Category: Opinion

Animals at the Fair

The county fair is here! The rides, the carnival games, the fried food and fresh lemonade, craft fairs, and the animals. I for one can’t wait. I remember as a child excitedly running up to the petting zoos, petting goats and holding chicks, milking a cow, winning goldfish at games, and riding on camels. I…

Too Much Information: Media Manipulation in the Digital Age

“Too much information running through my brain Too much information driving me insane”      –The Police Fake news… media manipulation… social media influencers…. alternative facts….photoshopping…. rigged elections…. it seems today like never before, we are bombarded, at times overwhelmed by potentially dubious information. But, the more information the better, right? Our 21st century digital age, begun…

Freedom of Speech in a Digital Age

Spring is coming. The warm breeze of May, alongside news of mass vaccination across the nation, gives us hope that we, after a year of fear and depression, may finally be at the edge of returning to normalcy. When we look back to the 2020 presidential election, it seems like a distant past. The hard…

Opinion | It’s Time to Break Up Facebook

When Mark Zuckerberg, then a college student at Harvard University, founded Facebook with his roommates, he probably did not envision the Facebook of today. With the acquisition of Instagram in 2012 and WhatsApp two years later, Facebook has grown from a student directory website into a social media empire. On December 9th, 2020, the Federal…

It’s Over. Take the Signs Down.

When Joe Biden was elected president on Saturday, November 7th, it was over. At least, it was supposed to be. After an exhausting and ridiculous four years under the Trump administration, the nation could turn over a new leaf and complete a smooth administrative transition without any problems whatsoever. Right? Wrong. Who knew that armed…

“David? Nobody Cares.” The True Takeaways from the Beloved Schitt’s Creek

The sixth and final season of Schitt’s Creek dropped on Netflix on October 4th, after sweeping the 2020 Emmy Awards. The creativity, characters, and performances of this series portray many unexpected, underlying ties to family, comedy, and little reminders in everyday life. Many viewers love the show for its witty comments and comedic aspects, but…