Post Tagged with: "Our View"

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Our View: Don’t complain if you don’t vote

Illustration by Maia Rose Wiederhold “I don’t vote. It doesn’t change anything.” If you’re anything like us, you’ve heard this excuse a million times. You have friends who will talk about how flawed democracy is — all in attempts to justify why they themselves don’t vote. The problem lies in the overwhelming amount of young people who don’t go out […]

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Our View: Being unable to feel safe in your living room

Our View: Being unable to feel safe in your living room

Botham Jean, a 26-year-old, African-American man, was shot and killed by Amber Guyger, an off-duty police officer, in the living room of his own apartment. Guyger claims this was on accident, as she thought it was her apartment and that Jean was a burglar. Let me rephrase. Another black man’s life was ended by the barrel of a “trained” police […]

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Our View: Our stance on taxless tampons

Our View: Our stance on taxless tampons

Enough is enough. Women have been dealing with so many unnecessary struggles for too long. Yes, over the past century women’s suffrage has increased greatly. However, women are still subjected to modern day discrimination. This often shows itself through the pink tax. The pink tax is the act of marking up the price of an object that’s specifically marketed towards […]

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Our View: We must protect journalism

Our View: We must protect journalism

Recently, in response to President Trump’s continued jabs at the news media, more than 300 newspapers have banded together to create a statement in response, defending journalism and the free press. This effort was started by the Boston Globe earlier this month, with more and more newspapers from across the country jumping on board. Each participating newspaper published an editorial […]

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Our View: Award shows need to ‘step up’ their game with inclusivity

Our View: Award shows need to ‘step up’ their game with inclusivity

Music is one of America’s biggest diversifiers. One is able to express different values, perceptions and feelings with simple combinations of different chords. There’s a sound for every person, an album for every emotion. The music industry is evolving, along with singers’ and songwriters’ viewpoints of political and social ideals. So, can anyone explain why men are still dominating award […]

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Our View: Hate shouldn’t be tolerated in 2018

Our View: Hate shouldn’t be tolerated in 2018

Neo-Nazis, white supremacists, black supremacists, anti-LGBTQ, the KKK, anti-Muslim groups. Now more than ever hate groups such as these are starting to become more prevalent in our society. Records of hate crimes are being broken every year. While the First Amendment protects the rights of these groups, one has to question where the line is drawn between what is freedom […]

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Our View: Customer service needs ‘Time’s Up’ movement

Our View: Customer service needs ‘Time’s Up’ movement

  James Franco, Steven Seagal and Aziz Ansari have been added to the long list of men accused of sexual misconduct. The accusations against Franco came after the Golden Globes, where he displayed his “Time’s Up” pin in support of the anti-harassment movement. With all of these allegations surfacing in Hollywood, we wonder what the treatment is like in more […]

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Our view: Net neutrality repeal endangers all internet users

Our view: Net neutrality repeal endangers all internet users

For anyone who uses the Internet, you’re probably well aware what net neutrality is and what is happening with it. For those who don’t, net neutrality is the principle that internet providers must treat all data the same. This means that internet providers are unable to block, charge money or slow down the use of certain websites. Under this principle, […]

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‘Coming Out Day’ is a scam — Our View

‘Coming Out Day’ is a scam — Our View

“How did you come out?” How did I come out? Good question, but can I ask you the same thing, kind heterosexual? When did you tell your family and friends that you were straight? How did they react? Did you feel relieved? Were they OK with it? What most of our cisgender and heterosexual counterparts don’t understand is that not […]

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America’s serial killer: The Second Amendment — Our View

America’s serial killer: The Second Amendment — Our View

The beginning of October brought tragedy to Nevada when a 64-year-old man shot and killed 59 people and injured hundreds more in the U.S.’s deadliest mass shooting in modern history. “There’s nothing we can do about it” has been a sentence floating around social media since the event. The right to bare arms is our Second Amendment, protected by the […]

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