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Should convicted felons be allowed to vote?

Should convicted felons be allowed to vote?

Ben Zalles, staff writer and photographer

January 29, 2019


Filed under Features, Opinion, Student Life, Top Stories, Trends

According to a 2016 report done by “The Sentencing Project,” it is estimated that 6.1 million Americans are denied the right to vote when they’re convicted of a felony. The term “felony disenfranchisement” is used to describe the laws that currently restrict the voting rights of people who...

Actions have consequences – even in politics

Actions have consequences – even in politics

Birk Slothouber, staff writer

January 17, 2019


Filed under Features, Opinion, Student Life, Top Stories, Trends

From the 2016 Election onward, there’s been an increasing number of calls for civility from various talking heads in the media. They generally say that politics has increasingly intruded into American life, and as a result, people who disagree on politics are more divided than ever, and that people...

Amazon opens new headquarters

Amazon opens new headquarters

Birk Slothouber, staff writer

January 9, 2019


Filed under Features, Opinion, Student Life, Top Stories, Trends

In September 2017, Amazon set off a competition for which city would host its second headquarters, and local governments across the United States and Canada went to great lengths to become the host city. Perhaps the most egregious example is Chicago, whose mayor offered to let the Amazon Corporation...

Separating politics and personal

Separating politics and personal

Mercer Thomas, staff writer

December 11, 2018


Filed under Features, Opinion, Student Life, Top Stories

The death of George H. W. Bush on November 30th sparked a series of articles about the person he was both in and out of politics. Regardless of their political views, many people who’ve come forward to talk about him are emphasizing one thing: their respect for him. Those who disagreed with his politics...

“Do you guys have Thanksgiving in Italy?”

“Do you guys have Thanksgiving in Italy?”

Sara Marzaro, staff writer

November 27, 2018


Filed under Features, Opinion, Student Life, Top Stories, Trends

This is the most common question I was asked in the last three weeks, and the answer is no, we don’t (unfortunately). Though Thanksgiving offers an opportunity to have delicious food and to reunite families and friends, the origin and the meaning of the feast is what fascinates me most. In 1621,...

Opinion on Amazon’s 2nd headquarters

Birk Slothouber

November 14, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Student Life, Top Stories, Trends, Uncategorized

Amazon is nearing its final decision on what city will house their second headquarters, and local governments are going to great lengths to make it their city. Perhaps the most egregious example is Chicago, whose mayor offered to let the Amazon Corporation keep the money collected by taxes on their employees,...

A left-handed view on the world

Adriana Agic, Staff Writer

November 1, 2018


Filed under Features, Opinion, Student Life, Top Stories

Being left-handed has it’s advantages; you’re a rare breed (10 percent of the world is left handed), people usually assume you’re creative, and our 44th President was left handed! What’s it really like being left-handed in a right-handed world? Growing up left-handed is a bit harder than growing...

‘Bad Times at the El Royale’ is actually good – here’s why

‘Bad Times at the El Royale’ is actually good – here’s why

Adriana Agic, staff writer

November 1, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Opinion, Reviews, Student Life, Top Stories

‘Bad Times at the El Royale’ is actually good - here’s why ‘Bad Times at the El Royale’ may seem eerie, odd, or even a bit disturbing because of its trailers or even some reviews that it’s received. However, it’s actually a very interesting movie, and here’s why. The El Royale is...

Is taking a gap year a good idea?

Is taking a gap year a good idea?

Mercer Thomas, staff writer

November 1, 2018


Filed under Features, Opinion, Student Life, Top Stories

For many students, the next step after high school is college, but some take an extra step. A growing trend in the United States is a gap year, traditionally taken before your first year of college. A gap year gives students a chance to get away from the school environment and pursue something they are...

Media outlets to blame for America’s increased political polarization

Media outlets to blame for America’s increased political polarization

Leana Travis, Staff Writer

May 28, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories, Uncategorized

Taking a look at the headlines each day, one name seems to pop up far more often than others: Donald Trump. For any American who keeps up with the news, it is no surprise that the president is at the center of most conversations these days. What many people do not consider is the reason behind the...

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