Opinions & Editorials

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Democratic musical chairs

By: James Neyer ~Staff Writer~ Democracy is alive and well throughout the world. In America, we are entering the primaries, which will decide the Democratic and Republican parties’ choices for president. While this is going on here, our cousin across the seas had an interesting week themselves. As we slept, Australian Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull … Continue reading

Homeless hungry for humanity

By: Sara Ringenbach ~Staff Writer~ The Pope’s recent decision to dine with the homeless instead of the American political elite has fathered a massive wave of popular support. However, supporting this decision is easy. Theoretical homeless people don’t smack you in the face with the harsh realities of destitution. They aren’t covered with the raw, … Continue reading

The essence of an immigrant’s dignity A rebuttal to arguments said about immigration’s public perception

By: Jacob Khoury, Brian Igel, & Rene Betance In response to an article published Sept. 23, 2015 concerning immigration and the current migrant crises, we feel that a response is necessary. In our opinion, this particular article seems to undermine the lives of immigrants and their often unfortunate circumstances. The result of this seems to … Continue reading

The modern media is useless

By: Jonathan S. Hogue ~Opinions & Editorials Editor~ There was a time when the media was important. Americans could turn on the evening news and see balanced, straightforward reporting from men and women who saw their jobs as a vocation for the public. Sadly, the era of concentrated reporting is over. Following the introduction of … Continue reading

Death can wait The struggle of college and paper deadlines

By: Clare Dunn

Dear millennials: Don’t vote! An alternative view on civic responsibility

By: Nick Bergeman ~Staff Writer~ Dear students, I, for one, welcome our middle- aged overlords. Thankfully, most of us will not vote in the upcoming election. Statistics get thrown around about how young people do not vote. Usually, estimates indicate that about 50 percent will vote in presidential elections and less than 25 percent in … Continue reading

Not what God had in mind A message to Christian conservatives

By: Jonathan S. Hogue ~Opinions & Editorials Editor~ On the surface, Christianity is not a difficult religion. God gave man a simple instruction: Love each other. That is our only responsibility. The role of judge ultimately belongs to God. Simple enough, right? When listening to politicians, county clerks and conservative personalities speak about Christianity, I … Continue reading

Opinion: leave Swift alone

By: Jonathan Hogue ~Opinions & Editorials Editor~ Taylor Swift released a music video for her new single, “Wildest Dreams” on Aug. 30. Following the release social media lit up with speculation that the music video had dark racial undertones and glamourized colonization. By Google searching “Taylor Swift Wildest Dreams controversy,” you can see the anger … Continue reading

The misread pontiff America misuses Pope Francis’s rhetoric

By: Patrick O’Neil Unless it has slipped your watchful eye, you know that Pope Francis will be taking his first visit to the U.S. on Sept. 22. On the trip, his holiness will be visiting three of the arguably most American cities in the Union — New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. — and … Continue reading

Adult minors corrupting themselves

Technology has improved a lot since I was in high school. I remember when Snake was the pinnacle of entertainment that one could play on his or her phone. Now, I run an emulator on my smart phone so that I can play Legend of Zelda, Pokémon or Golden Sun. However, this rapid improvement can … Continue reading

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