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Shirola: Constant changing of Trump’s senior officials is worrying

Wesley Shirola, Columnist

April 8, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

I can’t recall any recent presidential administration that saw as many changes to its cabinet and senior staff during its first year as President Donald Trump’s did. In fact, during this past month, five senior officials within...

Schwartz: Be vigilant of corporate bias in journalism

Alex Schwartz, Opinion Editor

April 6, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

You may have seen it on Twitter over the weekend: A video compiled by the sports publication Deadspin showing almost 200 local news stations reciting a single script about the dangers of fake news. The stations are owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group, a company that has come under fire for biased conservative and ...

Martinez: Reaffirming my Korean identity

Marissa Martinez, Assistant Opinion Editor

April 2, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

  I’ve dreamed of visiting South Korea since I was 8 years old. But because of money, school and work issues, we were never able to make the trip back to my grandmother’s homeland. She had immigrated to the Uni...

Closson: Saying goodbye to the Opinion Desk, and all its high and lows

Troy Closson, Opinion Editor

March 9, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Running the Opinion Desk for the past two quarters, putting it mildly, has been an experience. If you told me Fall Quarter of my freshman year that I’d end up running this desk once — let alone doing it twice — there’s...

Votta: After the Italian elections, nothing changes whatsoever

Roberto Votta, Columnist

March 9, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

This past weekend, Italians took to the polls to vote for their 65th government in just over 70 years, an event significant enough to warrant its own segment on Last Week Tonight With John Oliver. Some went as far as to say that the ...

Baas: U.S. government must improve election system to regain voter confidence

Jared Baas, Columnist

March 9, 2018

Filed under Columns, Opinion

The 2016 election was a period full of controversy, emotion and nightmarish reporting. For some, the election meant losing many of the American values they held dearest. Others saw it as an opportunity for the U.S. economy to...

Martinez: Oscars continue to miss the mark

Marissa Martinez, Assistant Opinion Editor

March 7, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

“Get Out” was almost never made. That’s what Jordan Peele said during his acceptance speech for Best Original Screenplay during the Oscars on Sunday. He said he almost stopped writing 20 times because it was such a har...

Holtzman: When women say they’re in pain, believe them

Rachel Holtzman, Columnist

March 6, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Even within our modern healthcare system, women still face remarkable stereotypes about pain and suffering in doctor’s offices. It starts with the everyday workings of female bodies — the classification of PMS and PMDD, for...

Schwartz: RuPaul’s comments on drag are transphobic

Alex Schwartz, Assistant Opinion Editor

March 6, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Over the weekend, The Guardian published an interview with RuPaul, famed queer icon, drag artist and host of “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” a reality competition television show. RuPaul is known for his attitude of positivity, kindness and i...

Shirola: Winter Olympics should serve as a reminder that we can be united

Wesley Shirola, Columnist

March 5, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

The world seems more divided right now than at any other time in recent history, possibly since the Cold War and the fall of the Berlin Wall. Conflicts, both within countries and between them, threaten democracy and civil...

Gordon: Rethinking the college major

Jake Gordon, Columnist

March 4, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Many academic disciplines specialized throughout the 20th century, leading to the huge number of department offerings at most modern universities. Sadly, in specializing the disciplines, we’ve frequently pushed one perspective...

Sainati: Gun reform must go beyond NRA, Second Amendment

Leo Sainati, Assistant Opinion Editor

March 4, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

In the aftermath of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that resulted in thedeath of 17 people, many corporations such as Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, Hertz and Enterprise have moved away from their support for the National Rifle Association. Whether through ending specia...