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TORCH EDITORIAL: President Gives White Supremacist/Neo-Nazi Groups Validation and Cover by Not Labeling Them Domestic Terrorists

TORCH EDITORIAL: President Gives White Supremacist/Neo-Nazi Groups Validation and Cover by Not Labeling Them Domestic Terrorists

Marie Preuss

August 31, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

Over the past few weeks, the country has been in a frenzy over a white supremacist “Unite the Right” rally held in Charlottesville, Virginia on Saturday, Aug. 12, that turned violent. Tiki torch-wielding people also marched through the University of Virginia campus on the preceding Friday. The...

Editorial: The Political Correctness of the Anti-Body Shaming Movement Has Its Dangers

Editorial: The Political Correctness of the Anti-Body Shaming Movement Has Its Dangers

January 11, 2017


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A new movement is starting. It is turning people against the foundations of today’s society to make the world a kinder and more sensitive place for everyone. This movement is the PC movement, or political correctness movement. It abducted youth in excessively liberal communities, giving them the desire...

Media Loses Focus on Kaepernick’s Kneeling Anthem Protest

Media Loses Focus on Kaepernick’s Kneeling Anthem Protest

Jacob Pasternack, Sports Editor

September 15, 2016


Filed under Opinions, Showcase, Sports

Actions speak louder than words; we all know the phrase. Taking action on a problem is better than saying something about a problem. Tell that one to 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Let us flashback for a moment. We’ll specifically go back to July 13, 2016, which was the day of the 2016 ESPY...

A Liberal Arts Degree Can Be More Beneficial Than Most People Think

A Liberal Arts Degree Can Be More Beneficial Than Most People Think

Carly Poloskey, Editor-in-Chief

March 28, 2016


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As any second-semester high school senior would sympathize, the pressing question when any relative or family friend interacts with me recently has been, “Do you know where you’re going to college yet?” Which is always swiftly followed with, “What do you want to study?” After I lay out my...

Coming to Understand and Appreciate the Value of Educational Opportunity

Coming to Understand and Appreciate the Value of Educational Opportunity

Carly Poloskey, Editor-in-Chief

March 13, 2016


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

Almost every morning, Monday through Friday, for the past twelve years I’ve gotten up bright and early, just like virtually every other child growing up in the western world. Why? To go to school. To get an education. Of course. Some students might say that they’re forced to attend as part of...

Senate Must Dutifully Consider Obama’s Supreme Court Nominee

Senate Must Dutifully Consider Obama’s Supreme Court Nominee

Alec Fisher, Editor-In-Chief, Online Editor

March 2, 2016


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

We already have a Congress that is unproductive. It shut down the government for a couple of weeks last year, and it seems incapable of doing even their primary duty of passing laws. Congress is so dysfunctional right now that it can only agree that the sky is blue but only if it’s not a cloudy day. And...

Gun Lobby, NRA, and Bought Legislators Have Blood on Their Hands

Gun Lobby, NRA, and Bought Legislators Have Blood on Their Hands

Alec Fisher, Editor-In-Chief, Online Editor

December 7, 2015


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This year alone, there have been 355 mass shootings in the United States. That is an average of almost one mass shooting per day. That is also outrageously unacceptable. But yet, Americans are seemingly being forced to accept it by a National Rifle Association (NRA)/gun manufacturers’ lobby controlled...

Academic Excellence, But at What Cost?

Academic Excellence, But at What Cost?

Carly Poloskey, Editor-In-Chief

October 23, 2015


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For most students today, getting an education is a high-stakes game - one in which they are betting their future. From a young age, we are trained that we must perform well in high school so that we will be accepted into an esteemed university…so that we can get into a prestigious grad school… so...

Is Donald Trump Single-Handedly Dooming the GOP

Is Donald Trump Single-Handedly Dooming the GOP

Alec Fisher, Editor-In-Chief, Online Editor

September 16, 2015


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It is rare for there to be so much election coverage more than a year before the election. But the entertainment of Donald Trump and his amusing and outlandish comments has made this summer’s first primary debate the most watched ever. The media is obsessed with Donald Trump. They cannot help...

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