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Women’s March leaders support anti-semitic ideas

Women’s March leaders support anti-semitic ideas

Madison Vigdor

March 15, 2019


Filed under Opinion

A sea of pink hats washed over the nation, signs and chants flooded the streets and the arms of many opened wide in acceptance. Protestors at the Women’s March had political agendas and passion, the perfect recipe for starting healthy conversations about reforming legislation and social rights. But, after t...

Gender associations with reading impact ‘shelf’ esteem in children

Gender associations with reading impact ‘shelf’ esteem in children

Caroline Monaghan

March 15, 2019


Filed under Opinion

We are too young to remember the days our parents spent reading to us as children, when we got lost in the maze of the Barnes & Noble kids section. But, we were not too young to internalize the gender associations with reading that extend beyond our bedrooms and bookstores. Gender associations with re...

Leftists should oppose Trump impeachment

Leftists should oppose Trump impeachment

Vaughn Battista

March 15, 2019


Filed under Opinion

With Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Trump’s Russian connections gaining traction, many Democrats believe that his impeachment is imminent. But while the Russian collusion debate rages on, few consider that removing Trump could lead to an even worse president: Mike Pence. While...

Apple’s tech reign begins to rot

Apple’s tech reign begins to rot

Eliane Tapia

March 15, 2019


Filed under Opinion

It seems that with every passing day, technology advances exponentially. Now, phones have the capability to track things like health and sleep, and complete tasks with a simple voice command. Through the years, Apple has dominated the technology market with their watch, computer and smartphone sales. ...

Warren shows great promise if elected as president

Warren shows great promise if elected as president

Samantha Skolnick

March 15, 2019


Filed under Opinion

“Today Elizabeth Warren, sometimes referred to by me as Pocahontas, joined the race for President,” Donald Trump tweeted on Feb. 9. 2020: the year the Democratic Party is waiting for. The year the tides could change. The year hope returns into the hearts of Democrats. Nearly a dozen Democrats...

YouTube stars overly compensated for lifestyles

YouTube stars overly compensated for lifestyles

Eliane Tapia

March 12, 2019


Filed under Opinion

YouTube is one of the largest entertainment media platforms, with billions of videos uploaded each day about topics ranging from gaming to conspiracy theories to daily vlogs. But the biggest YouTube stars have one thing in common: their over-the-top lifestyles. A YouTuber makes approximately 10,000 dollar...

Body positivity movement does not glorify unhealthiness

Body positivity movement does not glorify unhealthiness

Tess Rempel

March 12, 2019


Filed under Opinion

The campaign for body positivity is everywhere and leaders of the body positivity movement promote the idea that sizes, shapes and skin tones don’t define beauty. According to the American Psychological Association, 84 percent of American women and 43 percent of American men are unhappy with thei...

Do what you love or do what pays

Do what you love or do what pays

Tess Rempel

March 12, 2019


Filed under Opinion

As millenials, we’re often left wondering: should we give up a high-paying salary for self-satisfaction, or sacrifice it to support ourselves? The job market is a difficult hierarchy to climb, and for some, a barren system. Having passion in a career can drive success through motivation, and set work...

Trump lashes out with government shutdown

Trump lashes out with government shutdown

January 25, 2019


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Usually, when a child doesn’t get what they want, they throw a tantrum. Their parent reprimands them, and hopefully they learn. But, the issue arises when our president acts in the same manner: like a child who doesn’t get their way. He refuses to hear criticism and remains fixated on his idea for...

NFL fumbles as helmet rule fails to effectively combat CTE

NFL fumbles as helmet rule fails to effectively combat CTE

Caroline Monaghan

January 25, 2019


Filed under Opinion

The camaraderie of a team. Cheers and adoration from the entire school. Scholarships that could cover college tuition. The reasons to play football in high school are greater than just the love of the sport. Still, the risk of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) adds up to something that no sc...

Female sexual liberation makes strides in media

Female sexual liberation makes strides in media

Brigid McCarthy

January 25, 2019


Filed under Opinion

“Well, if you say you haven't, you're a prude. If you say you have you're a slut. It's a trap. You want to but you can't, and when you do you wish you didn't, right?” Allison Reynolds said in the 1985 film “The Breakfast Club.” It was a truth for teenage girls and their sex lives in the 1980...

Road test should yield for realistic driving skills

Road test should yield for realistic driving skills

Sally Ehlers

January 25, 2019


Filed under Opinion

My heart pounded and my hands sweated as they gripped the steering wheel. My dad’s voice nagged at me with each turn of the wheel. My adrenaline pumped as I checked the mirrors, used the turn signal, turned left, parallel parked, made a u-turn and finished. The two-minute test was beginning to feel like...

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