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Charitable Gesture by Star Wars Organization Reminds us all to be Heroes

Everybody knows the classic movie trilogy Star Wars. Even if someone hasn’t seen the movies, they have at least heard of them. Considered by many to be the golden standard for science fiction, Star Wars’ influence has made it a cultural phenomenon with a massive fan base. With a promising addition to the series set [...]

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Backpacking across time

Two years ago, in a typhoon of mixed emotion, I left all I knew and moved clear across the Pacific Ocean to pursue my college education. When I first got to Berkeley, backpack and overstuffed luggage in tow, I was overwhelmed by the excess of the unfamiliar. Everything and everyone felt so foreign; it was [...]

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Women’s Soccer: Wake starts hot

Brian Westerholt/Sports on Film The Wake Forest women’s soccer team began their season on a high note on Sunday, Aug. 23 with a 4-0 victory over the Bulldogs of the University of Georgia at Spry Stadium. The high-scoring affair had eight Demon Deacons register a goal or an assist throughout the match, the first time [...]

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High-intensity interval training provides better workout

Jessica Anderson takes a 10-second break to catch her breath before starting a third set of burpees. In her small living room, Anderson uses YouTube as her personal trainer. Without leaving her house or using any equipment, Anderson has completed a full-body workout in 20 minutes. Anderson, a BYU elementary education student from Perrysburg, Ohio, [...]

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Season will start and end with Cody Kessler

Quarterback. The only position that can bring about devout praise and unheralded hate in a single game. Every team, no matter the conference, surrounding players or level (pro or amateur), starts and ends with the quarterback. If you don’t believe me, just look at Alabama and LSU last year. Two stacked teams at every position [...]

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Kerry Sharp hypnotizes students

On Wednesday, hypnotist Kerry Sharp brought several students on stage to be a part of his show. According to Charlsie Fowler, Union Program Council arts committee member and sophomore in apparel textiles, approximately 440 students attended the show but only a few were able to come on stage to be hypnotized. The students were put [...]

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True freshman Josh Rosen named UCLA football starting QB

UCLA football coach Jim Mora announced Wednesday that true freshman Josh Rosen will be the starting quarterback for the Bruins’ season opener Sept. 5 against Virginia. Seven months and hundreds of practices after Rosen first arrived on campus, Mora ended the suspense that dominated the football preseason in Westwood. Incoming redshirt junior Jerry Neuheisel, Rosen’s [...]

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Photos: Eugene Emeralds Win Third Straight Game

The Eugene Emeralds defeated the Spokane Indians 4-1, Wednesday night. The Em’s scored 3 runs in the 5th inning, capitalizing off the Indians’ mistakes. A Eugene Emeralds shortstop makes an off-balance throw against the Spokane Indians on Aug. 26, 2015. (Samuel Marshall/Emerald) A Eugene Emeralds batter getting ready to swing against the Spokane Indians on [...]

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University enacts affirmative consent policy

By: Benjamin Farniok After months of discussion, the University of Minnesota’s affirmative consent policy took effect Monday, according to a letter the school sent to student government leaders. In the letter, University President Eric Kaler said he received permission from the Board of Regents to immediately implement the school’s “yes means yes” policy, which had [...]

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The War on Drugs is Not About Drugs

A Justice Department report on the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) released earlier this year resulted in suspensions of up to 10 days for agents who attended “sex parties paid for by Colombian drug cartels.” Ten days is actually a remarkably assertive charge: the DEA has participated extensively in drug trafficking in the past, with no [...]

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