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“Publish Our Thoughts”

These are the unedited statements submitted by attendees of AKEBA's open forum in response to the racially offensive graphic printed in the Oct. 23 edition of Cardinal Points. This list will be updated as more comments come in.  Cardinal...

NFL players poor role models

Being born into a family of die-hard New York Giants fans means I’ve been surrounded by all things football my whole life. Every Sunday I would go to my dad’s house with my older brother, and we’d watch...

G. Kelly’s ‘trapped in the closet’

The room I do my school work in is 3 ½ feet wide and about 9 feet tall. It’s full of pants and hangers, sweaters and trunks, shirts and flannels. A dim light with a beaded pull-cord dangles from...

The fear of graduating from college

Oct. 16 marked the beginning of a weekend filled with booze, bonfires and old buddies. We know these festive days as Alumni Weekend. Friends and family from near and far return to the beautiful ‘burgh to re-live their intoxicated...

Woman against women against feminism

Being a woman takes many different forms. There are women who like pink, to dance and listen to Britney Spears in their car. There are women who like black, playing video games and listen to Aerosmith. And then there...

Benefits of a second language

Saluton! Mi estas skribanta en Esperanto. Ĉu vi parolas dua lingvo? I have been learning and speaking Esperanto for about two weeks now, and I’m really having fun with it. I hope to be fluent in a year or two. Esperanto...

Getting hot and heavy over breast cancer

The time has come where we see more on a woman and inside of her than her breasts. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month. It’s time we stand up and fight breast cancer rather than parade around in...

Diversity in today’s superheroes

After Ultimate Spider-Man’s death in 2011, we see that a new hero has taken up the mantel of your friendly neighborhood web-head. But who is this mystery Spider-Man? He takes off his mask to reveal the half-black, half-Latino Miles...

Respect your elders/classmates

You pile into the lecture hall on your first day of class. You push open the over-sized wooden doors and make your way to the cold, uncomfortable plastic chairs. You catch a glimpse of the professor and begin...

Letting go of worn-out relationships

If you’ve ever been in a bad relationship, you know how much it sucks to give and give without getting anything back in return. One reason we create relationships is to gain something. Whether it’s happiness, comfort or stability,...
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