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The perks of being a smallflower

Illustration by Gabbie Evans. DOUGLAS ROCHE III | OPINION COLUMNIST | droche@butler.edu Not too big.  Not too small.  Just right. I think Goldilocks would have said that about Butler. It is marketed and seen by pretty much everyone as a smaller school, but it has a big feel to it.   Everybody has their preference

Why social media has morphed into an approval-seeker of others

Butler student checks her Snapchat. Photo by Michael Brown. DOUGLAS ROCHE III | OPINION COLUMNIST | droche@butler.edu The internet drives society today. There is no other way around it.  It is our generation’s invention of the light bulb.  I would love to be able to go back to 1990 just before the World Wide Web

Why Brock Turner’s release after half a six-month sentence is wrong

Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons DOUGLAS ROCHE III | OPINION COLUMNIST | droche@butler.edu On June 2, Stanford rapist Brock Turner was sentenced to six months in Santa Clara county jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious 22 year-old female behind a dumpster at a party on Jan. 18. On Sept. 2, Turner was released early for

What I’ve learned after my first two weeks at Butler

Illustration by Maria Rapisarda. DOUGLAS ROCHE III | OPINION COLUMNIST | droche@butler.edu On Aug. 20, I moved into Ross Hall and began the next chapter in my life: college.  While that was only two weeks ago, it feels more like two days. It seems it was just yesterday I hugged my mom and dad goodbye

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