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Starting The Clock: Kicking off the New Volume

Starting The Clock: Kicking off the New Volume

Alexander Wolz, Assistant Sports Editor

January 22, 2020

I have spent a great deal of time thinking about how I want to kick off Volume 102 here at the Ram. I am not entirely sure if a first-time editor is the right person for the job, but I will try my best. Toward the end of this volume, there will be seniors spending their final days in the print shop...

Impeachment Conflict Endangers Democracy

Impeachment Conflict Endangers Democracy

Noah Osborne, Staff writer

January 22, 2020

While the United Kingdom undergoes a shocking turn of events with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s departure from the royal family, America is currently dangling precariously over the abyss because of its royal rumble: impeachment of a president. Only the third president to be impeached in U.S. hist...

Debate Debacle Erodes Trust in Media

Debate Debacle Erodes Trust in Media

Kyle Chin, Contributing Writer

January 22, 2020

On Jan. 14, six candidates took the stage in Des Moines, Iowa, in what may be seen by many as the worst 2020 Democratic primary debate thus far. For many of the candidates, the night was neither terrifically good nor bad. However, looming over all proceeding was the conflict between senators Elizabeth...

The Crown Loses its Brightest Jewels

The Crown Loses its Brightest Jewels

Kelly Christ, Opinion Editor

January 22, 2020

Prince Harry and Meghan's decision to leave the royal family should not be seen as a surprise, considering the family's past mistakes.

Congress’ Measures to Combat Nicotine Use: Another Prohibition?

Congress’ Measures to Combat Nicotine Use: Another Prohibition?

Taylor Herzlich, Contributing Writer

January 22, 2020

The popularity of nicotine products among teenagers is an issue. It plagues the news daily, and personal stories from individuals who have fallen ill due to the drug are scattered across Instagram feeds and Facebook pages. Children have been forewarned of the danger of smoking. Countless assemblies in...

Maintaining Political Accountability During the 2020 Election Season

Maintaining Political Accountability During the 2020 Election Season

January 22, 2020

On Jan. 19, The New York Times made the decision to endorse two Democratic candidates for president, Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA). Though the Times has a long history of political endorsements, this decision marks the first time two candidates have been selected. ...

Escalation in Iran Risks Chance for Peace

Escalation in Iran Risks Chance for Peace

Owen Crann, Contributing Writer

January 22, 2020

On Jan. 3 of this year, Iranian General Qasem Soleimani was killed by an American airstrike at Baghdad International Airport in a military operation authorized by President Trump. Soleimani’s death led to an escalation in tensions between the two countries that culminated in a series of Iranian mi...

Australia is Burning and Climate Change is the Culprit

Australia is Burning and Climate Change is the Culprit

Jillian Kenny, Contributing Writer

January 22, 2020

Fires in Australia continue to ravage the country's wildlife, while the government does little in response. The government must enact more effective legislation to combat this issue.

The Value in Being an Interim Volume

The Value in Being an Interim Volume

December 4, 2019

Volume 101 was an interim volume but by no means an insignificant one.

The Thing We Do Together

The Thing We Do Together

Aislinn Keely, Editor-in-chief

December 4, 2019

You can teach anyone to write and edit, but you can’t teach them to care.

NATO on the Brink

NATO on the Brink

Collin Bonnell, Opinion Editor

December 4, 2019

As leaders of member states of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) prepare to gather in London this week, the alliance which has kept peace in Western Europe since its foundation in 1949 is becoming the subject of concern for its long-term viability and mission. If the alliance fractures much further, t...

“Ageism?” OK, Boomer

“Ageism?” OK, Boomer

Briana Scalia, Operations Director, Opinion Editor

December 4, 2019

The war between generations has not started, it has been ongoing.

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