“That’s it? That’s the season?” Men’s Basketball Season Recap: Sports Commentary
Enrique Carrasco, Editor It has come to my humble attention that certain people are unhappy with what I have written in the past about a certain team on campus who went 15-19 (7-11 in conference) in the season and failed to make it out of the A-10 tournament. While I must admit that some of…
Sports Commentary: Men’s Basketball in bottom half of A-10’s again
Enrique Carrasco, Editor Before reading this article, I heavily recommend reading my previous article, “Opinion: Why the Athletic Department Made the Wrong Call,” to understand the significance behind the Men’s team’s success. If any of you are familiar with my work, you will know I am an avid hater of the Men’s Basketball program at…
Don’t Listen to Me
Anthony Pantalone, Editor My opinion doesn’t matter. And it should not matter. This is not some form of self-deprecation. And it isn’t me begging for compliments. If I am scrolling on TikTok, I typically end up face-to-face with the video of a 20-something white man with a beanie and a mustache who regurgitates either some…
Sports Commentary: Late missed dunk costs the Explorers win over Rhode Island
Enrique Carrasco, Editor On Jan. 28, 2023, the La Salle Explorers (7-12, 2-5) faced off against the Rhode Island Rams (7-13, 4-4) on the road for the second and last game against Rhode Island of the season. The two teams previously faced off on Jan. 7, 2023, where the Explorers won 77-75 in overtime. The…
HelloFresh’s Monkey Business: Meal Kit Service Under Fire for Using Monkey Labor
Chude Uzoka, Staff HelloFresh.com Corporations commonly get caught up in some hijinks. In the quest to pursue higher profits, companies tend to forget about human rights sometimes. Nike has been heavily criticized for years for using child labor and sweatshops, even though they claim to have cleaned up their act a decade ago, this still…
Home is Where the Heart is
Sam Klein, Staff Only a week into the spring semester and I already have a heavy heart. I hear so many people around me excited for another fresh beginning, to reconnect with friends they haven’t seen in weeks, to begin to plan in advance the weekend adventures they will go on, and the long nights…
Elon Musk and his seemingly empty promises
Chude Uzoka, Staff A few months ago, I told my friends that if Elon Musk bought Twitter, he wouldn’t actually fix it the way people wanted. That’s because what people wanted was a completely unmoderated utopia (or dystopia) for people to say whatever they wanted and for Elon to bring all of the banned accounts…
Strive for Progress, Not Perfection
Samantha Klein, Staff Huffington Post Absolutely anything is possible. There is not a single thing you cannot achieve. Wake up early, eat a healthy breakfast, make sure you attend all of your classes and get a workout in. Make sure you complete all of your assignments to the best of your ability, your room is…
“Andrew Tate” – For What?
Emily Allgair, Editor Over the weekend, more specifically within a 24-hour window, Andrew Tate was mentioned to me three times. Mentioned might not be the right word, maybe discussed – because I was expected to respond with my personal beliefs and attitudes towards this man. Now, some of you, my readers, may not have ever…
October is slowly transforming into November
Samantha Klein, Staff October is slowly transforming into November, the leaves changing color, the air growing colder. As midterms find themselves coming to end, there becomes this point in the semester where motivation finds itself at an all-time low, the earlier darkness of the night sky a reflection of how many students’ feel as the…
The scariest thing this Halloween
Kylie McGovern, Editor Ghosts, ghouls, vampires, and witches are not nearly as scary to me as some of the voting apathy I have experienced recently. Polyas.com defines voting apathy as “a lack of interest in participating in elections by certain groups of voters. One side-effect of voter apathy can be low voter turnout on election…
Why Study History?
David O’Brien, Editor-in-Chief Over the course of my time in college, people have often asked me why I study history. Everyone has heard the age-old question, “why should we care about what happened to a bunch of people I do not care about over a hundred years ago?!” The simple answer is, you cannot understand…
A reflection on entertainment media as a career path
Jakob Eiseman, Editor-in-Chief My whole life I have made entertainment media my hobby, and in two weeks I’ll be a journalist out in the field with a B.A. in Mass Media and Communication and I still have no idea what I want to write about.
