Category: opinion

Letter From the Editor

Hey Patriots,  So we have reached the end of our time together for this semester. I can honestly say that, despite some ups and downs, this has been a relatively smooth ride. My Co Editor Hailey and I haven’t fought…

A Home Across the World

BY HAILEY FALK, CONTRIBUTOR When people talk about studying abroad it usually consists of crazy stories to grab your attention, and I am no exception. Did I spend St. Patrick’s Day in Dublin? Yes. Was it as absurd as it…

Young Men Are Checking Out — For A Different Reason

BY CHRIS KERNAN-SCHMIDT, OPINION EDITOR There is a prevailing stigma in our culture that has prevented young men from seeking the help they need during times of mental crisis. Young men in the U.S. and around the world are suffering…

Higher Wages Are Good For People On Campus: Here’s Why

BY CASSIDY POLLARD, CONTRIBUTOR As I sit down in the Johnson Center, holding food from one of the many Sodexo-operated restaurants, I take a minute to think about how heavily our campus relies on the workers that staff these restaurants…

Yes, The Equal Rights Amendment Matters

BY ZOEHRIYA ANWAR, STAFF WRITER The Declaration of Independence says “all men are created equal.” What about women? Aren’t we created equal too? As I wake up in the morning and head to my classes, these are the questions I…

“OK, Boomer” Is Hurting Our Generation

BY ALEX MADAJIAN, STAFF WRITER Yes, I know the first reaction after reading the title is to think to yourself, “OK, boomer,” but please hear me out. For those five people on the entire planet who haven’t heard yet, “OK,…

Let’s Restart The Deficit Debate

BY DAWSON WEINHOLD STAFF WRITER Our nation has a spending problem. Last year, the deficit reached $779 billion. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) is estimating that by fiscal year 2020 that number will reach 1 trillion. To many people, that…

“Your Truth” is Stupid

BY ALEX MADAJIAN, STAFF WRITER Forgive me, but I’m about to commit a mortal sin: criticize Oprah. In her 2018 acceptance speech for the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes, she remarked, “Speaking your truth is the most…