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The Rise of the Ultranationalist Right

The Rise of the Ultranationalist Right

Jake Neuffer, Staff Writer
May 15, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Why? Vladimir Putin, in the last decade, has returned the old Soviet policy of interfering in the domestic politics of other countries. In 2015, the first government-sponsored International Russian Conservative Forum gathered representatives of fringe right-wing political organizations in Europe and th...

Can The Democrats Really Take The Senate In 2018?

Theo Meale, Staff Writer
May 15, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Politics

Just over a hundred days into President Donald Trump’s administration as his approval ratings hit a historic low, journalists and Democrats alike start to wonder if the Democrats can retake the Senate in 2018 given that they only need to win three states, and Republicans wonder if they can get sixty...

5 reasons why American news outlets are no longer trustworthy; you won’t believe number 3!

5 reasons why American news outlets are no longer trustworthy; you won’t believe number 3!

Jake Neuffer, Staff Writer
April 30, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Politics

Breitbart has come to be seen as one of the least credible news sources there is. Going onto their website is like walking into a Republican national convention. Every other story trashes the political left. There is no subtlety or pretense of fairness. If you're a democrat, you have a target painted...

Moonlight won, so why are we still talking about La La Land?

Moonlight won, so why are we still talking about La La Land?

Finlay Kuester, Staff Writer
March 15, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

It’s hard to explain that feeling we get as gay people when we see media that is, for once, aimed towards us. It’s something more significant than just a “hey, that’s me;” it’s a feeling of intense recognition and belonging in a world dedicated to showing us we don’t belong. What’s ev...

What it means to be a “third culture kid”

What it means to be a “third culture kid”

Nikhil Mahajan, Staff Writer
March 13, 2017
Filed under Opinion

*Disclaimer: this article was not written to brag about my life or what I’ve done, it is simply written to share my experiences and what it means to be a third culture kid.     The term “third culture kid” is both informal and loosely defined. A “third culture kid” or TCK is usu...

When transgender students are thrown under the bus, who is next?

Finlay Kuester, Staff Writer
February 27, 2017
Filed under Opinion

  Late last Wednesday, Trump removed federal Title IX guidelines, put into effect by former president Barack Obama, that allowed transgender students nationwide to use the bathroom that matched their gender. What this means is that this decision has been passed down to the state level, placing ma...

Environmental Agencies Speak Out Against Censorship

Finlay Kuester, Staff Writer
February 1, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Since his inauguration, Trump has lashed out against multiple groups, including women, Muslims, and immigrants. Perhaps most surprisingly, he banned employees of the Environmental Protection Agency from giving social media updates. However, in the wake of this decision, a number of ‘rogue’ employees...

Trump’s Twitter Setting a Dangerous Precedent

Jake Neuffer, Staff Writer
January 30, 2017
Filed under Opinion

President Donald Trump’s Twitter activity has created international outrage, scorn, and anger. His use of Twitter as a tool of diplomacy has been noted by many as unprecedented for someone in the office of President. https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/824616644370714627   &n...

A New Year’s State of Mind

A New Year’s State of Mind

Lana Farkas, Staff Writer
January 24, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Upon the end of another year, people all over the world strive to correct their past mistakes. Whether it's working out more or spending more time with family, New Year’s resolutions can help anybody improve anything about themselves. However, do many people actually try to keep their resolutions throughout...

The Other Side of Donald Trump

The Other Side of Donald Trump

Katie Thompson, Opinion Editor
January 19, 2017
Filed under Opinion

I will admit, I was more than a little distressed, and more than a little frustrated when Donald Trump won the presidential election. Like many Americans, I believed Trump was unqualified and unsuited to be our president. I actually still believe that. However, our country is stuck with him as our leader...

Dear Republicans

Dear Republicans

Fabian Gonzalez-Cortes, Columnist
January 19, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Dear Republicans, First off, congratulations on being able to maintain a majority in the house and senate (given the circumstances). I’ve come to you today because there’s a phenomena that I wish to see continue in congress, and that is the willingness to contradict the President-Elect. Lindsey...

The Money in Mass Shootings

Jake Neuffer, Staff Writer
January 19, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

The shooting at the Pulse Night Club in Orlando, Florida, left the nation in shock. It was the deadliest shooting in American history, and how someone bent on terrorism was allowed to slip through the cracks is a puzzle to many. But every time horrific shootings like this happen, voices asking qu...

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