Category: Opinion

WALTER WILLIAMS, R.I.P.

BY DOMINIC PINO OPINION EDITOR He asked a question to his intermediate microeconomics class that seemed impossible to answer. The students tried their best to impress him, but each answer left something to be desired. Finally, flashing a smile, he…

WE NEED MORE DOERS AND FEWER DREAMERS

BY STEVEN ZHOU STAFF WRITER Dream big. Chase your dreams. These mantras are often repeated to young adults, especially as they enter college and/or start their careers. A quick Google search will bring up a plethora of articles and advice…

NUKES AREN’T JUST A PROBLEM OF THE PAST

BY LUKE HARRIS STAFF WRITER A mysterious, bright flash stopped the city’s people in their tracks. A roar deafened the city. The ground began to shake. These weren’t the consequences of a natural disaster, but rather something man-made: a bomb….

THE FAILURE OF POLLS SHOULD REFOCUS US ON WHAT IS GOOD

BY ALEX MADAJIAN STAFF WRITER The most recent election was very close, but one thing has been decisive: the death of polling. The polling industry needed a solid win on an election night, and it just didn’t happen. After many…

THE CLOWNS’ LAST HURRAH

BY DOMINIC PINO OPINION EDITOR An important part of any performer’s act is knowing when the show is over. Even an otherwise good movie, song or play can be ruined by straggling on too long. One would think Donald Trump,…

THE ELECTION MAY BE OVER, BUT OUR WORK IS FAR FROM DONE

BY SAVANNAH MARTINCIC STAFF WRITER After four nail-biting days (and frankly years) of waiting, we finally have an expiration date on Donald Trump’s presidency. In the morning hours of Nov. 7, Joe Biden became the president-elect after clinching a victory…

THE CASE FOR PUBLIC LAUGHTER

BY LAURA SWIHART STAFF WRITER “If I had shame about laughing in public, I’d have nothing left.” My friend jokingly replied with these wise words when I encountered him laughing maniacally over his Akeno Sushi in the Johnson Center and…

CONVENIENT ENTERTAINMENT ISN’T GOOD FOR US

BY LUKE HARRIS STAFF WRITER Our world is stuck in the fast lane. Text messages give us instant communication. Amazon promises speedy delivery. McDonalds gets you crappy food quickly. This desire for quickness is driven by an underlying desire for…

CHOOSE TO BE STOIC

BY ALEX MADAJIAN STAFF WRITER Do you ever feel as though the pressures of the world are too much to bear? You may be stressed from election season or concerned about how many more may die from COVID-19. I often…