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Is the driving age too young?

Is the driving age too young?

Megan Vogt, Opinion Writer

April 30, 2019

In most states when you turn 16, you get your driver’s license. Very exciting, right? In North and South Dakota, I recently found out that you get your permit at 14 and license at 15. According to Allstate’s blog, the state with the oldest driving age is New Jersey, and that is 17.   T...

The Excitement for Spring Fever

The Excitement for Spring Fever

Quinn Robinson-Duff, Opinion Writer

April 9, 2019

We’re bringing it back, the glory days, the days of celebration and youthful exuberance. The days of celebrating a long harsh winter with the spring and summer. Springfest… kind of. It’s now called Spring Fever and it’s an attempt to bring back something that was so great about this town, somet...

Pick Up After Yourself

Mason Dunleavy, Opinion Writer

April 9, 2019

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...

Practicing Gratitude

Practicing Gratitude

Se Kwon, Opinion Writer

April 9, 2019

Have you taken the time to appreciate the things in life and show gratitude? If not, you should.   In the beginning of the school year, I did a little presentation for my class on how important it is to start and end your day with gratitude. I also participated in a video project with one ...

The Gender Pay Gap

The Gender Pay Gap

Mason Dunleavy, Opinion Writer

April 2, 2019

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...

Nothing is impossible

Se Kwon, Opinion Writer

April 2, 2019

Everyone has a dream, whether that means landing their dream job or doing something they’ve always wanted to do, it is important to realize that there is no such thing as impossible.   When I was a little girl, people always asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I’d usually resp...

Letter to the Editor

Nicholas

April 2, 2019

Because of the breadth of this 800-word, meandering, and frankly long-winded column, I will here respond to just one of the points the columnist brings up. First, the pattern of voting behavior the columnist describes is not called identity politics. Identity politics is a phenomenon not of the candid...

If chivalry is dead… it is because we killed it

If chivalry is dead… it is because we killed it

Allyson Bento, Editor-in-Chief

March 26, 2019

If you think of the typical protagonist in your favourite Rom Com (Romantic Comedy for those of you who still live under a rock), then you have met the perpetually single girl who insists she is single because she wants to be and that independence rocks… Yeah that is me. Except it’s not always...

The Problem with Happiness

The Problem with Happiness

Se Kwon, Opinion Writer

March 26, 2019

Happiness comes in many different forms. For me, happiness is food, specifically Chipotle. In all seriousness, happiness to me is life, with the people I love and care for, that is all I really need.   So many people, especially us college students, tend to lose track of what makes them happ...

Don’t make college free

Don’t make college free

Mason Dunleavy, Opinion Writer

March 26, 2019

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...

It is time to find your spark

Quinn Robinson-Duff, Opinion Writer

March 5, 2019

Everyone’s lost in their youth, whether they like to admit it or not. People are filled with doubts of their future, career, livelihood, relationships, which is all a part of growing up. Those doubts are all good though, in one crucial way. It shows you care about your life and others. Those doubt...

Don’t be afraid to speak up

Don’t be afraid to speak up

Maddie TwoCrow, Opinion Writer

March 5, 2019

When universities were first founded, they were created as a space for open, uninhibited debate. They weren’t created so students could sit and be talked at for four years. They were founded so students could learn from experts, then debate with each other to grow their understanding. But when I go to...

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