Opinion

Our View: Transparency is key

This editorial represents the opinion of the Campbell Times Editorial Board It should not be this hard to know how our student fees are being used. We understand that contractual obligations may necessarily prevent full disclosure in the activities of student organizations. However, within Student Life at Campbell, the Student …

Opinion

Our View: Is Spring Concert the best use of Campbell’s funds?

This editorial represents the opinion of the Campbell Times editorial board. If your favorite Campbell tradition isn’t the Christmas tree lighting, it’s probably a Campus Activities Board (CAB) event. CAB hosts Midnight Breakfast, Welcome Week, the Easter egg hunt, Relay for Life, the Highland Games and plenty of other on- …

Opinion

View: Preventing another Parkland

By Aaron Schnoor Staff Writer It’s always somewhere else. Each senseless act of tragedy, each nightmarish story of a rampage in a school — it’s always in another state, another place. At elementary schools, middle schools, high schools and colleges, faculty and staff lament the horribleness of it, adding that …

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View: We need changes in school safety, and we needed them yesterday

By Ryan McAllister Staff Writer It’s safe to say that there is an epidemic of gun violence in the U.S. Whether this issue is new or not, it has become an untenable situation. Schools should be a safe place for children, why this even needs to be said sickens me. …

Opinion

View: Examining the latest gun control proposals

By AnnaScott Cross Social Media Editor More than 15,500 people in the United States were killed by guns in 2017 according to Gun Violence Archive, not including most suicides. Over the past 20 years, mass shootings in Las Vegas, Orlando, Virginia Tech, Sandy Hook, Columbine, as well as others, have …

Opinion

Column: An insider’s view of SGA

By Aaron Schnoor Staff Writer It has been a short six months since I attended a Student Government Association induction ceremony as an inexperienced writer for The Campbell Times. At the time, I had no idea I would become involved in the organization. I went for the sole purpose of …

Opinion

Column: Yes, SGA does make an impact

By Ryan McAllister @mcallister_CU There was recently a Student Government Association election here at Campbell. Most students, myself included, had no idea it was happening until the week beforehand. This shows how easy it is to forget about SGA and their impact here on campus. SGA is an excellent thing …

Opinion

Opinion: Where do you fit into #metoo?

By Amanda Hartman Staff Writer It seems like every day, there’s another actor, director or musician blacklisted because of sexual assault allegations. In October, such accusations rained down in a torrent of anger, sadness and disappointment. While the internet tried its best to pick up the pieces, survivors were hailed …

Opinion

Opinion: Don’t cheapen the #metoo movement

By Ryan McAllister @mcallister_CU Let me begin by stating that I am one-hundred percent in support of the #MeToo movement. Social media can do incredible things and this hashtag is a perfect example of people from different locales and backgrounds coming together to work towards much-needed change. It breaks my …

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Opinion: Don’t ever be the first to stop

By Andrew Sowers @andrew_sowers “Who would dare be the first to stop?” That was the question in Moscow at the meeting of the District Party. As reported by Alexander Solzhenitsyn in “The Gulag Archipelago” At the end of the conference the new secretary called for a tribute to Joseph Stain …

Opinion

Column: The refugee story is the American story

By Christopher West Contributing Columnist Gilles Bikindou came to the United States in 2006 on an educational VISA to study at Columbia University through the Congolese government. Gilles, part of a protected but at-risk ethnic group in the Congo, had worked hard to earn a position in the national government. …

Features

Why goals are superior to New Years resolutions

By CAROLYN NEWSOME Staff Writer Edifying oneself is important, but are resolutions the way to go? Goals are a more effective way to produce positive changes than resolutions because goals offer less stress, increased flexibility, greater personalization, and looser time constraints. Resolutions add to stress already felt by many as …

Features

Five ways to let go of perfection and comparison

By ABIGAIL PORE Assistant Editor Perfection is something people either strive for or hate. It’s getting a 100 on that test you were really trying to study for and feeling great or it’s studying that hard and getting a 89 or even a 94 and still thinking you should have …

Entertainment

Book review: CAPTCHA-ing the essence

By AUSTEN BRENNAN Editor-in-Chief Despite the exponentially-increasing presence of computers in our daily lives, concepts like cybersecurity still remain nebulous and ill-defined…that is, until now. Written by Janine Kremling of UC San Bernardino and Campbell’s own Homeland Security Professor Amanda M. Sharp Parker, Cyberspace, Cybersecurity, and Cybercrime provides the most …

Opinion

Being Grateful

By Rebecca Freeze Staff Writer   The holidays are among us, and we can all feel the excitement everywhere we go. Families are shopping and preparing for Thanksgiving dinner. Children are writing their wish lists to Santa Claus. Christmas decorations are being sold in every store, and people are decorating …