Jessamine Von Arx Articles

Society’s ignorance of others’ problems

Eating disorders are a silent problem in athletics Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness according to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD). The organization also says that 24 million people are...

Leadership versus servantship

The Talon staff share their opinion on captainship and the responsibility that leadership entails The disappointment of an underclassmen looking up to a teammate who was drinking at a party. The change in the team's attitude once a teammate gives up. The downfall of...

Movie review: Captain Phillips

Stepping inside the pirates' shoes It's a true story of two captains and their crew just trying to do their jobs. For one that means carrying cargo to ports on the African coast, but for the other that means getting money through piracy. As both point of views are...

Movie review: Dallas Buyers Club

A changed man fighting for his life Sex and drugs. A straight man is tested positive for HIV but denies the sickness because of the homosexual connotations. Yelling at the nurse, Ron Woodroof (Matthew McConaughey) is horrified by his ruined image and 30-day death...