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Ebola epidemic in the United States is very unlikely

ebola

Sierra Spaulding, Opinion Writer
November 20, 2014

All travelers coming to the United States from Ebola-affected countries must go through a screening process taking place in five different airports as a measure of precaution set by Homeland Security. Already, several passengers who were scheduled to arrive in different airports are being rerouted as... Read more »

‘#GamerGate’ is blatant misogyny, not a journalism critique

gamergate

Sierra Spaulding, Opinion Writer
November 17, 2014

GamerGate, a movement created from hashtags, is sweeping the gaming community, and it continues to grow in controversy and gains more criticism and accusations of sexism and misogyny. It started with Zoe Quinn, an indie game developer, whose ex-boyfriend published a blog attacking her for allegedly having... Read more »

Toxic herbicides and pesticides aren’t the answer to weed control

herbicides

Kari Risley, Opinion Writer
November 17, 2014

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a statement Oct. 5 announcing the final decision to register Enlist Duo as a new means of weed control in farming. A week later, the Center for Food Safety (CFS) filed a lawsuit against the EPA on behalf of a “coalition of farmers and environmental groups,”... Read more »

It’s time everyone pays attention to climate change

climate change

Kari Risley, Opinion Writer
November 6, 2014

Oct. 13, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel addressed members of the 2014 Conference of Defense Ministers of the Americas (CDMA) in Arequipa, Peru. In his speech, Hagel focused on a topic that some may find surprising coming from the man in charge of the U.S. military-climate change. The inclusion of climate... Read more »

Rejecting Wisconsin’s voter ID bill was a smart move by the Court

wi voter bill

Connor Huff, Opinion Writer
November 6, 2014

The Voter ID bill that Wisconsin tried to implement in April has been blocked by the Supreme Court. This could result in more people casting votes than normally. Had the law been put in to place for this election like the original ruling in April had determined, several people most likely would have... Read more »

Those who cannot file suit cannot be legal persons

cannot file suit

Andrew Campnell, Opinion Editor
November 1, 2014

When one thinks of a person, chimpanzees usually aren’t the first thing that comes to mind. However, this doesn’t seem to be the case with animal rights lawyer Steven Wise. In 2013, Wise filed a lawsuit for 26-year-old chimp named Tommy, who was being kept by a private owner in upstate New York,... Read more »

It’s time to change income inequality for the better

income inequality

Sierra Spaulding, Opinion Writer
November 1, 2014

Credit Suisse, a Swiss bank, released a 64-page report on global wealth Monday, Oct. 13. The authors of the report detailed a concern for the U.S. ration of wealth to household income, as this is a measure of economic inequality. They noted the ratio is the “highest it has been since just before the... Read more »

A strong community is necessary for crime prevention

crime prevention

Andrew Campnell, Opinion Editor
October 30, 2014

A 4-year-old Delaware girl mistakenly brought numerous heroin packets to her day care center Oct. 6 and passed them out, thinking they were candy. Police said the almost 250 packets of heroin totaled nearly four grams. Although none of the packets were opened, several children went to the hospital for... Read more »

When it comes to same-sex marriage, change is inevitable

same-sex-response

Sierra Spaulding, Opinion Writer
October 25, 2014

It’s not an alien concept that citizens in the United States are advocating for same-sex marriage, and they are gaining legislative momentum. Not surprisingly, 24 states allow same-sex marriage, which is a quick turnaround after the Supreme Court decision in 2013 that struck down the federal ban. Legislation... Read more »

Charity organizations should practice what they preach

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Connor Huff, Opinion Writer
October 25, 2014

One of the most helpful organizations for those coming home after deployment is the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP)—or so we thought. Recently, Wounded Warrior has lost popularity because they don’t seem to be helping the wounded in any way. Many veterans and advocates have been making their voices... Read more »