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Millennials are stuck with a stereotype they do not deserve

Taylor Renk, Opinion Editor

February 14, 2019

Filed under Opinion

If you were born roughly between 1980 and 2000, you may be considered selfish, lazy, entitled, egotistical and pretentious. How does that make you feel? I am pretty offended by those assumptions. Millennials are not hard to pic...

Great season, bad conclusion: everything this Super Bowl did wrong

Willy Walker, Sports Editor

February 14, 2019

Filed under Opinion

This year’s Super Bowl was anything but cheerful. What is supposed to be a time of happy celebration, where people put aside their political and socioeconomic differences by cheering on their favorite team with cheese dips and ...

Positivity is not simply snuffing out negativity

Shane Ostrom, Opinion Editor

February 14, 2019

Filed under Opinion

In the song “Local Man Ruins Everything,” The Wonder Years offer some wise words: “It’s not about forcing happiness, it’s about not letting sadness win.” At the risk of sounding entirely abysmal, I believe there is so...

Overcoming first impressions in the workplace

Jason Ferrante, Contributing Writer

February 7, 2019

Filed under Opinion

A firm handshake or a sleek outfit can be the difference between getting a job promotion or not, or closing an important sales deal. However, in an era where self-expression is emerging as a way to differentiate oneself from the rest of ...

Do not settle for virtual reality; live in the real world

Taylor Renk, Opinion Editor

February 7, 2019

Filed under Opinion

8 a.m. Your alarm sounds. You roll over in bed and the first thing you do is check your Instagram feed. You scroll through hundreds of photos of people you may not even know directly, but somehow find some type of visual grati...

Modern holidays and their traditional roots

Shane Ostrom, Opinion Editor

February 7, 2019

Filed under Opinion

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Over the years, it seems especially commercial holidays have slowly slipped into the realm of obscurity. To be fair, much of this trend is probably a personal disposition. I am proba...

The little things make the biggest impact

Shane Ostrom, Opinion Editor

January 31, 2019

Filed under Opinion

My family members were never particularly religious, but they were certainly proud of their heritage — especially my grandparents, who kept their menorah in a cabinet high above the counter where it awaited the eight days of Hanuk...

Lower socioeconomic classes disproportionately hurt by financial penalties

Shane Ostrom, Opinion Editor

January 31, 2019

Filed under Opinion

Not too long ago, I went to Cleveland for an event and upon arriving back at my car at the end of the night, I discovered something no one wants to find: a parking ticket tucked under my windshield wiper. An immediate combina...

The difference between collegiate and professional athletes

Taylor Renk, Opinion Editor

January 31, 2019

Filed under Opinion

The National Collegiate Athletic Association cleared $1 billion in revenue in 2017, and the student-athletes who risk their bodies for injury every day never see a penny of it, causing one of the biggest controversies in coll...

A demand for social discourse

Shane Ostrom, Opinion Editor

January 24, 2019

Filed under Opinion

Modern life in the 21st century brought change into nearly every facet of life. Smartphones, for instance, are essential to the modern citizen and allow them access to more knowledge than any single individual could have poss...

Using writing as a way to cope with feelings, loss

Taylor Renk, Opinion Editor

January 24, 2019

Filed under Opinion

On Sep. 17, 2018,  I was abruptly woken up by a phone call that shattered my world in a split second. I can still hear the tone in my dad’s voice when he told me my grandpa had passed away. For the first time in my 20 years o...

Tens of thousands sit in prison for what is now legal

Shane Ostrom, Junior Opinion Editor

November 29, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Despite the many crucial political topics floating around today, for some time, one of America’s favorite policies to discuss is that of legal cannabis. Currently a Schedule I drug along with heroin, cannabis is steadily being leg...

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