The Defunding of Planned Parenthood

Virginia Gallner CONTRIBUTOR House Speaker Paul Ryan indicated in an interview Jan. 12 that defunding Planned Parenthood would take place as part of repealing the Affordable...

Taking a stand for fair treatment, pay

Letter to the Editor: Students want a college education because a degree is associated with a better life, more earning power, and an avenue to...

In defense of Charlie Sheen

I've never made a secret of the fact that I love Charlie Sheen. I don't know why. Maybe it's the same reason I stuck by Mickey Rourke through the dark years, and loved Robert Downey Jr. even before he was Iron Man.


Some Trends This Season Will Surprise

Every year going back to school ignites that need to impress. It could be that fresh-start feeling that comes with a new year. Maybe it's inspired by that dream everyone has where they show up to class wearing absolutely nothing. Whatever the reason, everyone wants to make an awesome first impression. To help you stay trendy this fall, here are some fads popping up around the metro.


A constitutional convention could be the solution to several of the country’s modern problems

Ryan Jaeckel CONTRIBUTOR When any amendment to the Constitution is to be ratified by the states, it is done in the state legislatures. For us in...

The legality of Trump’s ban

Megan DeBoer CONTRIBUTOR The American dream transformed into a nightmare on Jan. 27 when President Donald Trump signed an executive order indefinitely suspending admissions for Syrian...

Education proposal makes no sense

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan recently proposed to the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards that teachers should be paid a starting salary of $60,000 a year, potentially being able to earn as much as $150,000 a year.

As an education major, this sounds like a dream come true.  However, as a rational, somewhat educated person, this is the most ridiculous proposal I've ever heard.


A few of our favorite things: February edition

By Kamrin Baker ONLINE REPORTER February is recognized by people in two extremes: those who love chocolate, teddy bears and Punxsutawney Phil, and those who despise...