Kristy Barnes is a staff Opinions columnist for the Heights. She is a member of the Class of 2015 in the College of Arts and Sciences, majoring in environmental geoscience and philosophy. She is aware of how little these subjects have in common. In her free time, she enjoy hiking, baking, listening to folk music, and reading the classics. She began writing for the Heights in September 2012.

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COLUMN: A Question To Consider

By: Kristy Barnes

A tall blond emerged from behind the secretive back offices of admissions with a confident look, but a tear in her eye. While she tried to play it off smoothly, it was clear the interview she had just completed hadn’t gone well. I turned to the admissions officer and gave her a questioning look. “She couldn’t answer one of my most important questions,” the counselor replied. I pressed to know what could have been a tough enough query to stump a student who had probably gotten into every school to which she had applied.

Opinions, Column

Super Bowl Preparations

By: Kristy Barnes

With just one Sunday to go, it is time to start planning parties, practicing your Hail Mary spiral, and digging out that old favorite jersey. That’s right, folks, Super Bowl Sunday is right around the corner!

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