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Progressive taxes are theft

Dave Meredith, Staff Reporter February 24, 2021

Over the years, I have concluded that some people simply refuse to fully comprehend the reality of governmental taxation and spending. These individuals don’t seem to realize that the government is spending...

Justin Timberlake on Beale St. (Creative Commons)

It’s time to call out Justin Timberlake

Sophia Maltese, Editor in Chief February 12, 2021

The phrase “Janet Jackson’s wardrobe malfunction” always struck me as wrong. At the end of her 2004 Super Bowl performance with Justin Timberlake, he reached across her chest and pulled at her outfit,...

Brandywine Falls in the summer, Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Ohio

A silent campus and a frozen waterfall

TJ Lindstrom, Opinion Editor February 10, 2021

Life on campus this year has felt undeniably different from the last. The buildings are still here, so are many of the same people, but something feels different.  There is no bumping into a friend...

The Weeknd performs during the halftime show of the NFL Super Bowl 55 football game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

It’s okay to escape every now and then

Josie Schuman, Managing Editor February 9, 2021

A neon Sin City-scape, shiny black Cadallic, masked choir, underground maze and bandaged-faced backup dancers. Despite COVID-19 restrictions, the Weeknd did not disappoint, delivering a spectacular performance...

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What We Can Learn from World Central Kitchen

Natalia Pozuelo-Arbide February 5, 2021

World Central Kitchen (WCK) and Chef, José Andrés, have become famous across the world, as celebrities are joining the cause to support the non-profit, NGO organization. Andrés and his wife, Patricia,...

An empty hallway in the quarantine dorm.

Dispatch from Dolan Hall: what it was like in on-campus quarantine

Eric Fogle, Guest Columnist February 5, 2021

I was quarantined in Dolan Hall at the start of the semester. When I tell people about this experience, their first question is whether I had COVID-19. Though I was in close contact with someone tested...

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No, We Shouldn’t Tear Down That Statue

Dave Meredith, Staff Reporter February 4, 2021

Had you been white living in the American South before abolition, what would your position have been on the institution of slavery? Princeton University Professor Robert P. George sometimes poses this...

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Why we (regrettably) need to stop eating meat

TJ Lindstrom, Opinion Editor February 3, 2021

Ok. I have a confession to make. I actually love meat. I love it so much that the only thing I asked for last Christmas was a Weber charcoal smoker. And since then, I’ve churned out quite a few glorious...

Chef Jose Andres, founder of World Central Kitchen, talks and bumps elbows with a U.S. Capitol Police officer while handing out food to those protecting the Nations Capital.

The Beginning of Bipartisanship

Natalia Pozuelo-Arbide, Staff Reporter January 29, 2021

Bipartisanship is a word that has been thrown around the news so often that we are beginning to forget what it stands for. An excellent figure who exemplifies bipartisanship and more is José Andrés,...

Editor in Chief Sophia Maltese reflects on life in the era of Zoom.

Virtual funeral and sensory memory loss

Sophia Maltese, Editor in Chief January 29, 2021

We buried both of my grandparents this week. They died from COVID-19 just 18 hours apart, and their deaths somehow managed to be tragic and beautiful at the same time. Pete and Dolores Maltese were...

President Joe Biden delivers remarks on COVID-19, in the State Dining Room of the White House, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, in Washington.

Empty Calls of Unity

Dave Meredith, Staff Reporter January 28, 2021

A Jan. 20 Washington Post article title reads: “The campaign to impeach President Trump has begun.” No, not Jan. 20, 2021. This wasn’t regarding the most recent effort to impeach the former president....

President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden depart after Biden is sworn in as the 46th president of the United States during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021

An American Holy Day

TJ Lindstrom, Opinion Editor January 28, 2021

A vow, a sermon, a procession and a presider in robes. Watching Joe Biden’s inauguration ceremony last week, I was struck by the prominence of religious themes. Some of these themes were obvious: a prayer...

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