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This could mean war

This could mean war

Osman Bien Aime, Staff Writer
April 11, 2017
Filed under Opinion

It’s not very often that something our nation does fills me with a feeling of dread, but the news of our recent missile strike in Syria managed to do just that. I know we’ve all gotten tired of discussing politics, and I’m not going to criticize our government for what was probably a difficult...

The winter that never happened

The winter that never happened

Sarah Rogers, Opinion Editor
April 4, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Campus has officially been decorated for SpringFest. Hammocks have invaded the grassy areas, students have reclaimed the outdoor picnic tables, and guys in shorts can finally stop pretending they aren’t cold. Normally I understand the excitement of spring--winter is the spawn of Satan. Generally...

Our brother, Canada

Our brother, Canada

Grace Poynter, Staff Writer
April 4, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Last week, David Haines came to the university to speak about the refugee and immigration problem around the world. I was humbled to meet the man himself and have the opportunity to listen to his speech. I was delighted we shared some similar views about the Obama Administration, but I realized...

Law Day speaker reflects on Scalia’s impact, health

Law Day speaker reflects on Scalia’s impact, health

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
March 31, 2017
Filed under News

Since Justice Antonin Scalia’s death in February of last year, the U.S. Supreme Court has been deadlocked 4-4 in several major cases, but that could change soon with the nomination of a new judge. “He is still very much with us today in context,” Professor emeritus at the University of Albany...

A democratic perspective

Grace Poynter, Staff Writer
March 29, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Roughly four months ago, the United States elected the 45th president of the United States, Donald Trump. This was by far one of the most controversial elections America has ever seen. I started wondering how all those people who attended anti-Trump rallies and loyal Hillary Clinton supporters...

Jeopardizing allies

Jeopardizing allies

Grace Poynter, Staff Writer
March 21, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Recently in the world of politics, the German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited President Donald Trump. With the media following Trump’s every move, this was an important day to get involved. Germany and the United States have not always had the best relationship. When Angela Merkel visited...

Don’t let distractions stop progress

Don’t let distractions stop progress

Sarah Rogers, Opinion Editor
March 21, 2017
Filed under Opinion

According to The Guardian, the world is facing the worst humanitarian crisis since 1945. Senior United Nations official, Stephen O’Brien, says over 20 million people in Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia and Nigeria are facing starvation and famine. Without a collective and global effort, these people...

The doomsday clock

Grace Poynter, Staff Writer
February 9, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 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...

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