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Colin Kaepernick deserves a second chance in the NFL

Colin Kaepernick deserves a second chance in the NFL

Nick Zoll

October 11, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Over the past few weeks, the kneeling of National Football League (NFL) players during the national anthem has become somewhat of an epidemic. In response to President Donald Trump’s series of tweets concerning the importance of national pride, NFL teams conducted mass demonstrations; a combination of protesting and displaying unity. On ...

It’s no wonder that mass shootings plague a country with more guns than residents

It’s no wonder that mass shootings plague a country with more guns than residents

Chloe Hilles

October 5, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Tragedy shakes a nation, it brings us together in mourning, in moments of silence, in remembrance. Tragedy opens our eyes to dilemmas, but keeping silence for the losses is not enough. Change is the key to prevention of gun related catastrophes. Real legislative change is the way the United States n...

Protests need to grow out of rioting

Protests need to grow out of rioting

William Flannery

October 1, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Riots. Angry protesters flood the streets with the sewage of hatred and anger, bursting apart towns and neighborhoods with outlashes of violence. The fires of discontent boil in the murky velvet of their blood and in vexed passion they gather in hordes of fury to shatter and destroy in the name of f...

Kneeling isn’t enough when you are a millionaire

Kneeling isn’t enough when you are a millionaire

Noah Hilles

October 1, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Quarterbacks Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady and defensive end Michael Bennett are just a few of the 200 participants in protests of the national anthem that have occurred in the past opening weeks of this year’s National Football League (NFL) season. At some games, entire teams linked arms, and at other...

Opinion: The individual’s role in combating misinformation in the media age

Opinion: The individual’s role in combating misinformation in the media age

Alex Dodos

September 24, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Prior to the rise of alternative avenues of obtaining information, the average American’s knowledge was at the whim of newspapers and radio broadcasts intent on giving an unadulterated, objective recap of the news. In the good old days, every word read and heard was taken as gospel, and as a resul...

Transcending persons and parties

Transcending persons and parties

Sam Bova

September 22, 2017


Filed under Opinion

This country—this great, special country—is freedom. And freedom is inimitable. Freedom is an eagle’s ability to fly high, silent against the wind, and touch the sky. The transcendental cords of freedom stretch from every forsaken battlefield to every American heart. This is what it means to be an A...

Opinion: Electric Cars Aren’t Driving us Away From Climate Change

Opinion: Electric Cars Aren’t Driving us Away From Climate Change

Noah Hilles

September 20, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Science

Most of us go about our day fulfilling small tasks aimed to better the well-being of our volatile environment. All of these minor but seemingly meaningful actions appear to culminate in so much change, but realistically do very little to none at all for the environment. In effect, all they do is ease ou...

Misconceptions about homosexuality and misogyny in the Bible

Misconceptions about homosexuality and misogyny in the Bible

Jack Vielbig

September 16, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Written nearly 3400 years ago, the Bible has been read cover to cover by scholars, priests and atheists alike, searching for the hidden meanings in the verses and the truth to words written by men (not God) from another time. Even with all of these people dissecting this colossal book, I believe tha...

Dream on Trump, DACA isn’t ending

Dream on Trump, DACA isn’t ending

Chloe Hilles

September 9, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Eight hundred thousand students, military personnel and civil servants will be affected by the latest and cruelest decision by President Donald Trump. Eight hundred thousand people who just so happened to be unlucky in their situation, but took the initiative to better it. Beginning in 2012, former ...

A roast of the Democratic Party’s losing strategy

A roast of the Democratic Party’s losing strategy

Alex Dodos

September 9, 2017


Filed under Opinion

There is something rotten in the Democratic Party—a volatile stew of arrogance and identity politics served with several helpings of conspiratorial fear-mongering. At the deepest root of the Democrat’s recent struggles, however, is a disparagement of populist ideals that run counter to corporate in...

“Trump”ing Bush’s response to Hurricane Katrina

“Trump”ing Bush’s response to Hurricane Katrina

Noah Hilles

September 2, 2017


Filed under Opinion

With an executive administration straying from historical precedent in almost every possible way, it’s become habit to say that President Donald Trump has done it again, and he has. However, I’m ecstatic to be the bearer of good news and not of the bad because when faced with a devastating natural...

Understanding versus relating, as explained by Joey Tribbiani

Understanding versus relating, as explained by Joey Tribbiani

Abby Sourwine

September 1, 2017


Filed under Opinion

With our nation’s current turmoil and deepening racial divide, who else is there to turn to but the famous Joey Tribbiani? The ever-confused character sheds surprising light to an American issue in season two episode nine of the widely popular 90’s sitcom “Friends.” In the episode, Phoebe Bu...

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