of America? Has the American identity evolved over the centuries? These questions would make any American ponder the correct response based on their own perspective; however, significant historical works that served immense meaning during the formation of the United States may be the appropriate answer to those questions.
by BRANDON UTLEY
Going to a new school for the first time is always as scary experience, especially when it’s college. You are forced into a situation where you have no friends, no job, and no clue what you are doing with your life. Between classes that seem impossible, the awkward stigma of meeting new people, and the exhausting feeling of being broke as a joke, you may find yourself to be a little lost. So as a fellow person that has no clue what I am doing, I feel that I am qualified to give you some advice. Here are a few tips for anyone who may need help surviving at school.
by A TYSTENANGEL
I'm a first year student trying to find my place without being an overachiever. In highschool I was a student athlete, head of multiple committees, a member of many clubs and a student ambassador. One thing different from then and now though, is this isn't high school. The person I was then isn't known by people now and it's almost as if I need to reestablish who I want to be and who I am. Now, I don't mean for the approval of others or to be liked [that would be a huge plus] but for my own self approval. I love to sing and write. I draw, sculpt and do photography. I love getting involved for the betterment of others. I love public speaking and general awareness. I have a passion for sports and fitness. Yet, with all these directions I can go I don't know which is the best. I am not sure if I should venture out into multiple areas or have a more concentrated focus. TU, what's good? Thanks.