Category: Opinion

PERSPECTIVES: Should the smoking age be raised to 100?

PERSPECTIVES: Should the smoking age be raised to 100?

Raising smoking age restricts freedom By Maia Wiederhold, illustrator. In the 1950s, smoking was your one-way ticket into the cool kids’ club. Unaware of the damage that smoking cigarettes can have on our bodies, the majority of society engaged in this activity throughout their daily lives. Seventy years later, it is a lot less popular among Americans and the government […]

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SATIRE: Your weekly horoscope: Pisces, better check your car!

SATIRE: Your weekly horoscope: Pisces, better check your car!

By Michael Piwowarski, news editor. Aquarius (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Your birthday party will be ruined when you find that your boss has written you up for not working. Pisces (Feb. 19 to March 20) After work today, you’re gonna walk to your car only to notice that someone keyed it. Maybe it’s someone getting revenge on you for […]

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PERSPECTIVES: Toxic masculinity

PERSPECTIVES: Toxic masculinity

Toxic masculinity is the idea that traits commonly portrayed in society as masculine, such as dominance and bottling emotions, eventually lead to destructive social practices and beliefs. Here is what two of our staff members had to say about this topic. The effects of toxic masculinity on women By Maia Wiederhold, illustrator. Toxic masculinity is a controversial topic in today’s […]

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Valentine’s Day is for everyone — couples and singles alike

Valentine’s Day is for everyone — couples and singles alike

By Kelly Winters, multimedia reporter. Valentine’s Day — the keynote holiday of cuffing season. Some see this day as an opportunity to spread some extra lovin’ to their special someone, while others find the day to be an irrelevant holiday made up by Hallmark to sell overpriced, lacy cards. If you find yourself to be a member of the second […]

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Our View: Do you believe in global warming yet?

Our View: Do you believe in global warming yet?

“In the beautiful Midwest, windchill temperatures are reaching minus 60 degrees, the coldest ever recorded. In coming days, expected to get even colder. People can’t last outside even for minutes. What the hell is going on with Global Warming [sic]? Please come back fast, we need you!” says our president, Donald Trump over Twitter on Jan. 28, 2019. There are […]

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Our View: Diversity is good for the government

Our View: Diversity is good for the government

This month, our country saw members of the 116th Congress sworn into office, and as the most diverse body of Congress in our nation’s history, it is a historical moment.  For the first time ever, we have more than 100 female representatives, as well as the youngest woman ever elected (Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez). The first Native American, Muslim, refugee and atheist […]

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The choice is clear

The choice is clear

By Kelly Winters, multimedia journalist. The fight against abortion is something generally thought of as an act against feminism because they think having the option of abortion as empowering, and people think, “Her body, her choice.” Yet it’s important to note that when considering birth vs. abortion, it’s not just the woman’s body that is affected — it’s the body […]

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SATIRE — Gym newbies

SATIRE — Gym newbies

By Kelly Winters, Multimedia Journalist As the new year begins to roll around, many people find the thought of formulating a resolution at the forefront of their minds. When doing so, people have to think to themselves and evaluate a personal desire of theirs. Whether this want is more success, a better body or to break a bad habit, a […]

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PERSPECTIVES: What’s for breakfast, waffles or pancakes?

Waffles beat pancakes, pans down By Kelly Winters, multimedia reporter. Normally, I’m not one to make any New Year’s resolutions. However, I feel as if I need to start 2019 by doing the word “resolution” some justice! And this justice will be served on a ceramic plate next to a side of piping hot, over-hard eggs. This year, I will […]

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Our View: Government shutdown disadvantages workers

Our View: Government shutdown disadvantages workers

Even over the holidays, Americans couldn’t escape the constant political bickering and party infighting that has become infamous over the past several years. Beyond simple headlines and speeches, now the policy battle between Republicans and Democrats has resulted in hundreds of thousands being out of work and pay over the holiday season. This. Is. Ridiculous. As many are aware, a […]

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