Opinion


Good afternoon.

Mon, 01 May 2017

My name is Caleb Gwerder and I am humbled to have this opportunity in representing the graduating Jimmie class of 2017 and speaking before you all today. As our excitement settles in and us students are about to become alumni, I ask only one thing from administration, that is, please refrain from requesting donations from us for at least one week, thank you.  I must let you all know that t...

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Book Notes - ID201: To Read or Watch? Why not Both?

Mon, 01 May 2017

By Paige Stewart, Reference/Instruction Librarian Special to The Collegian  Sometimes it seems that popular media is completely running out of ideas. I guarantee that there will be a blockbuster this summer that features explosions, muscled men, and scantily clad women a la Michael Bay. How do I know this? Because there is always a summer movie that features fast cars, attractive wom...

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Interesting… A Greek Life Comparison

Wed, 01 Feb 2017

Comments by Caleb J.G. Gwerder, Staff Writer This is a firsthand experience of someone I know personally. Her name and university have been withheld for protection purposes. As she first told the story I was thinking it maybe good idea to enlighten the astute preppy kids and faculty up on the hill. Preference Night: As a student who is not affiliated with the Greek system, my experience a...

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The After Thoughts

Wed, 01 Feb 2017

By Jacob Scotte-Hatherly UJ Alum Dec. 2016  And in the blink of an eye, it was over. My time at The University of Jamestown has been an experience that has brought with it elation and despair, learning and growth; but most importantly; lifelong memories and friends. My time in Jamestown was slightly shorter than the average college student’s due to the fact I finished with a doubl...

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I Tried

Fri, 02 Dec 2016

By Caleb Gwerder, Staff Writer

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The Struggles of a Student-Athlete

Sat, 01 Oct 2016

Why did you become a student-athlete? Caleb J.G. Gwerder,Staff Writer  This is a far more complex question than what is seen at the surface. I ask myself this question every few weeks and often have a different answer for it every time. There is an important distinction though, and that is the order of the words. It is student first and athlete second, and although not everyone practice...

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Does Reality Even Matter?

Sat, 01 Oct 2016

Does truth, a fusion of perception and intention, carry any value if no one can know it? Sarah Porter, Staff Writer During a recent discussion, the matter of author’s purpose in literature became subject to speculation. Does the author’s intention matter more or less than the reader’s interpretation? When it comes to standardized English exams, after reading an excerpt o...

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Thoughts on the Little Things

Fri, 16 Sep 2016

Caleb J.G. Gwerder, Staff Writer  As these halls are once again graced by our footsteps, the world around us seems to be unstoppable. Coming from high school or secondary school, we still attempt to adjust to this new life in the American ungraduated system; and as seniors preparing to leave, we wonder if we are well equipped to take on the world that seems to spin faster. In these fa...

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They Are Not Our Only Choices, Don’t Forget About Third Parties

Fri, 16 Sep 2016

Sarah Porter, Staff Writer I welcome others to have opinions different than mine, and I welcome others to have political views different than mine, and I welcome others to support Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton even if I don’t. However, to support one out of disdain for the other is disheartening, and I cannot welcome the idea. What love do we have for our country if we vote for it...

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International Thoughts On What It’s Like To Be An Education Major

Fri, 16 Sep 2016

“Why would anyone want to be a teacher?” Sarah Porter, Staff Writer  This semester, I began my Introduction to Teaching course. Years ago, I decided it would be the profession I enter, but this would be my first taste of teaching. I was excited. I was so excited about this class because I’m passionate about education and look forward to a future in this field. Yet,...

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