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Sticking to guns proves difficult in cycle of violence

Sticking to guns proves difficult in cycle of violence

Natalia Fic, Opinion Editor

December 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

“Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” These three core values serve as the foundation for U.S. citizens to live a life of prosperity and safety. However, it is impossible to attain these values if the basis of our nation’s belief system sits upon an outdated right which grants individuals ...

Yowch! Beware the cost of college

Yowch! Beware the cost of college

Editorial Staff

December 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The college admissions process is harried enough for seniors based purely on the time-consuming applications, but financial stressors and false reporting by the schools themselves have pushed this editorial staff over the edge. The cost of applications ranges from nothing—at a few small colleges and...

Protests lacking purpose prove fruitless

Protests lacking purpose prove fruitless

Andrew Johnson, Staff Writer

December 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Similar to the late sixties and early seventies, the modern day is full of protests. Whether it is taking a knee during the national anthem or smashing a purchased product, protesting does nothing more than bring some form of attention to the cause. One major problem with protesting is that it can be wi...

Under the Christmas tree and into the kennel

Under the Christmas tree and into the kennel

Megan Bosshart, Staff Writer

December 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion

As the holidays kick into gear, children dream of presents, and parents scramble to shop for gifts. For many children, the ideal present is an adorable kitten or a tiny puppy. This romanticized view of animals often leads people, particularly parents, to purchase a pet when they are not prepared to c...

Students break the ice across borders

Students break the ice across borders

Elaine Lyu, Staff Writer

November 2, 2017


Filed under Opinion

You may find it odd that international students are often found sitting together in Querbes Hall, and in the commons. Recently, I saw a post on website, an Australian asked a question about why international students, especially Chinese students, don’t like to make friends with local students. This issue...

Unique beauty must overcome conformity

Unique beauty must overcome conformity

Gianna Licari, Staff Writer

November 2, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

In a world where lip injections and over-plumped derrières are the norm, it is hard to find a sense of natural beauty. Since 2000, the number of plastic surgeries performed, either invasive or non-surgical, has increased colossally each year. Add to that the onset of social media, most notably Inst...

News on Twitter twists fact into fiction

News on Twitter twists fact into fiction

Andrew Johnson, Staff Writer

November 2, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Twitter and other social media platforms allow for people from around the world to connect and share ideas. But recently, media  has not had the impact that many would expect of  a platform where news and opinions transform freely and honestly. During major events, such as the horrific Las Vegas shoot...

Second Amendment proves complex in light of recent shooting

Second Amendment proves complex in light of recent shooting

Megan Bosshart, Staff Writer

November 2, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Since the school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, there have been more than 1,500 mass shootings, including the Las Vegas shooting which occurred just a few weeks ago and killed 59 people, becoming the worst mass shooting incident in US history. These mass shootings illustrate the danger of puttin...

ANTIFA proves threat to public safety

ANTIFA proves threat to public safety

Andrew Johnson, Staff Writer

September 28, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Fascism has led to the genocide of people, the destruction of cultures, and the decline of countries. With how destructive fascism is, it is understandable that people would make an organization to go against it. However, the most recent major organization to stand as anti-fascist, is the Anti-Fasci...

Stars don’t align for equal pay in Hollywood

Stars don’t align for equal pay in Hollywood

Megan Bosshart, Staff Writer

September 28, 2017


Filed under Opinion

This year’s Forbes list of highest paid actors and actresses illustrates the gap between men and women across all industries,but in particular Hollywood. The list, published on August 22, ranks Mark Wahlberg as the highest paid actor and Emma Stone as the highest paid actress. Wahlberg earned $68 mi...

SeaWorld proves cruel in orca breeding practices

SeaWorld proves cruel in orca breeding practices

Clair Edens, Staff Writer

September 28, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Money. The world is obsessed with it. That's something the world is scared to admit and often won’t admit. In this case, we use animal brutality as an excuse to make money. At the famous tourist spot SeaWorld, they have a very large attraction. The orcas. But, what goes on behind them to make tha...

Start your life, end the streaks

Start your life, end the streaks

Greta Zimmerman, Staff Writer

September 28, 2017


Filed under Opinion

The increased use of technology has created a dysfunctional human interaction. Talking and creating real human relationships takes effort. Communicative technology has created an illusion that little effort is needed to maintain strong relationships. One enabler of this social dysfunction is the popul...

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