Head to head: Gun control, Don’t tread on me

Arron Riffle, Editor

May 3, 2018

Just over two months ago 17 people lost their lives, thirteen of them children, at a high school in Florida. A young man came in and murdered 17 and injured 16 others. The actions of this individual were horrible to say the least,...

NRA and Politicians

Dayana Plaisime, Reporter

May 2, 2018

Since the terrible shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., that left 18 casualties, the national debate on gun control has been sparked once again. As always, there are two sides to the issue: those...

Toronto van attack raises questions about masculinity and society gender expectations

Kalie Strain, Reporter

April 27, 2018

Content warning: sexual violence   On April 23, 2018, 10 people were killed in Toronto when a man plowed a rental van into a crowd. Why did this senseless act of violence happen? The man accused of this act of violence...

The value of debate

Jon Hokenson, Editor

April 7, 2018

It’s not difficult to get in an argument today. It can be done at work, at school, home, in line at the post office, waiting for a bus and that’s just one morning before you even log onto social media. For all the opportunities...

Colorism covers more than black and white

Dayana Plaisime, Editor

March 9, 2018

In today’s society, it often seems like discussing racial issues and disparities is restricted. Discussions of race overall are often viewed as a disruption of social customs. There seems to be three types of individuals when...

Guns in the Classroom: Professors’ Perspectives

Skylar Britt, Reporter

March 9, 2018

As America faces the reality of innocent lives lost in another school shooting, many are searching for solutions to the violence. One proposal of arming teachers with firearms has been discussed, including by President Donald ...

Consent requires more than ‘no comment’

Kalie Strain, Reporter

March 7, 2018

Sexual harassment, sexual assault and rape were all over the news in 2017 and are showing no signs of moving out of the spotlight in 2018. A positive thing that has come from all of this is that people are finally talking about...

Stigma misconstrued between mental illness and gun violence

Kalie Strain, Reporter

March 7, 2018

In the wake of another school shooting, this time at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School where 17 people died, there are calls for mental health reform. This is a harmful and inaccurate understanding of the problem. Mass shootings...

Bittersweet emotions abound after star’s release

Logan Freeman, Editor

February 23, 2018

The end of an era. Derrick Johnson has truly been an icon of Kansas City sports for the past 13 NFL seasons, and I cannot begin to describe how much I wish I weren’t writing this homage to one of the greatest Chiefs to ever...

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