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Make change not memes

Osman Bien Aime, Staff Writer
January 31, 2017
Filed under Opinion

This past month has been the wildest for politics since, well, last month. But if you have any grievances about our nation, you have to recognize that the time for passiveness is over. What good is sharing a meme or making a passive-aggressive tweet about the presidency or the recent controver...

Bailey Meenach, Staff Writer
January 31, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Three students from Kellogg Community College were arrested January 20th for handing out copies of the United States Constitution. The students told their peers about their Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) chapter, an organization that seeks to identify, educate, train and mobilize young people commi...

College student vs. parking ticket

Grace Poynter, Staff Writer
January 24, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Let’s address this problem straight up and to the point. The university hands out parking tickets like they have an elected official to monitor every single spot this school has. I recently got a new car over Thanksgiving break and within 20 minutes of me parking (decal-less) to unload my c...

Embracing my introversion

Osman Bien Aime, Staff Writer
January 24, 2017
Filed under Opinion

I have spent much of my life trying to convince myself the only way to be “normal” was to be social. My closest friends growing up were extroverts. They were funny and outgoing, and everyone wanted to be around them. I, the quiet one of the bunch, always felt like the weirdo. I resented how awkward I ...

Guns and college students: is there room for both on campus?

Sarah Rogers, Opinion Editor
January 24, 2017
Filed under Opinion

It is my constitutional right to defend myself. A university hosted town hall meeting discussed House Bill 1258 which would prohibit universities from banning legally owned guns on campus. It is my constitutional duty to be an informed and responsible citizen. Considering the following, I...

Let’s get united

Bailey Meenach, Staff Writer
January 24, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Friday, Donald Trump took on the role of President of the United States. As many dread what is to come, others are celebrating and anticipating change. Since the election in November, American citizens have seen many allegations and comments of people trying to appeal its results. The 2016 electi...

Marching out hate

Megan Thorne, Chief Photographer
January 24, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Saturday more than one million people across the world marched the streets in unison. In Washington, D.C. alone, the attendance numbers at the Women’s March almost doubled the amount of people who attended the inauguration. People took to the streets with one goal in mind: equality. Something our new pr...

Winter flourish

Maxywell Carlton, Staff Writer
January 24, 2017
Filed under Opinion

The long dreary winter months play host to many cries of anguish and misery. When the temperature doesn’t get above 40 degrees, people also seem to have trouble getting their optimism above a certain degree. With sunshine continually lacking everyday and bitter cold nipping all around us, it ...

The Elephant in the Room

The Elephant in the Room

Sarah Rogers, Opinion Editor
January 17, 2017
Filed under Opinion

  Let’s talk about the elephant in the room. The conservative elephant walking around a liberal arts college proudly proclaiming she plans to be a journalist. I am the elephant. While I identify as an Independent, I would be lying if I said my views do not fall mostly with the cons...

Chivalry: Not Dead, Just Misunderstood

Bailey Meenach, Staff Writer
January 17, 2017
Filed under Opinion

I was scrolling through my Facebook page when I saw a post that made me completely lose hope in society. There was a picture of a man holding a box of Little Caesars pizza and roses while riding the subway. Criticizing comments filled the bottom of the post. They questioned why he would even try ...

Affordable Health Care, Not For Everyone

Grace Poynter, Staff Writer
January 17, 2017
Filed under Opinion

In 2009, President Barack Obama was sworn into office and from that day America changed in many ways. Under the Obama Administration, America welcomed its first African American President, unified ties with Cuba for the first time, and created the first universal health care plan, passing in 2010, and...

Becoming A Binge-Watching Recluse

Maxywell Carlton, Staff Writer
January 17, 2017
Filed under Opinion

In the past five years, streaming video content has become the popular way to enjoy television and movies. Being able to retrieve your favorite show or watch a memorable movie at the tap of a finger is the reality we all live in. Companies like Netflix and Hulu are the two, main streaming video...

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