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Opinion: Solidarity with France

The attacks on the people of France, though tragic, will not destroy the spirit of perseverance or Parisian way of life. The Islamic State coordinated six attacks in Paris on Nov. 13, killing 129 people and injured 352 through shootings and bombings. French President Francois Hollande announced a state of emergency and that France’s borders…

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Opinion: Combat and selective service for women

Women should have the opportunity to fight alongside men in front line combat and should register for Selective Service for the United States. On Jan. 24, 2013 former Secretary of Defense, Leon Panetta lifted a 1994 ban on women serving in combat and stating that all combat jobs and direct combat units will be open…

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‘Slow down professor, I can’t see the board’

After reading the article titled “Rearranging the Classroom: Studying seating to Improve Learning,” in issue 5 of the Clarion, I was amazed, I had never considered that the way that a classroom is arranged could affect a student’s learning experience. Then I started thinking about how my experiences are when sitting in a classroom of…

The benefits of online classes

For motivated students, online classes can be the answer.   Online classes are not for everyone, but most students don’t even give them a try.   Nevertheless, there are very reasons to sign up for distance education.   Online classes are convenient. One has access to everything that is needed to succeed. The only reason…

Gun control restrictions need implementation

After the recent mass shootings in Aurora and Sandy Hook, it is evident that we have a problem. The time has come for Congress to enact reasonable gun control and protect the innocent, so why is Obama’s proposed gun control policy reform being met with so much resistance? Obama’s proposed gun control reform focuses on…

Is this the end?

Is the Mayan apocalypse really that crazy?  The idea, I mean. Nobody knows for sure what is going to happen Dec. 21. Not you, not me. And unfortunately, we’ll never know for sure if the ancient Mayans were actually on to something or too busy smoking peyote to finish their calendar. So out of all…