Opinions

OPINIONS: State of the Union Address through a student's perspective

Not very many college students watched the State of the Union address, based on my general knowledge of my peers, and the fact that according to Salon and Rasmussen Reports, Americans under the age of 40 get the majority of their news from political satire. It’s hard to blame college students who barely have time to wash dishes for not taking almost an hour and a half out of their day to watch a very long speech. Yet, there are several reasons why college students need to watch it. Read more

OPINION: Finals are over – what now?

 It turns out, taking a mental break, like everything else in life, is best taken in moderation. If you remain stationary for too long, you lose all forward momentum and it’s harder to get started again, as a result. So, how can you combat this?   Read more

TOPIC OF THE WEEK: Planning our last 12 years

According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, greenhouse gas emissions need to be cut almost in half by 2030 to avert "global environmental catastrophe." This is a satirical take on what our columnists plan to do in their last twelve years on a normal earth. Read more

Correspondent view: Migrant caravan remains stalled at the border

On Sunday, the United States temporarily closed the border crossing between San Diego, California, and Tijuana, Mexico. In what President Trump called an invasion, over 5,000 immigrants are living in makeshift tents in just a couple miles south of the border. For two weeks, groups of a migrant caravan from Honduras have been arriving in Tijuana heading to the U.S. Read more

OPINION: Birthright citizenship is important for the United States

The United States has always been known as a land of immigrants. The America that we know and love today has been massively shaped by the history of people all over the world coming to this country to better their status. While we often look to coastal cities when we think of our history with immigrant populations, every corner of the U.S. has been altered and improved by the lessons and cultures of those that leave everything behind to try their hand at the American Dream.  Read more

This finals season, get an 'A' in self-care

 I know the stress of finals makes it seem like you don’t have time for anything else, especially when your grade depends primarily on your midterm and final exams, but remember, you’re not going to do yourself any favors by burning out. Take some time every day to do something unrelated to school.   Read more

OPINION: Showing my appreciation for Martha McSally

On Aug. 28 U.S. Representative Martha McSally blew away the Republican primary polls in Arizona. With Senator Jeff Flake retiring, the race to keep a Republican in the senate seat was on. This year, luckily, the United States had some of the strongest voter participation in years.  Read more

OPINION: 'Satire'day Night Live: How comedy fits into politics

 One of the best things to come from the Trump administration is the endlessly funny political  sketches being cranked out by the writing staff at Saturday Night Live. Thanks to the never-ending soap opera going on in Washington, DC there is plenty of real-life material to satirize each week.   Read more