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End the social media mayhem

In light of Steve Stephen’s haunting Facebook video, it is important to assess the role social media plays in the criminal justice system. For those who are unaware, Stephen posted a video on Facebook documenting his killing of an elderly Ohio man. Though Facebook was able to take down the…

The political war on science

Over the weekend, we saw yet another protest against the current direction of politics in the United States, and again it’s justified . The protest was in regards to a topic that has been widely disagreed on for years: science. For as long as can I remember, politicians have been…

Rural does not mean racist

Are there racist people who live in the rural United States?  Yes.  Are there a large number of people from rural areas who will fly confederate flags with pride?  Yes.  Do rural high schools tend to send less graduates to four-year-colleges?  According to many studies, yes.  Unsurprisingly, the popular opinion therefore is that…

The world is tense, not collapsing

There has been a lot of concern recently that we will be entering World War III, and I think that is genuine. I would like to point out, however, that maybe things aren’t quite as bad as they seem. It’s important to remember that news sources, while usually reputable, make…

Illinois Considers Legalizing Weed

Last week, we heard news that Illinois was considering being one of the many states that would legalize recreational use of weed. Naturally, as a Coloradan, I feel compelled to talk a lot about this topic. Obviously, I’m going to say that Illinois should do it and for an abundant…

Decision time for upcoming Sophomores at Augie

Spring time at Augie is filled with many decisions and deadlines with an important one being the duty of declaring a major. This can be daunting for many who don’t have a set field they want to study in yet. Meanwhile, some students know exactly what they want to do.…

Waging war against the wage gap

It is 2017 and there is still a wage gap, which is a sad and disappointing truth. The wage gap first received attention in 1942, during World War II. The National War Labor Board encouraged employers to lessen the wage gap between men and women, but this effort ultimately failed.…

Kellyanne Conway disappoints feminists

Trump’s Senior Advisor and campaign manager Kellyanne Conway was the first woman to run a successful presidential campaign, and the looking-for-more-women-in-politics, believing-in-girl power, roaring feminist within me wants to be excited to cheer for the woman who broke a barrier. However, because that woman was Kellyanne Conway, I find myself…

Stop buying gendered products

Gendered products don’t come up in daily conversation for a reason; society has normalized the manufacturing and selling of these products. Gendered products, loosely defined, are products that reinforce the gender binary. In other words, these products are either meant for “women” or “men.” Women are used to purchasing razors,…