The Hawks' Herald

Should cancel culture be canceled?

Emily Dvareckas and Adam Zerman

July 30, 2020

Online shaming, more commonly known as cancel culture, has claimed many victims in the past year as celebrities are targeted. On the surface, it seems cancel culture is a good thing for society and holds people accountable for their act...

If you can protest during this pandemic. that means you shouldn’t be

_Jayda Ragas_, _Opinions Editor_

April 28, 2020

Stay-at-home order. Definition: stay home, avoid leaving your house unless it’s for an essential reason, like grocery shopping or going to the hospital. Social distance. Definition: when you do go out, stay six feet apart fro...

How you doin’ RWU?

April 28, 2020

Hi friends, this might be happy or sad news to hear but pickup lines seem to be coming back in style. Let’s be real though, were they ever really out of style? In my opinion, they are the solution to every situation you coul...

The United States vs. the pandemic

_Noah Ashe_, _Op-Ed Writer_

April 28, 2020

A chaotic and incompetent federal response coupled with a growing misinformation campaign by the White House and conservative media have contributed to the worsening of the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S.At the time of this writing, the...

Quarantini=A drink you can enjoy while you can’t go anywhere

_Megan Willgoos_, _Managing Editor_

April 13, 2020

As we're all stuck at home, we can take this time as an opportunity to put our bartender skills to the test. What even is a drink in quarantine if it doesn't help boost that immune system? Those who are 21+ should try this recipe next ...

My life as a statue

April 13, 2020

Dear Hawks,If there’s one thing everyone should know about this university before coming here, it’s that it is ridiculously windy. I’m not sure why this isn’t on the website — I mean, the new students should have fair warning. Although, now that I think about it, that might make them change their minds about coming here, and we certainly don’t want that. So yes, I suppose it’s a highly strategic plan to keep new people from finding out until it’s too late, until they’re suddenly being pushed into the street by a sudden behemoth gust of wind or being dragged around by their umbrellas.That reminds me. Do NOT use umbrellas when it’s raining. Please, take it from me, a knowledgeable statue that has seen poor students struggling to keep their umbrellas from collapsing beneath the onslaught of rain. It’s not a pretty sight. The wind has no mercy, especially not on the first-years with their small, flimsy umbrellas that never stand a chance. I’ve also been attacked by a stray umbrella or two, so if that’s not reason enough to stop using them then you might as well hit me over the head with your silly metal rod (please don’t, I’m very sensitive). You don’t see me using one, do you? I suffer through it. At least you can put a raincoat on.Thank you for listening to my gusty ramble today, folks. Not everything’s a breeze in my life as a statue.

A horny quarantine

April 13, 2020

The longer this quarantine continues, the hornier most of us will probably get. It is just a fact. It is human nature that we crave what we can’t have. So naturally, people might be thinking about the days when this will be ...

COVID-19 across the ocean: Perspectives from Bermuda

_Matthew Bacon_, _Op-Ed Writer_

April 13, 2020

At first, I did not think this virus was a big deal. No one did. No one took it seriously for the first few months as people continued to go about their lives as normal. People still traveled around the world, college students ...

Mental health truths amid the coronavirus

Emily Dvareckas, Photo Editor

March 27, 2020

The Coronavirus has been rough. There are a lot of adjectives that could describe the last few months. We went from hearing of a new virus that was infecting dozens in China to now being scared of breathing in the air around us....

An abrupt end to study abroad

Lauren Labadini, Op-Ed Writer

March 27, 2020

Due to COVID-19, this semester was not how I thought it was going to be, but I know we’re all in the same boat. On Jan. 8, I left my suburban Massachusetts town to study abroad in Athens, Greece. On March 13, I returned home...

Countries deal with pandemic in their own ways: We must come together during this difficult time

Matthew Bacon, Op-Ed Writer

March 27, 2020

It is intriguing how world leaders and different countries are all dealing with the global pandemic so differently. It is difficult as this is all new to everyone and there are limited historic policies to base judgments and acti...

2020 is not turning out the way we envisioned

_Jayda Ragas_, _Opinions Editor_

March 19, 2020

I think at this point, we can all agree that COVID-19 has really switched things up on us and left us reeling. I feel particularly bad for seniors right now; these next few months should be filled with spending time with friends...

The Student News Site of Roger Williams University
Opinions