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Ice-melting salt dumps negatively affects environment

Ice-melting salt dumps negatively affects environment

Emily Chien, Leaflet Managing Editor
January 13, 2017
Filed under Opinion

A shocking 22 million tons of this are poured over streets each year, over 137 pounds person. What is it? Surprisingly, it is salt. Think of how your tongue feels when you eat just a bit too much salt, then imagine the amount of road salt that fills the roads in the wintertime. The roads and environment...

Golden Globes golden girl

Golden Globes golden girl

Sara Margolis,  Staff Writer
January 13, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Starring in a movie is a big deal, but starring in a movie that won seven Golden Globes is even bigger. But with that comes great responsibility to rock the red carpet. Emma Stone, in my opinion, was the best dressed on the red carpet of the 2017 Golden Globes. Stone wore a custom Valentino gown, picked out...

Colin Kaepernick

Colin Kaepernick

Sam Ruskin, Alex Karev, and David Sung
January 10, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Social media transforms journalism

Social media transforms journalism

Benjamin Ruskin, Executive Co-Editor-in-Chief
January 10, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Both genders fighting for equality

Both genders fighting for equality

Allyson Bonhaus, Feature Chief
January 10, 2017
Filed under Opinion

December Columns: Concealed carry, Penn State, Bengals

December Columns: Concealed carry, Penn State, Bengals

Max Torem, Joshua Patterson, and Lauren Kurtzer
December 19, 2016
Filed under Columns

OPINION: After the recent attack on Ohio State University (OSU), a question that has swept the nation in the past has resurfaced. The question is whether or not college campuses should allow concealed carry. The answer is no. Imagine if OSU did allow concealed carry on their campus. Now imagine if s...

College conference conundrum strikes

College conference conundrum strikes

Lauren Kurtzer, Creative Project Director
December 19, 2016
Filed under Opinion

The college football season is starting to wind down, and as we approach postseason play, the College Football Playoff Committee has determined the four teams that will compete for the national championship. This system has already been shown to be a better way to determine the national champion tha...

November Columns: Legalizing marijuana, examining SEC, finding common ground with sports

November Columns: Legalizing marijuana, examining SEC, finding common ground with sports

Max Torem, Lauren Kurtzer, and Joshua Patterson
December 16, 2016
Filed under Columns

OPINION: I am not a stoner. I do not smoke marijuana. I do not recommend getting high. I do, however, support the legalization of the drug. Regardless of whether or not it is legal, marijuana is being used in all 50 states. After the commencement of the recent election, it has been legalized i...

December Staff Editorial: Reflecting on the past year, looking on to the next

December Staff Editorial: Reflecting on the past year, looking on to the next

December 9, 2016
Filed under Staff Editorial

This past year has been a mix of both good and bad. We saw highs when it came to sports franchises breaking historic droughts and a massive discovery relating to ALS. Some of our favorite musicians released new and innovative projects. We also saw lows, with the deaths of legendary figures like Muhammad Ali, Pr...

November Staff Editorial: Everyone has a story

November Staff Editorial: Everyone has a story

November 28, 2016
Filed under Staff Editorial

As we grow older, perspective is something that we all gain. Perspective is important to life. Once you have it, you become more aware of the people around you and what they think and believe. Your focus then shifts to become more encompassing of everyone’s beliefs, instead of just your own. We...

Cincinnati ‘Tensing’ after mistrial

Cincinnati ‘Tensing’ after mistrial

Jenna Bao, Creative Projects Director
November 18, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Cincinnati has recently joined the ranks of cities across the country that have failed to indict police officers recklessly using force with the recent non-conclusion of the Ray Tensing trial. On July 19, 2015, Sam DuBose, a black man, was pulled over by University of Cincinnati police officer Ray ...

Not failing league

Not failing league

Lauren Kurtzer, Creative Projects Director
November 14, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Yes, the National Football League’s (NFL) ratings are dropping. No, it is not because some players are not standing for the National Anthem or the league’s lack of consistent discipline. No, the league is not in trouble; America still loves its football. The NFL is still the most viewed sport i...

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