Dear Potomac North…

From the day I first arrived on CNU campus, I was scared. Scared of not fitting in, not succeeding in my classes and not being able to adapt to college life.  All of my fears melted away when I met you, Potomac North. Your residence hall was nothing like I’ve ever seen at other campuses….

Dear Stupid…

This is to the people with bad ideas (FYI, that’s everyone). We all have bad ideas. It’s natural to be dumb. However there exists a certain line in reference to stupidity that you should never cross.  Have a big midterm coming up? Maybe don’t go to that “darty” and see if you can do a…

Registration woes

CNU’s registration process causes unnecessary stress It’s that time of the year again. I’m not talking about all the crazy holiday themed decorations, I’m talking about registration–the one thing besides projects, papers and finals that adds to every students stress level. Registration determines what classes you are going to take, and how many override forms…

Protecting middle class America, not the Middle East

Helping end overdose deaths should be our nation’s top priority Have we lost sight of our military’s primary purpose? I can tell you this, it is not to fight and die in wars in countries most Americans can’t point to on a map.  A recent New York Times cartoon by Patrick Chappatte, an editorial cartoonist…

Dear my insect roommates…

Okay look, we both live in the same dorm, we both drink the same water and we both like the same tv shows (yes, I see you under the couches as I binge-watch “Breaking Bad” for the fourth time).  If we are going to continue this unfortunate living arrangement then I have a few complaints…

The cure for the campus cold

Longer open hours for clinic could be the difference in health of campus Flu season, living in close quarters and the stress and lack of sleep that come with classes ramping up all leads to more and more of us getting sick with one illness or another. Although we are very fortunate to have such…

Stress: Everyone’s joy

A fact of student life doesn’t have to ruin us The autumn semester ends a month from now. Students are anxious about getting good grades, finishing those last few assignments and studying for upcoming tests. A question that most students including me ask: “Are my professors putting too much pressure from me?” Worries that stem…

Speaking against hate

It shouldn’t take a week of hate-filled tragedy to make us listen to fellow Captains October ended in tragedy and fear, following three hate crimes which left the American public shaken and re-opened a national dialogue on racial and religious intolerance. Three separate attacks on three separate groups across the country, and we are left…

A new leaf for Canada

Implications of marijuana legalization for the CNU community Canada has just legalized marijuana for recreational use.  This again raises the issue of legalization in the U.S.  According to the Pew Research center, 62 percent of Americans now support weed legalization and that number has only been rising in recent years. That alone is not a…

Jamal Khashoggi: Freedom through the press

A vision for the future of the Middle East “There is only one Arab country that has enough political and civil liberties to be classified as free.” This insight, written by Jamal Khashoggi, the late Saudi Arabian journalist, began the Op-Ed he would send to The Washington Post days before his disappearance. His article is…