Opinion

Taylor Burns (Managing Editor)

My new perspective on parents

March 2, 2018 at 8:52 am 0 comments

I remember a specific night when I was in middle school. I was freaking out on my parents, literally throwing a tantrum about something so stupid. I was on the floor crying and screaming, and I remember looking up and they were just kind of laughing at me. It’s embarrassingRead More

The great divide: Iowa bill threatens public school funding

The great divide: Iowa bill threatens public school funding

March 2, 2018 at 8:50 am 0 comments

When kids are little, we ask them something like, ‘Would you like to wear your red shirt or your green shirt today?’ This is an elementary principle which later down the line helps us develop our opinions about more complex matters. Having options encourages critical thinking; equipping us with theRead More

Victoria Story (Editor)

Gun Control: Doing nothing has never solved anything

March 2, 2018 at 8:48 am 0 comments

A mass shooting is defined by the Gun Violence Archive as a single incident where four or more people where shot or killed by a single shooter not including the shooter at the same general time and location. If we go by this definition, as of Feb. 14 there haveRead More

Opinion: An inspiring speech from Oprah provokes a media storm

Opinion: An inspiring speech from Oprah provokes a media storm

February 7, 2018 at 12:16 pm 0 comments

I try not to underestimate the weight words can carry. A speech like Oprah’s in acceptance of her Cecil B. DeMille award at the Golden Globes was nothing short of influential, boldly shining a light on the sexual harassment charges spreading throughout Hollywood. The “Time’s Up” movement was the centerRead More

Opinion: A satirical stance on social media challenges

Opinion: A satirical stance on social media challenges

February 7, 2018 at 12:15 pm 0 comments

My generation has seen its fair share of odd internet challenges, the gallon milk challenge, the cinnamon challenge, chubby bunny, and most recently the Tide Pod challenge. I believe this is one of the bad effects of social media; the drive to want to become viral and have the entireRead More

An argument for bringing baseball back to Iowa State

An argument for bringing baseball back to Iowa State

February 7, 2018 at 12:14 pm 0 comments

Iowa State University is a nationally-recognized institution. Many of its collegiate sports have been in the national spotlight on and off for many years for their respectful successes. One sport in particular isn’t in the picture, and hasn’t been for nearly 17 years. I’m talking about men’s baseball, which usedRead More

Opinion: Trump’s policies politicized by Washington

Opinion: Trump’s policies politicized by Washington

February 7, 2018 at 12:12 pm 0 comments

Donald Trump began his unconventional campaign to become President of the United States by pledging to voters to “Make America Great Again”! To accomplish this, he proposed to make changes in healthcare, taxes, immigration, trade and foreign policy. His method of communicating and promoting to achieve his goals is genuinelyRead More

Bailey Perkins

Opinion: Keep Net Neutrality

December 11, 2017 at 12:24 pm 0 comments

Under the Obama administration, regulations were setup to protect consumers from Internet Service Providers (ISPs) restricting the flow of the internet for higher profits. This came after many years of lawsuits from service providers like Comcast and Verizon. In 2003 Tim Wu, professor at Columbia Law School, wrote a paperRead More