Category: EDITORIAL

[Multimedia] Opinion: 2020 has been an eventful yet major year for civil rights for Black Americans

[Multimedia] Opinion: 2020 has been an eventful yet major year for civil rights for Black Americans

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A rally to "Stop the Steal" and to count every legal vote of the election is held at the Pennsylvania state Capitol in Harrisburg, November 5. Photo by Dan Gleiter

[Editorial] Donald Trump should concede the presidential election

On Nov. 5, when major networks CNN, Fox News and MSNBC all projected that candidate Joe Biden would be elected President of the United States, Democratic voters across the country rejoiced in what stood out as a decisive electoral win against current President Donald Trump, […]

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Younger political leaders tend to be more representative of issues that dis­pro­por­tion­ate­ly affect the youth such as climate change, LGBTQ+ rights and student debt. Graphic by Melodie Vo

[Editorial] Younger politicians are a better representation of the youth

As hate crimes rise, glaciers melt and civil unrest becomes near unavoidable, it’s time that the youth of our country get the political representation they need to solve the issues that affect them. The only way for a political system to be entirely representative of […]

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[Opinion] Microsoft Teams is more useful than Zoom

[Opinion] Microsoft Teams is more useful than Zoom

Microsoft Teams and Zoom are two popular apps used by teachers and students to carry out eLearning in the midst of COVID-19. Last year, when students were just getting started with eLearning, they used Zoom instead of Teams. This year, students started off using Teams. […]

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[Opinion] Queerbaiting hurts the LGBTQ+ community

[Opinion] Queerbaiting hurts the LGBTQ+ community

Main stream media uses “gay culture” to imitate diversity and attract an audience. Graphic by Melodie Vo

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A College Board statement regarding SAT test cancellations. Photo by Iyah Ibrahim

[Opinion] Florida colleges should opt for test-optional admissions for the Class of 2021 and 2022

Since March, a number of universities across the country have opted for test-optional admissions for only 2021 graduates. Due to complications caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many SAT and ACT dates have been postponed or canceled entirely; even in November, it is hard to […]

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Graphic by Travis Newbery

[Opinion] The two-party system is ruinous to the future of American politics

Did you know that the two-party system we have today has been in place since the 1850s? That’s right, the Democratic and Republican parties have been vying for the hearts of the American people for the last 170 years, and that’s a very unsettling prospect. […]

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Digital unrest. Warmly lit, a laptop shows a civil worker boarding up building walls. Due to reports of political uncertainty, citizens and workers are driven to prepare for potential violence breaking out after the presidential election. Photo taken by Nya Owusu-Afriyie.

[Opinion] Alarmism in the media is harmful to understanding issues

When life around the neighborhood is pleasantly serene, the image of society captured on a phone and computer seems all the more removed from reality. Alarmism, or the excessive exaggeration of an issue’s importance, intensifies this feeling of surreal horror and confusion, as reports of […]

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Amy Coney Barrett spoke at Jacksonville University in November 2016 about the future of the U.S. Supreme Court. Four years later, Barrett was appointed to the Supreme Court. [Photo provided by Jacksonville University]

[Opinion] The Supreme Court Justice nomination should have made been after the election

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death on Sept. 18 left an untimely vacancy on the nation’s highest court. With Election Day on Nov. 3, it is not the proper time to have that spot replaced. Instead, the person who fulfills the role of the […]

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Halloween is being disrupted by COVID-19. Graphic by Hannah Kang

[Opinion] Halloween should be canceled

With Halloween coming up soon and the COVID-19 pandemic in full force, there is simply no reason that children should be allowed to go out and celebrate Halloween as done in past years.  Throughout our lives, Halloween has evolved from little kids dressing up and […]

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