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 On April 4, Donald Trump wiped away landmark online privacy protections by signing a measure into law which repealed Obama-Era Federal Communication Commission (FCC) regulations.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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OPINION: Renaming buildings can’t delete history

India Kirssin | Managing Editor What’s in a name? This age old question has become a hot button issue on many college campuses across the country as students and faculty push to change the names of buildings commemorating US leaders who supported slavery and pushed systemic racism forward. Last week, Yale announced it would rename Calhoun College because John C […]

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OPINION: Read it and weep

Crime spotlights need for books, empathy Jessica Sommerville | Editor-in-Chief When Virginian teenagers vandalized a historic black schoolhouse, defacing the building with swastikas, “white power,” and “brown power,” attorney Alejandra Rueda sentenced the five of them not to community service but to hit the books. That’s right. For the next year, each vandal must read one book per month – […]

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OPINION: 2017 our way out of wreckage

Asia Porter | Online Editor Bad news peaks our attention It never fails that in the event of a roadside crash, we forget that we’re running 10 minutes late and slow down to take in all the details of the crash-site. Our eyes gravitate towards the wreckage and rubble. Media outlets’ daily broadcasts are filled with reports of street murders, […]

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OPINION: Nation can’t afford to ward off fact

Jonathan McCollough | Staff Writer “The Party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command.” That quote from George Orwell’s “1984” is more relevant today that it ever has been, as we can no longer decipher between which facts are real and which are alternative. During an interview with Chris […]

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OPINION: College campuses lack opinion

Arnav Damodhar | Associate Editor Progress is not possible without change, and change is impossible without debate. But instead of ideological debates in our college campuses, we only see protests and violence. Conservative Milo Yiannopoulos was scheduled to speak at the University of California Berkeley on February 2. The night before, approximately 150 agitators interrupted a non-violent group of protesters. […]

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