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USWNT is compensated by an unlikely suitor

Taylor Renk, Opinion Editor

April 26, 2019

In the realm of athletics, income is usually based on the amount of revenue one’s team brings in per year. Common sense would tell you that the earnings per player on a World Cup-winning soccer team would be greater than a team...

Memes: a cultural phenomenon with dangerous, powerful implications

Shane Ostrom, Opinion Editor

April 26, 2019

Memes. It seems like just last year the internet was fixed on Bad Luck Brian, Scumbag Steve, Philosoraptor, Success Baby and Rage Comics — primitive meme archetypes with very specific applications, generally used to convey...

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...

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...

Low voter turnout is reflective of archaic electoral system

Shane Ostrom, Junior Opinion Editor

November 8, 2018

Election Day is arguably the most important day of the year for American citizens to exercise their right to vote and make their voices heard to determine the path the country takes. Voting is at the heart of democracy, and ye...

The problem with the United States and tariffs

Jack Goodman, Contributing Writer

October 18, 2018

At the end of September, President Donald Trump levied approximately $200 billion worth of tariffs on the People’s Republic of China. What are tariffs, and why should you care? First of all, when people are swinging numbers ...

Putting aside all allegations, senate confirms Kavanaugh to Supreme Court after strange hearing

Shane Ostrom, Junior Opinion Editor

October 18, 2018

The Sept. 27 hearing of Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh was a monumental moment for our country. Ford alleges that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her at a party when they were in high school in the 1980s. She stated to the senate c...

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