Struggling with faith on Ash Wednesday
It’s in tiny, grey print on your calendar or in your daily planner. The little words that mark any significant holiday, but yesterday it read, “Ash Wednesday.” Ash Wednesday is a Christian holiday in which people have ashes smudged onto their foreheads into the shape of a cross.
THE WAR ZONE
Finding appreciation and camaraderie in times of crisis
Have you ever seen hundreds of people ban together for a single cause up close and personal? I have, and I am truly honored to share my story with you today. Two years ago, my community faced the worst tragedy I had ever seen in my 17 years of life. On March 2, 2012, the tornado sirens rang, and the pagers blurred the news that still haunts me today.
‘Angelspit’ releasing new album this month
This summer will be a big time for music for me. All of my favorite singers and bands seem to be putting out new music and touring all at the same time, and I am just overwhelmed with musical joy. One of my all-time favorite bands in the whole wide universe is Angelspit.
Seeing the world, discovering yourself and learning what you’ve been taking for granted
You hear people say one must be well-cultured to be successful. Although I am not saying whether that is exactly true or not, because I know many people who are successful and hardly ever travel out of their own rural community, I am here to share my experience of traveling abroad.
Choose your battles wisely
Getting angry isn’t worth jeopardizing your future
There was an incident that occurred while I was in one of my classes a couple of weeks ago that I’d like to point out for everyone’s well-being. In one of my classes, the professor called out a student who wasn’t doing what they were told. Embarrassing and frustrating, I understand.
Mental health vs. physical health
Why should taking care of your mind carry such a negative stigma?
There is a terrible misconception amongst most people and especially those who live in the South. People tend to believe that mental health isn’t deserving of recognition because the only type of illness we experience is physical. Unfortunately, that isn’t true.
Thoughts on physician-assisted suicide
The perspective of someone who slowly lost a loved one
Physician-assisted suicide is becoming a bit more popular in America. A New Mexico judge recently ruled that terminally ill, mentally competent patients have the right to ask a physician to end their lives. This would make New Mexico the fifth state to make it legal.
Fashion show at ETSU
An opportunity to conquer fears and show off
About a month ago, I went out for coffee with my roommate and our friend. While we were waiting for our drinks to be made, we were approached by a friendly woman. “You guys should really try out for the fashion show,” she said. “Auditions will be on Sunday at 7 p.
Little Dragon’s new album a big reason to get excited
The best way I can describe the band Little Dragon is smooth techno, which sounds strange, but it’s true. They fuse jazzy sounds and instruments with electronic music that isn’t too random or dance-y. In other words, it’s no Skrillex or hip hop. Their music is very refreshing.
Pastor dies after poisonous snake bite
Refused medical service, but should people be derided for following their religion?
Snake handling began near Chattanooga in 1910 when Pastor George Hensley said that he was told by God to take up serpents. He claimed the Bible confirmed that with the book of Mark. This religion became so popular that most states in Appalachia had banned it by the 1940s.