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Sugar tax equals sweet results

Joshua Defibaugh

January 30, 2017

Filed under Opinions

Imagine walking into a convenience store and seeing an adult buying a pack of cigarettes and a bottle of soda. That scenario isn’t too out of the ordinary. Now imagine, however, a child in a grocery store, standing by their pare...

Trump flexes executive power

Riley Addington

January 30, 2017

Filed under Opinions

It’s been a week since Donald Trump took upon himself the oath of office of the President of the United States, and in the time since then the world over has been presented with the opportunity to reflect upon his actions a...

Gag rules gag health benefits

Courtney Dalton

January 30, 2017

Filed under Opinions

Jan. 22 marked the 43rd anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade, one that declared denying women the right to an abortion unconstitutional. Laws made with the purpose of restricting abortion were put unde...

We will march

Lindsey Hecox

January 25, 2017

Filed under Opinions

Last Saturday, after the presidential inauguration of Donald Trump, the Women’s March on Washington stormed the streets to promote the importance of women’s rights, LGBTQ rights, racial equality and transgender inclusion, am...

Fake news promotes fake discourse

Wil Gradle

January 25, 2017

Filed under Opinions

There’s an old adage saying there are three lies: lies, damned lies and statistics. Now we can add fake news and alternative facts to that list. This past weekend, Sean Spicer, President Donald Trump’s press secretary, wa...

Trump’s facts aren’t true

Joshua Defibaugh

January 25, 2017

Filed under Opinions

And so the looming day, feared by so many and celebrated by so many more, has passed. After nearly 600 days of campaigning, a combative election and a somewhat troubled transition, Donald Trump moved from joke to nominee, offi...

Thank the overnight workers

Jason Adams

January 25, 2017

Filed under Opinions

I realize that there has been a lot of political activity this past month that I could write about, but I’m honestly sick and tired of hearing and writing about it. Instead, I’m going to talk about something a little more...

Don’t associate with violence

Patrick Quinlan

January 25, 2017

Filed under Opinions

After Donald Trump took the presidential oath of office last Friday at noon, the subsequent protests surrounding the controversial candidate were, in a word, volatile. While I’m sure many of the thousands of protestors did indeed wa...

Science is not a political tool

Joshua Defibaugh

January 25, 2017

Filed under Opinions

Nearly 50 years ago, research about the correlation, and eventual direct connection, between human nature and global climate began to surface. The Stanford Research Institute, a nonprofit research institute formed from the trus...

Trump will be a different president

Riley Addington

January 25, 2017

Filed under Opinions, Showcase

Last summer, during the middle of July, it became clear to the American public that Donald Trump would become the Republican Party’s presidential nominee when his son, Donald Trump Jr., voted in favor of his father on behalf of ...

Explore new opportunities

Courtney Dalton

January 25, 2017

Filed under Opinions

With a new semester comes new opportunities and experiences. In 2017, I plan to break free of my comfort zone, try new things, focus on my goals and become more involved on campus. With the vast array of clubs and organizations...

Follow the charity’s money

Lindsey Hecox

January 19, 2017

Filed under Opinions

The holiday season is often seen as a time to consider and show appreciation for what we have and think about those less fortunate than us. Some may extend their thoughts of giving into the new year with resolutions to give to ot...

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