OPINION: The GOP deserves Trump

Jonathan McCollough | Staff Writer After the leak of Donald Trump’s horrific comments about grouping women, many Republican leaders were quick to jump ship. 51 current and former members of Congress, governors and high-level officials from Republican administrations have reached their breaking points and said they would not support Donald Trump since his vulgar remarks; these individuals include Senator John […]

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OPINION: One cannot judge a group based on the acts of a few

Asia Porter | Online Editor An individual does not define an entire group. Racial and religious tensions have grown to be more prevalent throughout the year. Police brutalities against black men and women have the black community calling for justice. Additionally, attacks on Americans by Islamic extremists have created a sense of Islamophobia in the nation. These select cases, however, […]

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Yesterday’s pop hits not up for grabs

Jessica Sommerville | Editor in Chief Our favorite pop song is bubbly, infectious, and – possibly – illegal. Billboard’s latest number one, “Closer” by The Chainsmokers feat. Halsey, is a dance-hall grind peddling nostalgia, that “we ain’t ever gettin’ older,” but its melody has garnered attention not only for its breeziness but its similarity to The Fray’s 2005 hit “Over […]

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OPINION: The War on Journalism

Jonathan McCollough | Staff Writer Journalists have a responsibility to report the truth, and Donald Trump is trying to take that away from them. The media has essentially carried Trump through the Republican primary, giving him over 2 billion dollars in free coverage, according to the New York Times. Despite this, the media has been one of Trump’s most consistent […]

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Staff Editorial: One size fits all not applicable to College Credit Plus programming

The rotunda of our state legislature is not a crystal ball through which the future of every Ohio school district can be divined. It cannot reasonably foresee the alchemical addition of $30,000 to fund opportunities the Mason City Schools district has long offered, yet that is exactly the premise of College Credit Plus (CCP). Intended to equalize opportunity for dual […]

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OPINION: Branding Cultures

Alexandra Lisa | Staff Writer A reflective, silver jewelry box sits at the mirror’s base on my dresser. My near obsession with accessories that glitter has led to a dresser top cramped with shiny charms and tangled chains, but this box has a specific place, and is reserved for what I truly value. For the gold bracelet with my name […]

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OPINION: Judge one, judge all; Why universities must standardize social media monitoring of applicants

Jessica Sommerville | Editor in Chief Glue is no longer enough to hold the paper-mache selves we craft for college admissions. According to a survey by Kaplan Test Prep, 40 percent of admissions officer said they monitor applicants’ social media – its highest since 2008. A single tweet could dismantle a carefully patched image – but we all know this. […]

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Group of Interest: Model United Nations

Isabel Marotta | Staff Writer Students are playing peacemakers in Model UN club. Model United Nations (UN) is a club that allows students to participate in different debates and conferences mimicking the United Nations. Their goal is to create peace through this educational environment. People from different areas chose to represent a certain country or political leader. Junior and club […]

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OPINION: Religious Freedom Bills

Jonathan McCollough | Staff Writer Last month Mississippi Governor signed a bill into law that he claimed would protect religious freedoms, yet instead of protecting people from discrimination it does the exact opposite. Supporters of the bill have claimed that it protects “religious freedom” but the clear focus of the bill is on allowing for open discrimination against people of […]

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