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Canceled: ‘Music’ highlights issues with Sia’s ableism

Diversity includes disability, and if anyone says otherwise, it’s time for them to face the music. To the average onlooker, the controversy surrounding Sia’s new...

‘This is America:’ White nationalism needs to go

Following the embarrassing white nationalist coup attempt on Jan. 6, talking heads repeated the phrase, “This isn’t who we are.” I would argue, this is...

It’s time for Hawley to resign

We danced, and we sang, and we continue to fight for our liberation from a white supremacist government. Police brutality, President Donald Trump, Mayor Lyda...

‘No justice, no peace’ for Louisville

It is nothing less than a tragedy when protests continue to call for police reform, justice and peace only to be met with legal...

This is the worst episode of ‘The Apprentice’ ever

The president took the time retweet a tweet that began with: “President Trump is a ratings hit.” Four hours later, he took the podium...

Visiting Ghana helped me reclaim my roots

This year marks the 400 year anniversary of the first enslaved Africans’ arrival in the United States – a year for members of the...

‘Suburban Birds’ provokes feelings of nostalgia

Sophomore film studies major Joshua Campbell reviews Sheng Qui's feature film. In the early 2000s, I lived in the country. Not quite the yee-haw country...

Nurses don’t play cards all day

Story by Sue McFarlan As a registered nurse, I have been pondering Wash. Sen. Maureen Walsh’s comment that nurses at critical access hospitals “probably play...

Climate change is a real threat, whether you like it or not

Youth from all over the world skipped school for climate strikes last Friday. The St. Louis Post Dispatch reported that 100 students attended a...

JUULing: not a healthy alternative

     Addiction. When you hear that word what comes to mind? Is it a 15 year old hiding in their high school bathroom...

Remembering the presidency of George H.W. Bush

It was just after midnight on Nov. 30 when the Bush family released a statement announcing the passing of George H. W. Bush, the...

Hey, Alexa: Why should I care about gun control?

I find it disturbing that I don’t even flinch when a CNN Breaking News alert pops up on my phone to inform me of...

Hey, Alexa: Are Instagram traps art?

If you have an Instagram account, you’ll understand the phenomenon I’m talking about -- a group of girls jumping in a ball pit in a room of multi-colored walls. Groups taking pictures in a pool of sprinkles or mirror selfies in a hallway of endless colored mirrors. They have a surplus of photos in various themed rooms with trippy backgrounds and random props to pose with.

Our experience as journalists at a Trump rally

On Oct. 27, we attended President Donald Trump’s Make America Great Again rally in Murphysboro, IL. We did not attend as activists or even...

iPhone updates are not worth the hype

This summer, while at a pool party, my stepmother pushed me into a pool. It was meant as a joke, but my phone was...

Nike is not a ‘woke’ corporation

On Sept. 3, Colin Kaepernick tweeted an advertisement of himself as the face of Nike’s newest marketing campaign. Without missing a beat, conservatives ran...