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Opinion: GMOs are beneficial to society beyond reasonable doubt

Opinion: GMOs are beneficial to society beyond reasonable doubt

Noah Hilles

November 29, 2017

Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are arguably the single most contested scientific discovery since Nicolaus Copernicus stated that the Earth was round. There exists two opposing sides on the issue, those who are against and those who support it. Both stances have been considered viable for decades,...

Disruption can actually be healthy for democracy

Disruption can actually be healthy for democracy

William Flannery

November 6, 2017

For all of the riot and ruckus our collective, national stamping has been kicking up, for all of the antipathy that’s wriggled its way into our values and beliefs and has hyper-polarized a constitution of brotherly states and of a common people, for all the calamity that rings throughout our civic...

Release of JFK files won’t end conspiracy theories

Release of JFK files won’t end conspiracy theories

Alex Dodos

November 3, 2017

Since President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, questions challenging the Warren Commission's conclusion leave the crime shrouded in conspiracy theories. The JFK files, released Oct. 26th, 2017, beg more questions than answers while unmasking an old administration’s clandestine motives. Their true impact, regardl...

#MeToo is a call for accountability

#MeToo is a call for accountability

Becka Shuere

October 28, 2017

#MeToo started with the intent to raise awareness about how prevalent sexual assault is but it really began because of the need for accountability, a need that started with the man sitting behind the big desk in the Oval Office, who, as we sometimes forget, is an alleged sexual predator. A celebrity ...

Television news and Washington’s shared hankering for militarism

Television news and Washington’s shared hankering for militarism

Alex Dodos

October 22, 2017

Ever since its birth, our nation has proven itself to be conflict-prone. Whether acting out in aggression, combating an existential threat or responding to Mohammad Mossadegh nationalizing Iran’s oil, America has an involved track record in foreign policy. Today, that trend is continued by our seven...

Who’s in charge of this political “daycare”?

Who’s in charge of this political “daycare”?

William Flannery

October 22, 2017

Usually, the purpose of a daycare is to hand over your drooling children, adorned with vibrant rattles and binkies, to an authoritative and trustworthy person because your free life is trampled with important work. That being said, I‘d imagine the people running this nation would either fit the rol...

Misogyny is out there, you just have to listen for it

Misogyny is out there, you just have to listen for it

Emma Yakel

October 18, 2017

Misogyny has been protested, rallied against and spurned as an atrocity. However, this hasn’t stopped musicians who degrade women in their music from gaining millions of views and dollars on their songs that objectify women. Why do these singers have a pass to profit from their sexism? It’s time for...

What disagreement should look like

What disagreement should look like

Becka Shuere

October 12, 2017

Violent. Bitter. Acerbic. Divisive. Although these adjectives characterize America’s disagreements today, it doesn’t represent what disagreement should look like. Disagreement should advance democracy and widen the scope of our perspectives. The fundamental differences in the ideological and political ag...

Colin Kaepernick deserves a second chance in the NFL

Colin Kaepernick deserves a second chance in the NFL

Nick Zoll

October 11, 2017

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

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

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

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...

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