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Understanding the media is crucial during the coronavirus pandemic

Kai Zheng, Opinion Editor

April 25, 2020

The news isn’t here to contort or challenge your belief system.  The news isn’t a conspiracy.  The news keeps you informed, and in turn, safe. In the months that led up to the spread of the global pandemic COVID-19, th...

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 ...

In the black community, mental illness is seen as a cultural taboo

Sierra Shelton, Opinion Editor

November 8, 2019

“You need to go to church...Have you ever considered that it’s all just made up in your head?” Those were a couple of the things I was told by my parents when I confided to them about my struggles with mental health.  I don’t blame my parents f...

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