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Learning how to end discrimination

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 9:06 PM

With many different movements to end discrimination, columnist Claire Noack says they all boil down to one common goal: acceptance without judgment.

Racism versus prejudice: Know the difference

Sunday, March 22, 2015 9:25 PM

A recent Huffington Post article prompted opinions editor Jamie Bernard to take a closer look at the differences between reverse racism and prejudice.

Women on $20s: Time for a change

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 8:19 PM

The nonprofit group Women on $20s is lobbying to get the first female on American paper currency, something Opinions Editor Jamie Bernard says is long overdue.

Becoming a leader in college

Sunday, March 15, 2015 8:21 PM
Infographic by designer Kari Johnson

Columnist Claire Noack writes that there are many different styles of leadership, and you can start crafting your own during your time as a student. 

Ways to promote healthy relationships in college

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 10:11 PM

After reviewing an Alpha Chi Omega campaign about relationships in college, columnist Claire Noack thinks there are more practical ways to promote building good relationships.

Sexual assault reporting is not a fad

Sunday, March 8, 2015 8:08 PM

Opinions Editor Jamie Bernard wants to make sure sexual assault awareness is not a fad that dies out.

Why AP U.S. History shouldn’t be banned

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 9:47 PM

Oklahoma lawmakers banned AP U.S. History courses for being ‘anti-American,’ but opinions editor Jamie Bernard says learning about the awful parts of history is essential.

Senior year panic is normal

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 8:51 PM

As graduation approaches for seniors, chief studio producer Caroline Rode says it’s normal to panic and encourages seniors to take it one day at a time.

Reasons to boycott ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

Sunday, March 1, 2015 9:18 PM
Trailers for "Fifty Shades of Grey" emphasize the romance, not the abuse, in Christian and Ana's relationship. The film adaptation broke box office records its opening weekend. (Photo courtesy of YouTube)

Opinions editor Jamie Bernard explains why she’s boycotting ‘Fifty Shades of Grey,’ mostly because the books the film is based on glorify and perpetuate domestic and sexual violence.

Using female empowerment as an advertising technique

Saturday, February 28, 2015 5:52 PM

Columnist Claire Noack says she’s intrigued by companies that use female empowerment as their main advertising campaigns.

Why Obama’s BuzzFeed video is a smart move

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 9:36 PM

Reporter Lauren Schaffran thinks President Obama’s recent appearance in a BuzzFeed video is a good way for him to engage with a younger generation.

Closing the college gap

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 10:49 PM
President Barack Obama introduces America’s College Promise proposal on Air Force One. If passed, it would provide qualifying students two free years of community college and could help close the college completion gap. (Photo courtesy of

Opinions editor Jamie Bernard believes the U.S. needs another movement for education, which could lie in President Obama’s America’s College Promise proposal.

Je Suis Charlie: Respect your audience

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 10:59 PM
Photo by Scott Sikich/TommieMedia

In light of the events surrounding the Charlie Hebdo shootings in Paris, columnist Claire Noack says there shouldn’t be unadulterated freedom of press.

Resolutions versus reality

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 10:24 PM

Columnist Claire Noack says that people’s New Year’s resolutions are usually petering out or completely forgotten by Februrary. 

Benefits of understanding white privilege

Sunday, February 8, 2015 9:44 PM

Opinions editor Jamie Bernard says that white privilege is the underlying societal system that grants Caucasian people advantages over people of color.