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Technology should play a role in classes

February 22, 2017

Technology has been evolving  rapidly over the past few years. From waiting until your parents get off the landline to use the internet to having lightning fast smart phones in our pockets, it has now...

Student media is not a form of fake news

Student media is not a form of fake news
February 15, 2017

For the past few months, the idea that fake news relates to anything that one doesn’t agree with has become a common insult among viewers and readers of news networks. Some have turned to directly attacking...

Gov. Walker’s reform lacks transparency

Gov. Walker’s reform lacks transparency
February 1, 2017

Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wisconsin) announced a major welfare reform program last week. This program is a combination of what he says will be the best way to combat the abuse of welfare programs and older...

Low turnout hurts local elections

Low turnout hurts local elections
November 2, 2016

It is that time of year again. The time when millions of people head out to the polls to cast a vote, more often than not, for the president of the United States. What is unapparent to many is that the...

Labels should be left for soup cans, not people

October 19, 2016

It seems that in today’s society we push for labels all the time. When it comes to our economic status, gender, sexuality, or more relatably, our majors, we just really love putting people into boxes. I...

Ken Bone: Leader of the undecided

Ken Bone: Leader of the undecided
October 19, 2016

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton squared off on the debate stage once again on Oct. 9. This time, however, audience members were allowed to ask the tough questions instead of leaving the job solely up...

Pepe the Frog, hate symbol exposed

Pepe the Frog, hate symbol exposed
October 12, 2016

The current generation of millennials is obsessed over Internet memes. Recently, however, one joined the list of international hate symbols: that meme is Pepe the Frog. Pepe the Frog was created in 2005...

Staff Debate: Who won the presidential debate?

October 5, 2016

Clinton Yes, there was a Presidential Debate last Monday night where our two major party candidates bickered for an hour and a half – but there’s no room to argue as to who won. As I waltzed around...

Classroom Mandatory Participation Policy

Classroom Mandatory Participation Policy
October 5, 2016

Everyone has been there. There is always one professor each semester that has a mandatory participation policy. When participation factors into a student’s final grade, there is a feeling of pressure...

Bruises, in shades of black and blue

Dallas law enforcement patrols walk down the street a block from the police headquarters. Five members of law enforcement were killed at a Black Lives Matter protest following the deaths of two black men earlier that week. Photo courtesy of the Associated Press.
July 13, 2016

In a country divided between citizens and law enforcement, whose life matters? By Dusty Hartl July 13, 2016   There is a perpetual notion that because you believe all lives in this...

To Say, or Not To Say

June 21, 2016

Term “Radical Islam” will not remedy domestic, foreign terrorism Dusty Hartl June 22, 2016   Since the mass shooting at an Orlando gay nightclub last week, there’s been an overwhelming...

Life after Bernie

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June 15, 2016

Third-party alternatives worth considerating   Dusty Hartl June 15, 2016 If you are like me, a “Bernie Bro,” then you must be having a hard time in this primary. With Sen....

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