Category Archives: Opinion


Young Marriage

Why not tie the knot?



Marriage is a word that causes many women to look expectantly at their boyfriends and a makes those same boyfriends shuffle their feet and mutter something about “waiting until it’s right.”

For college students, everything is about the future. Careers, jobs, next semester, that test that was completely forgotten about. But should marriage be on that list? Continue reading Young Marriage

The season of receiving

The Christmas tradition and why it terrifies me


The holiday season is a special time during the year where collectively as a society we seem to band together to fight of the melancholy of winter. Lights are strung, carols are sung, and everyone is in the kitchen baking for big family reunions and parties.

SAd Christmas
Used under a Creative Commons license. Photo by Michael Dorausch

But one insidious tradition stands among the rest when December comes around, and it comes in the guise of a fat man breaking and entering households and leaving behind presents for everyone who mom and dad think have behaved. Continue reading The season of receiving

Dead air

The discontinuation of the communications program


   The holidays may take a stressful turn for the worse with the new program cuts at St. Clair County Community College.

Students majoring in communications will notice that broadcasting and journalism are not in the fall 2013 program catalog.

Although, don’t fret just yet, the change may not be as bad as initially assumed. Continue reading Dead air

Living Life Full-Time

Growing up is not optional


Burning the candle at both ends without getting burned. By Jennifer Gibson

The demographics of the students at a community college are a vast assortment. I immediately noticed how diverse each of my classes were and how the diversity of the mentality of those in my classes matched.

At the age of 39, I started classes at SC4 this fall. In addition to my 11 credit hours, I work full-time, and am a single mother to three children.

I was amused while listening to the younger students discuss how they managed working part-time whilst taking full-time classes. This sent a cheeky grin across my face and a single thought to my mind, “Seriously?”

Mentality is the difference. Continue reading Living Life Full-Time

The extermination of entrepreneurship

Kate’s Downtown Café is a hot spot for coffee enthusiasts, yet struggles when it comes to daily student traffic. Photo credit: Brendan Buffa
Kate’s Downtown Café is a hot spot for coffee enthusiasts, yet struggles when it comes to daily student traffic. Photo credit: Brendan Buffa

Every Monday afternoon I go off campus to walk downtown and grab dinner.

A four-hour break is a long time and I often find myself with nothing to do.

I go to sit down and enjoy a meal at a local business and brainstorm about what I should write about in the latest issue of Erie Square Gazette. Continue reading The extermination of entrepreneurship