On March 2, voting opens for spring Student Government (SG) elections. This year, alongside typical elections of student body president, vice president and other officials, NC State students will have the option of voting on a proposed change to the Student Body Constitution. The change will…

If there is one thing that stresses all college students, it’s their GPAs. While we have heard from some of our professors and even our parents that college GPA is not important, we have trouble believing them sometimes. When we are applying for internships, jobs or graduate school, the firs…

If you’ve logged into any type of social media lately or turned on the news, you’ve probably seen updates about coronavirus. Student Health Services states that “coronaviruses are a family of viruses that include the viruses that cause SARS and MERS.” The virus has spread at a rapid rate, an…

Last week, Talley Student Union opened its doors to early voting for the 2020 primaries from Feb. 13-29, with primary election day on March 3. For those voting in Wake County, the ballots include the presidential nominee as well other positions, such as North Carolina senators, governor, att…

As students, we often find ourselves trapped in the world of black and white thinking: things are either good or bad, we either like a class or we don’t, we are either excited about a conversation or dreading it. In fact, there is a therapeutic modality which addresses this type of thinking,…

Last week, a fellow opinion writer wrote an article expressing his views on a trend that has emerged on social media, specifically Instagram, in which owners of large cats share pictures of their cats. The author seemed to be most concerned that the glorification of these cats is contributin…

With Raleigh ranked as one of the best places to live in the United States and experiencing record growth as a result, it might come as a shock to many that the Wake County school system only grew by 42 students during the 2018-2019 school year instead of the projected 1,856. Because the sch…

Earlier this month, Gov. Roy Cooper named a new secretary for the state Department of Transportation (DOT), ending an extended period of success and strife for the agency. The old head, Jim Trogdon, was appointed in January 2017, soon after Cooper took office. The secretary had his work cut …

The internet is obsessed with animals. Everywhere you look you can find a meme, picture or video that has something to do with animals being cute, funny, adorable or all of the above all at once. Even more so, internet culture seems to be obsessed with the idea of a “chonky animal,” or an an…