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Are ‘Bernie-bros’ bad for democracy?

Are ‘Bernie-bros’ bad for democracy?

Claire Lefton, A&E Chief
April 21, 2016
Filed under Opinion

All politicians are human beings. Be they scientists, teachers, or presidential candidates, all people are imperfect. Why are so many political activists forgetting that? Before supporters of Senator Bernie Sanders are directly addressed, it is important to note that advocacy for him is understan...

Risk of doing nothing

Risk of doing nothing

Sarah Horne, Broadcast Editor in Chief
March 18, 2016
Filed under Opinion

  According to CNN, more than three million people die prematurely each year due to overexposure to air pollution. The burning of fossil fuel is the largest contributor to the world’s threatening climate change.   The negative impacts of burning fossil fuels instead of using alternate reusable...

Daycare or presidential debate?

Daycare or presidential debate?

Claire Lefton, A&E Chief
March 11, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Politics have never been the most wholesome or friendly practice, but the 2016 presidential race has really pushed the limits on how unwholesome and unfriendly politics can really be. In the most recent Republican debate on March 3, the candidates bragged about the size of their genitalia, shamelessly...

Athletes proving bad role models

Athletes proving bad role models

Lauren Kurtzer, Associate Editor
March 3, 2016
Filed under Opinion

The drama of Peyton Manning’s alleged sexual assault shows just how little we know about athletes and why we should not look up to them as role models. Even though there is social media and up-to-date news with the Internet, athletes that we love can and do hide part of their lives from the publi...

Re-Envision your movie experience

Re-Envision your movie experience

Claire Lefton, A&E Chief
March 3, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The new movie theater down the road is more than it seems. Envision goes beyond the typical movie theater to create a friendly and sociable environment and experience to those who walk through its doors. Envision sets the mood before you even reach the doors with a patio space and walkway with a be...

‘Yes, we can’ get a new justice

‘Yes, we can’ get a new justice

Brooke Landrum, Print Editor-in-Chief
February 29, 2016
Filed under Opinion

In a given term, the president is in office for four years or 48 months or roughly 1,460 days. During this time the President has many duties to perform and tasks that he is in charge of. In order to be a good President, he or she must take care of these things. Seems like a no-brainer right? Upon...

Cultural appropriation or appreciation?

Cultural appropriation or appreciation?

Yasmine Guedira, Staff Writer
February 18, 2016
Filed under Opinion

In our modern day and time, much of our understanding for the outside world comes from the media, news outlets, and pop culture. So what happens when we are generally only exposed to the glorified versions of countries and fail to see the rest? This very dilemma resurfaced with the release of Coldplay's...

Counselors busy with scheduling

Counselors busy with scheduling

Alex Karev, Staff Writer
February 17, 2016
Filed under Opinion

The time of year has come for students to create their course outlines for next year. Although it can be a painful process for students, the counselors have it worse. Students have to come up with ideas of what they are going to take the next year, which can be a difficult and stressful process. Freshman...

Oscars so white, also not the point

Oscars so white, also not the point

Jenna Bao, Associate Editor
February 2, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Awards season- an annual recognition of art, red carpet best-dressed lists, and of course, racial controversy. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) released its 2016 Oscar nominations on Thurs. Jan. 14, spurring immediate backlash over the lack of diversity among the potential winners. For...

downGRADE

downGRADE

Yasmine Guedira, Staff Writer
February 1, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Let's take a quick trip down memory lane and glance back at our childhoods. Unrestricted curiosity ran rampant, and there were millions of questions to be asked. Every school day was a new adventure with new discoveries. Flash-forward to high school, students are drowning in work. Exhausted, overworked...

Cruzed or Trumped?

Cruzed or Trumped?

Harsimran Makkad, Web Editor-in-Chief
February 1, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

All across the internet, media, and news reports, there has been so much buzz about the upcoming Iowa caucuses (and yes, the nationwide primaries as well), especially with Republican candidates still dropping out of the race. So, who is going to come out on top on the Republican side? Donald Trump o...

To be politically correct

To be politically correct

Claire Lefton, A&E Chief
January 29, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Everyone from politicians to news pundits rants and raves about it. Some presidential candidates actively disparage it. The real question is... what is it? What is political correctness? Merriam-Webster defined “politically correct” as “agreeing with the idea that people should be careful to...

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