Gap Years Should be Better Accepted Everyday

Alex McDonald, Special to The Big Red

June 11, 2019

Colleges and universities are becoming more and more competitive. There is an enormous pressure put into students to do well in high school, and then go right to college in modern society, both from schools and parents themse...

Should Students Evaluate Teachers?

Sam Maston, Special to The Big Red

June 11, 2019

Over the course of a school year, students will spend one hundred and twenty-nine scheduled hours with each of their teachers - listening to them, conversing with them, learning from them. It is during these hours that bonds a...

Las Vegas Does not Deserve the Label of Hockeytown

Andrei Ignatiev, Special to The Big Red

June 11, 2019

I am aware of the fact that I am awfully late to the party on this hot take, but yet it is still a talking point that fills me with ardent flames. In the wake of last year’s Stanley Cup Final between the Washington Capital...

Is The College Admissions Process Rigged to Favor The Wealthy?

Lydia Beatty, Special to The Big Red

June 11, 2019

As news of the college admissions cheating scandal arises, more and more people are beginning to question the difference between the wealthy and middle-lower class when sending their kids off to college. Unfortunately, the dif...

Why The Schiano Proposal Must Be Instituted Into Professional Football

Aaron Stout, Special to The Big Red

June 11, 2019

October 16, 2010. East Rutherford, New Jersey. West Point’s return-man Malcolm Brown receives the kick, and proceeds to bring it upfield. Rutgers defensive tackle Eric LeGrand charges at Brown, ready to violently collide with...

Is the Earth going to be defeated?

Richard Mattocks, Special to The Big Red

June 11, 2019

Our country is in a deep environmental crisis. There is no way around it, our environment is collapsing and soon the world is going to turn into chaos. As humans it is our job to protect our environment but are we giving the best effo...

Being a Captain Isn’t a Popularity Contest

Erin Campbell, Special to The Big Red

June 11, 2019

Playing sports is something I’ve always loved. I’ve played as a kid and continue to do so as a high school student. I have made many memories on a soccer and lacrosse field. It is not until I reached high school that I re...

GPA should be more Important in College Admissions

John Houle, Special to The Big Red

June 11, 2019

During the college admissions process, the two main factors compared are a student’s grade point average and standardized test scores. A grade point average is a numerical figure representing a student’s grades in cla...

Is This a Good Goodbye?

Alex Landry, Special to The Big Red

June 11, 2019

Le’Veon Bell was a NFL running back for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Up until the 2018 season, Bell was the number one for the Steelers for 5 years and has been their best starter in years which is a great accomplishment when tal...

Is It More Than We Think It Is?

Lexi Moreia, Special to The Big Red

June 11, 2019

Beep beep beep… It's 6 am, you wake up from the sound of your alarm. What is the first thing you do? Grab your phone and check social media. 21 notifications, Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, messages. Cell phones are taking ...

If It Says Crisis, It Matters

Joe Fils, Special to The Big Red

June 11, 2019

An existential crisis is where one asks themselves not only the meaning of life, but the purpose of life in a time of their lives where they find it hard to succeed socially, physically, emotionally, etc.. Do not think this is ...

Big Family, Big Benefits

Tom Bowler, Special to The Big Red

June 11, 2019

Growing up in a big family is one of the most fortunate occurrences one can be blessed with. No matter how many headaches, bruises, and pointless arguments you must endure, having a bunch of brothers and sisters is a huge benefit i...