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Embrace minimalism over consumerism

Joshua Defibaugh, Opinions Editor

March 28

Filed under Opinions

In 1784, Jean-Jacques Rousseau warned readers, in his “Discourses on Inequality,” the dangers of overconsumption and the detriments of accepting material goods as necessities. Humankind’s natural inclinations were those...

Overparenting has its downsides

Jason Adams, Courier Staff

March 28

Filed under Opinions

Parents in this generation tend to get a little overprotective of their children and sometimes get too involved with their children’s activities. Parents step in and defend their children even when their child is in the wrong....

Liberals should accept Gorsuch

Courtney Dalton, Courier Staff

March 23

Filed under Opinions

Liberals, I am writing this for you today. I consider myself to be a liberal, a progressive, on the left end of the political spectrum. However, I also believe that I am capable of seeing shades of gray, listening to both sides...

Trump may continue lying streak

Brad Basala, Courier Staff

March 22

Filed under Opinions

Back in the days (not so long ago) where I sang the praises of President Donald Trump, I remember hearing during Trump’s campaign that he would donate his presidential salary. This instilled hope into my narrow mind, as it was...

Don’t push women’s issues aside

Lindsey Hecox

March 8

Filed under Opinions

Whether are be aware of the fact or not, today is International Women’s Day. Organized in honor of the day is a “Day Without a Woman” strike. From the same origin of the history-making Women’s March on Washington following the...

Know your driving rights

Courtney Dalton

March 8

Filed under Opinions

Illinois has now become one of several states to pass a law affecting how driving education classes are taught. One bill has been proposed in North Carolina and another in Virginia is waiting for the governor’s signature to ...

Consider legalizing marijuana

Jessie Matias

March 8

Filed under Opinions, Showcase

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, marijuana is the most widely used illegal drug in the U.S. According to over 40 peer-reviewed studies, compiled by ProCon.org, marijuana can help relieve stress, relieve physi...

Immigration proposals are unethical

Jason Adams

March 8

Filed under Opinions

As a pretty patriotic citizen of the U.S., I try my best to understand why our government’s agencies institute or consider policies with which I don’t necessarily agree. I figure there is more going on than the picture I’m...

End the Sessions witch-hunt

Patrick Quinlan

March 8

Filed under Opinions

Following a well-received speech by President Donald Trump last week, the rumors again began swirling regarding the vast Russian conspiracy to infiltrate the highest levels of our government and fix the election outcomes. Wha...

Trump still can’t be taken seriously

Courtney Dalton

March 3

Filed under Opinions

After President Donald Trump’s address to Congress Tuesday night, many people were left feeling hopeful. Republicans were thrilled with the content and delivery of the speech. Some were confused by his change in tone, as he m...

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