Analyzing abstract art

Painted blotches or extrospective artwork? By Alexis Tucker Arts & Entertainment Editor Love it or hate it, abstract art is quite popular despite the dismay of many people. While most people think abstract art is an unorganized compilation of paint blotches or colored lines, it is actually really complex. The definition of abstract art in and…

Political potluck

Is it appropriate to discuss politics around the Thanksgiving table? Compiled by The Connection Editor Staff No, politics shouldn’t be discussed at Thanksgiving With the current political climate in the United States, people get overly defensive about their viewpoints. This can cause heated debates at a table that is supposed to symbolize what we are…

Beauty of our civilization

Appreciating diversity By Mariam Ahmad Campus Life Editor Diversity is the presence of people from various backgrounds, creeds and cultures together. It is a necessity in our work places, neighborhoods and educational institutions as it helps us understand different living conditions, cultures and views. It is not enough for us as human beings to live…

Black Friday abyss

Why Black Friday rips you off By Alexandra Lachine Editor-in-Chief Thanksgiving used to be about getting together with your loved ones to celebrate the fortunes of life with a hearty meal. But in recent years, people are ditching the table even earlier to wait in line for hours or even work ridiculous shifts in retail…

Shedding light on seizures

Importance of epilepsy awareness By Alexandra Lachine Editor-in-Chief November is now nationally recognized as Epilepsy Awareness Month. Epilepsy is a central nervous system or neurological disorder in which nerve cell activity in the brain becomes disrupted, causing seizures or periods of unusual behavior, sensations and sometimes loss of consciousness. Studies and research conducted annually by…

Are our present languages being replaced?

Emoticons taking over world of speech  By Mariam Ahmad Campus Life Editor  Ever since the advent of smartphones, the use of emojis and emoticons has increased drastically. These days there is hardly a text, comment or status that doesn’t include one.  You’re feeling sad, there’s an emoji for that. Feeling excited? Use an emoji for that too. There’s an…

What it means to honor those who sacrifice it all

The importance of Veterans Day Compiled by The Connection Editorial Staff On Nov. 11, 1918, at 11 a.m. Germany surrendered to the great strength of the Allied Powers, ending World War I. On the anniversary of the surrender, it was celebrated as Armistice Day. It wasn’t until 1926 that congress passed a resolution of annual…