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Science is political

Cole Moriarty, Columnist

April 26, 2017

Filed under Journal Archives, Opinion Columns

It is the height of irony that Florida, Louisiana, and Texas are all going to be eviscerated by climate change within the next handful of decades, and their populations generally believe climate change doesn’t exist. Florida...

Students’ responsibilities to their professors

Daymon Kiliman

April 26, 2017

Filed under Journal Archives, Letters to the editor

On a small campus such as UIS, students have the distinct advantage of interacting with faculty and administration in the classroom and at social events on campus. The announcement that the faculty could exercise their right...

NC gay marriage bill a byproduct of Trump’s hateful campaign

Erik Thulien, Columnist

April 19, 2017

Filed under Journal Archives, Opinion Columns

After Trump won the election, political pundits on television started using this phrase “the silent majority” to explain how so many Trump supporters existed relative to the low poll numbers. The silent majority is said...

Trump, Syria, and the never-ending circle of war

Cole Moriarty, Columnist

April 12, 2017

Filed under Journal Archives, Opinion Columns

As for me, I wish that every ounce of poison gas owned by any Syrian be destroyed.   That President Donald Trump was deeply moved by the images of that televised horror is not something for which I will criticize or fault...

The Devin Nunes show

Cole Moriarty, Columnist

April 4, 2017

Filed under Journal Archives, Opinion Columns

Previously on the Devin Nunes show: After the president claimed without evidence that he’d been “wiretapped” by the Obama administration in the days leading up to the 2016 election, Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee...

In defense of Tomi Lahren

Erik Thulien, Columnist

April 4, 2017

Filed under Journal Archives, Opinion Columns

Ever since Tomi Lahren’s first video went viral, I’ve wished she would just go away. Very few things fill me with more rage than how aggressively she shares her fallacious ideas. Naturally, when I saw that her show had...

Forgive yourself

Erik Thulien, Columnist

March 30, 2017

Filed under Journal Archives, Opinion Columns

For as long as I can remember, I’ve struggled with accepting negative outcomes. Whether it was receiving poor grades, or performing poorly in a golf tournament, I always let things that didn’t go my way affect my mood too...

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