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OP/ED: Straws Seriously Suck

OP/ED: Straws Seriously Suck

Liv Meier, Associate Editor

April 29, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Plastic straw usage has become an epidemic in the United States with Americans using roughly 500 million straws per day. Just to put it into perspective, 500 million straws could fill over 125 school buses and if you connected them all together, they could wrap around the Earth about two and a half...

OP/ED: Regaining Your Game: Videogame Club Looking For Some Respect

Mark McCarthy, Staff Writer

April 28, 2018


Filed under Opinion

With the end of one semester and the start of the next, there are casualties during the turnover period. The changing of faculty, students changing colleges or graduating, the televisions in Vic Café that were working at the before winter break but now no longer turn on for some reason. But the true...

OP/ED: It’s Not Only a ‘Girl Thing’

OP/ED: It’s Not Only a ‘Girl Thing’

Liv Meier, Associate Editor

February 2, 2018


Filed under Opinion

As I was waiting on a checkout line at my local grocery store, a young girl–about six or seven–turned to me and asked if I was a feminist. I replied that of course I am, and explained to her that it’s important for everyone to support equal rights for women. She then turned to an older gentleman...

OP/ED: Where Is #MeToo in Music?

OP/ED: Where Is #MeToo in Music?

Nora-Grayce Orosz, Managing Editor

January 24, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The #MeToo movement has swept the entertainment business, but the music industry still has much catching up to do.

OP/ED: It’s Time to Pull the Plug on Holiday Festivities

OP/ED: It’s Time to Pull the Plug on Holiday Festivities

Liv Meier, Staff Writer

December 9, 2017


Filed under Opinion

It's back. The holiday lights extravaganzas are popping up around every neighborhood. And with the light spectaculars comes lavishly decorated fake Christmas trees, gigantic holiday parties and tons of gift giving. It's impossible to drive down a street in suburban America where there's not at least...

OP/ED: What Will it Take To Wake Up About Gun Control?

OP/ED: What Will it Take To Wake Up About Gun Control?

Nora-Grayce Orosz, Managing Editor

November 7, 2017


Filed under Opinion

What will it take to bring gun reform in America?

OP/ED: Are Concerts Safe Anymore?

OP/ED: Are Concerts Safe Anymore?

Britney Hoobraj, Associate Editor

October 2, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Concerts are part of what makes me, well... me. It allows me to meet people who like the same artists as I do and befriend them. Don't even bother asking how many times I've Ed Sheehan or One Direction because I've lost count.  Whether it's spending hours on line to enter the venues, wait on...

OP/ED: Show Some Respect and Stand

OP/ED: Show Some Respect and Stand

Kayla Simas, Impact Staff

September 28, 2017


Filed under Opinion

This past Sunday, players throughout the NFL joined arms and took a knee as the anthem was played, as part of a protest against the remarks President Donald Trump made at an Alabama rally for Luther Strange, an Alabama politician running for re-election. “Wouldn’t you love to see one of these...

Op/Ed: Homework Is a Form of Child Slavery

Op/Ed: Homework Is a Form of Child Slavery

Rodney Jones, Staff Writer

May 1, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Homework is arguably the worst punishment inflicted upon the student body. It affects many age groups, and is the number one killer of a good time in America. While it holds some actual value in earlier age groups for fundamentals like reading and math, it becomes a nuisance for those who have already...

OP/ED: Free Tuition with a Catch

OP/ED: Free Tuition with a Catch

Weronika Raczek, Digital News Editor

April 19, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Just about four years ago, I was looking a senior in high school picking different colleges to go to. Some were more expensive than others, but I still managed to pick one that I was able to afford throughout the next four years of my life. Loans may be an unfortunate reality, but it’s a part...

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