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Has Saturday Night Live gotten too political?

Has Saturday Night Live gotten too political?

By Kaitlyn McCann, Columnist

October 20, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Saturday Night Live just started its new season and I, as many true fans, was initially ecstatic. I even went home this past weekend because I had a few new episodes recorded. So, as I got my coffee ready and barricaded myself in pillows, I turned on a show that I’ve used as an escape since my midd...

Increase environmental awareness on campus

Increase environmental awareness on campus

By Chantelle Hicks, Columnist

October 19, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

In light of a recent report released by the United Nations, the Earth is dying and we need to start saving it — like yesterday. The United States and England are a few of the countries who debate climate change and the effects we are seeing; thus, as American college students, we must take the necessa...

Alt-right movement: It’s wrong

Alt-right movement: It’s wrong

By Guzi He, Columnist

October 18, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Opinions Top Stories, Top Stories

It seemed like a notice from a federal agency, but this was no Great Seal. In fact, it was a clear recreation of it. On the poster was a bizarre bird with sharp, jagged wings and talons holding three large arrows. Inked in bold were the words “RECLAIM AMERICA” below an image of a bundle of stic...

Frat culture brings hyper-masculinity

Frat culture brings hyper-masculinity

By Joseph Dillier, Columnist

October 18, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Fraternities are obsessed with status: who has the coolest house, who blocks with the hottest sororities, who gets featured on “Total Frat Move,” who has the strongest bar pull, etc. In this status-centric culture, looking good to the outside world is key. This is why brands like Vineyard Vines, Supreme and...

You aren’t boring, your clothes shouldn’t be either

You aren’t boring, your clothes shouldn’t be either

By Samuel Kottoor, Columnist

October 17, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Top Stories

This University blooms in creativity. From the intellect of the students to the beautiful architecture of the buildings, there is an obvious display of originality throughout campus. However, our talent for thinking outside the box seems to be forgotten every morning when we peruse through our closets f...

Engineering bad politics

Engineering bad politics

By Joseph Dillier, Columnist

October 16, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Top Stories

In Stanley Kubrick’s classic film “2001: A Space Odyssey,” two scientists are traveling to Jupiter onboard a spaceship piloted by HAL 9000, a sentient supercomputer with full artificial intelligence. As the film progresses, the utopian idea of HAL’s technological perfection dissipates as he beg...

Erase chalkboards from UI

Erase chalkboards from UI

By Matt Hutchison, Columnist

October 15, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Do you feel like it’s been abnormally difficult to keep your eyes open in class? Are you trying to enjoy an interesting lecture only to notice your eyes betraying you? While it might be a lack of sleep or something else entirely, it could also very well be what you’re looking at. No, I’m not...

Digital LSAT exam will expand test accessibility

Digital LSAT exam will expand test accessibility

By Alice Lee, Columnist

October 15, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Top Stories

To be quite honest, I seem to be of a dying breed of college students who still prefer paper-and-pen note-taking over the click-clacking of computer keyboards. While typing notes may be more efficient, handwritten notes boost memory retention. It seems the Law School Admission Council found the efficiency aspec...

Stop harassing students to register to vote

Stop harassing students to register to vote

By Lucas Oswald, Columnist

October 13, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

For the past several weeks, I haven’t been able to walk to class without someone on the Main Quad — who is way too chipper for a Tuesday by the way — shoving a pamphlet in my face, pestering me to register to vote. It’s gotten to the point that I’ve started completely ignoring people trying to hand ...

The presidential alert system shouldn’t be partisan

By Hayley Nagelberg, Columnist

October 12, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

I once heard about an ethical dilemma posed in my psychology class that asked participants: "If the government found out the entire world was going to end in ten minutes, should they let everyone know so they could say their goodbyes, or should they keep it to themselves to avoid the panic?” In th...

Ads are not meddling with election

Ads are not meddling with election

By Guzi He, Columnist

October 12, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Opinions Top Stories

President Donald Trump recently accused China of election meddling. The evidence: China-sponsored “propaganda ads” denouncing his all-out trade war found in The Des Moines Register, an Iowa newspaper. The shadowy campaign of misinformation Russian trolls launched in 2016 from their fake social med...

The University encourages students to fail, and we should

The University encourages students to fail, and we should

By Fred Shoaff, Columnist

October 11, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

People pick colleges based on the wrong criteria. When seniors in high school embark on their adventure through college visits and applications, they often desire some of the comforts of home and the ability to succeed in this new domain. However, not many look for another positive factor that se...

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