• A response to Trump’s budget

    President Donald Trump finally figured out who was going to pay for his wall, and, as expected, it isn’t Mexico. It’s the American people. But that shouldn’t have surprised anyone, especially with his track record of keeping his other campaign promises. Everyone should have seen it coming after his...
  • End the Confederate Flag

    Correction: The previous piece mentioned Plessy vs. Ferguson as the court case which integrated schools, but this is actually Brown vs. Board of Education. To some it’s a representation of their heritage and southern pride, but to others the Confederate flag represents an integral part of their identity. To minority...
  • The facts on immigration

    Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!” These are the last lines of Emma Lazarus’ famous poem “The New Colossus,” which...
  • America has never been great

    “Make America Great Again,” the campaign slogan of President Donald Trump, can be found emblazoned on the hats and shirts of many of his supporters all across the nation. For many this phrase seems rather nebulous, but what exactly does it mean to “Make America Great Again?” Trump provides...
  • The science of love

    Everyone knows what love is. It’s a feeling, a sensation from deep inside the soul, an overflowing of emotion and wonder at the very existence of another human being out there for you. Love is a powerful force, capable of driving the strongest person to weakness and the weakest...
  • President Trump is compromised

    It’s no surprise that President Donald Trump has proven to be quite the controversial president. From those he chooses to advise him, to the questionable executive orders he has signed, Trump tends to incite fierce debate. And for good reason. Trump holds many worrying beliefs, however, one of the...
  • South Dakota’s swamp and what it means for everyone else

    This last election, while most of the world was focused on the fierce presidential race, another fight was happening in South Dakota. Ballot measure 22, otherwise known as the South Dakota Government Accountability and Anti-Corruption Act, was passed by the voters of South Dakota. According to The New York...
  • Youth win big climate change victory

    Earlier this month, a monumental decision was handed down in what could be the forerunner to the most important trial in the history of the world. On April 8, U.S. Magistrate Judge Thomas Coffin of the Federal District Court in Eugene, Oregon decided in favor of 21 young plaintiffs...
  • Equal pay gap hurts North Carolina families

      Tuesday was Equal Pay Day, a day that represents how far into the year a woman has to work to earn the same as her male counterpart. Such a “holiday” must still exist because, despite the passage of Equal Pay Act of 1963, the pay gap between men...
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