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Liberal arts education is necessary

Liberal arts education is necessary

KEVIN WIGGINS, Opinion Columnist

February 21, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

As we soon head into the third decade in which most millennials will have been alive, it appears that the Humanities are in their worst shape since the condemnation of Aristotle in 1210. The liberal arts are a required odyssey in almost every institution of higher education in the West: So how then a...

The only moment that matters is right now

BRODY HALL, Copy Editor

February 21, 2019


Filed under Opinion

I had been toying with the idea of writing this piece for a while, like the way a thought lingers, weaving itself in and out of your consciousness like an uninvited visitor, popping out of nowhere and begging for your attention. I think this may come from a place of anxiety, or maybe denial. To this, I’...

Dance Marathon must get political

Dance Marathon must get political

CALEB STEKL, Opinion Columnist

February 18, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The perennial “For the Kids” (FKT) charity event evokes images of orange shirts, loud music, dancing and Instagram posts. The 24-hour dance event is a time of celebration, happiness and joy. FTKers get a sense of immense satisfaction that they have done something worthwhile for those in need. They have h...

Fraternities have unfair power advantages

Letter to the Editor

February 18, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Editor’s Note: This Letter to the Editor was submitted by political communication major Hannah Gregor. When the same people come to power over and over again, we as a society begin to believe there is a natural hierarchy of people. However, when we look at the generational patterns in populations, w...

Digital media bubble is an issue

SAM KING, Opinion Columnist

February 14, 2019


Filed under Opinion

When you hear about some kind of bubble bursting you probably think of soap bubbles or perhaps the housing bubble that burst about 10 years ago. You probably don’t think about the Digital Media bubble that’s mid burst right now. The little-known bubble in the world of technology has some serious ...

Political polarization needs to be fixed

Political polarization needs to be fixed

COLIN HORNING, Opinion Columnist

February 14, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Nowadays, the political climate in America is incredibly polarized. It’s not hard to tell: People who identify as liberal are moving farther to the left and people who claim to be conservatives are moving farther to the right. A 2017 study conducted by the Pew Research Center found that less than 32 ...

Why the classics are needed

Why the classics are needed

KEVIN WIGGINS, Opinion Columnist

February 11, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

When it comes to the Classics, there is a general perception of a stodgy, old British intellectual named Sir Bertrand Merriweather scribbling notes in cuneiform script while smoking a pipe. This pervasive image is changing with more and more new blood entering the field. One of the rising stars of classical studie...

Giving intl. students a voice

Giving intl. students a voice

ASHAN KHAN, Opinion Columnist

February 11, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Having worked with admissions for most of my academic career, the recurring theme I have seen in attracting students is giving them a voice. Most schools these days market themselves as to how they are the right fit for the student and how they can cater to the students’ individual needs. With regards ...

In Defense: Hands off Venezuela

In Defense: Hands off Venezuela

Letter to the Editor

February 7, 2019


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Editor’s Note: This Letter to the Editor was submitted by Caleb Stekl, opinion columnist, and Cade Olmstead, junior philosophy major. In weeks prior, Colin Horning’s opinion piece, Socialism Causes Economic Peril, featured the claim that Venezuela’s current hardships are the result of state interven...

LTE: Cancelation policy is classist

LTE: Cancelation policy is classist

Letter to the Editor

February 4, 2019


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Editor’s Note: This Letter to the Editor was submitted by political communication major Hannah Gregor.  The UNI policy for delays and cancellations states, “It is a basic premise of this policy that University faculty, staff, and students shall have the opportunity to make their own decision ...

Reboot culture is bad for entertainment industry

Reboot culture is bad for entertainment industry

GABRIELLE LEITNER, Art Director

February 4, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

We now have access to more media content than ever before through the Internet and streaming services, on top of the already established traditional forms of entertainment. With the seemingly endless possibilities of plots for television shows, why is Hollywood reverting back to rebooting older tel...

A woman not lost to history

A woman not lost to history

KEVIN WIGGINS, Opinion Columnist

January 31, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Émilie du Châtelet is quite possibly one of the most badass women you’ve never heard about. Born in 1706, Émilie was a philosopher, physicist, mathematician and even with all this, she is only remembered for being Voltaire’s mistress. Her career achievements include discovering infrared radiation...

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