OPINIONS


11/9/2018, 12:00am

Why Voting Isn’t Enough

November 6 held another historical election in the United States. Republicans took greater control over the Senate, while the predicted “Blue Wave” only somewhat hit the House of Representatives with Democrats taking over a majority of seats.


11/6/2018, 12:00am

Money in Politics is the Most Important Issue Facing America

Money in politics is the most important issue facing our country because it creates a disconnect between what is best for the people, and what is best for the politician. It also is involved in every issue facing America, from healthcare to climate change.


10/30/2018, 12:00am

Why I’m Voting for Democratic Candidates on November 6th

This year, all statewide offices are on the ballot. Michiganders will choose a new governor, attorney general, secretary of state, and local representatives and senators among other elected positions. These make up the backbone of the state government and are extremely important in making key decisions that will affect Michigan for years to come. Since 2011 Republicans have controlled all of these offices. This could all change next week.


10/29/2018, 12:00am

The Migrant Caravan Story is Overblown

The condition in those countries have driven families to make the dangerous journey north, with high levels of violence and poverty flooding the region. It is astounding to me that people can’t have some empathy for those who are risking their life to try and find better living conditions for their family. 


10/16/2018, 12:00am

Why I Love the #MeToo Movement

Though it began as an outcry against Hollywood, the #Metoo movement has spread to create positive change in many different communities. The National Domestic Workers Association gained more membership, from nannies to farmers, to demand dignity and fairness in their various domestic workplaces. Finally, victims can speak out and voice their pain to an ever more attentive and acting audience. 


10/16/2018, 12:00am

Strengthening Friendships One Meal at a Time

The term “broke college student” is one that the 18-25-year-old knows far too well. Not only does it feel like being in college leads to a loss of money, but to a loss of friendships as well. How can these relationships be rekindled? How does grocery shopping and cooking help bring friends closer together? And most importantly, how do you pull together a quick meal together when you’re on a budget? 


10/2/2018, 12:00am

The Laughter: The Brett Kavanaugh Hearing and American Rape Culture

When a woman comes forward to state that she was sexually assaulted, how often is she not believed? How often is she asked, “What were you wearing?” “Had you been drinking?” “Are you sexually active?” How often is she told she was asking for it? How often do we hear when a man is accused of assault or rape that “his career is over” and that he’s “a good boy,” even when he’s over thirty years old?  


9/25/2018, 12:00am

McDonald's Workers are Protesting and You Should Be Too

McDonald's employees in ten different American cities walked out in protest of both improving anti-harassment training of employees as well as a higher minimum wage on Tuesday. An article in TIME Magazine about the strike attributed the #MeToo movement as reasoning for workers coming out now about treatment of cases of harassment.  


9/11/2018, 12:00am

The Portrait is Blurry

McCain showed how friendship and humor can help ease the mind of a public servant who was constantly making decisions that impacted lives across a nation. His motives were pure even when his policies were misguided.  


9/4/2018, 12:00am

The Struts (Artist Review)

Drums to hold the beat, bass to create the rhythm, guitar to make you bob your head, the occasional piano and strings to compliment the singer, and the voice that becomes the center of attention as soon as it's introduced. Between Luke's tongue roles and Adam's glissandos, The Struts have found a way to mesh the sound of English rock bands from the past with a unique ego that only The Struts can pull off. 


12/6/2017, 11:09am

'Elsagate' takes over YouTube children's app

Recently, The New York Times had an article about an unusual trend on YouTube. The YouTube children app, which was first introduced in 2015, is supposed to be an app that can safely show families kid-friendly videos that are on the video-sharing site. 


11/29/2017, 3:07pm

Politics at Thanksgiving: A tale of two parties

Welcome back, I hope your holiday was filled with all the family fun and turkey it could be. No doubt you were asked some embarrassing questions about your social life or how college is going, but politics was probably another issue that was brought up. Perhaps reigniting all the sour feelings and bitter words from last year.  


11/29/2017, 3:06pm

Advertisements: A road to consumerism

The New York Times reported the average person living in the city could see up to 5,000 advertisements in one day. That’s 208 an hour or three a minute. They are littered with things like alcohol, fast food, cars, more fast food and products that are made to seem like you can’t live without them. 


11/29/2017, 3:04pm

Rising emo-rapper dead at 21

The death of the rising star shocked fans when his manager found Lil Peep unresponsive in his tour bus. He was pronounced dead at the scene around 11 p.m., Nov. 15. The cause of death is thought to be a possible drug overdose, most likely from Xanax, according to CNN sources.  


10/30/2017, 12:10pm

Gerrymandering needs to come to an end

Edith Munro of the Times Union writes about redistricting in Iowa. “For most Americans, redistricting is a study in bare knuckles partisanship as political parties battle for the advantage that comes from reorganizing congressional and state legislative districts. Not in Iowa.”