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Period Pains

Period Pains

Caroline Lipski, Contributor

February 13, 2019


Filed under Commentary, Opinion, Women

Just this past week I was trying to help a friend out when I made a discovery in one of the bathrooms on campus. This discovery—or lack thereof—was the absence of period products, which left me questioning my own value as a woman and student on this campus. My doubts were confirmed by the fact that...

Have we made serial killing too sexy?

Have we made serial killing too sexy?

Fiona Clair, Opinion Editor

January 30, 2019


Filed under Commentary, Opinion

The minute Darren Criss walked into the scene with his perfectly tousled curls and his tight shorts I knew there was going to be a problem. There is no question that he played the role of Andrew Cunanan incredibly well in the “American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace,” and h...

The Swamp in Action: The Tale of Beto O’Rourke

The Swamp in Action: The Tale of Beto O’Rourke

Jakob Benedetti, Staff Writer

January 23, 2019


Filed under Commentary, Opinion

For the past several months, as gossip about the impending Democratic primaries has ramped up, one name that’s been thrust into the spotlight is that of former Rep. Beto O’Rourke—who narrowly failed at unseating Texas Sen. Ted Cruz in 2018. At face value, his inclusion in these conversations is logic...

A Sweet Tooth’s Guide to Ditching Sugar

A Sweet Tooth’s Guide to Ditching Sugar

Fiona Clair, Opinion Editor

December 6, 2018


Filed under Commentary, Opinion

Now that the holiday season is upon us, it is time for everyone to start loosening their belts and giving up on their diets until New Year’s rolls around again. Or at least that’s always my game plan. Who can blame me when I am constantly surrounded by copious amounts of candy and delicious homemade...

The Woes of Grand Forest 3434

The Woes of Grand Forest 3434

Monica Ryan, Managing Editor

December 6, 2018


Filed under Commentary, Opinion

I live in Grand Forest. Please don’t stalk me. Just kidding, it’s 3434 we’re having a party on Friday night. See you there. Just kidding again, I’m babysitting because I have to make that bread. Anyway, as a woman who has to go out and make that bread, I need to dress decently to go to the ...

War on Christmas?

War on Christmas?

Lexi Kayser, Staff Writer

December 6, 2018


Filed under Commentary, Opinion

It’s the most wonderful time of the year—and recently, also the touchiest. The past few years have engulfed jolly well-wishers in a fairly intense inter-religious crisis. According to many Christians, there’s a “war on Christmas” going on with  Jesus as the main point of conflict (or, at least his name). Many p...

Previewing the 2020 Presidential Election

Previewing the 2020 Presidential Election

Jakob Benedetti, Staff Writer

December 6, 2018


Filed under Commentary, Opinion

If you thought you could forget about politics for a while now that the midterms are over, think again. The first stages of the 2020 election have already begun in the form of the “invisible primary,” where potential candidates analyze the race and attempt to sway party leaders and donors to the...

Reflecting on 2018’s “October Surprises”

Reflecting on 2018’s “October Surprises”

Jakob Benedetti, Staff Writer

November 29, 2018


Filed under Commentary, Opinion

American politics are unique, and not in a good way. Anyone who spends time studying our electoral process and how we choose to conduct our elections will quickly find that there are many facets of our system which are the way that they are simply because that’s the way things are. This resistance...

We can’t all be friends

We can’t all be friends

Lexi Kayser, Staff Writer

November 29, 2018


Filed under Commentary, Opinion

In grade school, when the only opinions that we hold have to do with boy band members and ice cream flavors, it’s remarkably easy to be friends with everyone. In college, well… not so much. Suddenly, everyone has an opinion on everything, and everyone believes their opinion to be the only...

An honest review of the iPhone XR

An honest review of the iPhone XR

Arjun Bagai, Contributor

November 29, 2018


Filed under Commentary, Opinion

While it is exhilarating to get a new phone, it can also be pretty frustrating to figure out which phone to buy. Top phones include the iPhone XR and iPhone XS, Samsung Note 9, Samsung Galaxy S9 and Google Pixel 3. The iPhone XR is a versatile phone with many of its defining features. The iPhone XR...

A response to “No vote: Still political”

A response to  “No vote: Still political”

Damen Alexander, Contributor

November 29, 2018


Filed under Commentary, Opinion

In the last edition of the University News, there was an editorial piece titled “No Vote: Still Political.” The author of the piece explained their decision not to vote in the most recent elections. The piece agitated me, but I still read it several times just to make sure I could understand where the...

Misconceptions About Immigration

Misconceptions About Immigration

Celine Reinoso, Staff Writer

April 19, 2018


Filed under Commentary, Opinion

If you hear the word “immigrant,” you might have some specific images or words in your head. And it’s probably not because you are racist or bigoted, but because you have been led to believe a single story about immigrants in the United States. This dominant narrative about immigration and what...

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