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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,...

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...

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...

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...

Apple versus the FBI: The precedent and risk it could set for civil liberties

Daniel McFarland, Columnist

March 2, 2016

Filed under Journal Archives, Opinion Columns

The devastating San Bernardino shooting has recently led the FBI to Apple’s doorstep. An iPhone 5C belonging to shooter Syed Rizwan Farook was recovered during the investigation. Federal prosecutors obtained a court order...

Is Chicago my kind of future?

Alexander Camp, Columnist

March 2, 2016

Filed under Journal Archives, Opinion Columns

Three months from now, I’ll officially be labeled a college graduate; as my favorite Green Day song suggests, I should be having the “time of my life.” Indeed, after 20 of my 23 years on this earth of homework, exams,...

Partisanship and Wall Street

Alexander Camp, Assistant Editor for Sports

February 24, 2016

Filed under Journal Archives, Opinion Columns

By now, you may be aware of one of the more critical stances of Bernie Sanders’ campaign for the Democratic nomination for president, this being the relationship between Goldman Sachs and Sanders’ opponent, Hillary Clinton. At...

Uber: The ultimate rival of taxi companies around the world

Daniel McFarland, Columnist

February 17, 2016

Filed under Journal Archives, Opinion Columns

When it comes to getting a ride, Uber is perhaps the most convenient way to do so. Download the Uber App, and getting a ride becomes easier, faster, and more convenient than calling the local taxi company. When a trip request...

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