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Op/Ed: Let’s Wake Up In Regard To Racism, Oppression and Discrimination

Op/Ed: Let's Wake Up In Regard To Racism, Oppression and Discrimination

Julianna Ilise, Impact Staff

May 11, 2020

Racism is a prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one's own race is superior.  You can read these definitions and simply know how often situations happen where racisim, discrimination and opression occur. It doesn't mat...

OP/ED: Screen Time Is What You Make Of It

Julianna Ilise, Impact Staff

May 7, 2020

Technology has become an everyday use in almost every household, from televisions, phones, laptops and gaming systems it is sometimes hard to get away from the screen. It is especially hard to get the kids away because, well, technology is what we use as play time for kids nowadays.  Studie...

OP/ED: If You Want Change, Don’t Vote Biden

OP/ED: If You Want Change, Don't Vote Biden

Steven Keehner, Managing Editor

April 20, 2020

With the recent announcement that will see Bernie Sanders suspend his campaign for the Democratic nomination, it is impossible to ignore the similar narratives that plagued the DNC in 2016, albeit the candidate is slightly different. For a party that seems not only unwilling to move past its core ...

OP/ED: ‘We’ Not ‘Me’

OP/ED: 'We' Not 'Me'

Steven Keehner, Managing Editor

March 17, 2020

In my brief life, I can not recall living through such a surreal time. Within the COVID-19 crisis, it has left humanity vulnerable and bare. Perhaps it is growing up and watching people face the unknown, but that protective layer that lies on top of many of us is gone.   When crises arrive...

OP/ED: Why Are We Still Buying Sports Video Games?

OP/ED: Why Are We Still Buying Sports Video Games?

Steven Keehner, Managing Editor

February 13, 2020

Sports video games were a vital part of my childhood. Emulating my personal heroes, such as Donovan McNabb, Amar’e Stoudemire, or Mariano Rivera, was just as important to my ongoing love of sports to this day. For those who continue to play, it can't be argued that the quality of these games has declin...

OP/ED: Why Doesn’t Anyone Talk About How Depression Causes Memory Loss?

OP/ED: Why Doesn't Anyone Talk About How Depression Causes Memory Loss?

Valerie Lopez, Associate Editor

December 10, 2019

"Why doesn't anyone talk about how depression causes memory loss?" This tweet has been recycled dozens of times, phrased in different ways and even liked as much as 97.2 thousand times, specifically from @daredeviils. This has been the latest hot topic that has been roaming the Twitter feed. Personally,...

OP/ED: Rock Isn’t Popular Anymore, and That’s a Great Thing

OP/ED: Rock Isn't Popular Anymore, and That's a Great Thing

Steven Keehner, Managing Editor

November 6, 2019

Who listens to Imagine Dragons, anyway?

Letter to Editor: Appreciating Adult Learners

October 10, 2019

It’s usually around 8:21 p.m. when my classmates’ head tilts slightly to the left as he struggles to keep his eyes open during the last hour of class. Not that the material isn’t engaging, but he’s been awake since 5 a.m. attending to parenting duties, followed by an exhausting 9-hour work...

OP/ED: They Love Me, They Love Me Not

OP/ED: They Love Me, They Love Me Not

Steven Keehner, Managing Editor

October 5, 2019

It's time to accept the singular they for what it is.

OP/ED: Are Your Eyes Open?

OP/ED: Are Your Eyes Open?

Valerie Lopez, Associate Editor

September 26, 2019

“Submit, Obey and Buy!” These are all subliminal messages embedded in advertisements to get people to buy their products. A subliminal message is a message to the subconscious or the normal limits of perception.  These messages can even make people take actions and decisions in reality that...

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