Opinion

Whoever said life’s journey is an easy one…

Whoever said life’s journey is an easy one…

November 7, 2014 at 9:26 am 0 comments

You probably don’t need me reminding you that life’s journey is not an easy one. But I can assure you, that is, if my assurance counts, it could be an easy one, only if you possess one thing called “Faith.” Looks simple, appears simple, at least, on the surface thatRead More

Trust is a Glass of Rancid Milk

Trust is a Glass of Rancid Milk

October 24, 2014 at 9:49 am 0 comments

How many of you have someone that you trust? I mean really trust without question or doubt? Myself, I have a select few that I would trust in almost any situation—that includes those crazy situations you only ever see in the movies—and among those people, or more accurately at theRead More

My “Americanization”

My “Americanization”

October 24, 2014 at 9:34 am 0 comments

I define my Americanization as a process of assimilation and absorption, unconsciously and subconsciously. So, I have recently taken time to actually notice the effects of America on me. I was raised by very strict parents. My sisters and I weren’t given the freedom to go out a lot. AskingRead More

Decommission the Commissioner?

October 10, 2014 at 9:13 am 0 comments

Football is a violent sport; it’s brutal, aggressive and extremely painful. Players are expected to have an aggressive and nasty attitude on the field, and to leave that same attitude on the field. When the final whistle is blown and the pads are taken off, the players all shake hands,Read More

Text away, it’s your dime

Text away, it’s your dime

October 10, 2014 at 9:00 am 0 comments

You settle into your seat and arrange your textbook and notebooks. Pen at the ready. The Professor aligns their own notecards and fires up the projector; everyone is preparing for the upcoming lecture. Unbeknownst to you, the professor spent the better part of two hours the night before preparing theirRead More

When the time is ripe

When the time is ripe

October 10, 2014 at 8:59 am 0 comments

At what point is it okay to introduce a boyfriend or girlfriend to your parents? To many people the answer to this question is rather easy. However, the appropriate time and age is different in every culture. In The Gambia, like in many African countries, the only time it isRead More

They voted against independence?

They voted against independence?

October 10, 2014 at 8:58 am 0 comments

Many of you have probably already heard about how Scotland had the opportunity to vote “yay” or “nay” on becoming a country independent from the U.K. On September 18,  55.3 percent of the voters voted against independence. About 4.3 million people voted, (all members of the EU living in ScotlandRead More

Why is feminism a bad word?

Why is feminism a bad word?

October 10, 2014 at 8:56 am 0 comments

I recently watched Emma Watson’s speech at the UN for the “HeForShe” movement. “HeForShe” is a movement for gender equality, not only for women, but for men as well. Watson’s speech was very compelling, and it really hit home in the most powerful of ways. In the beginning of herRead More