Category: opinion

Gun Confiscation is Mainstream Democrat Policy – It Won’t Work

BY SEAN HELWIG, CONTRIBUTOR America’s gun debate is frequently ruled by emotion on both sides. One of the left’s most common talking points is to ridicule conservatives’ fears of gun confiscation as irrational fearmongering. Recent events have demonstrated that gun…

Twitter Isn’t Evil: It’s Easy

BY DOMINIC PINO, STAFF WRITER Twitter gets flak from everyone. It’s biased, it spreads fake news, it encourages meanness, it ruins people’s lives, it allows bullying, it’s a monopoly, on and on and on. If you believed all the criticisms,…

Menstruation Stigma Has to End. Period.

BY SAVANNAH MARTINCIC, CONTRIBUTOR In Kenya, a 14-year-old girl started her period for the first time in the middle of a school day. Later that day, she killed herself.  The Daily Nation, a local newspaper, reported that on Sept. 6…

Why the US Constitution is the Greatest Human Document

BY ALEX MADAJIAN, CONTRIBUTOR Did you know that Sept. 17–23 is Constitution Week? On September 17, 1787 our founding fathers bequeathed us the greatest legal writing ever penned to paper. But why does it matter now? That was over 200…

Roommate Troubles? No Problem!

BY SUMMER BROWN, STAFF WRITER I remember my mother always said that two individuals can get along easily while living in separate households, but once you put them together they’re like two completely different people. I’ve noticed that this is…

Letter from the Editor

Dear Patriots, “When will we be at the point [in the semester] where I can say that my big achievement for the week is putting a section together?” asked our Sports Editor, Natalie, earlier this weekend.  I think that’s a…

Why Thrift Shopping Should Be Your Main Fashion Outlet

BY CHRISTINA O’FARRELL, CONTRIBUTOR I’ve had my fair share of trips to Forever 21, H&M, Pacsun and all the other big-name, fast- fashion stores at the mall. You could go through my wardrobe and find many of those brands folded…

A Student’s Guide to the Internet

BY ARIANNA GOODMAN, STAFF WRITER I hope by now that we all know what the internet is, but in case some of you are wondering, the internet is the system of networks interconnected between devices to provide you with access…

War Is War, Hell Is Hell

BY SAMUEL FELDHOUSEN, CONTRIBUTOR A grand and terrible myth of the video gaming industry is that video games cause violence — and it isn’t hard to understand why.  Many mainstream games include hyperviolence and extreme gore as a major draw,…