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Stop saying “it’s a mental health problem.”

Michael Pearce, Sports Editor

August 5, 2019

Yet another mass shooting has taken place in America, and yet again mental illness is to blame. Mental health can be a factor in mass shootings, but it’s being made the scapegoat for these unspeakable acts without any action...

Political Focus: Challenging the status quo is the definition of patriotism

Ben Hume, Web Editor

July 30, 2019

A tweet circulated from President Donald Trump’s account on July 14 smearing a group of new, progressive Democratic congresswomen. The tweet attacked the group of congresswomen, which included Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D), Rashida ...

The power unions could have

Ben Hume, Web Editor

June 18, 2019

I had a revealing conversation with a relative of mine recently about how his work was going. I had recalled that he was a part of a union, and he was working as a duct insulator. Less than a month ago, he said he was preparing...

Political Focus: Abortion bans sweep multiple states, the most restrictive in American history

Ben Hume, Web Editor

June 5, 2019

In an accelerated effort to eliminate female bodily autonomy, six states have passed legislation of some variety heavily restricting access to abortions. Alabama passed the most aggressive of these bills, outright banning aborti...

Political Focus: Have a great summer, here’s a tirade about Trump believing sounds cause cancer

Ben Hume, Staff Reporter

April 10, 2019

I cannot believe I have come to the point in my life where political opinion coverage includes clarifying wind turbines do not cause cancer, but hey, it makes for a good send-off into the summer, so here goes. At the Nationa...

Not your grandma’s country song

Michael Pearce, Sports Editor

April 10, 2019

Debate began on the internet over the viral trap/country sensation “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X when Billboard removed the song from the country charts, claiming it does not “embrace enough elements of country music today...

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