Columns

Column: Stay grateful in the tough times

November has been a long and rocky road, to say the least. Students were somehow expected to undergo the turmoil of the presidential election and then, in the same month, sit down with family and avoid getting into arguments about the results.  College students experience the shock of the results more acutely than the general public because they constantly think and worry about the future they are expected to work in as a young adult.  They have felt the tension brought on by the topics covered in the media, including never-ending coverage of shootings on the news and discussions about the Dakota pipeline, immigration policies, abortion, gun control and a smorgasbord of other topics. Maybe the most nerve-wracking , however, were the presidential nominees who never spoke about these topics head-on and instead attacked each other. Read more

Column: Patients before profit

Pharmaceutical companies have charged obscenely high rates for their products in the U.S. The American people deserve affordable medicine to treat their illnesses. Read more

Column: Why we all should be wearing safety pins

People all over the country are wearing safety pins on their tops to show solidarity with marginalized groups after President-Elect Trump's win. This is their way of peacefully protesting Donald J. Trump's degrading, offensive campaign rhetoric that caused him to win over a large group of disgruntled voters across the country. Celebrities, children, regular people everywhere are uploading selfies with visible safety pins attached to their clothes. Read more

Column: Getting to the right opinion

We live in an age without reasonable discourse. Rather than engaging in active thought, most people would rather accept whatever ideology those around them have accepted, and defend it fanatically.  Read more

Column: Trump takes all

IT’S OVER, IT’S FINALY OVER! Last night Donald Trump won the presidency of the United States and Americans can now take a much needed rest from this lopsided and intense election. Read more