No Such Thing as an Aspiring Writer

By TRICHA SAINTIL / Staff Writer Chefs cook, dancer’s dance and paper towel sniffers sniff; yes, this is an actual job Google it. What all of these jobs have in common is that they require little to no professional training, although some type of formal education wouldn’t hurt because good any good professional simply practices…

Superbowl Commercials: Best and Worst

By CARRIE PINKARD / Contributing Writer Superbowl 2017 has come and gone and it’s time for us, as a nation to reflect on what really mattered: the commercials. The Superbowl is the one day a year where Americans eagerly watch commercials, and these advertisements can reach the approximately 115 million viewers of the Superbowl, plus…

TLW Superbowl Forecast

By Amanda Neppl / Staff Writer Happy Super Bowl Sunday! Tonight, at 6:30, the New England Patriots will face the Atlanta Falcons at the NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. Here is a run-down from the season. If you’re here for Luke Bryan, halftime, and Broadway, scroll down. Atlanta Falcons Season: 11-5  Passing Yesterday, quarterback Matt…

Signs of Defiance: March Against the Muslim Ban

By Robert Cocanougher / Editor-in-Chief Haley Greco / Contributing Photographer Yesterday afternoon I took part in the March Against the Muslim Ban, hosted by FSU Students for Justice in Palestine. A multitude of student and community organizations helped organize and sponsor the event, including Women’s March Tallahassee, Students Organize for Syria at FSU, FSU Students…

Christopher Von Keyserling: The Fight for Political Correctness

By CARRIE PINKARD / Contributing Writer You’ve heard of Van Helsing, the famous slayer of vampires? Well now we have Von Keyserling, slayer of “political correctness” and women’s genitalia. “I love this new world, I no longer have to be politically correct”, said 71 year old Republican Christopher Von Keyserling to a woman just minutes…

Tallahassee Women’s March

By KRISTIN ROMAN / Contributing Writer On this past Saturday, January 21, 2017, an estimated 10,000 people showed up to Railroad Square Art Park near downtown Tallahassee to participate in the Women’s March. The mass of people walked down Wahnish Way chanting phrases, such as “this is what democracy looks like” and “my body my…

Spirituality Without Religion

In a world where more and more people are leaving religion, nonbelievers are wrestling with what to do with one elusive word: “spirituality.”   A 2012 PEW Research poll found that among the religiously unaffiliated, 42% considered themselves “neither religious nor spiritual,” as opposed to 37% who believed that they were “spiritual, but not religious.”…

The Cuban Vote: History and Tensions

By CHASE SPINELLI / Staff Writer   The vast cultural diversity of the United States plays a huge role in its elections. When viewed on a large scale, cultural and ethnic groups often vote very differently from one another, corresponding to the general shared history and tendencies of their electorate. These tendencies ebb and flow…

Why Hillary Clinton Should and Should Not Be President

By ROBERT COCANOUGHER / Editor-in-Chief Let’s get something out of the way right off the bat: my views tend to lean liberal. And I say lean because I am not so polarized that I am incapable of respecting a reasonable Republican. I agree immensely more with Hillary Clinton than I do Trump, and while I…

Relationships and Social Media: The Lovestruck Syndrome

By SOPHIA HERNANDEZ / Staff Writer In a world full of #goals and social media obsessions, relationships have taken the limelight. Whether your single, in a relationship, or just have a significant someone, we have all had encounters with what I like to call, “The Lovestruck Syndrome.” Take a second to think about Instagram and…