Category: Opinion

Just go: an alternative future awaits

Just go: an alternative future awaits

As graduation creeps, or rather speeds, closer there is an age old question that is probably near the front of many of you seniors’ minds. What comes after graduation? Where do you go from here?

Voting is a responsibility

Voting is a responsibility

Student Senate elections are approaching, and so is the opportunity for students to give their input for the way that they think this student body should be governed. While it is disappointing that not a single student is challenging for the president position, that is no excuse to abstain from voting altogether.

Stop making our pain your gain

Stop making our pain your gain

I have discovered a practice that has quickly ascended to become my personal vexation. In last week’s paper, my column followed the terroristic attack in Brussels; a catastrophic affair in which numerous people were wounded, terrorized, and ripped away from their families. Many people rushed to their aid, however, a specific group of people instead fled to social media or media outlets to use this tragedy as an opportunity to push their political agenda (I’m looking at you presidential candidates).

Sign up & show up

The fourth annual The Big Event is set to kickoff at the end of this month. The staff of The Big Event has been preparing for this year’s event since October, according to The Big Event Adviser Shaunda French.

Republicans should act

Republicans should act

President Barack Obama recently nominated Judge Merrick Garland, a figure respected by liberals and conservatives alike, to the Supreme Court. Now, the Republicans in the Senate are showing their prowess in a battle, vowing to block the replacement of Justice Antonin Scalia until a new president is voted into office. GOP leaders refuse to consider Garland, saying that the decision should be made by the American people by them choosing the next president who in turn could nominate a different individual than Garland. This showdown could possibly be more fraught than some of the most vicious Supreme Court fights because Obama’s choice could lead to a less conservative Supreme Court, possibly for quite a while.

When’s the right time to make the call?

When’s the right time to make the call?

Every child and every family is different. But there’s one issue that every family has to address at some point. How young is too young for a cell phone? Each family has a different set of values, but sometimes parents have to tailor this issue to each specific kid in a family.