Archive for the ‘Opinions’ Category

Trans Rights are Human Rights – Transgender people in the military

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

President Trump’s ban on transgender people from serving in any capacity in the military is not only an exercise in ignorance, but is a step backwards from the progressive social standard set by former President Obama. Although the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” in September 20, 2011 was a…

The Daily Struggle of Finding Parking on Campus

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

    A new school year has begun and that means everyone’s nightmare, parking on campus, is yet again a reality. The first week back seemed like a circus with people racing just to find a spot, and if they were out of luck, they chose to park on the…

Charlottesville: Trump’s Failure, Sheet Cake and The Importance of Protesting

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

Eat, drink and be merry. A simple enough concept that would work in an ideal world, or as a Saturday Night Live skit. The events that happened in Charlottesville, VA have shown that the world is far from ideal. On August 12th, white supremacists, the Klu Klux Klan, neo-Nazis, the…

Why is Nobody Listening to the Scientists?

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

If we were having a conversation about carbon dioxide in the air, whom would you trust more: a scientist or a politician? The clear answer seems to be the politician, but in today’s society of skepticism, the answer is often the politician. Throughout President Trump’s 100 first days in office,…

Facebook Live Has Become A Real-Life Crime Show

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

On April 6, 2016 Facebook launched Facebook Live videos. Anyone with a Facebook account and a phone was now able to broadcast live to everyone in the world. As people tried out the new feature, we muddled through loud live videos from concerts our friends were at and borderline useless…

Teenagers Should Play Teenagers on TV

Thursday, April 13th, 2017

The hottest new show on Netflix is 13 Reasons Why. Based off Jay Asher’s book, Brian Yorkey’s thirteen-episode season, explained by IMBD, follows teenager Clay Jensen, in his quest to uncover the story behind his classmate and crush, Hannah, and her decision to end her life.  In the description, it…

Shop Smart at Thrift Shops

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

You can find almost anything at a thrift store. And that is exciting! It is like your own personal treasure hunt. Sifting through the packed racks of random clothing and antiques, maybe you will find a priceless art work, or a t-shirt that says, “Bob’s 10th Annual Barbeque.” Both are…

Give Opening Acts A Chance

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

Seeing your favorite musician or band live in concert is always exciting. Except, you have to sit through the opening acts first. Boring, right? Not exactly. Opening acts are often skipped out on or paid little attention to by concertgoers, when they should really give the opening acts a chance….

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…

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…