CATE O’BRIEN | OPINION EDITOR Upset is not the right word to describe the country after the shooting in Florida. It was a shock, and I think both sides of the gun control argument agree that something needs to be done. I could take this time to talk about how important I think it is… Read More Scapegoating Mental Illness
EMILIE SMITH | OPNION COLUMNIST The recent shooting at the Florida high school brought into question something that had been pushed to the political agenda recently: gun violence. No matter your side of the political spectrum, everyone can agree that the event was a tragedy. Injuries, deaths and the destruction of many lives is never… Read More Gun Control
ERIKA DITZMAN | OPINION COLUMNIST Censorship is defined by the American Civil Liberties Union as “the suppression of words, images or ideas that are are offensive,” happening “whenever some people succeed in imposing their personal, political or moral values on others.” Occurring on a variety of different levels, from the government and booming corporations to… Read More Censorship
EMILIE SMITH | OPINION COLUMNIST Given the recent political climate, immigration has been a hot topic, resulting in arguments between parties and a rather dramatic government shutdown within the last month. DACA in particular has been causing a great number of issues as President Trump is declaring it unnecessary and looking for ways to remove… Read More DACA
JULIA SERRA | OPINION EDITOR Lately I’ve been baffled with the general public’s misunderstanding of feminism. There is a mantra I’ve repeated a thousand times: “feminism isn’t about women being better than men, it is about gender equality.” But no matter how many times I’ve repeated myself, I continue to be misunderstood. I’ve consoled myself… Read More Forget About the Glass Ceiling
AMY STEL | FEATURES COLUMNIST On Feb. 7, Betsy DeVos was voted the new United States Secretary of Education. A lot of Americans are torn between whether or not she actually was the best candidate for this position. Many people believe that Betsy DeVos is not qualified for the job, because she lacks experience with… Read More Betsy DeVos: The Controversial Secretary of Education
CATE O’BRIEN | OPINION COLUMNIST I, like many college students, headed back to my summer job with an apron around my waist and a look of stoic resignation on my face. And, like many students, I found myself hating it. Waitressing is not my strongest skill. I forget waters and ketchups and side orders of… Read More Make America Mediocre Again!