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On Nov. 21, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai revealed plans to repeal net neutrality in the United States, causing much outrage and political backlash. The FCC is expected to vote on the repeal Dec. 14, with an anticipated 3-2 vote in favor of the repeal. However, while this story has dominated headlines and the internet for days, what is net neutrality? How does net neutrality affect the average consumer or even student at Saint Leo University? Perhaps most importantly, what can students do to fight the repeal? First, for consumers to know what they’re losing, they have…

By Jaquelyn Diaz-Cobo Today, 81 percent of Americans have a social media account in 2017, according to Statista. This statistic is including, but not limited to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn. These are all components that contribute to being “socially active” in society today. Most people now create their social media accounts as young children and keep them active as they grow older. Having a social media account can be a deal- breaker for companies and organizations looking to hire new employees. Most don’t realize that when they post to their social media accounts, even if they delete the post,…

America is More Colorful Than Red and Blue Observing how your parents vote and speak about candidates is very influential. As an adult, it is easy to find yourself affiliated with the same party as your parents. Becoming more interested in politics and social issues is a common part of growing up, and with that comes viewing the presidential interviews and debates. In watching these, many people are surprised to find themselves agreeing with the party they do not consider to be their own. Though an opposing party will still say many things you do not agree with, you may…

The mentality of “I’ll never use this,” and the idea that general education or liberal arts studies are not useful are both wrong. They have intrinsic value, and people should know at least something about them. Aside from that, they also offer practice of honing soft skills, such as creative problem solving, analysis, and critical thinking, all of which can be applied to everything. However, they have their place and so do hard skills. There is a wealth of general life skills that students may walk away without after their high school graduations. “If you’re one of the lucky ones,…

With just over four weeks since the release of the iPhone 8/8 Plus, consumers are bewildered with deciding to purchase the iPhone X.  The iPhone X has a slated release date of November 3 and is rumored to have limited availability with only a projected three million units prepared for shipment, according to Forbes magazine.   The decision to release both phones under the relatively short period, coupled with the expensive price tags, has placed the company under immense scrutiny. Patrons have questioned the validity of their loyalty to the brand, as rumors have circulated circa spring 2017 on the…

Going to college is both a fun and smart choice for youth to make in their life. However, with this choice comes new experiences as well as new mistakes to potentially make. These mistakes can make the “fun” view of college turn into frustration or even a total nightmare for some students. So, to help stop some students from making the same mistakes that others have made, here are the top 10 that most often occur. Thinking that Electives Are Easy Elective courses often get the short end of the stick because many students think that no effort goes into…

By: Travis Farmer Anyone who has broken an electronic device and brought it to a repair shop may have encountered the phrase “This may void your warranty.” Some companies state in their policies that outside repair shops are not licensed to fix their electronics. An example of a company that has a policy such as this is Apple. The act of a separate repair shop simply opening a phone and fixing it may void the warranty on a device. But why is this? Why would Apple or other similar companies want their devices to be kept shut and only repaired…

Special to Lions’ Pride By:  Cedric Blatch Here’s a glimpse of what it is like to work in retail courtesy of your friendly neighborhood sales associate. It’s imperative that others (and specifically customers) finally understand the feelings of a sales associate; for those who have worked in retail, get those likes ready. As for those who have not—be prepared to find out the three best moments and the three not so best moments of being a sales associate. Working in retail is something everyone should do at least once in their lifetime. It’s important everyone knows what it’s like to…

By: Olivia Callahan Fine arts education is dwindling in American primary and secondary schools. According to the Center for Online Education, 25% of public high schools have completely rid of education of the fine arts. The pulling of arts classes and programs in schools is a shortsighted disaster. These courses are crucial and just as important as, if not more important, than subjects like math and science. Participation in the fine arts teach students important soft skills and gives them tools that can be utilized in other areas. Young children benefit greatly in different areas from arts education. In particular,…

“We’re scientists!” my high school art teacher would say when he taught the chemical formula for clay. It’s no secret that science impacts art. From innovations like plastic tubes to preserve paint, to printing presses, to computers capable of sound mixing and animation, scientific advancements continue to give artists of all mediums more options and better tools. Scientific knowledge also helps artists integrate an understanding of natural sciences to better their work. “Leonardo da Vinci, painter and draftsman of the High Renaissance, is best known as an artist whose works were informed by scientific investigation. Leonardo observed the world…

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