Opinions

Black market organ trade skyrockets

Colleen Hammond | Opinions Editor While standing in the endless line at the DMV, it seems so simple to check the box next to “organ donor” and receive the small, red heart on the bottom right corner on that renewed driver’s license. As of 2018, the Heath Resources and Services Administration reports more than 155 […]

New trade deal with China set to benefit both nations

New trade deal with China set to benefit both nations

Alexander Wolfe | Staff Columnist Phase One of President Trump’s long-awaited trade deal has been lauded as a ground-breaking first step in the process of bringing China “under control.” The 86-page agreement addresses intellectual property (IP) concerns, a new process of settling trade disputes and $200 billion of guaranteed purchases of U.S. goods across manufacturing, […]

The advent of online shopping births retail apocalypse

The advent of online shopping births retail apocalypse

Timothy Rush | Staff Columnist The so-called “retail apocalypse” has been decimating stores across the country in the past couple of years, and it doesn’t appear to be slowing down. In 2019 alone, we saw the bankruptcy of retail giants Forever 21, Payless and Gymboree. Payless closed all U.S. locations, Gymboree is actively liquidating and […]

Papers picking political sides

Staff Editorial One of the first things you learn in a journalism class is to be unbiased. In fact, that’s kind of the whole point. Journalism’s purpose is to give citizens the information they need in their communities, lives and jobs. Journalists are to remain objective, providing facts, issues and events in an unbiased and […]

With global pandemics on the rise, public health is at risk

With global pandemics on the rise, public health is at risk

Hannah Boucher | Staff Columnist 1/16/2020 Disease has been a constant threat to human civilization, whether it be the bubonic plague or a common cold. In a world where we share everything, pathogens are no exception. Germs are everywhere — bathrooms, airplanes, cell phones, even in the “sterilized” doctor’s office. However, with the use of […]

Fake news breeds danger for the future of democracy

Fake news breeds danger for the future of democracy

Kellen Stepler | Features Editor 1/16/2020 Someone once told me, “Believe none of what you hear, and half of what you see.” When it comes to social media, that couldn’t be closer to the truth. Go on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or whatever, and what do you find? A lot of falsehoods, myths and lies that […]

Women Can’t Win

Women Can’t Win

Staff Editorial As award season rears its head toward another year of red carpet glamour, social media has exploded with its usual outrage over nearly every nomination, or lack thereof. However, one major complaint seems to be a persistent theme of the Academy Awards: the domination of male directors. In recent years, movie-goers have finally […]

Bowing out of the monarchy’s traditions

Colleen Hammond | Opinions Editor 1/16/2020 In a time of great political upheaval and increasingly complicated international relations, Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle have fanned the flames of discord in the U.K. In a groundbreaking announcement on social media last week, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex formally declared that they will be […]

Relief from high prescription prices is nearing

Colleen Hammond | Opinions Editor Amid the recent chaos of the holiday season, a pending impeachment trial and the potential for a major conflict in the Middle East, it can be all too easy to overlook the last bills introduced to the Senate in the final days of 2019. After years of petitioning, the Prescription […]

Gentrification breeds radically different views of the same city

Gentrification breeds radically different views of the same city

Noah Wilbur | Staff Columnist 1/9/20 Over the past two decades, gentrification has developed into a widespread topic often appearing in the headlines of major U.S. cities such as San Francisco, New York, Washington, D.C. and many more. The controversial expression has become a heavily disputed topic in political debates, as well as a critical […]

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