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Veteran gives views on kneeling in the NFL

Veteran gives views on kneeling in the NFL

Micheal Garvey, Reporter

November 1, 2017


Filed under Editorial and Opinion

The flag represents freedom, people say, but at the same time some people also try to deny others the freedom to choose how to respect it. Kneeling—as some NFL players have been doing before their games—is about the most respectful way a person can show disapproval. If a player is hurt on the...

Let’s have conversations, not arguments

Ryan Sullivan, Reporter

November 1, 2017


Filed under Editorial and Opinion

There seems to be a divide in humanity these days as our society becomes more and more team-oriented. Most of us love to be a part of something. We want to be a part of a group of people. Occasionally, the groups that form can create positive change for the community. But instead of embracing debate,...

Letter from the editor

Letter from the editor

Roxanne Ready, Editor-in-Chief

November 1, 2017


Filed under Editorial and Opinion

Every November, I have a little ritual: I set aside some time to write out a list of things I’m grateful for. It’s not a terribly original idea, I know. But something about putting a pen to paper and physically writing makes me slow down and appreciate the blessings in my life. It’s easy...

Awareness, education key to ending domestic violence

Editorial Board

November 1, 2017


Filed under Editorial and Opinion

We’ve heard some horrifying stories about students who find themselves homeless after fleeing partners who beat them; about classmates who can’t study in their own homes because of violence between their parents; about college-age peers who are scared of family members because of a history of hitting,...

Guns: constitutional U.S. right

Chris Haas, Guest Columnist

November 1, 2017


Filed under Editorial and Opinion

My heart goes out to those killed and injured in the Las Vegas massacre on Oct. 1, as well as to their families and friends. With 58 deaths and approximately 500 injuries, it was the deadliest shooting in U.S. history. Shortly following the shooting, many celebrities, politicians and media personas...

Speech, not audience, is a right

Speech, not audience, is a right

Daniel Salomon, Guest Columnist

September 29, 2017


Filed under Editorial and Opinion

I will forever support the natural right of the people to speak as they please. But if you speak in a way that your fellow citizens believe is unjust, there may be consequences, like being ostracized from your community. As a culture, we have made the phrases “freedom of speech” and “I can say...

No more echo chambers; let’s have the tough conversations

No more echo chambers; let’s have the tough conversations

Roxanne Ready, Editor-in-chief

September 29, 2017


Filed under Editorial and Opinion

These days, it seems like every online conversation devolves quickly into a virtual shouting match about political views. Meanwhile, in person we tiptoe around, hoping we don’t step on a conversational landmine. Social media allows us to do some great things. We can talk with people from all...

Differing opinions educate

Differing opinions educate

Trystan Hay, Guest Columnist

September 29, 2017


Filed under Editorial and Opinion

On the first day of my Introduction to Philosophy class last Spring, we were about 10 minutes into discussing the curriculum when the teacher asked for a show of hands. “Who in the class voted for and supports Trump?” The atmosphere felt timid and quiet, and only one student raised a hand. The...

Don’t leave out the other side

Don’t leave out the other side

Rebecca Lewis, Guest Columnist

September 29, 2017


Filed under Editorial and Opinion

In many of my classes last year during the election, there were opportunities to discuss our opinions. In fact, most of my classes are filled with debates. But most were also led by professors completely against what I believe. In one class, a professor asked me to voice my opinion on both candidates....

No one should be alone

No one should be alone

Editorial Board

September 28, 2017


Filed under Editorial and Opinion

When someone commits suicide, people talk about how depressing it is and say we should do more for the ones fighting mental illness. That conversation usually lasts for a week or two and then we all move on with our lives. But what about the other weeks? According to the American Foundation for Suicide,...

Ideas don’t go away if ignored; colleges should give all a voice

Ideas don’t go away if ignored; colleges should give all a voice

Samuel H. Bergenholtz, Guest Columnist

September 28, 2017


Filed under Editorial and Opinion

Instead of attempting to suppress alleged extremism, colleges should actively try to teach all hostile and combative philosophies from both sides of the fence so we may learn from them and learn how to refute them. It is clear based on recent examples that in Europe and America, colleges have not...

Finding myself at AACC

Finding myself at AACC

Brad Dress, Guest Columnist

August 25, 2017


Filed under Editorial and Opinion

The first time I set foot on AACC’s Arnold campus, I had no idea where my life was headed. I remember thinking to myself: “Look, I have this passion for writing, clearly, and I’ve been doing it my entire life. So, do I pick up some skills at school and wing it as an author, or should I pursue...

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