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Take your time in college, you might find your true passion

Jacob Frank, Staff Writer

February 7, 2020

As the care and comfort of my high school years came to a close, I wasn’t afraid of jumping into a new world, going to college, or meeting new people.  What frightened me was the fact that the next couple of years could define the rest o...

Record shops allow a space for music lovers to find community

Rodrigo Hernandez, Staff Writer

February 7, 2020

When I place a record on a turntable and the soft static begins to play through my speakers, I let my mind drift and begin reflecting on the role music has played in my life. My family instilled a love of music in me at a very...

My name is Kai Zheng: Welcome to the new Channels opinion section

Kai Zheng, Opinion Editor

January 31, 2020

This semester, I will be taking the reins as Opinion Editor on The Channels. And it’s a good thing, too, because I have a lot of opinions. The Beatles are better than the Rolling Stones (About a 51-49 split, to be fair) though ...

Thrift stores offer a sustainable, unique alternative to fast fashion

Alexia Beller, Staff Writer

January 31, 2020

When I mention thrift shopping to some people, I often get responses like “but aren’t the clothes dirty?” or “most of the stuff is probably ugly if someone gave it away.”  As someone who has learned to appreci...

Being ‘girly’ shouldn’t be reviled due to misogyny and social stigma

Lucy Marx, News Editor

January 31, 2020

“I’m not like other girls.” The phrase is uttered in countless movies and TV shows and thrown around as a joke, but the impact it has is colossal.  I’m not like other girls.  Because being a girl is automatically emba...

Columnist opens up about mother’s cancer diagnosis

Caleb Severson, Staff Writer

December 6, 2019

“Hey, come sit down, we need to talk.”  I immediately circled through all the possible things I could be in trouble for.  I hadn’t heard my parents use that tone since I was sent to the principal’s office in 7th grade.  I sat down with no clue o...

Editor’s letter: Behind the scenes inside The Channels’ newsroom

Jun Starkey, Editor-in-Chief

November 25, 2019

I never thought journalism could feel this good — and this impactful.  I was thrilled when my adviser asked me to be Editor-in-Chief of The Channels last spring.  I spent the summer considering all of the ways I could...

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