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Pick Up After Yourself

Mason Dunleavy, Opinion Writer

April 9, 2019


Filed under Grand forks, Mason Dunleavy, Opinion, Showcase

As we are facing a massive garbage problem around the world, it makes me wonder why some people still do not give a damn about the environment. On my walk to class, I see the streets littered with beer cans, broken bottles and loads of trash that students throw on the side of the road. Am I the only...

The Gender Pay Gap

The Gender Pay Gap

Mason Dunleavy, Opinion Writer

April 2, 2019


Filed under Mason Dunleavy, Opinion, Showcase

There is no gender pay gap, right? Is it still happening in our nation? How can it still be happening? These are the questions I’ve been asking myself since one of my professors brought up the gender pay gap in class. After class, I went around campus and asked professors their opinions on the pay ga...

Don’t make college free

Don’t make college free

Mason Dunleavy, Opinion Writer

March 26, 2019


Filed under Mason Dunleavy, Opinion, Politics, Showcase

Why tuition-free college is a terrible idea Senator Bernie Sanders has called for tuition-free schooling, enticing millions through the years, but what does that mean?   Sanders first introduced a College for All Act in 2017, which would target people on Wall Street to pay for public co...

Current State of Our Politics

Current State of Our Politics

Mason Dunleavy, Opinion Writer

March 5, 2019


Filed under Mason Dunleavy, Opinion, Politics, Showcase, Vote

To start off, I strongly believe in capitalism and our beautiful republic. I strongly believe in the American voters to not follow the same path many other countries have followed. If you are a socialist and get offended by this, please read through my arguments. The biggest problem to me is identity politi...

Is going to a university worth it?

Is going to a university worth it?

Mason Dunleavy, Opinion Writer

February 26, 2019


Filed under Mason Dunleavy, Opinion, Showcase, UND

So, what is the price of going to a university? Does anyone know the true cost? Think about it.   Statistics may vary from program to program at UND considering all the factors in tuition cost, so I’ll use my own. I owe $12,130 to the government from FAFSA and I’m two years in, which mea...

The Origin of Valentine’s Day

Mason Dunleavy, Opinion Writer

February 12, 2019


Filed under History, Mason Dunleavy, Opinion, Showcase, Special Edition, Valentine's Day

Oh, the joyous time of Valentine’s day. Several weeks before February 14th the stores are littered with pink, white and red, the seemingly symbolic colors of Valentine’s day. Seeing this every year has me questioning the true meaning of this yet another hallmark holiday.   This questi...

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