The Observer

36 questions for the single and ready to mingle

Stephen Kolison

February 13, 2015

It is painfully apparent that Valentine’s Day is this Saturday. My only loves in life have been Denny’s and DIY projects. I look forward to Feb. 14 for only two reasons: heart-shaped doughnuts at Krispy Kreme and half-off chocolate at Target on Feb. 15. I don’t think I need to try to be any more...

Everybody makes mistakes, everybody has those semesters

Stephen Kolison

January 16, 2015

From day one of starting school, our parents, friends, grandparents, priests and barbers wanted us to be the best in our classes. And for the last three semesters I, and the rest of my classmates, strived for perfection. More than likely, we will want to be close to perfect until we graduate because...

My five day timeout

Stephen Kolison

October 31, 2014

Around week five of school, my patience started to wear thin. Not only was that beginning to disappear, but my sanity was pretty much nonexistent at that point. If you’d seen me on the quad, I probably looked like a deer in headlights. Freshmen would ask me how I was so calm and I would reply, “It’s...

Putting Yourself First

Stephen Kolison

October 17, 2014

You know those kids’ movies that taught us that we need to be selfless all the time to become better people? Remember how our parents would chastise us if we ever did something that was a little too self-centered? Well in this hellish realm that is college, all I can say about those lessons is, “Screw...

A racy topic

Stephen Kolison, Staff Reporter

October 3, 2014

I never thought that we had a race issue here on campus. But like all great moments in history, you never notice the underlying problems until something kicks it into the spotlight. About a week ago, the transcript from a focus group that discussed crime on campus was released and gradually made its...

Just do you (sometimes)

Stephen Kolison

September 12, 2014

I always hated taking other people’s advice growing up. I’m hardheaded, and I have already convinced myself that I am stubborn from womb to tomb. Part of me is sure that this is because I was always this Type-A kid who always knew what he was doing. There probably is a good chunk of people at...

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