The Crusader

Going to class is recommended

August 29, 2012

Boring and daunting eight o’clock classes that seem unimportant can become very important when you see the results of not attending on your transcript. First Year Seminar is one of those classes that you need in order to graduate. It is also a class that is not fun, and seems to have no actual point, in my opinion. The class...

Keeping hope alive with broken promises

January 25, 2012

Four years ago, America held its most historic presidential election. Now we are only months away from elections, and a lot has changed between those four years. Looking back, I remember a young, vibrate politician during the campaign that gave me the drive to be more pro-active with politics. With his charisma, hope, and motivation,...

Plastic waste trashes the environment

January 25, 2012

The environment is being destroyed by metric tons of plastic that is just lying around in junkyards and across fields all over the world. As a cashier at Wal-Mart, I find myself concerned over the inevitable doom of the environment that looms in the future if everything stays the same as it is now. I use at least several hundred...

Sacrificing experiences for the greater good

January 25, 2012

College is an opportunity to gain a higher education and set the ground for a successful future, but it is also thought to be a young adult’s first chance at freedom. Typically, college is a person’s first opportunity to truly govern themselves void of any unwanted influences. Consequently, this means that for the average...

Resolutions not just for the New Year

January 25, 2012

The New Year and resolutions go hand in hand. It seems like they always have. Apparently, the Babylonians used to make resolutions to their gods at the start of every year, as well. I’m not really sure how valid this information is, mainly because my source for this fact is Wikipedia. Honestly, I used to be a big believer...

Financial ignorance leads to monetary woes for students

January 25, 2012

Financial aid is awarded to students that meet the requirement when ever the financial aid office reviews the applications in the spring and in the fall semester. Many students do not even think about the money that they are going to receive until they get the bill in the mail after the semester has already began. Some of the...

Relationships sailing around in college

November 9, 2011

Oh, relationships. Will they sink, or will they float? This depends on what your philosophy, or framework of your “boat” so to speak, says about your opinions on them. Being a college student is difficult, especially when you have a hectic schedule and seem to constantly be prioritizing your time. Busy, busy, busy, and having...

Love can be cruel

November 9, 2011

In a man’s search for truth and destiny he will encounter several obstacles along the way. The most common and most crucial is heartbreak. In today’s cruel society, which is filled with maniacal and manipulative women that tell a man everything that he wants to hear, just so that later she may one day rip out his beating...

Fairy tales bring false love concepts

November 9, 2011

It seems that as the years go by, the human race is becoming more advanced in everything we do. One thing I notice, though, is that love is still stuck in the dark ages. Everyday girls say that they have yet to find the right person. A person who makes them feel butterflies, or see fireworks after a romantic kiss. Yet two...

Nearby college sued for excessive charges

November 9, 2011

Johnson County Community College is being sued by the Student Press Law Center and a college journalist for charging $24,130.72 in fees in order to release open records. JCCC is charging $10,000 to produce a day’s worth of emails. The lawsuit states that the amount that is being charged for the records is excessive. “They’re...

Contemplations of a daydreaming traveler

October 13, 2011

Have you ever wanted to just pack up everything and travel the world? I know I have. There are so many places around the world that I would love to go to, but simply do not have the time or money. With the next few years of my life taken up with school, a career, and hopefully a family, I probably will not be able to drop everything...

Dreams in the making

October 13, 2011

College students have dreams of becoming successful individuals, and some have enough motivation, inspiration, or ambition to accomplish their dream. Not only that, but many people have limitations on how far they can go about their education. There are individuals that have a great desire to obtain a career and they cannot...

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