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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

In Defense Of Blink-182

When Rolling Stone released its “40 Greatest Punk Albums of All Time” just over two weeks ago, the reaction from punkers everywhere was swift, uncompromising and severe. “This is a belated April Fool’s joke, right?” wrote one commentator. “Allowing Rolling Stone to create a list like this is like