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Going to the movies during the pandemic isn’t too different than before

The reopening of some movie theaters feels like a big step forward, away from the state of isolation and fear and toward a state of normalcy.

Kelsey Ogle, Reporter

October 17, 2020

The movie theater industry has perhaps suffered more than any other business during the coronavirus pandemic. While other businesses were allowed to open sooner, movie theaters remained closed and suffered greatly. They were in danger before the pandemic and now they’re in even more danger of cl...

Punishing the homeless doesn’t solve the problem, compassion does

Punishing the homeless doesn’t solve the problem, compassion does

Erin Holve, Reporter

October 13, 2020

“I don't understand why there isn't a group of police officers down at that encampment right now telling them that they need to get their stuff, and they need to get out,” said community member Brock Winborne at the latest city council meeting held on Oct. 6. “And I don't understand why they're ...

What does it mean for the election and country now that Trump has Coronavirus?

Graphic made by Hana Beaty

Jack Lewis, Opinion Columnist

October 12, 2020

This past Friday, news of President Donald Trump contracting the dreaded coronavirus shocked the nation as he was admitted to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. The president, who for months had downplayed the illness, was suddenly faced with a conundrum: how to continue playing it down while a...

Vice presidential debate returns surprising maturity to the podium

Graphic made by Melissa Joseph

Jack Lewis, Opinion Columnist

October 12, 2020

After last week’s circus show of a presidential debate, the vice presidential debate showed us all how a debate should be held, despite which side of politics one finds themself on. The debate pitted Senator Kamala Harris against current Vice President Mike Pence in an hour and half debate that ma...

Abigail Shrier and the Dangers of Making Psychological Assertions from Limited Data

Graphic made by Erin Holve

Erin Holve, Opinion Columnist

October 11, 2020

This article focuses on a straight, white, cis female opinion writer discussing the book a straight, white, cis female opinion writer wrote concerning transgenderism. I can’t possibly see how this article could get into any difficult territory.  What could possibly go wrong when two women...

Dealing with a Toxic Family Relationships can be a Lifelong Challenge

Graphic made by Erin Holve

Erin Holve, Reporter

October 10, 2020

It’s utter chaos in the moment. My shoulders make contact with my ears in a child-like attempt to stop the tumultuous world around me. In a way I am a child in these moments. Desperate to make the world organized like a dollhouse I would play with.  A perfect family of four in a house where e...

ACB is not the new RBG

ACB is not the new RBG

Chloe Curtis, Editor-in-Chief

October 6, 2020

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, affectionately known as RBG, was the blueprint for what it meant to be a confident, educated and well-spoken woman.  Following her death, RBG was publicly honored at Statuary Hall in Washington, D.C., and became the first woman to lie in state at the Capitol. Many of the...

In the first Presidential Debate Trump Swings and Misses

Graphic made by Melissa Joseph

Jack Lewis, Opinion Columnist

October 1, 2020

The first of four presidential debates, between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden, went exactly as one might expect: chaotically. The debate, if you can call it that, was essentially 90 minutes of interjections and personal attacks. From the very opening, Trump made it clear ...

Police, how do we hold them accountable for wrongful deaths?

Graphic made by Erin Holve

Erin Holve, Opinion Columnist

October 1, 2020

Breonna Taylor was shot and killed earlier this year after plainclothes police officers burst into her apartment with a battering ram at 1 a.m. to execute a drug raid search warrant.  Detectives Brett Hankison and Myles Cosgrove along with Sergeant Jonathan Mattingly were the three officers w...

The Double Standard of Chris Evans’ Nude Photo

The Double Standard of Chris Evans' Nude Photo

Erin Holve, Opinion Columnist

September 26, 2020

Actor Chris Evans recently had what I’m affectionately calling a d*ck snafu on social media. He uploaded a screenshot of his phone’s camera roll, most of which were for publicity purposes.  Evans seemed to have missed the tasteful black and white d*ck pic that was tucked away amongst the ot...

Learning from the Past: How our current political climate resembles the fall of Rome’s Republic

Learning from the Past: How our current political climate resembles the fall of Rome’s Republic

Jack Lewis, Reporter

September 22, 2020

The United States is heading down a dangerous path. It is truly ironic that our nation was loosely founded on the political system that the Roman Republic once used and is spiraling down a similar path that led to its downfall. You may have heard the saying: “The past always repeats itself” Well,...

RBG, What can we learn from her life?

A tribute graphic to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bater Ginsburg by Erin Holve

Erin Holve, Opinion Columnist

September 22, 2020

I’ve never been someone to mourn the loss of a celebrity or public figure. Often shrugging my shoulders in a kind of cruel indifference. An inconsequential happenstance.   When I heard about Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death, I suddenly understood mourning someone I’ve never met. It wasn...

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