socialism

Green New Deal a good start, but lacks funding, alienates moderates

Green New Deal a good start, but lacks funding, alienates moderates

03/14/2019 By Alexander Wolfe | Staff Columnist  The resolution introduced by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) has been the subject of national media curiosity for some time since its introduction on Feb. 7. Fancying my own ability to sift through complex economic and political language, I took the time to read […]

Socialism not a dirty word, many misunderstand its meaning

Socialism not a dirty word, many misunderstand its meaning

03/14/2019 By Timothy Rush | Staff Columnist  Socialism, love it or hate it, it is something that almost everyone has heard about. Depending on who you are, this word can evoke thoughts and images so varied it almost seems meaningless. To some, the word evokes images of the oppressive Soviet Union or that of the […]

Politicians should consider merits of Universal Basic Income

Politicians should consider merits of Universal Basic Income

02/14/2019 By Timothy Rush | Staff Columnist Money. We all want it, and we all need it. Money is the quantitative tool that we use to purchase the goods and services we need to survive and get what we want. Society is built around this very concept. Our labor is purely based around the paycheck […]

Healthcare epidemic brings up complex, layered issues

Healthcare epidemic brings up complex, layered issues

10/11/2018 By Charles Megginson | Contributor  There’s no such thing as a free lunch – and if there’s no such thing as a free lunch, there’s definitely no such thing as free healthcare. America is facing a crippling healthcare epidemic, fueling intense political debate over the direction we, as a nation, should go in guaranteeing […]

Access codes raise textbook prices; limit accessibility

Access codes raise textbook prices; limit accessibility

09/06/2018 By Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor Yes, I’ve ranted about the obscene and ever-rising price of textbooks in the past. Yes, I’m going to do it again, because surprisingly (not), it’s still a really big problem. I’d be willing to wager that this issue specifically unites college students all around the country, no matter […]

“Heartwarming” stories reveal societal agonies

“Heartwarming” stories reveal societal agonies

08/30/2018 By Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor “Teachers donate 100 sick days to colleague with cancer.” “Best baby shower gift: Paid time off for new parents.” “Watch a mother and her child reunite after 55 days.” “HEARTWARMING: A teacher breaks down in tears after the mother of a student buys her a car so she […]