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This year, Baylor moved from a paper-based system to an online system of teacher evaluations.
Normally, we would applaud this move. However, we have reservations about the current system.
The epigraph of E.M. Forster’s “Howards End,” which reads “Only connect…” could serve as a statement of purpose for many a writer. This may hold especially true for writers of personal narrative.
As one such writer, it was my privilege and pleasure to spend a day and a half with Baylor journalism students discussing the subset of creative nonfiction called memoir.
This morning, I received an email from the Cashier’s Office. After the normal, mini panic attack I had, featuring questions like “Oh gosh, did I miss a payment?” and “Are they about to kick me out of school?!” I actually read the email.
The email informed me I was no longer allowed to use BearBucks off-campus. I disregarded it and tossed it in the trash, going on with my daily routine.
As Baylor students, we have a few things to be proud of in our response to the West tragedy. We can be proud of students, faculty and staff who volunteered their time in the wake of the blast to help, who stood in line hours to donate blood, who gave supplies.
In college, you are free.
You are free to go to bed at 3 a.m. You are free to eat ice cream for breakfast. You are free to get the puppy you’ve wanted since you were 12 years old, but your parents always said no to getting. The list of freedoms is endless.
I’ve always wanted to change the world, and I thought that coming to Baylor would give me the right tools to go out and make a big impact. I’m a communications major, so I’m not going to cure any diseases over the course of my career, but I thought maybe I could make enough money to make a significant donation to help find a cure, or save up enough money to open up an orphanage in another country.
It is baseball season at Baylor.
Baylor baseball has had a winning season every year since 2005, but they still have games to go in this one. They need our help.
The University of Connecticut Huskies recently unveiled a new logo for its athletic department. The old logo featured a husky and so does the new one. However, what seems like a routine change has caused controversy. One student is offended because the changing of the logo represents not a shift toward a more positive athletic program, but superficial change.
The Texas Senate unanimously passed legislation to mandate drug tests for welfare applicants, demonstrating the widespread support behind a measure that appears common-sense to many.
According to the bill’s introducer, Texas Sen. Jane Nelson (R-Flower Mound):
“We found common ground to support a plan that makes sure state resources aren’t used to support a drug habit, while at the same time making sure children continue receiving benefits.”
Do you know what the official language of the United States of America is? If you think it’s English, you’re wrong.
You’re only wrong because there isn’t one. While several states and unincorporated territories have listed English as their official language, on the federal level it isn’t so, and I like it that way.