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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...

These men are liars and fools

Cole Moriarty, Columnist

March 30, 2017

Filed under Journal Archives, Opinion Columns

Obamacare has survived the best Paul Ryan and Donald Trump could offer. It will take years before the Republicans can mount another serious challenge, if ever. It wasn’t even close. The part that really leaves me awestruck...

Why is spring break important?

Jessey Bruce, Staff Writer

March 30, 2017

Filed under Journal Archives, Opinion Columns, Student Affairs

“I think that when you work really hard ... for eight weeks straight, you have to have a chance to get away from all the homework and stress. I think that everybody just needs a chance to get away and a chance to just not be ...

Art | Artist

Sean Flamand, Copy Editor

March 9, 2017

Filed under Features, Journal Archives, Opinion Columns

When the time rolled around during the Academy Awards for the Best Actor prize to be handed out, most everyone watching was filled with uncertainty. It wasn’t just because this was one of the closest races of the night –...

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...

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