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The Reality of Age in the Presidential Election

Age is a hot topic in selecting a Democratic nominee for President. (Courtesy of Twitter)

Taylor Herzlich, Staff Writer

February 19, 2020

The topic of age has become somewhat of a political tool, with older candidates teasing younger candidates for their lack of experience and younger candidates discrediting older ones as unrelatable.

Seeing Past the One-Inch-Tall Barrier

Seeing Past the One-Inch-Tall Barrier

February 12, 2020

While it complicates the category’s qualifications, the new title serves to show that “foreign” may not be the best way to refer to these films. The victory of “Parasite” also proves that these films are far from limited to this category alone. 

Iowa State University’s Chalking Ban Threatens Freedom of Speech

Before the Iowa caucus, Iowa State University banned chalking on campus. (Courtesty of Flickr)

Taylor Herzlich, Staff Writer

February 12, 2020

The chalking ban at Iowa State University unfairly limits freedom of speech for its students.

Partisan Tensions on Display During State of the Union

President Trrump's State of the Union Address was filled with partisan tension. (Flickr)

Noah Osborne, Staff Writer

February 12, 2020

The partisanship displayed by both President Donald Trump and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi during the State of the Union is disappointing.

Refusal to Vote Undermines Democracy

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Emma Lipkind, Opinion Editor

February 12, 2020

The 2016 presidential election was the first election that I ever bothered to care about. I was 15 years old with hardly any knowledge about politics besides the fact that everyone around me hated talking about it. Still, something about the polarity between the candidates and the constant controversy...

Progress Still Needed Despite U.S. Life Expectancy Rise

The U.S. life expectancy rise signals positive impact of health policies. (Courtesy of Flickr)

Owen Crann, Contributing Writer

February 12, 2020

"Although this recent news surely represents a positive development for American society, there is still ample reason to be concerned about the overall well-being of Americans."

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood … Awards Shows Were Relevant

Awards shows are not as popular among viewers as they were in the past. (Pia Fischetti)

Allison Lecce, Contributing Writer

February 12, 2020

In the age of social media and instant access to information, award shows have been struggling to maintain their relevance.

Coronavirus Puts Generation Z’s Dark Humor on Display

Coronavirus Puts Generation Z's Dark Humor on Display

February 5, 2020

When faced with near-constant instances of horror, it should come as no surprise that dark humor is a staple of millennials and Generation Z.

Media Literacy Must Be Improved

Social media platforms often circulate many false news stories on the web. (Courtesy of Flickr)

Erica Scalise, Projects Editor Emerita

February 5, 2020

As a student journalist who serves as both an informant and consumer, I recognize I am not the final arbiter in the case for improved media literacy, though I do know the commitment to staying informed is not a mere suggestion, but a civic duty.

Finding Home Away from Home

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Pia Fischetti, Graphics/Illustrations Editor

February 5, 2020

Pia has already learned one important lesson, and that is to never be afraid to step outside of your comfort zone, whether it be during or after college.

Safety Precautions at Gun Rallies Must Continue

In the wake of Charlottesville, officials must be cautious with gun rallies. (Courtesy of Twitter)

Taylor Herzlich, Contributing Writer

February 5, 2020

The uneasiness that comes with gun rallies will never cease to exist because of the natural anxiety that comes with virtually any kind of weapon.

Television Takes on the Trump Trial

The coverage of the impeachment trial impacts the attitudes of viewers. (Courtesy of Twitter)

Noah Osborne, Staff Writer

February 5, 2020

The seeds of such ignorance are being sewn and ultimately perpetuated by comments like this, and I believe that if America begins to think in terms of partisan ideals rather than national interest, we may be headed for dire straits worse than the divisive impeachment trial.

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