JARED GARTZKE | OPINION COLUMNIST In discussing political topics, I find it enjoyable when I get to discuss the speed that different political parties change. What I mean by “change” when discussing political parties is the different views that political parties put into their platforms, and how those opinions develop between elections. A lot of… Read More How Fast do Political Parties Change?
EMILIE SMITH | OPINION COLUMNIST Political ads. They’re annoying, they seem ridiculously trivial and have evolved into a way where they cease to be about promoting and revolve around pulling each other down. As ads flash across television, I sometimes find it hard to figure out who the ad is intended to promote and instead… Read More A Whole New Level
EMILIE BUELLESBACH | OPNION COLUMNIST Going through the photo gallery on my phone, I noticed that I have over 4,000 pictures. Why do I have an obnoxious amount and why don’t I just delete some? I can’t really find a logical reason for this besides that it is easy to capture and keep these photos.… Read More More Pictures, Less Meaning
CATE O’BRIEN | OPINION EDITOR The results of Tuesday’s election thrilled me. To me, it seemed that it had gone as well as it could have. Obviously, the results weren’t perfect. There are still some seats that are filled by people whose political beliefs I personally find abhorent. But such is the nature of democracy. … Read More CHANGE THIS
ERIKA DITZMAN | OPINION COLUMNIST As the coming winter brings early nights and frigid cold, seasonal depression sets in among St. Norbert students who often isolate themselves to their dorms, too sick, sad and sluggish to leave in Wisconsin’s below zero temperatures. Here are 99 reasons to be happy during the most “wonderful” time of… Read More 99 Reasons Why
ALDO GONZALEZ | OPINION COLUMNIST Our country is extremely polarized today, since it is all about the “us vs them” mentality in virtually every issue. When a controversial question comes up, we prefer to uncritically join our tribe, or the group which already agrees with our views. Also, today’s dialogues are replete with generalizations and… Read More Polarization: The Problem and its Antidote
ALDO GONZALEZ | OPINION COLUMNIST Since October is Respect Life Month, here is a short essay I wrote on abortion. When the topic of abortion comes up, tension often rises as hefty disagreements are about to be unleashed. It is essential to strive for civil dialogue in such scenarios, and it is equally fundamental to… Read More Abortion: The Central Issue