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Even without ‘the box,’ job applications are still flawed

Marley Parish, Contributing Writer

November 12, 2015

Banning the criminal record box on job applications is not enough to prevent discrimination when applying for a job. President Barack Obama announced a new executive order that prohibits federal agencies from requiring applicants...

Keeping ‘the box’ allows ex-cons to show integrity

Rachel Belson, Contributing Writer

November 12, 2015

The ability for employers to require potential employees to submit whether they have committed a felony in the past on a job application is in the center of a national debate.  It is wrong to ask this question to be removed because...

No democratic government should endorse such a symbol

Alex Weidenhof, Contributing Writer

September 17, 2015

Shortly after the sesquicentennial anniversary of the end of the Civil War, a growing national consensus holds that the meaning of the Confederate flag is inconsistent with ideals that democratic governments should endorse. Howe...

A symbol of a gross and unpatriotic subculture

Miguel Guillen, Contributing Writer

September 17, 2015

I come from a city in California with a population of more than 300,000 and nearly 80 percent of the population identifies as Latino. I only ever saw the Confederate flag in my history textbooks concerning the war and its use b...

Refugee crisis in Syria and immigration debate in U.S. enters political debate

Jack Goodman, Contributing Writer

September 17, 2015

With the U.S. presidential election approaching, the American debate on immigration has been coming back into popularity. More pressing, however, is a crisis that has not affected many Americans, and some have not even heard of...

What’s wrong with Obama’s “right now” rhetoric?

February 11, 2011

It’s always tough to implement an overarching idea immediately in our culture, especially in our national government. Many times we see politicians taking the stage promising the American public a monumental change immediately. It’s...

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