Opinion: What Counts as representation?

Alexandra Lisa | Staff Writer I’m not angry. I’m not disappointed. I’m just extremely, unbelievably confused. Almost as soon as October started, I began a ritual which I’m sure many others across the nation share: checking off my list of Halloween movies to watch. Monster Squad, Lost Boys, Nightmare Before Christmas, It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown, it’s a long […]

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Opinion: Standard of Perfection

Alexandra Lisa | Staff Writer Mason holds unrealistic expectation that students must thrive. High school is the point in time where students are being pulled in a hundred different directions. Our interests aren’t clear enough, even to us, to know what we want to do with our futures, and that phrase “Oh, you have plenty of time to figure it […]

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Opinion: Abolish the Penny

Freddie Wilhelm | Staff Writer We have been through a lot over the past year. A shock presidency, Brexit, and even the Patriots winning another Superbowl. All this distracting us from an issue that the United States Government needs to address, the end of penny production. Imagine you are in charge of a luxury car company, and for each car, […]

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OPINION: Advantages do not excuse laziness

Jonathan McCollough | Staff Writer We have had it easy. We go to the kindest school in America, a National Blue Ribbon winner located in the seventh best place to live in the United States, according to Money Magazine. Our median household income was $94,758 in 2015, almost double Ohio’s median household income of $51,075. This is our normal. It is […]

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I didn’t meme it

Jessica Sommerville | Editor-in-Chief True admission to a campus community is not through a college’s admissions letter but its group chat. Through these chats, my peers have not only taught me how to register for admitted student activities but to giggle at “wot in tarnation” cowboy hats and the “Guy Tries to Impress Girl” faux pas, neither of which I […]

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Opinion: Go be a kid

India Kirssin | Managing Editor Welcome to the jungle. That’s always my first thought as I enter the St. Louis City Museum. Metal climbing monstrosities crowd the outside of the old downtown building. An old school bus hangs off the top and right next to it is a ferris wheel. On the roof. Inside, tunnels and slides hang out over […]

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Opinion: Temporary solutions fail against cultural divide

Asia Porter | Online Editor Over spring break I visited Howard and Hampton University, two Historically Black Colleges and Universities. In 2014, 239,000 students enrolled into 100 HBCUs nationwide. While non-blacks are welcome, the vast majority of those who attend are black, a quality that has become increasingly appealing to some students. Founded in 1837, HBCUs were minorities’ primary source […]

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Opinion: The Telecom industry bought a law

Jonathan McCollough | Staff Writer Big Brother is always watching and he just invited a friend to watch along with him. On April 4, Donald Trump wiped away landmark online privacy protections by signing a measure into law which repealed Obama-Era Federal Communication Commission (FCC) regulations. The Obama Era rules required internet service providers (ISP’s) – companies like Comcast, Verizon, […]

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OPINION: America’s greatest problem is ourselves

India Kirssin | Managing Editor What is the biggest problem facing America? It’s a loaded question, right? The answers and opinions associated with this question are the source of some of the most vicious contempt in our country today. Everyone answers it a little bit differently, and not one person will answer it in the exact same way. I was […]

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