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Opinion | Love languages are important

Opinion | Love languages are important

By Evelyn Delgado, Columnist

March 31, 2020

With Valentine's Day still in the near past and the arrival of “The Bachelor” finale, romance is on people’s minds. With spring approaching, there is more time to spend with close loved ones in the arms of nature. The thought of blooming flowers and sunny days can indicate many things, but one...

Opinion | There’s still hope to fight coronavirus in globalized world

Opinion | There’s still hope to fight coronavirus in globalized world

By Mark Toledano, Columnist

March 30, 2020

As nice as it would be to believe that we can remain unaffected by events happening in other parts of the world, the coronavirus is a pesky reminder that there’s no such thing as true isolation. The world is more interconnected than ever, and it’s never been easier to spread a viral pandemic.  ...

Opinion | Democrats uniting behind Biden shows party’s backbone

Opinion | Democrats uniting behind Biden shows party’s backbone

By Austin Stadelman, Columnist

March 29, 2020

The Democratic race for the presidential nomination has effectively dwindled to two candidates: former Vice President Joe Biden, and Senator Bernie Sanders. While just last week the race was looking to potentially end up in a brokered convention, a wave of endorsements from former presidential hopefu...

Opinion | Allergy medication should be more accessible

Opinion | Allergy medication should be more accessible

By Sabrina Lee, Columnist

March 28, 2020

Freshman year of college is an exciting time for many reasons. For some, it’s the freedom of being away from home. For me, it was being able to eat a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for lunch.  I’m pretty sure the last time I made myself a PB&J and didn’t have to completely disinfect mys...

Opinion | Kindness is still relevant

Opinion | Kindness is still relevant

By Noah Nelson, Senior Columnist

March 27, 2020

On the 1980s sitcom “Full House,” then-child actress Jodie Sweetin played the Tanner’s middle sister Stephanie. Along with her lovable quirkiness and witty lines, Sweetin was mostly known for saying her famous catchphrase, “How rude!” every time someone said something to her disliking. Nowadays,...

Opinion | “Hispanic” should be racial category on census

Opinion | “Hispanic” should be racial category on census

By Abril Salinas, Columnist

March 26, 2020

From March 12-20, households will receive the mail-in census form to be counted in the nationwide process. As the census begins, many Hispanic-Americans will find themselves having to make a serious decision: how should they report their race when “Hispanic” isn’t considered one?  It seems...

Opinion | Stop pricing love

Opinion | Stop pricing love

By Neshmia Malik, Columnist

March 25, 2020

Gift-giving is an essential aspect of several holidays, demonstrating how our society has been taught to place a monetary value on love. This unhealthy phenomenon has taught us to define our love for someone based on how expensive a gift they have chosen for us is. We have nailed a dollar sign in fr...

Opinion | America needs its own Belt and Road Initiative

Opinion | America needs its own Belt and Road Initiative

By Andrew Prozorovsky, Senior Columnist

March 24, 2020

The universally accepted failure of the Iraq War was the final nail in the coffin for American interventionism. From that point forward, Americans on the left and right would embrace isolationism. Interference of any kind, even in the case that it furthered American interests at a low cost, has been condemn...

Opinion | Look forward to Winter Olympics

Opinion | Look forward to Winter Olympics

By Maii Rashed, Columnist

March 22, 2020

This year alone, so many tragedies, misfortunes and setbacks occurred in the view of the public. Every time a breaking news headline debuts, it's rarely something good, which makes sense since people would rather be alerted about their impending doom than humanitarian efforts. With the news of coronavirus...

Opinion | Recognize modern Renaissance man in Childish Gambino

Opinion | Recognize modern Renaissance man in Childish Gambino

By Nick Johnson, Columnist

March 20, 2020

We are currently witnessing the closest thing to a Renaissance man that the American entertainment industry has ever seen before, and it might not last much longer. The concept of a Renaissance man developed in the Renaissance Period in the 15th and 16th centuries. It was defined by famous Italian...

Opinion | Tomlinson’s long-awaited new album emotionally raw, real

Opinion | Tomlinson’s long-awaited new album emotionally raw, real

By Marykate Green, Columnist

March 16, 2020

Louis Tomlinson, a member of the well-known boyband One Direction, finally released his long-awaited solo album. Fans of the band and Louis “stans” (those who favor Louis above the other members) have been eagerly waiting to hear Louis’ personal sound, uncombined with the rest of the band.  ...

Opinion | Democrat with most votes should be nominee

By Clint Dozier, Columnist

March 14, 2020

After a decisive win in the Nevada caucuses by Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, many in the mainstream media, for lack of a better description, seem to be having a conniption fit at the thought of Sanders becoming the Democratic nominee. There were two examples of this headless-chi...

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