Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 7:13pm

Us college students seem to have a lot to complain about — stressful classes, struggling relationships, severe lack of sleep and, perhaps most of all, lack of income. With tuition costs climbing every year and the adolescent population increasingly the target of consumerism, finances are a real issue for college students, who more often than not are without a “real job.”

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 7:04pm

Headlining The New York Times, the morning of Nov. 9, 2016, read the unpredicted results of the presidential election: “Donald Trump Is Elected President in Stunning Repudiation of the Establishment.” For many U.S. citizens and pollsters, these results were shocking. How could someone who defied political correctness, who used abrasive language and who seemed so far away from a presidential standard be elected?

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 6:55pm

The way children interact with each other is beyond fascinating to observe. The jokes they find funny, the way they tell secrets or even how they fight, there is endless ammunition for a comical blend of sociology and entertainment.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 6:49pm

I pride myself on “keeping it real” or “telling it like it is.” As expected, it can occasionally get me into trouble. Or sometimes, my realism and formulations may be altered in an attempt to morph my thoughts into what people want to hear … or maybe what they consider easier to handle. That being said, I am making the executive decision to keep it real regarding the topic I am about to discuss in an attempt to offer a fresh perspective and dialogue. Just a little food for thought. Hopefully I do not find myself in any trouble.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 6:44pm

On the morning of June 14, 2017, a few Republican lawmakers were at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park in Alexandria, Va. when shots ran out. It was the last practice before the congressional baseball game, which occurred every year to raise money for charity since 1909. When a loud gunshot went off, the men and women hit the ground, crouched in the dugout, behind fences and in the long outfield grass.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 3:05pm

Late one night when I was five years old, unable to sleep, I wandered out of my bedroom to find my mom watching TV in our living room. Despite her futile protests for me to go back to bed, I sat with her on the couch to see what she was watching. The grainy images from our TV were then quickly etched into my memory as I watched military planes taking off and missiles being launched. Turning to my mom, I asked what was happening, and as best as she could with a sad expression on her face, she said that “we” were going to war.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 6:51pm

Dear Mr. Carlson,

I had not heard of you prior to the “Tucker Carlson Interview Request” I received to my work account last weekend (forgive me, Fox News wasn’t ever really my thing).

And then I looked you up a bit. And read about you. And watched some of your videos. I reread the email:

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 6:30pm

Almost every day, we wake up, roll over in our beds and turn off our alarm*. Sometimes that is in a digital clock*, but knowing our generation, it is most likely a cellphone*. After tapping the screen*, we hop out of bed and turn on the light*. We may run to the restroom, and turn on the faucet* for a glass of water. After that, we might brush our teeth with a toothbrush* and wash our face with a bar of soap*. We enter the kitchen and take the cup of coffee from the coffeemaker*. After tossing some oatmeal in the microwave*, we hop onto the internet* to read or catch up on work.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 6:24pm

There is a scene in the biopic “Malcolm X” directed by Spike Lee that has always stuck with me in one of the most chilling and devastating ways possible. As Malcolm Little, soon to take the last name X, is beginning to adopt the teachings of Elijah Muhammad and the Nation of Islam, he is prompted by one of his mentors to define the words “white” and “black” using Webster’s dictionary.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 6:20pm

“You shot four bullets into him, sir,” were the words Lavish Reynolds, uttered over Facebook livestream after Officer Jeronimo Yanez shot Philando Castile on July 6, 2016. Both the livestream and the recently uncovered dash cam video are very disturbing, but they are also enlightening and representative of the African-American experience with law enforcement.