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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...

Year of Female Voter:

Year of Female Voter:

Adhiti Chundur, Co-print editor in chief
November 7, 2016
Filed under Opinion

As a country, we stand on the brink of electing our first female president. This symbolic glass ceiling has been shattered by none other than one of the most qualified and accomplished politicians to run for office. Women’s issues, like sexism, equal pay, and abortion have come to the limelight of...

October Columns: Beware of clowns, Trump

October Columns: Beware of clowns, Trump

Max Torem and Joshua Patterson
November 5, 2016
Filed under Columns

OPINION: Surely by now you have heard about the clown craze in Cincinnati and in other surrounding areas. Surely by now you are thinking, “Oh, that will never happen to me.” I am here to tell you that thinking you are somehow immune to an attack is simply false. It is the unfortunate and scary truth,...

What it means to inspire

What it means to inspire

Adhiti Chundur, Print Editor-in-chief
November 4, 2016
Filed under Opinion

To be inspiring does not necessarily mean parading around onstage, waving pom poms, and cracking jokes with the crowd (although there is nothing wrong with that). Inspiration can be in the form of quiet, profound diligence. One of the main criticisms of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton...

Tying up tied games

Tying up tied games

Lauren Kurtzer, Creative Projects Director
November 3, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Ties are an idiotic way to settle a brutal game of football; the rules governing it are just as moronic. The 32 National Football League (NFL) teams prepare each week with the sole goal of winning, then they leave the game not knowing to celebrate or try to figure out what went wrong. I am not...

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