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Spotify supporting indie artists

Spotify supporting indie artists

SAM KING, Opinion Columnist

September 24, 2018


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Let’s talk about some good news in the media world. Spotify, everyone’s favorite music app, has rolled out a new beta program that will now allow independent artists to directly upload their music to the program for free. Spotify is now making it much easier for lesser-known artists to get the...

Tips to remember while packing for study abroad

Tips to remember while packing for study abroad

ALVIN KONG, Opinion Columnist

September 24, 2018


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Studying abroad is a big decision that introduces you to many new experiences and cultures. An important thing you can do beforehand to prepare for your experience is to know what to bring with you on your journey. I am currently studying abroad in Hull, England, but this should be a well-generalized ...

Senate must postpone hearing

Senate must postpone hearing

JACK AVE, Opinion Columnist

September 20, 2018


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Content Warning: description of sexual assault, rape culture "But fortunately, we had a good saying that we've held firm to this day... which is: What happens at Georgetown Prep, stays at Georgetown Prep. That’s been a good thing for all of us” -Brett Kavanaugh in a 2015 speech at Catholic University of Ameri...

Between sports and politics, we are all one

Between sports and politics, we are all one

ALBIE NICOL, Opinion Columnist

September 20, 2018


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Scrolling through social media the past couple days has made me realize the true nature of sports: competition and division. I know- you’re probably all thinking, “Duh, that’s kind of the objective of sports, to win,” and you wouldn’t be wrong about that. But seeing the divisive nature of l...

EU articles harm free speech

EU articles harm free speech

SAM KING, Opinion Columnist

September 17, 2018


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While I’m happy to see some of the social media drama over Twitter dying down, there’s now an equally bad issue affecting the internet this week. It seems like we have traded one problem for another. I’m talking about the recent votes in the European Union (EU) over Article 11 and the infamous...

Is your phone your life support?

ADRIANA MIENE, Opinion Columnist

September 17, 2018


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Take a look around. How many people do you see looking at their phones? If you’re somewhere that I like to call “a place of waiting,” such as a doctor’s office, airport or the DMV, then chances are, everyone you see is staring at a screen. As a server at a restaurant, I notice people on dates paying...

William’s fights for social justice

William’s fights for social justice

BRENNA WOLFE, Opinion Columnist

September 13, 2018


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Serena Williams is the greatest tennis player alive. She is currently making headlines for arguing with an umpire. Most people don’t follow tennis, which makes this incident look like just another athlete getting angry and getting penalized. However, there is more to this than a simply a tantrum. O...

Trump’s trade policy is harmful to the U.S.

Trump’s trade policy is harmful to the U.S.

Letter to the Editor

September 13, 2018


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Editor's Note: This Letter to the Editor was submitted by Steve Corbin, UNI professor emeritus of marketing. Most Americans are life-long learners and will change their mind when facts become known.  Of course, despite what evidence is presented, there will always be stubborn, stick-to-their-guns ...

Alex Jones ban a good thing

Alex Jones ban a good thing

SAM KING, Opinion Columnist

September 10, 2018


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If you’ve been looking at any news outlet lately, you’ve probably seen a few articles about how the Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey, went before Congress to discuss online election meddling as well as some concerns about censorship. Both Facebook and Google are sharing the hot seat that Twitter is curre...

Kaepernick, Nike and the unnecessary backlash

Kaepernick, Nike and the unnecessary backlash

JOEL WAUTERS, Sports Editor

September 10, 2018


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It’s been two years since NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick took a knee during the national anthem. His decision, as he explained, was to bring notice to police brutality and racial inequality in the United States. His decision to kneel brought on a firestorm of backlash calling the action “unpatrio...

LTE: word choice matters

LTE: word choice matters

Letter to the Editor, Opinion Columnist

September 6, 2018


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While growing up, my parents would repeatedly remind me, “you are not only judged by the company you keep, but also by the words you speak.  Choose both carefully.” Most mature adults understand that words, in and of itself, as well as when used together are very important, can define who we are an...

Kavanaugh’s documents crucial to public

Kavanaugh’s documents crucial to public

JACK AVE, Opinion Columnist

September 6, 2018


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Senator Schumer: Were you involved in any way in the Counsel’s Office in opining about the proper use of torture? Mr. Kavanaugh: No, Senator. The first time I learned of that memo, I believe, was- Senator Schumer: I did not ask about the memo. I asked just in general. Mr. Kavanaugh: No, Senator. -...

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