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Iranian women are subject to daily scrutiny and sexism.

OPINION: Mahsa Amini’s death brings international awareness to Iranian issues

By Megan Tomlinson, Opinion Editor November 7, 2022

It’s a startlingly familiar yet a tough scene to depict: thousands of protestors crowd the streets in solidarity with Iranian women. The gatherings are an echo of the protests in Iran collectively targeting...

Likely new Italian prime minister draws criticism

By Megan Tomlinson, Opinion Editor October 4, 2022

Italy recently had their parliamentary elections, with far-right leader Giorgia Meloni claiming victory in the election. Italy has not seen a right- wing government like that of their new...

Confederate Memorial Day should not be a state holiday

By Megan Tomlinson, Opinion Editor April 28, 2022

Even though it was fought 157 years ago, the Civil War’s startling, lifelong effects on America are still seen today. It can come in the form of what many southerners call “Southern Pride”, which...

OPINION: Are the Summer Olympics better than the Winter Olympics?

OPINION: Are the Summer Olympics better than the Winter Olympics?

By Olivia Smith, Managing Editor March 9, 2022

There is no doubt that the Summer Olympics are more favored and watched over the winter. Even though everyone has a preference on which Olympics are better; there are a lot of factors that make the...

OPINION: Fix, dont abolish private prisons

OPINION: Fix, don’t abolish private prisons

By Andrew Banks, Staff Writer March 30, 2021

The Biden administration has recently released its plan to  phase out the use of private prisons. It doesn’t seem as though this will be an issue in the future. While there are problems with private...

The moon landings were just a few examples of the achievements that have been brought to life through the space program.

OPINION – Reaching for the stars . . . and the next technological breakthrough

By Selby Ireland, Opinion Editor March 9, 2021

Annually, the US government sends roughly twenty billion dollars to NASA (the National Aeronautics and Space Administration) for research and development.  With the same amount of money, we could send...

OPINION - Drink more water

OPINION – Drink more water

By Abby Witt, Guest Contributor March 8, 2021

Everyone should make water a priority in their daily life. Many people are not fond of the taste of water and would much rather drink sodas, sweet tea, or lemonade. While these beverages all contain water...

OPINION - Elections are not to blame for southern failures; systems are

OPINION – Elections are not to blame for southern failures; systems are

By Trinity Scalia, Staff Writer March 4, 2021

Differences between the South and the North are numerous and easy to spot. Before and during the Civil War, tensions between the geographical regions of our country were at an all time high. Some may argue...

The Capitol, a symbol of American democracy and strength was assaulted by Trump supporters on January 6.  Graphic by Alex Roberson

OPINION: In riots, Trump’s election narrative, America loses

By Alex Roberson, Staff Writer February 2, 2021

On January 6th, we watched the unthinkable happen as a mob breached the doors of the U.S. Capitol. A line of ragtag figures ventured down the walkway of Statuary Hall, before a steady stream began...

The fate of the post-Trump Republican Party hangs in the balance

The fate of the post-Trump Republican Party hangs in the balance

By Landon Miller, Guest Columnist February 2, 2021

2021 has already proven to be an unpleasant year for Republicans. After losing the White House, seven senators who often aligned themselves with the President voted to object to certifying Joe Biden’s...

A reader of the fake news is confused as to why Trump is being asked about white supremacy again, while Biden is being asked about his favorite flavor of ice cream, when he has denied Antifas existence. Illustration by Kalyn Giesecke

OPINION: There is a reason for distrust in the news

By Cass Rutledge, Opinion Editor January 27, 2021

A Gallup poll published in September 2020 found that a record-high 60% of Americans have no or not very much trust in the media. Why is this? Mainstream media leans one way, and it is obvious. As president,...

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