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Opinion | QAnon ineptitude comes full circle

Opinion | QAnon ineptitude comes full circle
November 21, 2020

What began as a conspiracy against a pizza parlor's pedophile-bearing basement ends with protests over the integrity of the American election. Since 2017, QAnon has functioned as a far-right, mass conspiracy...

Opinion | University must establish a core curriculum

Opinion | University must establish a core curriculum
November 20, 2020

The general education system of the University has been widely criticized for underestimating the importance of liberal arts subjects and reading requirements. As many aspects of the University have been...

Opinion | America must address its drug problem

Opinion | America must address its drug problem
November 19, 2020

America has a serious drug problem. Drug abuse and addiction are serious societal issues, and one must not be insensitive or callous regarding the lives ruined by these difficulties. But abuse and addiction...

Opinion | Appreciate minority representation, remain skeptical of policies

Opinion | Appreciate minority representation, remain skeptical of policies
November 19, 2020

When Kamala Harris took the stage on the night Joe Biden was declared the winner of the presidential election, I admit I teared up. It was empowering to see not only a woman, but also a woman of color...

Opinion | Resist urge to adopt a quarantine puppy

Columnist Ellen Barczak poses with her dog Buddy. Barczak believes people should carefully consider before adopting dogs during the pandemic.
November 17, 2020

Winter, in all of its dark, frigid, snowy, road-salty glory (or lack thereof), is coming. Quarantine, much to the chagrin of citizens of cold-weather locations around the globe, is about to get even worse. Despite...

Opinion | Health care access requires Affordable Care Act

Opinion | Health care access requires Affordable Care Act
November 16, 2020

In the wake of an election that rendered President Donald Trump a one-term president, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Tuesday concerning a long-held goal of Trump and the Republican party: repealing...

Opinion | Plan your finances, minimize debt

Opinion | Plan your finances, minimize debt
November 14, 2020

As college students taking different classes, completing different majors in different years with different professors, student debt binds us together in a shared experience of financial planning.  College,...

Opinion | Take festive solace in Midwestern party food

Opinion | Take festive solace in Midwestern party food
November 13, 2020

I’ve been known to be a cheerleader for the Midwest as a region. One aspect of Midwestern culture that I feel deserves more credit, though, is our party food. The recent COVID-19 pandemic has changed...

Opinion | Weapon advancement inspires horror genre

Opinion | Weapon advancement inspires horror genre
November 12, 2020

With Halloween in the past, many people will be shelving the horror genre until next year. This is understandable as it is commonly associated with terrible, campy, poorly-acted garbage which serves as...

Opinion | Trump won’t vanish after election loss

President Donald J. Trump, joined by Vice President Mike Pence, senior White House advisors and senior military personnel, delivers remarks during a national televised address on Jan. 8 from the Cross Hall of the White House.
November 11, 2020

The 2016 presidential election left millions of Americans shocked and uncertain of the future as businessman Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States and spent four years in...

Opinion | Recognize biases, diminish political division

Opinion | Recognize biases, diminish political division
November 10, 2020

Well, it came and it went. The 2020 election for all intents and purposes is over. Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. is the President-elect of the United States. I received this news with a sigh of relief for...

Opinion | American election result was too close

President Donald Trump speaks in the briefing room at the White House on Thursday. Columnist Clint argues Joe Biden’s victory is just the beginning when it comes to making impactful changes in a broken America and that Democrats must pass meaningful progressive reforms.
November 9, 2020

That was close, America. Too close. No longer a “blue wall,” the three key electoral college states of Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania seem to have become what would more accurately be described...

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