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Flint: A cry for justice for a city in need

Flint: A cry for justice for a city in need

By Alyana Vera, Co-opinion editor

February 2, 2016


Filed under Opinion

What has happened in Flint, Mich. is an embarrassment. The entire city of Flint deserves more than the state government has given it, and a simple sorry isn’t going to cut it. State and federal officials need to be held accountable for the gross injustice that has been carried out against the people. The...

Rolling Stone breaks a fundamental rule of journalism

<em>Rolling Stone</em> breaks a fundamental rule of journalism

By Steven Richardson, Cartoonist/Staff writer

January 27, 2016


Filed under Opinion

One would hope that you learn from your mistakes—apparently Rolling Stone magazine hasn’t. Rolling Stone faced much-deserved condemnation after a 2014 piece about an alleged sexual assault on the University of Virginia campus was widely discredited. The magazine retracted the story, titled...

The risk of abusing an effective tool

The risk of abusing an effective tool

By Maggie Barjolo, Staff writer

January 13, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Are people, particularly college students, taking advantage of protesting as a political tool? Is it a way to make unfair and, some might say, irrational demands? Or is it the ultimate way to effect change? The tactic dates far into the past and peaceful protesting was used very effectively by iconic...

Breaking down the Great Recycling Myth

Breaking down the Great Recycling Myth

By Alyana Vera, Co-opinion editor

December 18, 2015


Filed under Opinion

AMSA may recycle, but does it matter if the majority of people on campus don’t know? It's rather telling when teachers and administration have two different stories. Many teachers who were interviewed replied confidently that AMSA did not recycle. Science teacher Kelly Antonuccio was one of those...

It’s time to finally address the gun problem

It’s time to finally address the gun problem

By Steven Richardson, Cartoonist/Staff writer

December 18, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Mass shootings have become so frequent in the United States that during the writing of this column I had to rework my information from the Planned Parenthood shooting in Colorado to include the latest shooting in San Bernardino, Calif. that happened only five days later. The fact that these mass shootings have beco...

Hillary Clinton and personal email use: nothing to see here

Hillary Clinton and personal email use: nothing to see here

By Anagha Indic, Co-Editor

April 12, 2015


Filed under Opinion

An email scandal. So original. Hillary Clinton found herself in the midst of a controversy last month when reports surfaced that she had used a private email account during her time as Secretary of State in the Obama administration. Reports stated that Mrs. Clinton used only one email account,...

What has happened to basic human decency?

What has happened to basic human decency?

By Alli Caulfield, Co-Editor

March 21, 2015


Filed under Opinion

There is no doubt that bullying plays a prevalent role in American society. A 2011 study by the National Center for Education Statistics and Bureau of Justice Statistics estimated that as many as 30 percent of students in the United States have been bullied in school. With social media use on the...

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