Archive for the ‘Opinions’ Category

Overbearing Prom Dress Codes are Sexist

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Prom season is among us. For many high school seniors, it will be what they believe to be the best night of their lives. Girls have been waiting for this day since they took the high school entrance exam. They cannot wait to pick out the perfect dress-but thanks to…
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Student Athletes Should Not Be Paid (More Than They Already Are)

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

The question of whether or not college athletes should be paid has been asked for a long time now. Unlike professional players, college athletes do not receive a large payment for their talents. They receive no money when their name and their performance is aired on television. Therefore, many athletes…
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Should The President Tweet?

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

Presidents using social media, specifically Twitter, is a fairly new concept. The first U.S President to do so was former President Barack Obama. Early May 2015 saw the first account on Twitter dedicated to the U.S President. Since then, not only the U.S President has used Twitter, but Presidential candidates…
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Celebrities Face Feminism

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

With last weeks Women’s March and the reemergence of the call for feminism stronger than ever in the spotlight, it is no surprise that celebrities have fallen victim to backlash. Celebrities are always in the public eye, scrutinized for their every word-or, in Taylor Swift’s case, their every tweet. Many…
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America’s Women’s March Went Global

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

What began as a march in Washington DC to advocate for women’s-and people’s-rights, evolved into a full-scale, global march. Many women and men originally planned to march in Washington DC on January 21, the day after President Trump’s inauguration. But word spread, and cities all over America and the world…
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Generic Brands are Just as Good as Name Brands

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

There are some products that I will always buy name brand-Heinz ketchup, Colgate toothpaste, and the extra soft and silky Kleenex. And I am always sure to buy certified Apple accessory products because I have been convinced that anything else will corrupt my iPhone, and that is a risk I…
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We Will Miss Joe Biden

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

A lot of people are upset that, come January next year, President Barack Obama will be leaving the Presidency and the White House. A lot of people, also, are upset that Vice President Joe Biden will be leaving alongside Obama as well. I am one of those people. In the…
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Support Small Businesses

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

Last weekend, the craziest shopping day of the year arrived: Black Friday. Maybe you rushed to your favorite store early in the morning, before the sun came up, or maybe you decided to skip. If you skipped Black Friday, I hope you did not consider skipping Small-Business Saturday! Sure, consumerism,…
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Free the People: Do We Need Academic Rubrics?

Friday, November 18th, 2016

Did the American people tell Abraham Lincoln that the 2 minute, 272 worded Gettysburg Address must be at least 10 minutes long, and a minimum of 500 words?  Did King Francis I order Leonardo Da Vinci to complete the unfinished Mona Lisa?  Did Pope Julius II require Michelangelo to finish…
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The End of the Line for Vine

Sunday, November 6th, 2016

Twitter has announced that they will be discontinuing the popular video app, Vine, in the coming months. Due to a loss of interest of co-founders and users of the app in the recent years, as well as competition from other video-sharing apps, the end of the “Do It For The…
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