Category: Opinion

How to tell your child that Santa isn’t real

How to tell your child that Santa isn’t real

By Kelly Winters, multimedia reporter. Winter is upon us. ‘Tis the season to start readying your wish lists for everyone’s favorite holiday — Christmas. But for all of the people out there that are parents to small children: good luck! Be ready to bite the bullet and give all the credit of perfectly planned holiday gifts to that fictitious being, […]

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Our View: Green Christmases are a sno-go!

Our View: Green Christmases are a sno-go!

During the cold winter months, those living in northern states patiently await the first snow. In past years, it has been soul crushing when children wake up on Christmas morning to see the colors green and brown. We at the Collegiate believe Michigan is better with a white Christmas. Seeing the ground covered in snow helps set the mood for […]

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PERSPECTIVES: Should we be coffee achievers or tea purists?

PERSPECTIVES: Should we be coffee achievers or tea purists?

Coffee has always “bean” better than tea By Ryan Reichard, staff reporter. Ah… coffee. The fuel of mankind. Also known as java, nature’s brew and go juice, there’s a reason why we have so many names for this beverage. It is because coffee is woven into the fabric of society. It is inescapable and has a shop on every corner […]

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SATIRE: You can win a plane trip to the North Pole!

SATIRE: You can win a plane trip to the North Pole!

By Michael Piwowarski, news editor. Have you ever wondered if Santa Claus is real, and if he really has a workshop in the North Pole? Ever dream of seeing it in person, complete with all the elves, reindeer and toy factories? Have we got some news for you! Santa Claus is real, and he is proudly sponsoring our first annual […]

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Our View: Family values end at the table

Our View: Family values end at the table

It’s officially November and Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Along with this holiday comes a time for families to reunite, celebrate and enjoy a meal together. However, where families used to sit at the table now sits empty chairs and cold food. The cause for the emptiness at the table? Why, the latest on deals and savings of course. […]

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College Students take on the Season of Giving

College Students take on the Season of Giving

By Maddison Godi, reporter Before Halloween was even completed, holiday shopping ads began plaguing television and radio stations. The use of the words “Black Friday” is spreading like wildfire, shoving the season of giving at everyone’s bank accounts. Sales can tempt shoppers quite a bit, so it is best to proceed with caution. As college students, the holiday season should […]

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PERSPECTIVES: Is November too early for Christmas music?

PERSPECTIVES: Is November too early for Christmas music?

November is not the time for Christmas music By Ryan Reichard, reporter. Every year on Nov. 1 people eagerly begin to anticipate the holiday season with an almost obnoxious enthusiasm. The Halloween decorations are taken down and replaced with Christmas decorations. Perhaps the most egregious aspect to come along with the switching of decorations is the music that coincides with […]

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SATIRE: Your weekly horoscope

SATIRE: Your weekly horoscope

By Michael Piwowarski, news editor. Virgo (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) You’ve got this! No one’s gonna push you around. You’re gonna win if you persevere and plow ahead. Go ahead and leave a bowl of leftover Halloween candy in the break room. Pay no attention to the goofballs at work who want to decorate every nook and cranny in […]

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Our View: Hallmark holidays are a waste of time

Our View: Hallmark holidays are a waste of time

Hallmark holidays are pointless and attempt to bring meaning to the everyday, mundane lives we lead. We at the Collegiate think of these holidays as ways for businesses to make money and as forcing people to celebrate something that only has meaning to a certain group of people. Moreover, some of these holidays are redundant and unnecessary. The start of […]

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Problems with the school system are hurting substitute teachers

Problems with the school system are hurting substitute teachers

By Jennifer Torres, reporter. When people see $80 to $110 a day they may think, “Wow, that is a lot of money for one day.” When calculated, it comes to about $26,000 a year. In reality, this is not what a substitute teacher would get if they worked in the school system. Not working year round and having holidays off, […]

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