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“A letter to those against gun control, from someone who promotes it…”

Alyssa Mursch, News Editor

June 23, 2016

Before I even get into what gun control is, I'd like to clearly state what gun control is not. Gun control is not banning all guns. Gun control is not taking away your protection. Gun control is not making it utterly impossible...

Why a ‘North Colorado’ is not likely in the future of the United States

Lyndsie Yamrus, Assitant Opinion Editor

September 17, 2013

Hawaii was the last state to be admitted into the union back in 1959, bringing the number of states in the continental US from an awkward 49 to a nice, solid 50. And so we have 50 stars in the American flag today- arranged uniformly...

Safety hazard: Why are we so hesitant to wear our seat belts?

March 14, 2013

Whenever I get into my car, or anyone’s car for that matter, the first thing I do is put my seat belt on. Pull, click, done. It takes literally two seconds, and it is not hard to do. For me, I hardly ever even remember it’s...

Valentine’s Day: Happiness for some, anxiety for others

February 8, 2013

Feb. 14, like any other day, occurs every year. Typically, people either hate this day or love it, depending solely on whether or not they have a “special someone” at that particular time of the year. It is actually the second...

Depression in American Culture: Proof that money does not buy happiness

February 3, 2013

My ex-boyfriend was Brasilian and was never afraid to say it. He was extremely proud of his nationality and to me that was always such an admirable quality. But every now and then I would get a little bothered because he would...

What is Liberal Arts and “What are you going to do with that?”

Carly Yamrus, Opinion Editor

January 20, 2013

I’m sure I can speak for many people at this school when I say I spend a considerable amount of time defending my choice in major. I’ve only been doing it for about a year now, and I can tell you that it is rather taxing,...

Cat fights: Competition among women in the workplace

November 9, 2012

As much as I hate to say it, women might as well just accept the fact that we’re living in a man’s world. Not because men are stronger or smarter or more competent, but because women can’t get along with each other long...

Planned Parenthood not just for people who “messed up”

Lyndsie Yamrus, Assistant Opinion Editor

October 31, 2012

One of the most ignorant remarks I’ve ever heard, in the middle of a political debate, went something along the lines of: “Planned Parenthood is just an excuse for girls so they can go sleep around on the weekend.” How...

Bullying for friendship: the absurdity in Greek life hazing

October 18, 2012

Andrew Lohse enrolled into Dartmouth College as an undergraduate student in the fall of 2008. Lohse, as described in the April 2012 issue of Rolling stone magazine, was a highly involved, self-aware and intelligent young man with...

When fad diets fail, make them better

Lyndsie Yamrus, Assistant Opinion Editor

October 5, 2012

I’ve always thought that fad diets were ridiculous, and that people who went on diets were cheating. “Exercise and eating right” are what health experts and nutritionists have been chanting since the beginning of time, and...

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