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OP/ED: The MTA Fair Hike Will Not Disentangle a Broken Transit System

OP/ED: The MTA Fair Hike Will Not Disentangle a Broken Transit System

Nicole Acosta, Managing Editor

February 28, 2019


Filed under Opinion

The MTA wants to raise our fare prices to cover their impending debt. I'm pretty sure I still won't get to work on time.

OP/ED: The Key to Unity is Discussion

OP/ED: The Key to Unity is Discussion

Steven Keehner, Associate Editor

February 20, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Believe it or not, people don't like looking at offensive opinions that affect them.

OP/ED: Gaming All About A Cash Grab In Current Hot Market

OP/ED: Gaming All About A Cash Grab In Current Hot Market

Stephen Lyons, Associate Editor

December 6, 2018


Filed under Opinion

In the world of video games, one story is at the forefront of every gamers mind right now: Fallout 76. A story that just keeps going from bad to worse. I have not played the game, but everyone I know personally has enjoyed it. On the other hand, the echo chamber of the internet tells me how it is ...

OP/ED: The Latina Wage Gap is Redundant

OP/ED: The Latina Wage Gap is Redundant

Nicole Acosta, Managing Editor

November 15, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Latina. One of the common words I use to describe my entire being. But, it also isn’t just a word. It’s a sense of recognition for my culture, and how I present myself as a woman in society. That word shouldn’t be a way to define how valid we are as people, much less how much we get paid i...

OP/ED: What Will It Take? Coming to a Consensus on Climate Change

OP/ED: What Will It Take? Coming to a Consensus on Climate Change

Michael Dunnings, Associate Editor

November 5, 2018


Filed under Opinion

What will it take? I have asked that question to myself enough times to make me believe I have lost my grasp on reality and that I have lost my sanity. The definition of insanity is repeating the same process over and over and expecting a different result. In that case, maybe I am. Maybe I have...

OP/ED: We Can’t Keep Ignoring The Transgender Community

OP/ED: We Can’t Keep Ignoring The Transgender Community

Steven Keehner, Impact Staff

November 4, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Before our very eyes, a community is dying, and it's about time we acknowledge and fix it.

OP/ED: I Believe You, and I Am With You

OP/ED: I Believe You, and I Am With You

Nicole Acosta, Managing Editor

October 8, 2018


Filed under Opinion

It has been nearly a year in a post-Weinstein world, and despite movements like #MeToo and #TimesUp, women are still seen as nothing more than compelling liars.

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...

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