The Oracle

Outside adventures prove beneficial for mental health

Gwyn Skiles, asst. opinions editor

March 15, 2019

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Adventure. When I lived in Sammamish, Washington, weekends were spent hiking, swimming in lakes and building forts out of fallen tree branches. Now, my time is consumed with school work and extracurricular activities that prevent me fro...

Classic rock connects the everyman with relatable themes

Tommy Marquardt, asst. web editor

February 8, 2019

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The most important day in the history of modern American culture could be July 25, 1965, the day of the 1965 Newport Folk Festival. That day, Bob Dylan plugged in an electric guitar, betrayed folk music and hammered out “Like a...

Trump’s reaction to Khashoggi’s death proves detrimental to presidency

Noah Walch, columnist

February 8, 2019

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The Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi had no reason to believe his visit to the Turkish consulate on Oct. 2 would last long. He was simply picking up marriage papers. He would leave the building two hours later, allegedly...

Spotlight on South

Robin Woitesek, guest columnist

February 8, 2019

Filed under Guest Columns, Opinions

Twelve inches. In my freshman year I cut off twelve inches of my hair and never in my life had a number meant so much. It’s amazing how changing one part of yourself makes the world look at you in a new way.  “Why is it so ...

Overly political: the pervasion of politics in places where it doesn’t belong

Tommy Marquardt, asst. web editor

December 14, 2018

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I hate talking politics. I hate that bringing this up is even necessary, but I feel like it needs to be said: the world is getting too political. The fact that political beliefs spawn legitimate hatred among people with differin...

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