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2020 Presidential Debates Kick-off to a Fiery Start

The first presidential debate hosted topics such as the pandemic, Supreme Court nominations and the economy.
October 3, 2020

President Trump and Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden faced off in the first debate for the 2020 presidential election on Tuesday, exceeding the already expected level...

Chico ‘Great Debate’ questions social media

(Left to right) Alexander Stolp and Cody Peterson. Both participated in the final debate. Photo credit: Julian Mendoza
April 17, 2019

This year's Great Debate focused on the concept of engagement in democracy.Two teams debated that question in a modified format of the National Parliamentary Debate style on Friday.The teams were split...

Feminists respond to meninism

Getty Images by Chris Madden.
October 17, 2018

Do we even have to?Meninism started as a joke. It should end as one too.To suggest that the Meninist "movement" is a legitimate and positive thing is ridiculous. They are not revolting against a power...

Call of the contrarian

Photo credit: Grant Garnsey
May 6, 2016

To be a contrarian is to disagree with the majority consensus on principle — no matter how criticized that position might be.When I began actively studying logic, I was amazed with its simplistic...

Be civil in Facebook political debates

Photo credit: Helen Suh
May 3, 2016

Social media is all about sharing personal things or random cat videos. Facebook is the biggest platform to post articles about things that a person typically cares about. And more often than not, people...

Vegetarians are less ethical than omnivores

Photo credit: David Molina
February 25, 2016

Eating meat is a choice humans can make. My only real opinion, about anything, is that no one should make a choice for someone else, being a believer in the preservation of human dignity concerning voluntary...

Voicing opinions is hard, crucial

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...

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