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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, Top Columns

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, Top Columns

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...

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?

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