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…

Clicks Out For Harambe

By AMBER DION / Staff Writer It is almost impossible to go on the internet without reading the name Harambe, at least in passing, and as a college student who spends copious amounts of time immersing myself in internet culture I am very aware of what Harambe has become. It is certainly strange how a…

WTF, SJWs?

By ADAM WOOD / Staff Writer Social Justice Warriors are commonly envisioned as plucky millennials with strong, ‘radical’ opinions. We all know at least one, right? They like to fight the good fight, challenging their friends and fellows on a myriad of social issues such as minority poverty, gender norms, and reproductive rights. They debate…

2016 Spring Print Edition

The PDF below is a digital copy of our previous print edition. It features some of our best writing from the Spring 2016 semester, with topics ranging from an analysis on American culture, college athletics, and even about the local All Saints area and why it needs to stay weird – all put together and…

When Did Politics Get So Personal?

I believe I have really good GOPdar. That is to say, I cannot see myself ever dating a Republican chap. Ever. Of course, it’s generally good practice to avoid absolutes. Typically, only mathematicians and Siths deal in absolutes, while the rest of us operate on an organic sliding meter of commitment to any one thing at a given time. Even those moments…

The Fifth of July

A collection of college students are setting off fireworks in my apartment complex’s parking lot, igniting bottle rockets from their hands, waving sparklers around like arsonist conductors, firing red-white-and-blue roman candles uncomfortably close to my car. On a normal Sunday night, blowing shit up in a residential area might be considered low-key terrorism. But on…

Candlelight Vigil for Orlando Shooting

In life, we often define ourselves by what makes us different. I for one, am a Hispanic male, who plays tons of videogames, keeps up with all things related to Florida State football, and the occasional horror movie. My roommate on the other hand, is a Caucasian female that hates sports, never watches movies and…