Opinion

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

Barbara Fisher

Taming the wild beasts

December 6, 2017 at 11:30 am 0 comments

For eight years, I  trained tigers for a living.  Most people think this is done via brute strength.  The traditional image of a big cat trainer features a brawny man with a chair and a whip and maybe a pistol at the ready.  As a small, nonvilolent vegetarian woman whoRead More

Twitter: A platform for hate

December 6, 2017 at 11:30 am 0 comments

Over the course of the last weeks, Twitter has brought updates to users. They have increased the character count of a tweet from the classic 140, to a larger 280. Doubling the characters, in the mind of Twitter’s staff, will enhance users’ experience and allow them to communicate their thoughtsRead More

DMACC tutoring center: An inadvertently flawed system

December 6, 2017 at 11:28 am 0 comments

DMACC’s tutoring center offers a unique and free service to struggling students. For its tutors it offers  a frustrating experience. Beware! If you are looking for a stable work study position next semester, this might not be the right opportunity for you. What’s so wrong with a tutoring position? TutorsRead More