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Opinion | Don’t even think about going to the beach

People are seen at the beach on April 17 in Jacksonville Beach, Florida, after social distancing restrictions were partially eased.

By Genna Edwards, Senior Staff Columnist

April 19, 2020

We need to remain smarter than the people trying, and failing, to run our country right now.

Opinion | Virus or no virus, Americans should not rely on China for medicine

Since the COVID-19 pandemic, China has drastically cut exports of personal protective equipment like masks, respirators, gowns, and goggles.

By Michael Clifford, Staff Columnist

April 16, 2020

From giving extensive state subsidies to domestic firms and blocking foreign companies from entering their market, China is not allowing honest competition. 

Opinion | What Biden can learn from Clinton and Sanders

Opinion | What Biden can learn from Clinton and Sanders

By Julia Kreutzer, Senior Staff Columnist

April 15, 2020

The last presidential election demonstrated that simply saying “I’m not as bad as Trump” won’t suffice. Wake up, Joe — it’s time to do some work.

Opinion | Plants are more important than ever in the time of COVID-19

Opinion | Plants are more important than ever in the time of COVID-19

By Leah Mensch, Opinions Editor

April 14, 2020

Plants make for great companions during the COVID-19 pandemic because they offer many social, emotional and physical health benefits, yet plants cannot contract nor spread COVID-19.

Opinion | You’ve got mail(-in ballots)

Voters drop off their presidential primary mail-in ballots at a drop box at King County Elections in Renton, Washington, on March 10.

By Devi Ruia, Senior Staff Columnist

April 13, 2020

The primary elections in Wisconsin last week were an unnecessary disaster.

Opinion | Sanders’ campaign has ended — and with it, my faith in America

Opinion | Sanders’ campaign has ended — and with it, my faith in America

By Genna Edwards, Staff Columnist

April 13, 2020

The message was clear — half of America, its people and its government, don’t care about you or anyone but themselves.

Opinion | Media shouldn’t rub salt in the wound about COVID-19 pandemic

More than 1 million people are infected with COVID-19 around the world.

By Ana Altchek, Staff Columnist

April 12, 2020

Life in quarantine isn’t ideal for most people, and it’s mentally and emotionally taxing even for those who don’t know anyone fighting the virus.

Humor | How to make online classes more exciting

Humor | How to make online classes more exciting

By Alex Dolinger, Staff Columnist

April 9, 2020

I’ve realized through several days of online classes that this new world of learning gives us several opportunities for amusement, if only we take advantage. Thus, I bring you my top 10 ways to make your online classes exciting and fun.

Opinion | Liquor stores are not essential

Opinion | Liquor stores are not essential

By Maggie Durwald, Senior Staff Columnist

April 8, 2020

For the health of the state and the rest of the country, liquor stores should not be deemed essential.

Opinon | Drinking alone in the time of COVID-19

Opinon | Drinking alone in the time of COVID-19

By Genna Edwards, Staff Columnist

April 8, 2020

I expected to feel, well, kind of like a loser, drinking alone in my little South Oakland bedroom, but the exact opposite happened. I felt awesome.

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