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On the 2020 Presidential Election

Jacob DeCarli ’22, Associate News Editor

February 7, 2019

Filed under Opinion

As Donald Trump’s presidency begins its third year, the next presidential election is quickly approaching the American public. Since Trump was declared president in November 2016, Democrats and non-Trump supporters looked forward...

Should White Boys Still Be Allowed to Talk?

Leda Fisher ’19, Guest Writer

February 7, 2019

Filed under Opinion

When you ask a question at a lecture, is it secretly just your opinion ending with the phrase “do you agree?” If so, your name is something like Jake, or Chad, or Alex, and you were taught that your voice is the most important...

Why Does the Left View Freedom so Cynically?

Bryce Dunio ’22, Opinion Columnist

February 7, 2019

Filed under Opinion

In a few weeks, Pittsburgh’s city council will vote on a series of controversial gun control bills. The bills would, among several other reforms, make it illegal to own ‘assault weapons’ within the city limits. The bill...

Why This Vermonter Does Not Feel the Bern

Mike Kozinski  ’21, Guest Writer

February 7, 2019

Filed under Opinion

Of the potential Democratic candidates running for president in 2020, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is the most unusual. His insurgency campaign that had no image handlers almost defeated the Clinton political machine, and he...

Why Does the Guy in Front of Me on Airplanes F***ing Hate Me?

Marcus Witherspoon ’20, Associate Opinion Editor

February 7, 2019

Filed under Opinion

Picture this: you just passed through the stressful airport security where they were just b****ing about not getting paid (rightfully so) and some guy was inches away from catching a lawsuit for sexually assaulting you. You get...

Free Speech in Britain: On Policing People’s Free Speech

Shane Shuma ’22, Opinion Columnist

February 7, 2019

Filed under Opinion

Freedom of speech is the single most important thing in a democracy. The definition of a democracy is a political system in which the people govern themselves, mostly through elected representatives. The one value that must be...

Why Winter Break Should Be Longer

Sarah Manderbach ’22, Guest Writer

January 31, 2019

Filed under Opinion

Winter break is one of those things that pretty much every college student is excited for and can’t wait until it comes. Everyone has amazing plans to catch up with friends back at home and to reconnect with family or even pets....

Are Trump Supporters Even Human?

Shane Shuma ’22, Opinion Columnist

January 31, 2019

Filed under Opinion

“I’ve met so many iterations of the #magakid in my life; his smug insolence; his confidence that there will never be any real consequences for his behavior that he KNOWS is indefensible; his contempt for the culture, identity...

On Socialism’s Flaws

Mike Kozinski  ’21, Guest Writer

January 31, 2019

Filed under Opinion

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has changed the Democratic Party forever. Almost no one could have predicted in 2015 that an octogenarian with no professional image handlers would not only pose a threat to the Democratic Party...

In Defense of Socialism

Will Critchfield '21, Guest Writer

December 10, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Hannibal Ad Portas. Translated from Latin this term means “Hannibal at the gates,” and was used by Cicero in his first Philippic when he believed Rome was in imminent danger. When this term was used thousands of years ago, it ...

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