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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...

Breed ban boils over

Breed ban boils over

Anne Marsh, Copy Editor
November 2, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Due to recent attacks, Montreal has enacted breed-specific laws to ban pit bulls. This means that pit bulls in shelters face euthanization (the intentional ending of a life via a drug) and all current pit bull owners must purchase a $115 permit and walk their muzzled dogs on leashes no longer than...

Louisiana losing league

Louisiana losing league

Lauren Kurtzer, Creative Projects Director
November 1, 2016
Filed under Opinion

I hate the Southeastern Conference (SEC). The Big Ten and the Midwest are where my allegiances lie. I am a born and breed Midwestern girl. Where I come from, you work hard for what you get. Recently, Louisiana State University (LSU) made me hate the SEC, the most arrogant conference in the NCAA (National...

October Staff Editorial: Voicing opinions in election

October Staff Editorial: Voicing opinions in election

October 31, 2016
Filed under Staff Editorial

As this election cycle comes to a close, the historical ramifications cannot be understated. This is a political shift that is rarely seen in a democracy, much less one as vetted as ours. We have an election that is polarized between two extremes, and whichever choice we make will affect the following...

Clowns creep up Cincinnati

Clowns creep up Cincinnati

Elizabeth Arveladze, Staff Writer
October 14, 2016
Filed under Opinion

You have probably heard about the clown craze going around all of the United States. In fact three of the schools in Cincinnati were closed and five students were taken by the police because they sent out tweets asking the clowns to come to Cincinnati schools. At first, most kids thought it was a...

Protect people, not pride: Anthem protest spreads to high schools

Protect people, not pride: Anthem protest spreads to high schools

Jenna Bao, Associate Editor
October 12, 2016
Filed under Opinion

In the weeks since San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick began protesting at sporting events by kneeling during the national anthem, his controversial actions have inspired other athletes, including high school students across the country. His protest is related to the Black Lives Matter mov...

New shootings ask the same old questions

New shootings ask the same old questions

Joshua Patterson, Opinion Chief
October 12, 2016
Filed under Opinion

It seems like every other week there is a new shooting. A new story of police shooting an unarmed person of color. Another frantic justification by members of the public and media to try and brand whoever was shot as a “thug” or “criminal”. It is a distressing sign that this is becoming a...

September Columns: Airpods, Kaepernick, athletes making a difference

September Columns: Airpods, Kaepernick, athletes making a difference

Max Torem, Joshua Patterson, and Lauren Kurtzer
October 12, 2016
Filed under Columns

OPINION: Earlier this month, Apple released two major products. They are the iPhone 7 and the Apple Watch Series 2. There is one key component that has sent Apple users, specifically iPhone users, and the Internet into a craze. It was revealed at the keynote event, where Apple showed off its n...

EpiPens cost more than just money

EpiPens cost more than just money

Harsimran Makkad, Web Editor-in-Chief
October 10, 2016
Filed under Opinion

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