Category: opinion

Don’t Get Fooled Again

BY DOMINIC PINO, STAFF WRITER We’ll be fighting in the streets With our children at our feet And the morals that they worship will be gone And the men who spurred us on Sit in judgment of all wrong They decide…

We Need More Co-Op Games

BY ARIANNA GOODMAN, STAFF WRITER With the extreme and sudden notoriety of Fortnite and the recent release of Apex Legends, it is clear that battle-royale as a genre is currently taking the world by storm. Several already established game companies have…

Graphene is Poised to Change the World. Are You Ready?

BY DANIEL SCOTT MITCHELL, STAFF WRITER From the stone age to the silicon age, the materials that humans utilize have shaped technologies, society and the world as a whole. Materials have had such remarkable impacts throughout history that we even…

Why We Want Pollution

BY JACE WHITE Everyone knows that it’s possible to have too much of a good thing, but can we ever have too little of a bad thing? If gluttony can get the better of us as we consume more and more…

Student Government Should Remain Non-Political

BY DAWSON WEINHOLD When many people think about government, their mind immediately goes to partisan politics. Often, people are turned away from participating in government altogether because of partisan politics. Most people aren’t ideologues. They have no reason to engage…

Letter From the Editor

Dear Patriots, This past Valentine’s Day marked the one-year anniversary of the deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school in Parkland, Florida, that left 17 dead and 17 injured. The tragedy led to the rise of survivors from the…

A Survivor’s Dilemma

BY ANONYMOUS I am a survivor of sexual assault. I have only ever told three people my story. I believe it is important to talk about my mindset as a survivor, especially in today’s climate where reports and allegations are…

National Emergencies Should Be Emergencies

BY JACE WHITE, STAFF WRITER President Trump has said that if Congress does not provide enough funding for a border wall, he will declare a national emergency. He claims that illegal immigration and drug trafficking pose an immediate threat to Americans’…

Queer and Christian: The Truth

BY ELIJAH NICHOLS, STAFF WRITER It is not often that I write of my queer identity in such a formal setting, and it is not at all that I write of the intersections of my identity of being both queer…