Lost in translation — Unnecessary limitations on La Salle’s language courses
Alina Snopkowski, Editor Students want to take foreign language classes and professors want to teach foreign language classes, so why don’t these classes exist?
Where the war in Ukraine might be going and how the war could impact Philadelphia
Mark Thomas, professor of political science Could the Russia-Ukraine war expand into a war between NATO and Russia? If it did expand, could a NATO-Russia war escalate into a nuclear war? How could a nuclear exchange between Russia, the U.S. and its NATO allies impact Philadelphia and the surrounding area?
David O’Brien, Editor There is no reason for barbers to require appointments. Barbershops should have a structure similar to restaurants — first come, first serve, with appointments optional.
You look so stupid with your mask on your chin
Elizabeth McLaughlin, Editor Wearing your mask around your chin? Pick a side.
Why you should doodle more
Elizabeth McLaughlin, Editor The day I realized art doesn’t have to be good to be worth making, my entire perspective opened up. Once I broadened my outlook to one that validates crappy art, I started having way more fun.
Experiencing misogyny as a female student leader
Elizabeth McLaughlin, Editor These are problems endemic to being a woman in leadership. Being a female leader means constant self-awareness and concern for others. It means watching your tone and curating your clothes so that those who evaluate your body have as little to judge as possible. It means minding your Ps and Qs and…
The difference between $300 and $600k
Elizabeth McLaughlin, Editor La Salle’s highest-paid employee doesn’t even work here anymore.
The results are in — responses to our first Collegian community survey
Alina Snopkowski, Editor Interested in what La Salle students, professors, staff and alumni think about online classes and the University’s COVID-19 policies? We were.
La Salle needs to start recycling
Kylie McGovern, Editor There are various solutions to La Salle’s recycling and sustainability issues, starting with turning off the lights in Founders Hall, providing recycling in residence halls and using more reusable materials in our dining halls.
Still disappointed in La Salle’s public safety communication
Meghan Cain, Staff Another unfortunate experience with La Salle’s Public Safety Department highlights the continued lack of communication from this important group.
An invitation to daily Mass
Richard Mshomba, professor of economics “For when two or three gather together in My name, there I am with them.” Matthew, 18:20
Following up on 9/29 article: Why you shouldn’t sleep in the same room as your phone
Elizabeth McLaughlin, Editor Full disclosure: I sleep with my phone in my room again.
The semester should end before Thanksgiving
Kylie McGovern, Editor Last year’s expedited fall semester that finished before Thanksgiving should be the norm every year.
Homecoming and parents’ weekend should not be at the same time
Enrique Carrasco, Editor It happens too often: you’re hanging out in an alleyway with a drink in your hand when you look over and see two parents looking at you… judging you.
I have an unhealthy relationship with Black Friday
Jakob Eiseman, Editor-in-Chief I’ve never loved and hated something so equally in my life as Black Friday.
Megan Fox, please don’t do that
Elizabeth McLaughlin, Editor Ms. Fox, please don’t partner with Boohoo.
Can women safely exist in our society?
Kylie McGovern, Editor The sickening assault of a woman on a SEPTA train is just one example of a larger issue — the world does not protect its women.
Social media: building up society and breaking down mental health
Meghan Cain, Staff Social media has become an important part of society, but it is impossible to ignore the damage it is doing to children.
Nicki Minaj featured on a new song that has a “Little Mix” of drama
Claire Kunzier, Editor Former “Little Mix” member Jesy Nelson has been accused of blackfishing following the release of her new song “Boyz.”
Seed Oils: A Hidden Danger in the American Diet
David O’Brien, Editor Seed oils are a common — and dangerous — part of many Americans’ diets.
