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Trump is already a threat

Joshua Defibaugh

November 30

Filed under Opinions

Early yesterday morning, president-elect Donald Trump, a man who is known to say whatever is on his mind without rhyme or reason, tweeted a warning to American citizens burning flags. “Nobody should be allowed to burn the Americ...

Castro’s legacy will be remembered

Jessie Matias

November 30

Filed under Opinions

After over 600 assassination attempts, as noted by CNN’s Patrick Oppman, committed against Comandante Fidel Castro by the U.S. government, the Cuban revolutionary passed away at the age of 90 this past Friday. In wake of th...

Value family while being away

Jason Adams

November 28

Filed under Opinions

Depending on whom you ask, the best or worst thing about living at college is being away from home. This could be either your house or your neighborhood, but either way the point is the same. College is a time of growth and findin...

Black Friday shouldn’t exist

Joshua Defibaugh

November 28

Filed under Opinions, Showcase

In 2008, an employee at a Long Island Walmart died after being trampled under a Black Friday crowd. In 2011, 20 people were pepper sprayed in Black Friday crowds in North Carolina and California. In 2014, a brawl at a Californ...

Accept how the people voted

Jason Adams

November 28

Filed under Opinions

Much to the dismay of many students on campus and many more citizens across the country, we watched in the early hours of Wednesday morning that Donald Trump had won the presidency. It was shocking to many who watched it and no mat...

Colorado gives control to women

Courtney Dalton

November 28

Filed under Opinions

Over the past few days, many social media users have posted and tweeted messages with the hashtag #ThxBirthControl to thank birth control for all of the benefits it provides to women. The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and U...

Trump is just the reaction

Patrick Quinlan

November 16

Filed under Opinions, Showcase

With Donald Trump securing the nomination for President of the United States, there are quite a few items that are worth pointing out. Especially given the long shot odds most of the mainstream media gave him, the incredible vi...

We voted for a new direction

Wil Gradle

November 16

Filed under Opinions

There’s been an enormous sense of unrest on both sides of the aisle in the days following Donald Trump’s unforeseen victory over Hillary Clinton. Protests, hate crimes, hashtags, Joe Biden memes, we’ve seen it all. What’s ...

Racism was at play last week

Shavez Rosenthal

November 16

Filed under Opinions

Last Wednesday in the early morning, it became crystal clear that Donald Trump would become the president-elect. At this point in time, millions of Americans have made an attempt to come to grips with what this means going forward...

Abandon the Electoral College

Tiffany Geer

November 14

Filed under Opinions, Showcase

The Electoral College is made up of pre-selected electors from each state. The Electoral College exists because the Founding Fathers did not want ill-informed citizens to elect a president and vice president they know nothing ...

Give to who will be affected

Courtney Dalton

November 14

Filed under Opinions

On Wednesday morning, we all woke to chaos. Donald Trump had done what many believed to be impossible: he won the presidential election. Since then, we have seen protests spread across the United States. In some areas, we have...

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