Post Tagged with: "Our View"

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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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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Our View: Green Christmases are a sno-go!

Our View: Green Christmases are a sno-go!

During the cold winter months, those living in northern states patiently await the first snow. In past years, it has been soul crushing when children wake up on Christmas morning to see the colors green and brown. We at the Collegiate believe Michigan is better with a white Christmas. Seeing the ground covered in snow helps set the mood for […]

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Our View: Family values end at the table

Our View: Family values end at the table

It’s officially November and Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Along with this holiday comes a time for families to reunite, celebrate and enjoy a meal together. However, where families used to sit at the table now sits empty chairs and cold food. The cause for the emptiness at the table? Why, the latest on deals and savings of course. […]

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Our View: Hallmark holidays are a waste of time

Our View: Hallmark holidays are a waste of time

Hallmark holidays are pointless and attempt to bring meaning to the everyday, mundane lives we lead. We at the Collegiate think of these holidays as ways for businesses to make money and as forcing people to celebrate something that only has meaning to a certain group of people. Moreover, some of these holidays are redundant and unnecessary. The start of […]

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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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