Category: Opinion

Senate leadership lacks transparency

Senate leadership lacks transparency

The talk of the town is this weekend’s lockdown, and there are plenty of articles to read in this week’s edition.

However, I’d be failing my job as a journalist and government watchdog if I didn’t offer needed commentary about the failure of transparency in the Student Senate.

Improve crisis response time,  redundancy

Improve crisis response time, redundancy

The events that transpired on campus last weekend exposed flaws in Chadron State College’s emergency notification system and lockdown protocols. That is the recurring message that The Eagle staff noticed while reporting this week.

Where is the outrage for Nigeria?

Where is the outrage for Nigeria?

No marches were held, no rallies organized, no world leaders vowed solidarity. After all, this was not an attack on “Western” soil. This was not an attack on freedom of speech, this was not an “assault on our values.”

You need more than a speech

You need more than a speech

During Tuesday’s State of the Union Address, President Obama mentioned his Italian friend, “Veto.”

That joke was bad and we feel bad for printing it. However, the President did mention the need for the White House and Congress to work together, then shortly thereafter mentioned threats to veto legislation that he doesn’t agree with.

Technology does not define us

Technology does not define us

Over the break, The Hallmark Channel was having a Hart to Hart marathon that I found myself watching because, let’s face it, Jonathan Hart was a dreamy, self-made millionaire and what’s not to love? Plus, who doesn’t like a good early 80s murder mystery show?

Defining the box-office propaganda film

Defining the box-office propaganda film

American Sniper has seen one of the most successful box-office opens in history. The Clint Eastwood directed film starring Bradley Cooper as Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle, grossed over $90 million on a special four-day screening over the holidays; an unheard of feat. It has already been nominated for a slew of Academy Awards, but has also invited controversy.

‘Je Suis Charlie’

‘Je Suis Charlie’

On Jan. 7, two gunmen entered the offices of French satire magazine Charlie Hebdo and opened fire, killing 10 people. The gunmen were reportedly motivated by the magazine’s publication of comics depicting the Prophet Mohammad, a practice that is forbidden by Islam. The gunmen swore vengeance.