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There is winning and losing; No in-between

Taylor Renk, Opinion Editor

March 2, 2019

Competition: The act of competition; rivalry for supremacy, a prize, etc. A contest for some prize, honor or advantage. Growing up, I was constantly involved in some sort of athletic sport. Whether it was soccer, softball, basketb...

Sometimes happily ever after takes more than 90 minutes

Taylor Renk, Opinion Editor

February 21, 2019

Every week, we anxiously await our favorite reality television shows such as “The Bachelor,” “Temptation Island” and “Married at First Sight,” anticipating the endless amounts of love, heartbreak and anything else that ...

How much more buying power do wealthy elites need?

February 21, 2019

Wealth inequality has long been rooted in our country’s history with tense relationships between workers and bosses, and corporations and unions. In the past five years or so especially, we have seen efforts to hike minimum wa...

Millennials are stuck with a stereotype they do not deserve

Taylor Renk, Opinion Editor

February 14, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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