Waitressing woes

Servant, the help, the waiter, bringer of food and beverage; that is, your typical server working hard to make ends meet. Workers in the restaurant industry work long hours, deal with complaints all day, work most holidays, and live in a nightmare world where weekends off don’t actually exist. According to the U.S. Department of…

The SC4 squiggle

A closer look at the new logo of SC4 SC4’s new logo is certainly drawing a lot of attention. Proclaimed by the college’s website to be a “symbol of success,” the site explains that the logo represents qualities like knowledge and support, as well as showing tribute to the Blue Water Area as the design…

Marriage equality paints Facebook red

Facebook has lit up red with supporters of marriage equality showing their support with a single image of the traditional “Human Rights Campaign’s” logo depicted in red being used as profile pictures. The image originally shared by the HRC has caught on recently, as droves of activist protest during the beginning of two major same-sex…

Better safe than sorry?

As the possibility of fracking in Michigan becomes increasingly more likely, citizens are banning together to prevent what they believe to be a catastrophic degradation of the environment. But are they just buying into politicized hype? Fracking is a method of obtaining natural gasses, such as methane, and oil using hydraulic pressure. Unlike vertical drilling,…

Attending the issue of attendance

Ah yes, college; a product that many people have purchased, in hopes to one day receive a paper that will give them access to better employment, better finances and, most importantly, more fulfilling lives. Whether it be SC4, SVSU, GVSU or any other conglomeration of numbers and codes, it is certain that either through one’s…

The thing I love is killing me

Much like every 20 something I grew up with the internet, and I love it. I get most of my information and entertainment from it, and I have a website *Cough* Piratesub.blogspot.com. Unlike most people in my age bracket I just recently got access to it 24/7 when I got an iphone. Since then I…

The Front Page of the Internet

Reddit.com is a social news titan, platform for internet freedom and the self-appointed “Front Page of the Internet.” I, like many other college students who flock to the site daily, came for the cat pictures and a way to waste the day scrolling through what the average “Redditor” considers entertaining.

Are Video Games Making us Violent

After the recent slew of mass shootings that have happened across our country, Americans are looking for something to blame. While some are blaming the current gun laws, others have accused the media, specifically video games, for turning American teenagers into murderers.

Ending it Here

Everything could really be reaching an end at this point. As a kid who remembers that crisp spring day in 1999 where I was offered this addictive game – no, lifestyle – I can’t honestly say whether I will continue to buy from the Pokémon franchise this upcoming fall. Pokémon X and Y will be…