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Love: the root of what makes holidays meaningful

Taylor Renk, Opinion Editor

November 7, 2019

It’s that time of year again — the holiday season. Some people look forward with excitement and joy to the months of November and December, and others dread them with every bone in their body. There rarely is a feeling of i...

The purpose of Halloween: old tradition, present change

Michelle Miller, Contributing Writer

November 7, 2019

Halloween is the second largest commercial holiday in present-day America. Not only is it the second largest, but it also brings $6.9 billion to the nation. It seems that the purpose of Halloween today is to cash in some mone...

‘Agenda setting’ painting the pictures in mainstream news

Shira Haus, Staff Writer

November 7, 2019

Discussing the way media and politics intersect is integral to understanding American democracy. Inevitably, when exploring this issue, we arrive at this question: Does media influence politics, or do politics influence media? ...

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...

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