Staff Editorial: Planned parenthood provides crucial healthcare

Recently, the state of Ohio decided to make some budget cuts. They cut out all the usual stuff — overpaid politicians, unused funding. Normal, right? Well, not exactly. What happened instead was that Planned Parenthood was completely defunded.  And if you’re opposed to abortion then that’s great, right?  Most would say so, but that’s simply not the case: Planned Parenthood […]

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Staff Editorial: Film does feminism wrong

Feminism is hard. It’s had a bit of a rough time with branding. But most of all, it’s just super complicated. Everyone has their own idea of what’s right, what’s “true” feminism. The idea of feminism has evolved over time, from first legal, then economic, then social issues taking the forefront of each generation.  So what makes a character feminist? […]

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Staff Editorial: Viral does not mean viable

Two weeks ago, Covington Catholic student Nick Sandmann laughed in the face of a helpless Native American man simply trying to sing his indigenous prayer. Or at least that’s what the video showed. Sandmann was captured on video, Make America Great Again (MAGA) hat on head, standing in front of 64-year-old Nathan Phillips, seemingly blocking him from walking by. He […]

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Staff Editorial: We need to take advantage of what “Ignite your vision” has to offer

Finally, they are listening. It’s a shame, however, that students have nothing to say. Recently, Mason High School started “Ignite Your Vision”, a program that allows students to generate ideas, pitch them to administration, and get them approved to be implemented, possibly even with funding. The program was a administration’s response when they heard the claims that student opinions were not being taken into consideration. The website “masonignite.com” was […]

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Staff Editorial: Kavanaugh hearings emphasize need for maturity in politics

This one was polarizing. Like it always is. Every month there seems to be a new scandal, and every month it seems to get more and more polarizing and divisive. This month’s scandal was historic though, and not because of the political significance.  The Kavanaugh hearing showed how truly divisive and disrespectful politics have become. It’s bad in the Supreme […]

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Staff Editorial: Nike cashed in on Kaepernick controversy

Everyone’s seen it. “Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything.” Nike’s recent advertisement, which revealed a new partnership with former 49er’s quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who knelt during the pre-game national anthem in August 2016, triggered a rapid social media response. All throughout Twitter and Instagram, everyone felt the need to either support Nike, or to condemn them. People […]

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Staff Editorial 5/11 Citizens rightfully skeptical of North Korean claims to denuclearize

Two weeks ago, history was made when a meeting between North and South Korea, two countries which have been in armistice since the 1950’s, took place to discuss ending the war that has lasted over half a century.  Representatives from each country met with the United States’ newest cabinet member, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. The two countries seem closer […]

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