Opinion

New FBS playoff system overview

The Ohio State University Buckeyes took on the University of Oregon Ducks in a very historic game on January 12.

It was historic not for the fact that the state of Alabama did not have a representative playing, nor did

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Do you want a degree for free?

President Barack Obama has announced a proposal to provide free community college education to any student with a 2.5 GPA. Too good to be true? Perhaps.

As someone considering a career in higher education, it’s hard for me to say


Holiday gifts for the gamer in your life

The holidays are nearly upon us. “But it isn’t even December yet!” you may say. That’s exactly what I think every year right before the Christmas season hits me like a ton of bad fruitcake.

It’s as if some hidden


A barista’s Black Friday blues

While there are some people are gearing up for Thanksgiving and others are jumping straight into Christmas, everybody has been preparing for the infamous third holiday in the middle of all of the nonstop, face-stuffing madness—Black Friday.

As a barista,


Why not be thankful for government, too?

Being a young person interested in politics, it’s not often that I hear people telling me how thankful they are for government. Doesn’t it seem like if and when you hear someone talking about government, they’re mostly complaining?

In fact,


The basics of credit-carding

When I was growing up, I can remember my parents always warning me of the dangers of having a credit card. Using credit cards is just too easy. It feels like free money, but it is quite the opposite.

I


The people have spoken

Last Tuesday, the people of Alabama and the American public made their selections for those who will represent them in government.

Overwhelmingly, this election turned out to be a full referendum on President Obama’s administration and policy initiatives.

This was


How-to: Avoiding advisement anxiety

It’s that time of the semester once again, Gamecocks. Academic advisement begins next week.

For seniors, this is the last time to gather class times, fill out a trial schedule, make that tiresome trek to meet with an advisor, and