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Empathy and autonomy

Erik Thulien, Columnist

March 9, 2017

Filed under Journal Archives, Opinion Columns

Opposition to sexual assault is one of those easy-to-have opinions. It’s easy to go online and shred the most recent attacker for being horrible, selfish, heartless, etc. I’ve done it plenty of times, including in multiple...

It happens here

Cole Moriarty, Columnist

March 9, 2017

Filed under Journal Archives, Opinion Columns, Student Affairs

It is an unfortunate truth that even if you aren’t aware of the numbers and statistics of sexual assault, its commonness stares us in the face every time we see the progress made toward helping its victims. Every office that...

Chicago Cubs Spring training

Zach Lebovitz, Senior Sports Reporter

March 7, 2017

Filed under Opinion Columns, Sports Opinion

As the World Series champions celebrated their victory over the Indians, the franchise is still hard at work continuing to upgrade the team so they can be back-to-back contenders. Part of said upgrading includes new coaches, new...

Toddlers, dictators, and Donald Trump

Erik Thulien, Columnist

March 3, 2017

Filed under Journal Archives, Opinion Columns

Toddlers are a lot like dictators. They’re generally selfish, they shout and complain and make everyone miserable until they get their way, and most of all, they do not take criticism well. Honestly, I’m not sure if Trump...

Go to a town hall or make a call It’s democracy, y’all. Use it or lose it.

Cole Moriarty, Columnist

March 3, 2017

Filed under Journal Archives, Opinion Columns

Did you know that members of Congress actually talk to people? They do! They like talking to people! (In a general sense, at least.) You can talk to them! Politicians can sometimes be cowards about taking an unpopular stance....

We must exercise our First Amendment rights

Journal Editorial Board

March 3, 2017

Filed under Editorials, Journal Archives

News media receives criticisms from all sides of the aisle about biased reporting. To combat these accusations, all reputable news sources make concerted efforts to report as many sides of a story as possible. Media, after...

Preview: 89th Academy Awards

Sean Flamand, Copy Editor

February 26, 2017

Filed under Journal Archives, Opinion Columns, Reviews

Anyone who’s talked to me this year about movies knows darn well what film I’d give top honors come Sunday night: “Arrival,” which was far and away the best moviegoing experience I had this year, such that I felt my review...

Only 47 months to go: So much crazy, so much more to go

Cole Moriarty, Columnist

February 24, 2017

Filed under Journal Archives, Opinion Columns

What, you think I like writing about Donald J. Trump? You think this is fun for me? Allow me to thoroughly disabuse you of the notion that I enjoy giving our glorious president any space of my mind or this column, which I intended...

Fiscal conservatism isn’t real, and it never has been

Erik Thulien, Columnist

February 24, 2017

Filed under Journal Archives, Opinion Columns

Mainstream political discussion tends to create a lot of meaningless buzzwords and phrases. Lately, people have been talking about the “silent majority,” which by definition is not real, and “safe spaces,” which aren’t...

Sexism in defense of racism

Cole Moriarty, Columnist

February 15, 2017

Filed under Journal Archives, Opinion Columns

Look, Jeff Sessions was the Senator from the great state of Alabama. He’s also pretty old. If you didn’t know anything else about the man, you could infer that he grew up during a time of widespread and institutional racial...

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