Opinion

Opinion: The right to sit during the Pledge of Allegiance

Opinion: The right to sit during the Pledge of Allegiance

“Indivisible with liberty and justice for all”  While settling back into routines at school, there's a current debate circulating about sitting during the Pledge of Allegiance.  American students are first introduced to the pledge before they can properly spell out...

Opinion: The truth about the filibuster

Opinion: The truth about the filibuster

Filibuster is a buzzword. One that people, including myself, throw around without learning the meaning of. The filibuster is a process used in the senate to delay a bill getting passed, or prohibit it from getting passed entirely. Filibustering is essentially...

Opinion: Cities should not ban plastic bags

Opinion: Cities should not ban plastic bags

Due to many recent environmental health movements against plastics, many people believe plastic bags are detrimental to the planet's health. Increased awareness of plastic's harm to the world has led to an increased usage of cotton and paper bags. However, the...

Opinion: The issue with single-issue voting

Opinion: The issue with single-issue voting

America has always prided itself on the freedom it offers its citizens. Freedom of speech enables political discourse, freedom of the press allows the People to lift the veil covering the Politicians and freedom of protest has served as a microphone for the oppressed....

Opinion: China, the emerging superpower

Opinion: China, the emerging superpower

Like it or not, the American hegemony on the world order is ending soon. This may sound overly alarming to some, but to overlook this critical point in history would be foolish. As the world shifts from a unipolar world order revolving around America to a multipolar...

Opinion: Seeing is not believing

Opinion: Seeing is not believing

In a society where we are taught “seeing is believing,” Mark Zuckerberg saying he has total control of billions of people’s data go viral. Except, none of those things happened, and while logically many of us could arrive at that conclusion, videos like these have...

Opinion: The legacy of George Floyd

Opinion: The legacy of George Floyd

Before George Floyd turned into a hashtag, he was somebody’s father.  “I want to touch the world,” Jonathan Veal recalls Floyd saying. In Floyd’s youth, he received an athletic scholarship and is remembered for his sense of humor, compassion and tall physique. After...