Category: Opinion

Tasty tips with Tay: buffalo cauliflower… wings?

By: Taylor Waldron Co-Editor-in-Chief/Columnist tswaldro@iu.edu This week we’re taking a look at our snacking habits. I can’t speak for everyone, but I do know many people who consume Takis, Hot Cheetos or spicy nuggets on a daily basis. Knowing that I’m also one of these junk-food-spicy-snackers, I wanted to find a healthier alternative that also

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A Walk in the Woods: Winter hiking safety

By: John Griffee Staff Writer Signs of spring have begun to creep into the projected weather forecasts, with temperatures rising and snowdrifts shrinking. While the weather is beginning to turn around after a period of strong winter storm fronts, hikers still need to take precautions when heading out to local parks. With the snow piles

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Tasty Tips with Tay: TikTok to Table

By: Taylor Waldron Co-Editor-in-Chief tswaldro@iu.edu Wow, I’m actually cooking again! In short, you’re welcome. Totally kidding! Just feeling good and together for the first time in a long time. Like many, I’ve fallen into my fair share of TikTok dark holes. Most frequently, I end up on the food side of the app. I’ve seen

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How Texas Became A Frozen Capitalist Dystopia

By: Peter Miles Hamilton Staff Columnist bremcdan@iu.edu Those of you who have been outside recently can attest that we are currently experiencing a massive cold front, bringing the coldest temperatures of winter in mid-February, astonishingly late in the season. In Indiana, we have seen large snowfalls in a short time, ice sheets covering every road,

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Drive safe this winter

By: John Griffee Staff Columnist Those that call Michiana home are intimately familiar with the brutality of winter. Windows ice over, thermometers drop inconceivably low and the weather forecasts keep mentioning the unholy phrase, “Polar Vortex.” As winter storms continue to hit the area, it is important to understand how to stay safe during this

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Indiana: Birdwatcher’s Heaven

By: John Griffee Columnist  Those that visit park websites for information in the area may see a common theme that pops up in a majority of park features: the Indiana Birding Trail. While Indiana is considered a mundane state compared to other hotspots, the state is home to an incredibly diverse amount of avian life. 

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Tasty Tips with Tay: Let’s eat more veggies

By: Taylor Waldron Co-Editor-in-Chief / Columnist tswaldro@iu.edu It’s come to my attention that many of the emerging adults around me aren’t consuming an appropriate amount of vegetables in their weekly diet. This realization made me take a good hard look at my own eating habits, and I realized that I’m not eating as well as

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