Lack of communication takes the safety out of public safety
Meghan Cain, Staff Public Safety is a valuable resource, but without proper communication, it can be difficult or impossible to use.
The world according to the Collegian’s readers
Alina Snopkowski, Editor Have you ever wondered where people are reading the Collegian from? I sure have.
Why you shouldn’t sleep in the same room as your phone
Elizabeth McLaughlin, Editor Establishing boundaries between yourself and your cell phone can lead to less stress and more beneficial relationships.
Ties and dressing for the inner you
James LeVan, Staff Something as simple as changing your style can completely alter your self-confidence.
Opinions on the final six in this season of “Big Brother”
Rayna Patel, Staff In this season of Big Brother, the final six contestants made history with their alliance on the show.
Searching for meaning after a year away from La Salle
Alina Snopkowski, Editor Here are my end of the semester thoughts: I’m searching for something.
Save La Salle Baseball
Commentary Staff It was one of those “where were you?” moments.
The election we often forget
James LeVan, Staff Get involved in your local elections — the decisions your local representatives make impact your daily life, and the people participating in local elections today might be running for president in a few years.
The iPad is harming our kids and they have no idea
Elizabeth McLaughlin, Staff Children sometimes spend hours a day in front of a screen — which can lead to a lack of sleep, exposure to inappropriate content and possible addiction.
A year in retail
James LeVan, Staff Working in a grocery store used to be a pleasant job, but everything changed when the pandemic started.
The upside of a year in isolation: Self-knowledge
Elizabeth McLaughlin, Staff A global pandemic and all its associated isolation is a convenient time to parse through your own self-knowledge.
Andrew Cuomo is rightfully in hot water, for all the wrong reasons
Cianan Meagher, Staff New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is currently under fire for sexual misconduct allegations — but let’s not forget the lack of media attention on how he mishandled New York’s response to COVID-19.
Do you smoke in grocery stores?
Alina Snopkowski, Editor Being asked to wear a mask in a store or restaurant is not very different from many other rules we follow in these places on a regular basis.
Catharsis: America needs a reformation
James LeVan, Staff It is clear that this country needs to change. Democracy, labor, and education are particular parts of society that need reform.
What I wish I knew as a freshman
Bianca Abbate, Editor-in-Chief Here is some advice for current (and future) freshmen.
Write a story
Alina Snopkowski, Editor After spending hours on papers and reports, the last thing many want to do is write a story — but maybe thinking creatively can bring relaxation and help you learn about yourself.
You Posted a Black Square in June — What Are You Doing Today?
Mary Kraus, Staff Eight months after Blackout Tuesday, here’s some meaningful actions that should be taken in the fight for justice and progress.
Horrors of online harassment
James LeVan, Staff
I think I’m doing Lent wrong
Alina Snopkowski, Editor I’ve been reflecting on expectations and obligations and I’m still not sure what Lent means to me.
The importance of #FreeBritney
Damien Allison, Staff #FreeBritney has been gaining popularity recently, and here’s why we should be paying attention.
A case for meditation
Elizabeth McLaughlin, Staff Meditation can help increase your focus, energy and self-awareness.
Reasons to study history: the past is alive
James LeVan, Staff Studying history can shed a light on how the past influences the present on both a personal and societal level.
Permaculture should become mainstream
Aidan Tyksinski, Staff Working with nature to combat climate change offers many opportunities for conservation and self-sufficiency.
Colleges should implement open-note exams
Rayna Patel, Staff Open-note exams became more popular in virtual classes, and they should be the norm everywhere.
The rise and fall and rise again of the Republicans
James LeVan, Staff The Republican party has been through many cycles of defeat and return throughout its complex history.
American soccer culture needs to exist beyond a World Cup cycle
Siobhan Nolan, Staff Soccer is the world’s sport — so why doesn’t it get much attention in the United States?
“Senioritis” — More like Senior Anxiety
Shayna Ortiz, Staff In this time of change and uncertainty, here are some thoughts about the future.