Category Archives: Opinion

Saudi Human Rights Council selection hypocritical

The United Nations is coming under fire for handing Saudi Arabia a key human rights role, even though the country has one of the worst human rights records in the…

Student starvation Looms large in the Stacks

Since the storied times of ancient Babylon, the library has served as a respected institution and centerpiece of academia. If you learned anything in AP World History, you would know…

Should theaters implement security for peace of mind?

Movies are the medium through which people escape from the real world, so to what extent should the fantasy world be protected from the cold world that greets audiences with…

Outside the Box: Political rogues surge in polls

Thinking outside the box? This may be your year! On both sides of the political aisle, non-politicians and underdogs are surging in the polls. These outspoken and often extreme representatives…

Desert Trip: Are we really sharing the love?

The desert trip, described as cultish by some and transformative by others, is notorious on campus for being either exclusive or heart-opening—depending on whether you went. The “Desert Trip Glow,”…

I guess I’m ready for Hillary 2K16

So, unless you’ve been living on the actual moon for the past couple of weeks, you’ve definitely heard that Hillary Clinton (former senator, secretary of state and first lady) is…

Why our generation is destined to fail

Teachers and parents hold students hands so much, we never get the chance to grab on to our own lives. If you forget your homework, no worries: your mom will…

Why our public schools need free speech restrictions

In light of the recent University of Oklahoma fraternity chant scandal and the University of California Irvine flag ban controversy, many are asking: How much freedom of speech do students…

Omnivorous diet answers popular eating argument

The age-old controversy of whether to be a meat-eater or an animal-saving vegetarian is an argument that may never end, but it is clear that there is a plausible solution,…

Abolish the stigma against dating outside your age

Has anyone ever noticed the stigma around dating people outside of your age range? Why was the term “cougar” invented? It seems far more common and far more accepted for…