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Michael Garvey, a U.S. Marine veteran—pictured here with his service dog, Liberty—believes NFL players should be free to kneel when the anthem is played.

Veteran gives views on kneeling in the NFL

Micheal Garvey , Reporter November 1, 2017

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...

Let’s have conversations, not arguments

Ryan Sullivan , Reporter November 1, 2017

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,...

Editor-in-Chief Roxanne Ready says time spent engaging in AACCs community is worthwhile.

Letter from the editor

Roxanne Ready, Editor-in-Chief November 1, 2017

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...

Awareness, education key to ending domestic violence

Editorial Board November 1, 2017

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...

Guns: constitutional U.S. right

Chris Haas, Guest Columnist November 1, 2017

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...

“Free speech” means different things to different people, but monuments like this one in Philadelphia remind us that it is everyone’s right.

Speech, not audience, is a right

Daniel Salomon, Guest Columnist September 29, 2017

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...

Solving problems starts with talking to each other, says Roxanne Ready, Editor-in-Chief.

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

Roxanne Ready, Editor-in-chief September 29, 2017

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...

“Free speech” means different things to different people, but monuments like this one in Philadelphia remind us that it is everyone’s right.

Differing opinions educate

Trystan Hay, Guest Columnist September 29, 2017

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...

“Free speech” means different things to different people, but monuments like this one in Philadelphia remind us that it is everyone’s right.

Don’t leave out the other side

Rebecca Lewis, Guest Columnist September 29, 2017

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...

One in three adults has experienced anxiety.

No one should be alone

Editorial Board September 28, 2017

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...

“Free speech” means different things to different people, but monuments like this one in Philadelphia remind us that it is everyone’s right.

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

Samuel H. Bergenholtz, Guest Columnist September 28, 2017

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...

Brad Dress says he found direction at AACC.

Finding myself at AACC

Brad Dress , Guest Columnist August 25, 2017

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...

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