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Opinion | The top 1% have a stranglehold on American democracy

Opinion | The top 1% have a stranglehold on American democracy

By Ethan Tessler, Staff Columnist

July 15, 2020

The lack of political turnover, policy decisions, long polling lines — these are the real questions we need to be aware of and constantly thinking about.

Opinion | Veepstakes: Ranking Biden’s possible VP picks, take two

Opinion | Veepstakes: Ranking Biden’s possible VP picks, take two

By Devi Ruia, Senior Staff Columnist

July 14, 2020

Two months ago, columnist Devi Ruia wrote about her thoughts on the potential VP picks that she’d seen mentioned the most. But things have changed since then, other contenders have emerged and others that were mentioned as top choices have dropped out of consideration.

Poetry | Normalcy

Poetry | Normalcy

By Mackenzie Oster, Staff Columnist

July 7, 2020

Columnist Mackenzie Oster shares poetry about the “new normal” she is navigating.

Opinion | Point: Universities should not bring students back to campus in the fall

Opinion | Point: Universities should not bring students back to campus in the fall

By Nate Kohler, Contributing Staff Member

June 23, 2020

Exchanging the health of students and the community at large for being able to operate normally as a university is simply not worth the risk.

Opinion | Counterpoint: Schools should bring students back to campus in the fall

Opinion | Counterpoint: Schools should bring students back to campus in the fall

By Ana Altchek, Staff Columnist

June 23, 2020

By keeping social distance guidelines, increasing tests and remaining vigilant and weary of spikes, universities can at least attempt to re-open — and they should.

Poetry | Verge

Poetry | Verge

By Genna Edwards, Senior Staff Columnist

June 23, 2020

Genna Edwards shares some gay poetry for Pride Month.

Opinion | Labels, like most things, are fluid

Opinion | Labels, like most things, are fluid

By Alex Dolinger, Staff Columnist

June 23, 2020

The tough thing about labels is that they’re not just the way that other people perceive you.

Opinion | Don’t leave the riots out of the Stonewall narrative

Opinion | Don’t leave the riots out of the Stonewall narrative

By Julia Kreutzer, Senior Staff Columnist

June 23, 2020

While there’s a case to be made for celebrating Pride with rainbow flags and twerking drag queens, it’s imperative to also honor the whole truth of the Stonewall Riots and accurately contextualize this movement.

Opinion | Social distancing is not over

Opinion | Social distancing is not over

By Leah Mensch, Opinions Editor

June 16, 2020

Things opening up doesn’t mean that it’s safe to begin interacting with a wide circle of people again.

Opinion | Cancel ‘Cancel Culture’

Opinion | Cancel ‘Cancel Culture’

By Ana Altchek, Staff Columnist

June 9, 2020

While some events and actions require widespread and public condemnation, a singular lapse in judgment on a minor issue should not result in canceling someone for good.

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