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Browsing the "opinion" Tag

Letter to the Editor: Debunking myths about prison inmates

By Diana Muzina, Letter to the Editor When someone says the word ‘prison,’ we immediately have associations and assumptions about what it is like based on media portrayals and pervasive stereotypes. We see prison as being this place where bad [...]

April 20, 2017 Opinion

Opinion: Political exhaustion

By Liz Hardaway, Arts & Entertainment Editor I’m tired of hearing about politics. Since early 2015, when liberals “felt the Bern” and someone from the Internet figured out Ted Cruz looked like the Zodiac Killer, I subscribed to a few [...]

April 20, 2017 Opinion

Food pantries: Take what you want, leave what you don’t

By Tom Wolber, Contributing Writer At least 12 colleges and universities across Ohio operate free food pantries, ac- cording to the latest “Hunger on Campus” report by the Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies (OACAA). The organization, which releases reports [...]

April 6, 2017 Opinion

Warning: Virtual reality induces nausea

By Liz Hardaway, Arts & Entertainment Editor So, this spring break I experienced a whole new world. No, I’m not talking about some lifechanging, spiritual journey to the beaches of Miami. Rather, Google sent me its new “Virtual Reality” headset [...]

March 23, 2017 Opinion

Spring Break: Which side are you on?

By Evan Walsh, Chief Copy Editor and Sara Hollabaugh, Online Editor By Evan Walsh I can’t imagine there are too many bad ways to spend spring break. And I’ve got to admit Sara’s Spring break plans are wor- thy of envy. But there [...]

March 2, 2017 Opinion

The benefits of diversity in academia

By Dr. Thomas Wolber, Modern Foreign Languages professor Some people hold the view that diversity is incompatible with and antithetical to excellence. A woman can never be an effective president, they might say. The same people may believe that a black [...]

February 16, 2017 Opinion

Love is a battlefield: Which side are you on?

By Evan Walsh and Sara Hollabaugh By Evan Walsh, Chief Copy Editor Boxes of chocolates, roses, dinners your college budget can’t afford—Valentine’s Day just came and went. I want to leave you bachelorettes and bachelors with some survival tips for Valentine’s Day 2018. [...]

February 16, 2017 Opinion

Lessons in raspberry puff pastries and journalism

By Gopika Nair, Editor-in-Chief Alongside an Everest of newspapers sits a magenta booklet on my parents’ coffee table back home. The booklet is a compilation of articles my dad wrote for his weekly column “Puff Pastry” when he was a [...]

February 2, 2017 Opinion

Press-ing Trump on the truth

By Evan Walsh, Chief Copy Editor I’ve been called a lot of bad things, but it seems now, in this “post-truth” era, that the thing I should most want to avoid being called is a “journalist.” While reporters such as [...]

February 2, 2017 Opinion

Before college: forever alone, after college: forever a loan

By Areena Arora, Managing Editor Congratulations! You just graduated with an average student debt more than it has ever been in the history of college education, even when adjusted for inflation. The debate is not new. For more than two decades [...]

December 2, 2016 Opinion