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Lack of Clarity in Iowa Results Proves Caucus System Ineffective

Iowans gather at community centers to debate the Democratic candidates.(Courtesy of Twitter)

Emma Lipkind, Opinion Editor

February 5, 2020

The confusion regarding Iowa caucus results shows how ineffective caucuses are for choosing a party's nominee.

Thank You, Man at Starbucks

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Erica Weidner, Copy Chief

January 29, 2020

The man at Starbucks told me to find what I was passionate about and follow it. I'd like to think he would be proud of me for finding and following that passion at the Ram, but I'll never know.

Sanders Should Embrace Rogan Endorsement

Controversial comedian Joe Rogan recently endorsed Senator Sanders. (Courtesy of Flickr)

Thomas Tedesco, Contributing Writer

January 29, 2020

More broadly, though, rejecting problematic voters is a terrible way to build a working class movement. We reach voters where they are.

Rash Reporting of Bryant Tragedy Shows Flaws in Modern Journalism

Rash Reporting of Bryant Tragedy Shows Flaws in Modern Journalism

January 29, 2020

As much as we are all grieving the tragedy of the situation, there are many who are affected in such a way that we cannot imagine their devastation. To think of any of these surviving family members reading a headline that wrongly identified victims should make any journalist think twice about rashly publishing unconfirmed stories. 

Puerto Rico Still Lacks Necessary Aid

The United States must help Puerto Rico as it recovers from natural disasters under a corrupt government. (Courtesy of Twitter)

Erica Stanley, Contributing Writer

January 29, 2020

It has never been more important for public officials and the American people to help Puerto Ricans in whatever ways they can.

Problematic Rikers Must Close

Rikers Island, first opened in the 1930s, has become controversial for its violence and corruption in recent decades. (Courtesy of Flickr)

Sean Franklin, Contributing Writer

January 29, 2020

The city’s plan to close Rikers, however, is more than a plan to shut down a facility rampant with abuse. It is a plan for a top-to-bottom reform of the city’s jail system.

Safe Injection Sites Are Necessary to Combat Opioid Crisis

Safe injection sites may not be perfect, but they are a useful tool in the fight against the opiod epidemic in the United States. (Courtesy of Twitter)

Allison Lecce, Contributing Writer

January 29, 2020

Shaming and stigmatizing people, forcing them to use on the streets where they are as good as dead if they overdose, will only make the search for a "safe" option harder.

Message of the Women’s March Continues to Resonate

The Women's March still remains important, despite dwindling numbers. (Courtesy of Flickr)

Abbey Delk, Contributing Writer

January 29, 2020

The Women's March will never be perfect. We should criticize the movement when it fails, but we should also recognize the good it has done.

Starting The Clock: Kicking off the New Volume

Starting The Clock: Kicking off the New Volume

Alex 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

The most recent Democratic Primary debate highlighted the conflict between U.S. Senators Warren and Sanders. (Courtesy of Flicker)

Kyle Chin, Contributing Writer

January 22, 2020

The conflict between Sanders and Warren during the most recent Democratic debate highlights a bigger issue concerning the reliability and sincerity of the candidates.

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.

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