The Cougar Chronicle

Perspective sheds light on perceptions of education

Perspective sheds light on perceptions of education

Sara Freitag, Opinion Editor

April 30, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Perspective. Smile-crinkled faces gleamed at twinkling eyes which were hidden by laughter-contorted cheeks. Agile bodies leapt through the street, as small children played tag and weaved their way in and out of dilapidated houses. Graffiti-painted walls and water-stained wood constituted home to the ...

Why you should add laughing yoga to your list of things to try

Mikayla Mitchell, Staff Writer

April 21, 2018


Filed under Opinion

When I first saw the sign, conveniently located before my eyes, I knew I needed to inquire.   It read, “Laughing Yoga: Join Us and Add a Smile to Your a Day,” and I mean, who wouldn’t want to stop for that? I cautiously approached the woman sitting in her lawn chair and asked, “Is this t...

Is Technology Hijacking Our Self-Identity?

Is Technology Hijacking Our Self-Identity?

Jadan Smithers, Assistant News Editor

April 21, 2018


Filed under Opinion

In recent years the role of technology in our lives has grown to the extent that it plays a key role in our self-identity and the way we perceive reality. This is a development that is reinforced in society’s collective subconscious with every new Facebook account created, each Amazon Echo purchased, and...

Metaphor for Whiteness

Kody Cowell, Assistant Opinion Editor

April 21, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Racial politics in Western society play around whether you’re “ethnic” or not. The issue with this is that everybody is ethnic.   There is no default race. There is no standard, no “normal.” It’s all relative.   The concept of “whiteness” exists because Western culture ...

Editorial: Both Sides of the Gun Debate Are Right (And Both Are Wrong)

Jadan Smithers, Assistant News Editor

April 21, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The debate around our Second Amendment right is raging like wildfire since the tragic school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida. Unfortunately, the national conversation always seems to be framed on a binary scale; you’re either for or against guns.   It’s impo...

Words, the beginning of either hate or peace

Words, the beginning of either hate or peace

Sara Freitag, Opinion Editor

April 21, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

To anyone who believes that individuals who advocate for language change are overly sensitive, liberal snowflakes, I would like to ask you a question. Do you believe there is veracity in the statement, “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me”? If you said yes, then...

In honor of National Puppy Day, dogs are better than humans

In honor of National Puppy Day, dogs are better than humans

Bradley Kremer, Opinion Writer

April 3, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Listen up, dog lovers, because you will most likely agree. If you are a cat person, still listen because it might apply to your furballs as well. In honor of National Puppy Day on Friday, March 23, I have compiled a short list as to why humans’ best friends are more likeable than most humans th...

Beware our friend, Alexa, and her effects on future generations

Beware our friend, Alexa, and her effects on future generations

Bradley Kremer, Opinion Writer

April 3, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

We’ve all suspected at least one of our friends of being a robot, and with the advancements of technology today, it is now quite possible to have an A.I. (artificial intelligence) as a friend. In the article “Co-Parenting With Alexa,” written by Rachel Botsman, the author talks about issues of ...

Part three of a series on feminism…one issue in a world of many

Part three of a series on feminism…one issue in a world of many

Sara Freitag, Opinion Editor

April 3, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Eyes drooping, coffee yet to kick in, you struggle to keep your head up as the steering wheel serves as a brace for your sleep-deprived body. News from Florida jolts your otherwise comatose being awake. Another school shooting. Day after day, we’re hit with tragedies, and so you may ask... Sara,...

Veganism should not demand an all-or-nothing mentality

Veganism should not demand an all-or-nothing mentality

Kody Cowell, Assistant Opinion Editor

March 29, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Veganism should not require complete abstinence from animal products. It is a movement with a goal to accomplish: eliminating violence against animals. This should not necessitate rearranging one’s entire life so that they are within the scope of “being vegan.” Veganism is primarily about...

A non-traditional creative’s ode to poetry

Hannah Snider, Assistant Sports Editor

March 29, 2018


Filed under Opinion

I am a creative person. Always have been and always will be. However, I was never creative in a traditional sense. I was never able to draw or paint, although I could doodle stick figures pretty well. I loved reading and writing; ever since I was little, it has been a passion of mine. Storytelling...

National Clear Your Clutter Day can help you get out of the past

National Clear Your Clutter Day can help you get out of the past

Sara Freitag, Opinion Editor

March 7, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Emptiness rotted in the pit of my stomach.  Tears welled in my eyes day after day for weeks.  I felt defeated and knew not how I would go on.   Two and a half years ago, I lost what meant more to me than any other physical possession: over a year’s worth of photographs.  As a photographer,...