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DK’s line encourages satirical response

Starting at approximately 5 o’clock this past Sunday, the ritual of great grief began once again. Students from all around campus started filing in, the inevitable of the experience weighing them down. Freshmen stood on the edges, dazed and confused. Upperclassmen drudged inward, already hopeless.

Presidential health not a new concern

For approaching four decades, it has been the norm for candidates running for the Oval Office to discuss and potentially release their medical information. Before 1980, presidents commonly hid significant medical issues from the American public; Franklin Delano Roosevelt hid his inability to walk and

A eulogy for Weezy’s career

The year was 2008, I was starting seventh grade and I decided that I liked rap music. Eminem’s “Just Lose It” was my first taste of the genre, inspiring me to jump on LimeWire and illegally download as much late 90s, early 2000s rap as

43: Is it time for a reassessment of George W. Bush?

As this year’s rough and tumble election cycle has run its course, one person has quietly reaped the benefits: George W. Bush. The 43rd president, who left office with a horrid 22 percent approval rating, has rebounded enormously. A June 2015 CNN/ORC poll showed 52

The anthem needs to sit down

In recent months, athletes such as Colin Kaepernick and Gabby Douglas have begun using their visibility to protest police violence and racial discrimination by refusing to stand during the national anthem. The two athletes, widely recognized for their achievements in sports, are subjects of great

Pokémon Go still going strong

If I’m ever walking from one location to another on campus while staring at my phone, no matter how (un)subtly I may be doing so, or how nonchalant I’m trying to appear, there is a 99% chance I’m playing Pokémon Go. And I have absolutely

Brock Turner symbol of wider issue

“You don’t know me, but you’ve been inside of me. And that’s why we are here today.” These were the unfortunate words of a very strong young woman, composed in a letter that was published on June 3. On January 17, 2015 a young woman

Beloit School Board electees are a disgrace

While most eyes were turned to the presidential primary during Tuesday’s election day, many overlooked or underestimated the severity of two local electoral decisions: the election of Pam Charles and re-election of Shannon Scharmer to the Beloit School Board. With 4,011 votes, Charles was the

Bummed about the ‘Bernie blackout’

In the last two presidential elections, The Washington Post officially endorsed Obama’s candidacy. They have yet to officially endorse Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders, but in the interests of transparency they probably should; a report by FAIR published on March 8th found that The Washington