Senior reflections

7 months ago Farah Haidari Comments Off on Senior reflections
Experiencing senioritis and pushing through Graduation is in a couple weeks. I will miss my friends and the faculty, but I am excited to get out of here! Even though I have been trying to work my hardest this year, I still can’t help but think, “It’s my last year and I can relax a Read More

Tuition freeze: students react

7 months ago Farah Haidari Comments Off on Tuition freeze: students react
The Board of Trustees met earlier this year and reached the conclusion that the school should not raise tuition for the 2018-2019 school year. For the last 20 years, the school has been raising its tuition on a yearly basis. According to the press release sent on March 15, “We recognize that higher education is Read More

Bye Tel Aviv, hello Jerusalem

8 months ago Farah Haidari Comments Off on Bye Tel Aviv, hello Jerusalem
Trump orders the relocation of the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem This past December President Trump said he wanted to move the U.S.embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. However, it has now been announced that Trump plans to move the embassy this May, when Israel will celebrate its 70th year as a country. A Read More

The Olympics

9 months ago Farah Haidari Comments Off on The Olympics
I am not the biggest fan of watching the Olympics. However, when I do watch the Olympics, I prefer the Summer Olympics to the Winter Olympics for numerous reasons. Overall, I like summer sports more, my favorites being gymnastics and swimming. I remember my siblings and I would look forward to watching the Olympics together Read More

Trial drives ‘Glee’ star to suicide

9 months ago Farah Haidari Comments Off on Trial drives ‘Glee’ star to suicide
“Glee” star Mark Salling committed suicide late last month. In October, Salling pleaded guilty to storing child pornography on his computer. People magazine said that Salling would have faced four to seven years in prison for pornography depicting a “prepubescent minor.” Federal investigators say they found more than 25,000 images and 600 videos depicting child Read More

Decorate your cap

12 months ago Farah Haidari Comments Off on Decorate your cap
In my lifetime, I have been to a few graduations. There are some people who always enjoy decorating their graduation caps because it makes the experience feel more personal. According to the Virginia Wesleyan University website, the Commencement Day instructions prohibit any personal, “adornments of any kind to be worn on the cap, gown, or Read More

Taylor’s new system for tickets

12 months ago Farah Haidari Comments Off on Taylor’s new system for tickets
  Taylor Swift has always been one of my favorite singers, but recently this position has been reinforced. I love how all of her albums are different, enjoy following her Instagram and like knowing who most of her songs are about. She is very creative and isn’t afraid to show it in her music. My Read More

When religion influences the world of business

1 year ago Farah Haidari Comments Off on When religion influences the world of business
Many businesses are not afraid to make it clear they are Christian organizations. Some of these places include Chick-fil-A, Hobby Lobby and the Marriott Hotels. Some of my family members and friends will often crave Chick-fil-A on Sundays. They soon get annoyed by the fact that it is closed on Sundays. The Chick-fil-A website says, Read More

Toys “R” Us may leave due to bankruptcy

1 year ago Farah Haidari Comments Off on Toys “R” Us may leave due to bankruptcy
A couple of weeks ago, Toys “R” Us filed for bankruptcy. Toys “R” Us is filing for bankruptcy because, “In its fight to stay relevant, Toys “R” Us amassed $5 billion in debt,” CNN Money said. This debt was accumulated from reducing prices, entering into licensing deals, and purchasing other corporations, such as FAO Schwartz Read More

Going green costs students green

1 year ago Farah Haidari Comments Off on Going green costs students green
Reusable to-go boxes in the Boyd Dining Hall, part of President Miller’s go green initiative, cost students $5 each. This year, the cafeteria has made a change in its carry-out option. Instead of offering disposable, Styrofoam to-go boxes, the school made the decision to offer reusable, plastic to-go boxes instead. There is a catch though. Read More