Citizens must drive dialogue

Climate change undeniable to most, but not to US leaders

Happy 2017! After the hottest year on record, polar ice levels have reached a record low. The Great Barrier Reef is on its last leg due to bleaching that occurs as ocean temperatures rise. An ice chunk larger than Rhode Island is expected to break off of Antarctica by April, and, just this summer, we […]

Editorial Comment

Trump's remarks indefensible

The 2017 annual Golden Globe Awards was a night to remember. “La La Land,” the musical film, set a record for winning all seven of the awards for which it was nominated, Donald Glover’s “Atlanta,” which he created, directed, and stars in, won Best Comedy Series and Meryl Streep made the Internet implode. “There was […]

Hysteria prevents healthcare

Anti-vaccination sentiment airs ableist values, ignorance of upper-class

In the 1990s, Andrew Wakefield published an article in The Lancet that causally linked the MMR vaccine to autism. This assertion sparked massive anti-vaccine hysteria, distrust of medical practitioners and a fear of a phenomenon called “vaccine overload.” To this day, many parents seek ideological exemption from vaccines scheduled for their children, even though scientifically […]

Just show respect

Put an end to ableist language and phrases used on daily basis

In today’s day and age, political correctness, while criticized by some, has become a valuable way to show respect to those with varying degrees of disabilities or differences from the average citizen. This has led to the development and subsequent shunning of ableist language and phrases that are used daily. Ableism is the discrimination or […]

Incoming first lady ought to be respected

Despite what seem like questionable actions, Melania Trump not that bad

Aformer supermodel whom plenty of the world has seen naked, whose college education cannot be completely confirmed and who is accused of committing one of the most embarrassing acts of plagiarism of 2016 is soon to be, drum roll please, our first lady. If you know of President-elect Donald J. Trump, then, undoubtedly, you have […]

Comic series condemns culture

Isolationist-Christian thought harmful

Jack T. Chick, an evangelical comic publisher who sold over 750 million comic units, has recently passed away at age 92. Perhaps his name is not familiar, but his comics certainly are. Known as “Chick tracts,” these little Christian comic books serve as tools for evangelism in the form of gifts to non-believers. Over 50 […]

Editorial Comment

Media scrutiny necessary today

What is fake news? More than likely, you don’t know. That’s one of the conclusions of a new study from Stanford that examined students’ ability to identify and analyze news sources. More than 7,800 students in college, high school and middle school from 12 states were asked to review news presented in Facebook comments, tweets […]