Opinion

Sarah Bogaards (editor)

Opinion: In 2020, younger voters can’t afford to sit out

April 24, 2019 at 11:58 am 0 comments

In 2020 I will vote in my first presidential election ever as people my age are becoming a growing portion of eligible voters. According to Pew Research Center, almost twice as many Millennials voted in 2016 compared to 2008, and also voted more than Baby Boomers, though by less thanRead More

Kelli Spaur

Opinion: How to find happiness in a chaotic world

April 8, 2019 at 11:34 am 0 comments

We all have those times where life seems to be one overwhelming event after another. Those times when stress and negative thinking hang around and begin to pollute all other aspects of our routine. With all the chaotic noise, it can get difficult to pull the mind out of theRead More

Opinion: Cultivate healthy habits

April 6, 2019 at 12:31 pm 0 comments

Guest Column by Tiffany Hays The world around us is full of choices.  Some of these choices are more convenient than others as the modern world offers many conveniences including having meals delivered to your doorstep, utilizing home cleaning services, or outsourcing pet care.  We even have the ability toRead More

Opinion: Consider a “clearance dog”

April 6, 2019 at 12:30 pm 0 comments

Guest column by Abigail Lee “A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.” Writer Josh Billings said that. I would have to agree with Josh Billings. Dogs do love their owners more than themselves. I want you to consider a “clearance dog,”Read More

Opinion: Tutoring makes a difference

April 6, 2019 at 12:29 pm 1 comment

Guest column by Adam Elmkarkech At every juncture of higher education, grades are king. Students, whether at a technical school, community college, top one-hundred university, or Ivy League, are embroiled in a collegiate culture that emphasizes their graded academic performance. From undergraduate to grad school, all students stress and strategizeRead More

Opinion: Iowa needs to focus on mental health

April 6, 2019 at 12:28 pm 0 comments

Guest column by Kelsey McLellan According to the National Alliance on Mental Health, 1 in 5 adults in Iowa live with some form of mental illness. With the prevalence of mental illness in the state, mental health care should be widely available and taken seriously. However, in recent years, mentalRead More

Opinion: AR-15 should not be banned

April 6, 2019 at 12:26 pm 0 comments

Guest column by Katherine Jarvis What do you think when you hear the phrase “assault rifle?” Most of you that oppose gun rights would say “an AR-15, because that’s what the AR stands for, plus it just looks scary.” I hear this a lot. It’s wrong. The AR stands forRead More

Opinion: CRISPR will be key in medicine and agriculture

April 6, 2019 at 12:23 pm 0 comments

Guest column by Sophia Cordaro When you hear the word “crisper,” you might think about the texture describing a chicken nugget, or the way the grass feels in the dry heat of July. However, this word is also the name of a life-saving gene-editing technology. CRISPR, or clustered regularly interspacedRead More