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The doomsday clock

Grace Poynter, Staff Writer
February 9
Filed under Opinion

This past week any talk of the news that didn’t have the headline with the words Trump, Pence, or immigration ban was the word DOOMSDAY. The Doomsday Clock, by definition, is a metaphorical clock that tells nuclear scientists when the world will end, which, in my opinion, isn’t worth the hype ...

Empathy not executive orders

Sarah Rogers, Opinion Editor
January 31
Filed under Opinion

I hate the term alien. Like children with tear-streaked dirty faces are from another planet. I do not understand how Americans can have such a disdain for immigrants, and then turn around and say how sad it is that people in other countries are living through atrocities. You would think the a...

The year of the march

Grace Poynter, Staff Writer
January 31
Filed under Opinion

Every year for the past 44 years, there has been a profound march of people from all over the United States walking for the right to life, to end abortion, and to defund Planned Parenthood. This is a march that I have respectfully been part of for a couple years. Recently, on January 27th, a record amount o...

Watch party draws student interest

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
January 25
Filed under News

Trevion McFarland didn’t get on the Trump train until late in the primaries, but said he couldn’t take another four years of broken promises and failed policies. McFarland, along with around 30 other students and faculty, attended the Inauguration watch party in Carter Hall Friday. “We should all ...

Let’s get united

Bailey Meenach, Staff Writer
January 24
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
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...

Thank You Card Vs. Thank You Tour

Thank You Card Vs. Thank You Tour

Gracie Poynter, Staff Writer
December 9
Filed under Opinion

Most presidents show their gratitude for being elected as president of the United States through speeches and fulfilling the promises they made to America during their campaign. President Elect Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence have departed on a battleground state tour, thanking the people...

‘We didn’t see this coming’

‘We didn’t see this coming’

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
November 18
Filed under News

Teddi Rausch hasn’t spoken to her mother since election night. “She’s from a different era and I just can’t fight it,” she said. “No matter what I say, I’m still just the dumb millennial kid.” The College Democrats’ president said she got into a political argument when her mother...

It’s too late

Megan Thorne, Opinion Editor
November 9
Filed under Opinion

It was 2:30 a.m. Tuesday when I found out Trump won the election. Immediately my phone dropped from my hands and tears welled up in my eyes.

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Dear Donald Trump

Megan Thorne, Opinion
October 19
Filed under Opinion

Dear Donald Trump, As a journalist, I am supposed to have an objective view when it comes to talking and writing about politics.

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Fact vs. emotion

Brandon Cole, Staff Writer
October 7
Filed under Opinion

The left yells bigot, racist and sexist. The right retorts: liar, elitist and more of the same. How do we drown out the white noise and make the best decision for the country? Presently, our country is in debt to the sum of 19 trillion dollars. I can’t even fathom what that number represents. Let tha...

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