The Orion

There is no rational way to argue against gay marriage

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William Rein

April 24, 2016

Last year, in the landmark Supreme Court case Obergefell v. Hodges, love won. The federal legalization of gay marriage was foreshadowed by rising liberal views on marriage. However, even with national protection, the push for national inclusion is hardly stalled. In a recent dispute with a colleague, we a...

No one enjoys political debate

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Sean Daly

March 19, 2016

Everyone has experienced the sudden, uncomfortable hostility that results when a friend mentions a political belief of theirs, which is then met with another friend's opposing belief. Friendly settings turn cutthroat as everyone in the room begins to angrily spurt out unorganized political jargon wi...

Voicing opinions is hard, crucial

Julianna Eveland

December 8, 2014

I have been writing for the opinion section for two semesters and now realize this is one of the few places I feel comfortable expressing my opinions. In class or in some social situations, I find myself trying to censor my opinions in hopes of not stepping on any toes. Sometimes it's scary to put my tho...

Contemplating definitions of coexistence

Zachary Phillips

Zachary Phillips

March 15, 2014

As I was driving North on the Esplanade a few weeks ago, I was hit. Not by a car, but a question. What does it truly mean to coexist with one another? Preoccupied with this mystery, I failed to notice that my stoplight had turned green. As the woman behind me blared her horn and sped past in a cloud...

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