Gnomes, naps and the ‘Nat’

My fellow K-Staters, Congrats on surviving the first few weeks of school! I hope you have made it through the back-to-school madness in one piece....

Mosque near ground zero supports ideals of America

I just read the article by Beth Mendenhall about the issue of building a mosque near ground zero, and I just gotta say it's...

OPINION: Smoking ban hardly noticeable without enforcement of rules

Kansas State's smoking ban may have cleared the air a little, but how much can it really help without a way to enforce the rules?

Government oversight is necessary

In an opinion column last Friday, Marshall Frey wrote about the need for civic responsibility in the United States. Yet the opinion he put...

K-State officials miss once-in-a-lilfetime viral marketing opportunity

Once I got over the sting of embarrassment, the fear set in. K-State had created a nation-wide mascot sensation, killed her off and successfully...

Things to do this weekend

Looking for something to do between Dec. 2-4? Here's a list of suggestions!

Film genuine, quality science fiction story

The sci-fi film "Monsters" reaches the bar set by "District 9," for about $30 million less. Gareth Edwards' directorial debut "Monsters," set for a...

From the President’s Desk

By Eli Schooley, Student Body President

Facebook must stay free, compete with Google to continue success

When Facebook first came out, I thought it would lose its steam like every other social media website. It would have its 15 minutes...

Arguments against legalizing prostitution fail when examined

   The arguments against the federal legalization of prostitution can be generalized into two distinct — but complementary — classes: those that seek to establish...

Women need to embrace natural beauty, not depend on makeup

For some women, the thought of leaving the house before their morning makeup ritual is enough to put them in a frenzy. There are...

Voters’ choice: electoral college or direct democracy?

In 1776, the Electoral College made sense. It was unrealistic to have a popular vote decide who would be president. In 2011, when technology...

Martin Luther King Jr. Day about equality in all forms, not just about race

At my high school, "black" was the most important version of history. I went to a predominantly African-American high school, and there were teachers who...

Portrayal of women in media, pop culture undermines strength and ability

There are countless people and places dedicated to the study of feminism exposing both the good and the bad of gender differences we encounter...

Lack of evidence no reason not to indict careless mother

        Four months after she went missing, there has finally been an indictment for the disappearance of young Caylee Anthony, and the accused...

Weekly Horoscopes

Aries Mar 21 - Apr 19Be very happy you managed to avoid the dreaded "Freshman 15," but be leery because other than 17 alliteration...

Data shows importance of animal products in diet

Our canine teeth, used to tear into meat, have been bequeathed to us by a thousand generations of evolutionarily successful ancestors. We possess them...

OPINION: Five cool tricks for going to class on icy sidewalks

From snowmobiles to setting your shoes on fire, there are tons of practical ways for students to navigate the icy sidewalks of K-State.

Congress needs to deliver health care legislation

After more than a year of debate and negotiations, we still have yet to see real health care reform. The time has come to...
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