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Editorial Board: The mourning is over; time to organize

The election of Donald J. Trump to the Presidency of the United States is, without question, one of the most sickening events to ever transpire in the history of the United States and is a tremendous threat to liberal democracy. Trump’s ascension to the Office

The cases for the candidates

The Case for Hillary Clinton The 2016 election is not, as so many have suggested, a choice between the lesser of two evils. With the two realistic choices available to voters across the country, only one of them is fit for the presidency: Hillary Clinton.

Legal marijuana could gain traction this election season

This volatile election cycle has featured numerous clashes, barbs and jabs that have made even the heartiest followers of politics grow a bit weary. But for one topic in particular, the upcoming vote could ring in a new wave of success: marijuana. Voters in Arizona,

A eulogy for my beloved dog

This past Tuesday, my family was forced to make the decision that so many pet owners dread. It was time to say goodbye to our dog, a 13-year-old beagle named Grace. This ball of joy came into our lives on Christmas Day in 2003. Coming

Creepy clowns need to stop being creepy

It’s Halloween, so we need to talk about the random scary clowns haunting people in cities and trying to lure children into the woods. These clowns have been found all over the U.S., a new fad designed to terrorize people. The craze can be traced

Accessibility issues rampant at Beloit

Campus accessibility conversations typically follow similar patterns: we talk about the WAC lacking a ramp, Pearson’s (unfortunately where Disability Services is located) being hard to enter in the winter, or how most dorms lack elevators. These are glaring problems that I’m sure discourage qualified potential

A call for cultural change over celebrity culture in our media

Twenty-eight people were arrested for resisting the Dakota Access Pipeline in southern North Dakota on Oct. 10, Indigenous People’s Day. And yet only one name seemed to matter — actor Shailene Woodley — and not the countless indigenous people who have been actively struggling for

Get out and vote

Election season is finally coming to a close. The primaries are done, the conventions have finished, and the debates are over. The only thing left is voting, which is the most important part of elections, and the part where the least amount of people participate.

Animal tourism evolving slowly, surely

On Tuesday, Oct. 18, the tourism giant TripAdvisor declared that it would stop selling tickets to animal attractions and exhibits all over the world that allow tourists to interact with wild and endangered animals. TripAdvisor is the first tourism company that has implemented this ambitious