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Why life expectancy in the U.S. is likely decreasing

Daniel McFarland, Columnist

May 4, 2016

Filed under Journal Archives, Opinion Columns

For the first time in more than a millennium, the life expectancy will likely decrease. Ever since medieval times, the life expectancy has slowly yet steadily risen, but that trend may be coming to an end with the latest generation... Read more »

Why it’s hard to love the WWE

Alexander Camp, Assistant Editor for Sports

April 27, 2016

Filed under Journal Archives, Opinion Columns

Monday, to maybe most of you, can be conjured as the universal weekly cesspool, the first day of what appears to be a long onerous school or work week. To a wrestling fan like myself, however, nothing could be more of a contrarious... Read more »

Why does Saudi Arabia promise economic retaliation over 9/11 bill?

Daniel McFarland, Columnist

April 27, 2016

Filed under Journal Archives, Opinion Columns

A bill has recently been introduced to Congress that would allow the families of 9/11 victims to sue foreign governments connected to the 9/11 attacks for damages. The Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976 gives legal immunity... Read more »

The unconstitutional nature of terrorist watch lists

Daniel McFarland, Columnist

April 20, 2016

Filed under Journal Archives, Opinion Columns

Last month, a Muslim advocacy group in Michigan filed federal lawsuits challenging the FBI’s terrorist watch list. Both lawsuits allege that the FBI specifically targets Muslim Americans, in that they are placed on the list... Read more »

Remember: The next president is the next commander-in-chief

Daniel McFarland, Columnist

April 13, 2016

Filed under Journal Archives, Opinion Columns

March 31 was the start of the biennial two-day Nuclear Security Summit, held in Washington D.C. President Barack Obama spoke about world security and preventing terrorist groups from obtaining nuclear materials. The United... Read more »

Right and wrong: The Bro Code

Alexander Camp, Assistant Editor for Sports

April 13, 2016

Filed under Journal Archives, Opinion Columns

The “Bro Code,” inspired by the character Barney Stinson on “How I Met Your Mother” who always put it so bluntly, “is the unwritten bible of manliness.” The types of bro codes vary, but on the whole, they’re just... Read more »

Let’s make a toast

Let’s make a toast

April 13, 2016

Hulk Hogan’s victory against Gawker: what it means for freedom of press

Daniel McFarland, Columnist

April 6, 2016

Filed under Journal Archives, Opinion Columns

Iconic former wrestler Hulk Hogan (whose real name is Terry Bollea) sued Gawker Media and its founder, Nick Denton, after a video was published showing Hogan having sex with Heather Clem, the wife of his best friend at the time,... Read more »

Much worse than you think:Climate change is not going anywhere

Cole Moriarty, Features Reporter

April 6, 2016

Filed under Journal Archives, Opinion Columns

The world is getting hotter. It sounds innocuous – like someone turned up the room’s thermostat from 71 to 72, no big deal, and what’s so bad about having winters that are a little less cold? Who needs arctic ice sheets? We... Read more »

Trump has First Amendment rights-but what does that mean for democracy

Daniel McFarland, Columnist

March 30, 2016

Filed under Journal Archives, Opinion Columns

Donald Trump’s recent political rallies in St. Louis and Chicago have sparked protests and violence between Trump supporters and opponents. Many of Trump’s rallies have been the site of protests, resulting in the disruption... Read more »

The warming relations between the U.S. and Cuba

Alexander Camp, Assistant Editor for Sports

March 30, 2016

Filed under Opinion Columns

Many lifetimes ago, it seems, the story of Elian Gonzalez dominated airwaves all over the country. Gonzalez was a 7-year-old from Cuba, who, along with his mother, tried to cross the border to the United States, where relatives... Read more »

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