This past Saturday, I had a plan to visit the Aare Canyon Gorge. I took a train to the nearest town to the gorge (Meiringen) and asked for a bus to take me there. The sweet, old bus driver told me that the gorge is closed to visitors until spring.
As winter quickly approaches and the sun sets earlier and earlier it is important to find time to add a bit of warmth to your day. Though I don’t drink much coffee, Gravel City Roasters is the best place to do it.
“Travel the world when you’re young!” “Study abroad if you can!” Especially as students, we hear these phrases a lot. I decided to heed this advice, and although it is well worth it in the end, studying abroad can be an intimidating experience. Therefore, I’ve decided to dish out some tips a…
As people, we tend to hold on to the things we’re comfort-able with. We stick with the same things because we’re used to them and we know how they function in general.
The broke, hungry college student is an image that’s increasingly common on social media, television, movies and even in memes. And, as someone in college, I can say that it’s accurate. Most students have to stress about their wallets in addition to the semester’s worth of work they need to …
We are all on a journey of self-improvement. Everyone has different things they excel in, or are weak in. Just because we wouldn’t make the same mistake as someone else doesn’t mean others are less than us because they would.
I haven’t been at Emporia State very long, but I have learned a lot. I have learned the school doesn’t really care about its students very much; especially those in the arts departments or at The Bulletin. I have decided to leave ESU. This will be the last “Vibing With Violet” piece.
French President Emmanuel Macron addressed world leaders in Paris to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI. In the 20-minute speech made under the Arc de Triomphe, Macron made a clear and competing distinction between nationalism and patriotism.
Kris Kobach suggested people “vote with their feet” when responding to accusations about Voter ID Laws and voter suppression, meaning they could just leave Kansas if they didn’t like what was happening.
When I was a freshman, I was approached by an English professor and encouraged to become a staff writer at The Bulletin. When I mentioned it to an upperclassman, they said “Don’t do that. Working for The Bulletin is committing social suicide.”
To vote, or not to vote, that’s the question. Some say you should vote so your voice can be heard and so you can make an impact on who will win. Others argue your voice is never heard and your one vote won’t make a difference. I will say there are many reasons it feels like your voice doesn’…
First impressions are important, but often times appearance can be a larger factor than behavior in the way someone perceives you. Of course, wardrobe can never come close to defining who someone is, but with some effort, it can make a claim in your favor.
The governor election is inching forward and we can’t help but notice that with everything that’s going on, it’s time to turn this red sea blue. And Laura Kelly is the woman for the job.
It’s not uncommon for people, and perhaps students even more, to find themselves getting up at the last minute. For students, this only creates chaos in trying to find an outfit, get their backpack together and shove all their homework (and the right book) in their backpack so they can get t…
Happy Homecoming everyone, and a “Stingers Up” to all of you. The air is crisp, and football is in full swing. It is that time of year. As ESU celebrates Homecoming next week, however, one thing seems to be missing: the focus on students.
Mental illness has become part of a broader, national conversation. People are being educated and becoming more aware of mental health issues; we are now public, we are heard.As more and more young people face these problems, it’s impossible to ignore. Policy is changing, and resources are b…
Being a college student has never entailed a relaxed schedule. Students nearly always have a busy schedule, trying to balance studies, jobs, social lives and participation in many other activities. So, it’s not a surprise that sleep tends to come at the bottom of that list.
If you follow politics, this piece is for you. But even if you don’t, who sits on the Supreme Court should matter just as much. It matters for women, people of color, indigenous communities and queer folk throughout the United States.
The fine arts department puts on a variety of showings around campus and several places in town. Some of the more questionable places, at least for me, are the churches.
Since I was a young child, I’ve always had a slight aversion to meat. As I got older, I went through phases of liking and not liking meat, but for the past few years, I have been a full vegetarian.
Fitness and health are often equated to time spent at the gym. Yet, for many people, the gym seems intimidating, which can lead to an avoidance of the gym and exercise in general.
“Go green” and “be environmentally conscious” are just a couple things we often hear. While it’s pretty clear how important it is, following these types of commands can be a little more complicated than they seem.
Tablets, computers and phones have become a key part of everyday life. Almost everyone has one or more of these devices and they are now being integrated into schools at every level.
Relationships between teachers and students in high school raised many concerns for students, parents, and faculty alike. All my “Pretty Little Liars” fans know what I’m saying. However, in college, the realness of the adult world comes upon every-one.
Look, I get it, nothing is better than curling up with an immaculate piece of literature surrounded by the commonwealth of nature. But, I don’t think there is anything more confusing and offensive than hammocking. To the caterpillar, that is.
ESU Theater’s production of “Arsenic & Old Lace” by Joseph Kesselring opened last night. The department has been rehearsing and building this show for about six weeks. It was during this time of massive rehearsals that the news that ASG voted to cut the Performing Arts Board came.
Editor's Note: This opinion contains the use of racial slurs as part of quotes that relate to events that occured on Emporia State’s campus.
Lebron James and Kevin Durant are just a couple of players on the list of best basketball players in history. After being selected in the first round of the NBA draft in 2003 by the Cavaliers, James played for Cleveland in his home state of Ohio until leaving for the Miami Heat in 2010 to te…
So here’s the thing, social media is obviously a part of our culture. We are wired. Think about it, what is the first thing you do when you wake up? What is the last thing you do before going to bed? What about when you’re in your lecture that got boring two minutes before you walked in? Bet…
Who doesn’t love a good superhero movie? From the hard-hitting action, to the larger than life drama, suspense and the use of cool superpowers, superhero films are all the rage now.