Opinion

Opinion: Trump’s Syria policy is a serious misstep

October 15, 2019 at 12:13 pm 0 comments

Late on Sunday, Oct. 6, President Donald Trump took a phone call with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Almost immediately after the call ended, Trump announced that the United States would execute a complete “deliberate withdrawal” of the then-1,000 U.S. stationed troops from Northern Syria, where the U.S. conducted anti-terrorismRead More

Richelle Castillo (Social Media Editor)

Counseling: A solution for students’ sanity

September 26, 2019 at 9:16 am 0 comments

Starting off school is an exciting thing to experience.  New classes, new people and new memories you have yet to make. When you start, you make sure to buy all of the books and notebooks you’ll need for class.  You make sure that all your pencils are sharpened, and yourRead More

Christy Halverson

We need to rethink allowing stun guns on campus

September 26, 2019 at 9:03 am 0 comments

Recently, an Iowa law made it legal for students to carry stun guns on campus. As Rep. Matt Windschitl  told The Des Moines Register in June, “The law would help prevent sexual violence.” However, did they stop to think about what would happen if a stun gun fell into theRead More

Taylor Thomas (Social Media Editor)

Take some time to reflect on Bi-Visibility Day

September 23, 2019 at 12:17 pm 0 comments

This month, on September 23, we celebrate Bi-Visibility Day: A day to admire those in the bisexual community, as well as bring attention to the hardships bisexual people have both faced and overcome throughout history and today. This day has been celebrated since 1999, and is growing in importance asRead More

Kelli Spaur

Netflix unjustly cancels ‘One Day at a Time’

April 26, 2019 at 11:36 am 0 comments

“This is it. This is life,” these are the opening lines to the theme song of the show “One Day at a Time.” On March 14, Netflix announced that after three seasons, they would not be renewing the show. “One Day at a Time” is such a wonderful show. NotRead More

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