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Editorial: The Role of the Media in the Impeachment Inquiry

November 21, 2019

Marie Yovanovitch, former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, testified in the House impeachment inquiry on Friday, Nov. 15. According to NBC News, President Donald Trump tweeted the following during the trial: “Everywhere Marie Yovanov...

Too Many People Are In College

Sophia Maltese, Managing Editor

November 21, 2019

As a lover of learning and someone who believes that everyone should find pleasure in knowledge, it is difficult for me to accept the fact that not all students appreciate the privelege of a college education. I have often observe...

A Mixed Tradition: Japan’s Unique Spiritual and Religious Practices

Collin Derrig, Guest Columnist

November 21, 2019

Last spring, I studied abroad in Japan at Kansai Gaidai University in Osaka. While there, I immersed myself in Japanese culture and religious tradition, which included taking the class “Religion in Japan” and participating...

To Raise or Not to Raise My Hand

Kathleen Mackey, Editor-in-Chief

November 21, 2019

There are the students that are actively engaged in class, anxiously raising their hands every five minutes, and there are the students that merely want to exist as a fly on the wall. I’ve been both of them. Every class environm...

What to Know as a First Generation College Student

Jamellah Craven, Guest Columnist

November 14, 2019

1. Always go to class. You never know when your professor might give extra points for attendance, review for a test or offer advice for an assignment. Sometimes the professor won’t say anything about the attendance for classes, so ...

Editorial: Wrongful Convictions in Cuyahoga County

November 14, 2019

According to, 33 Ohio residents were exonerated at least 10 years after being wrongly convicted and unjustly locked behind bars, half of which took place in Cuyahoga County. These innocent men and women have collectivel...

Jabbering with Josie: Shook at Shaker School Board Meeting: The Struggles of Journalists

November 14, 2019

Do you trust your newspapers? Radio stations? Broadcast news? Social media outlets? I wouldn’t be surprised if you said no. Americans’ trust in the news media has decreased in recent years. According to a Gallup survey from S...

The Death Penalty Should Be Abolished

Michael Sweet

October 17, 2019

On Dec. 6, 2018, the state of Tennessee executed death row inmate David Earl Miller by electrocution. Miller, who had been on death row since 1981, was convicted of the brutal murder of his girlfriend, Lee Standifer. Miller...

People Are Dying, Yet No One Is Acting

Josie Schuman

October 17, 2019

When I arrived at the Green Road annex for my internship last week, I was shocked by the police presence there. Four police cars were stationed outside the front entrance to the building and one near the back entrance. I had...

Midterms Season

Kathleen Mackey, Editor-in-Chief

October 17, 2019

Midterms season is, unfortunately, upon us. This might be an unpopular opinion, but I personally find midterms to be even worse than finals week. Stay with me here.  With finals week, classes are over, so you can devote the wh...

Defacing of Pro-Life Chalking

Editorial Staff

October 17, 2019

This past week, Respect For Life, an on-campus student organization formed to advocate for the protection of life from conception to natural death, wrote pro-life messages in chalk on campus sidewalks. Later that night, those...

Immerse Yourself? …In What?

Sophia Maltese

October 17, 2019

Ask people about their immersion experiences, and they will respond with a statement about how much they’ve learned, how it changed their perceptions, revealed their biases or just generally created an atmosphere of learning. These...

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