On average, about 15 percent of meal plans go unused here at KSU each semester. Compared to the national average of 23-25 percent, that is a pretty decent number.
KSU has such a low number simply because there are more opportunities to use the...Opinion
My favorite way to pass the time on campus is people watching. Our campus is a has as a culture of students seeking higher learning. KSU has changed over the past 49 years of its existence. What hasn’t changed are the stereotypes that college students seem to gravitate toward when they leave the sheltered world of high school. As...Opinion
There is a growing idea on a certain phenomenon that occurs between men and women all over the world, yet is thought of completely differently between the sexes. It’s called the Ladder Theory, and it’s starting to spread like wildfire among college students all over the country. For those that don’t know it, it could easily come in...Opinion
“U.S. Marines: Travel Agents to Allah.” This is a bumper sticker. A real bumper sticker. Google the phrase, and it appears not only on bumper stickers but also on t-shirts, coffee mugs—all manner of merchandising and memorabilia for the glorious crusade of the U.S. military against people of the Muslim faith. This attitude prevents...Opinion
RE: Kennesaw Pride Alliance presents: The PALS Benefit Drag Show
I am embarrassed to work at a school that would approve the Benefit Drag Show that passed out free condoms and then gave a full page in the school paper to show pictures and tell about the event. Seems the degrading event hid behind the worthwhile PALS project. This...Opinion
When it comes to college life, it’s easy to get lost in the shuffle. Trying to balance studying with a social life can be a nightmare, especially when there are so many opportunities for social interaction advertised weekly, sometimes daily, on the hundreds of tack boards scattered in every building on campus. So how do you make sense...Opinion
There are thirteen bulldogs, twelve tigers, ten eagles, and nine wildcats in NCAA Division 1 athletics. Some of these universities with common nicknames share the same state, while others the same conference affiliation. The new SEC will claim two different Bulldogs and two different Tigers, while a couple other conferences boast...Opinion
It is with great regard that I submit to the honorable students, faculty and staff of KSU a nomination for the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize. While standard practices indicate that nominations require a special form and any semblance of legitimacy, I forgot to download the paperwork from the Nobel website. Just roll with me here.
Innocuously pursuing some scholarly ends at a table alone in the Commons, I was recently approached by two female students. “Can we sit with you?” they asked. My ego swelled until they explained that there was literally nowhere else to sit. As we talked, awkward, like people in line at an airport, we found we had a common beef with...