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
CATE O’BRIEN | OPINION EDITOR I cannot understand people’s incessant insistence to control others’ actions and identities. Recently, the Trump administration revealed that they intend to constrict the definition of gender to “sex as either male or female, unchangeable, and determined by the genitals that a person is born with.” And the biggest question I… Read More #WontBeErased
CATE O’BRIEN | OPINION EDITOR One of the most limiting things that I’ve done throughout my life is attempt to define myself. When I was younger, I read a lot, and I remember wanting my life and personality to match the lives and personalities of the characters in my novels. I wanted to be as… Read More Defined.
CATE O’BRIEN | OPINION EDITOR Today, I am angry. I am angry on behalf of anyone who has experienced sexual assault in the past; whose bravery in coming forward has been scoffed at; whose words have been doubted because the consequences of their assault are deemed less important than the reputation of a powerful man.… Read More Today, I am Angry
CATE O’BRIEN | OPINION EDITOR It’s my last year at St. Norbert College. As much as I would like to stay on the beautiful campus where I’ve grown so much, it’s nearly time to say goodbye and grow in new ways and in new places. It may seem a little early to be writing about… Read More What the Future Might Hold
CATE O’BRIEN | OPINION COLUMNIST Hard work is an incredibly important part of America’s identity. This makes sense: America started as a country of the people, by the people and for the people. The idea that everyone worked, regardless of class, was a vital part of the ideological shift taking place. Furthermore, the idea that… Read More The Morality of Hard Work
CATE O’BRIEN | OPINION EDITOR Over spring break, I had the privilege of leading a group of students to South Carolina to build wheelchair ramps through the TRIPS program. While I learned and saw so much on my trip, the most mystifying things I encountered during my time there were church communities. My religious background… Read More A Reflection on Communio