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Citizen and government trust issues

Dennis Debeck, Opinion Writer
May 1, 2015

Over the past few decades there has been an obvious strain on the relationship between the citizen’s and government due to the lack of trust created by many political events over the years. The citizens of the United States tend to feel that they have blinders forced on by the... Read more »

New Tennessee bill violates separation of church and state

Dennis Debeck, Opinion Writer
April 30, 2015

Currently, the state of Tennessee is trying to pass a bill that will make Tennessee’s state book the Bible. The strongest point of the people opposing this bill is the Bible becoming the state book would be promoting one religion over another. According to the Tennessee... Read more »

A wider variety is needed in a presidential candidacy race

Sierra Spaulding, Opinion Writer
April 30, 2015

The Democrats are not living up to their name. Though early in the race, they have made it clear that they will be the deciders, and it looks like the Democratic nominee will be Hillary Rodham Clinton. And no one else. This is an insult to democracy and to the American voters.... Read more »

Climate change conversation shouldn’t be suppressed

Xavier Horkman, Opinion Writer
April 30, 2015

The subject of climate change has once again been swept under the rug by a governmental entity. A Wisconsin agency that manages forests throughout the state has banned its employees from working on climate change issues while on the job. According to the New York Times, the... Read more »

Public health policy needn’t be invasive or suppressive

Emily Hesse, Opinion Writer
April 29, 2015

France’s Parliament is cracking down on some of its most devastating health problems by passing a draft law aimed to regulate the health practices of the public. The passing of the bill is intended to cut down spending on public health as well as to encourage healthier lifestyles. In... Read more »

‘Screw with us, we’ll kill you’ is not a healthy mindset for foreign relations

Andrew Campnell, Opinion Editor
April 29, 2015

Foreign policy is quite a complex bit of national government. There are various ways one can go about it. Every politician’s got an opinion on the matter—it’s a no-brainer. Some come off with shades of charity and pacifism, while others come off as being thuggish and aggressive. Based... Read more »

Appropriate action is needed when dealing with racism

Emily Hesse, Opinion Writer
April 29, 2015

Bucknell University, a private college located in Pennsylvania, has expelled a few students due to issues regarding racism. It was reported that three students were heard exchanging racist comments on air over the Bucknell’s radio station. Elizabeth Daley of Reuters said,... Read more »

The FDA needs to stop the secrecy and get it together

Xavier Horkman, Opinion Writer
April 29, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has come under scrutiny over the last few years, attributed in particular to their handling of the market of consumer supplements. Specifically, 14 attorney generals asked Congress to address the issue of herbal supplements after a... Read more »

Mandatory convocations violate students’ civil rights and liberties

Emily Hesse, Opinion Writer
April 27, 2015

A 2016 presidential bid, Ted Cruz, announced his political agenda at an assembly at Liberty University. Liberty University is a private Christian university located in Lynchburg, Virginia, and it has strict policies when it comes to school assemblies. In Cruz’s announcement... Read more »

Compromises are expected if US-Cuba relations relatons are to improve

Andrew Campnell, Opinion Editor
April 27, 2015

For many years, the United States has had a relationship with Cuba that was strained at best. Differing politics, the Cold War, and the Cuban Embargo were among the many factors that could explain the tension. However, steps have been made recently to improve diplomatic relations... Read more »