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Gutierrez: Why I decided to go through recruitment

A. Pallas Gutierrez, Columnist

January 16, 2019

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

At the beginning of winter quarter, many first- and second-year students make what is framed by Hollywood as the most important decision in a college student’s life: whether or not they are going to join Greek life. The portrayal...

Buchaniec: The United States is not a victim

Catherine Buchaniec, Columnist

January 14, 2019

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

In a column that ran Friday, Wesley Shirola rebutted my argument that a crisis does not exist at our southwest border. Moreover, he said that President Donald Trump does not hold sole responsibility for our current government...

Buchaniec: Holding the country hostage for a non-existent crisis

Catherine Buchaniec, Assistant Design Editor

January 10, 2019

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Earlier this week, President Donald Trump formally addressed the nation on prime-time national television. He described a situation that requires immediate action — a time of unparalleled drug smuggling and illegal border-crossing,...

Bian: Severity of “callout culture” reduces rehabilitation

Andrea Bian, Assistant Opinion Editor

January 8, 2019

Filed under Columns, Instagram Posts, Opinion

Last November, Minnesota Chipotle manager Dominique Moran was captured on video refusing service to two black customers. Moran asked that the customers pay before ordering because “you never have money when you come in here.” Accusations...

Augustine: Recognizing that yes can mean no

Kathryn Augustine, Op-Ed Contributor

January 8, 2019

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

“No means no, yes means yes.” Consent, in the realm of sexual activities, is generally viewed as a binary: either giving permission by responding yes or denying permission through responding no. However, consent is not...

Schwartz: The power — and danger — of a personal story

Alex Schwartz, Opinion Editor

November 30, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

I first came across PragerU last year. I was on YouTube about to skip through an ad, but something made me pause. A black woman faced the camera: Ayaan Hirsi Ali, then a scholar at Harvard University. The video’s title was “Is...

Martinez: Marginalized journalists don’t need additional rules

Marissa Martinez, Opinion Editor

November 30, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

I’m currently enrolled in a religious studies/political science class called “Reporting Islam,” where a combination of political science, religious studies and journalism students discuss how mainstream media outlets cover...

Jackson: Questioning your stances is crucial. It was for me.

Cassidy Jackson, Assistant Opinion Editor

November 27, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Over Thanksgiving break, I did the unthinkable: I shared my faith with my family and friends from home. The reason I say “unthinkable” is because about a year ago, the concept of a higher power seemed to me like a fable played...

Bian: It’s both a great and terrifying time to be a journalist

Andrea Bian, Columnist

November 19, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Criticism and suppression of the press have not been a new development since President Trump came into office. Recently, though, it seems worse than ever. On Nov. 7, President Trump and CNN’s chief White House correspondent...

Shirola: Will the blue wall hold in 2020?

Wesley Shirola, Columnist

November 19, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

President Donald Trump’s surprise victory in the 2016 presidential election was largely a result of him winning three key states: Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin. These states, which lie in the Rust Belt, had been Democratic...