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Sicker than fiction

Sicker than fiction

April 17, 2018

Let me start off by saying, unless you’re running a high temperature or you just lost a finger in woodshop — there’s no way in hell Student Health Services will write you a note to get out of class,...

Solving ‘The Problem with Apu’ really isn’t that hard

Solving ‘The Problem with Apu’ really isn’t that hard

April 15, 2018

After nearly 28 years on television, backlash is not new for “The Simpsons.” The most recent wave of it grew in response to a scene in the episode “No Good Read Goes Unpunished.” The scene in questio...

A letter to Dwayne Johnson

A letter to Dwayne Johnson

April 11, 2018

Dear Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Though you may never read this I want to thank you for making your secret battle with depression public. I know it must’ve been difficult to publicly disclose yo...

As America changes we need to stop looking to the past for guidance

As America changes we need to stop looking to the past for guidance

April 10, 2018

I made a rookie mistake last week. As I sat at my kitchen table eating dinner, I absentmindedly went through the social media apps on my phone until I ended up on Facebook. Here I saw a post from a friend of a friend ...

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...