The Viewpoint

To Test or Not to Test

Daira Gentrup, Graphic Artist

December 4, 2012

The end of the semester is worst part of the year for any college student. There are colds, flus and other illnesses flying around. You have to make it home to see you family for the holidays and you have to remember everything thing your professors have said in the last 16 weeks. Sounds like a pretty...

Consumerism and the Holidays

Brittany Hinkel, Editor/Cartoonist

November 27, 2012

It’s a well-known fact that retail sales increase during the holiday season. According to an about.com article, 2012 Christmas Holiday Shopping Season Retail Sales, Job, Technology Predictions, written by Barbara Farfan, the National Retail Federation predicts that Holiday shopping season sales wi...

Brittany Hinkel, Shift Editor, Cartoonist

November 15, 2012

Resurrect Respect

Brittany Hinkel, Editor/Cartoonist

October 23, 2012

Respect: something most would say is an important part of life. The respect (or lack of) that one has is inevitably a learned behavior. According to dictionary.com, the word respect has a variety of definitions; one definition in particular is: to hold esteem or honor or to show regard or consid...

I Got It From My Mama

Nikita and Lori Rector, May 2012. 
Photo Credit: Alisha Fisher

Nikita Rector, Editor in Chief

October 23, 2012

It's layout night, the traditional evening spent with coworkers, a computer and multiple articles to be finalized for print. Early in the evening the room was full of the hustle and bustle of any normal newsroom: loud music blaring, people hurriedly eating dinner, discussions going on here and there,...

Brittany Hinkel, Shift Editor, Cartoonist

October 9, 2012

You Can Quote Me on Ethics

Nikita Rector, Editor in Chief

October 9, 2012

Many people are afraid to talk to reporters or writers for fear of being misquoted or taken advantage of. Anyone with a background in journalism knows how to handle an interview, as well as how to properly use the information received. In some cases however, the writer can misinterpret or misuse this...

Brittany Hinkel, Shift Editor, Cartoonist

September 14, 2012

The World is Turning, Journalism is Changing, and The Viewpoint Goes Digital.

Nikita Rector, Editor in Chief

September 14, 2012

“Journalism is the first rough draft of history.” Philip Graham, publisher of the Washingon Post, said.   Print Journalism prospered throughout the 1900's but has slowly begun to decline, due to the rise in radio, TV, and Internet. It has been said however, that even with these other ...

The Big Debate in Church and State

Quinn Kelly, Shift Editor

September 13, 2012

Politics and religion are two of the touchiest subjects today. Talking about either one can end in arguments and, dare I say, hurt feelings. Not talking about it though will just end up making everything worse. According to “The Pew Forum” website statistics, approximately 78% of all Adult Americans...

Change My Name. Change Your Name!

Nikita Rector, Editor in Chief

September 12, 2012

I heard something on the radio awhile back that startled me and I haven't seemed to stop thinking about since... In Grand Island, NE a preschool told a deaf, three-year old student, that he had to change the sign for his name. Grand Island Public Schools' officials told the family that the manner...

Have a Tattoo? You Judge Too.

Nikita Rector, Editor in Chief

April 26, 2012

"When people get tattoos and spend 98% of their time complaining about how society "judges" them." Facebook user Michaela Volk posted on April 11, 2012. This made me stop and think: yes, quite often society does judge people for having tattoos. Many people see them as trouble makers. Some think...

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