Category: Our View

Our View: Listen and learn from other peoples’ stories 

Humans, by nature, are storytellers. Cave drawings depict animals, humans and other objects and were likely associated with oral stories. Homer’s “The Iliad” and Native American folk tales were originally told orally, before being written down at a later date. Musicians use their music to story tell, and filmmakers and photographers use their cameras. They help us bond and empathize with one another.

Our View: Berry should offer American Sign Language 

I’ve taken American Sign Language, or ASL, classes for four years. When I was deciding where to go to college at about this time last year, ASL was a factor I took into consideration. I was thinking of completing a double major between English and ASL, or at least minoring in ASL.

Our View: Georgia should require a license to carry 

On April 1, the Georgia state Senate passed a constitutional carry bill allowing law-abiding adults who are legally allowed to carry a concealed firearm, to do so without first having to obtain government permission. 

Our View: Choose positive content to change the news cycle 

This past weekend, celebrities, actors and actresses attended the 94th annual Academy Awards held in Hollywood, California.

Our View: Female athletes deserve respect in the media 

In honor of Women’s History Month, let’s take the opportunity to talk about something the media won’t: female athletes.

Student View: Victory Lake deserves an educational boardwalk 

At one point during its existence, Victory Lake, the site we now know as a mucky wetland with nice trails and interesting Bald Cypress trees, was actually a lake.

Our View: Anonymity shouldn’t outweigh productivity 

In theory, and theory alone, anonymity is one of the greatest capabilities available to individuals. Authors have used pseudonyms to publish successful works that otherwise would not have been as successful if readers knew the author’s race, sexuality or gender.

Our View: Canadian protests affect Americans too 

International politics can have a large impact on the U.S. despite the fact that they occur beyond the border. Conflict internationally, in particular, can also inhibit U.S. trade and impact the daily lives of Americans. 

Our View: Talking about mental health is important 

This article mentions suicide. If you or a friend need to talk to someone now, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255. 

Our View: Student media has the power to create change 

Too many times, college journalists get heat for being on their newspaper staff.