The Observer

Smith: Appreciating Armistice Day

Josiah Smith, Staff Columnist

November 30, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Too often I am guilty of harboring an overwhelming sense of dread. There are so many things happening in this world that I don’t just casually disagree with, I fundamentally oppose them without any space for mutual acceptance. At times, reading through a bad newscycle leaves me questioning how much ...

Smith: A mid-semester reflection

Josiah Smith, Staff Columnist

November 2, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Like it or not, the middle of the semester is when you’re compelled to reflect. There’s something about receiving midterm grades, whether scathing, decent or exceptional, that causes you to ponder what went well and what didn’t. Fortunately, there’s enough time to sustain or change things for...

Smith: In response to a rather difficult Saturday

Josiah Smith, Staff Columnist

October 12, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

If you’re like me, last Saturday was rather difficult. In all honesty, I did not want Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation in the slightest. The whole situation was handled extremely poorly at the hands of the people whom we offer our most sacred trust and the reliance of our well-being. It would be ...

Smith: “Indelible in the hippocampus”

Josiah Smith, Staff Columnist

October 5, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The Senate Committee on the Judiciary hearing last Thursday featuring Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh was nothing short of absolutely agonizing. In all honesty, I was skeptical of what more could come from hearing Ford and Kavanaugh speak. It seemed that everyone, including our senators, had alr...

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