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U.S. retreat from Syria will carry disastrous implications

U.S. retreat from Syria will carry disastrous implications

April 8, 2018

For many American citizens, the seven-year-long civil war raging in Syria seems like a distant reality floating in the background of domestic affairs. As for myself, I find it difficult to ignore the injustices comm...

Sinclair’s growth strangles the airwaves and hurts us all

Sinclair’s growth strangles the airwaves and hurts us all

April 4, 2018

One of the growing fears in journalism is the expansion of news as a business. As corporations scoop up newspapers and stations, some wonder how news media can remain a nonpartisan source dedicated to...

‘Fortnite’ is taking the world by storm

‘Fortnite’ is taking the world by storm

April 3, 2018

Imagine a dystopian world where 100 people are fighting to survive. Using anything they find from weapons to resources, they ward off other survivors and avoid an impending storm of death. Now, pictur...

The Constitution is long overdue for a revisit

Grant Hermanns, Staff Writer

March 20, 2018

Filed under Opinions

Growing up in the U.S., we all learn about the Constitution and the 27 Amendments that make up the laws of our country. Many have caused controversy over the years, with the Second Amendment being the target of scrutiny as mass shootings become more prevalent across the nation. While wanting to uphold the law that has stood for almost 230 years is understandable, the stubbornness of the nation to even consider updating the Constitut...

Holier than Thou?

Holier than Thou?

March 18, 2018

Dear Religious Leaders who Shout at Students;   You’re the reason no one wants to be religious. This is coming from a girl who has had the rosary memorized since she was five. You come h...

Arming teachers misses the mark

Arming teachers misses the mark

March 14, 2018

Since the Feb. 14 shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, both sides of the aisle have dug into their respective corners, calling for legislative changes. The nat...

We can’t use mental health to avoid gun control

We can’t use mental health to avoid gun control

March 13, 2018

I’m mentally ill, but don’t worry, I’m more likely to shoot myself than anyone else. I’m not going to be bipartisan about this. If there is one hallmark of the gun-toting Republican solution t...

Don’t let Alexa get the last laugh

Don’t let Alexa get the last laugh

March 7, 2018

The apartment has been empty all day. You’re grilling yourself a cheese sandwich and as you turn the stove off, a strange, muffled noise comes from the bedroom. It stops just as soon as it started, lea...