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Free speech isn’t free

Not everything that can be said should be saidBy Marshall Oppel | Contributor Political correctness. Censorship. Being a decent human being. Violating our First Amendment rights. The topic of political correctness is a fairly heated one. On the one hand, we have a group of people who want to tailor our […]

by · February 24, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
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Double standards

Standardized tests hurt critical thinkingBy Jessica Wise & Lauren Moreland | Contributors Jessica Wise is an English education major and Lauren Moreland is a math education major. Both are seniors. Standardized testing is a necessary evil. Some educators believe academic standards are unrealistic nuisances, though others believe they are essential […]

by · February 24, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
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Quit faking it

Fake news is eroding our trust in truthBy Becca Robb | Co-Editor in Chief “I don’t know what to believe with all this fake news right now,” my friend said with a shrug. “You just can’t trust the media.” Her words stung—I am the media. But fake news is tearing […]

by · February 17, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Managing stereotypes in storytelling is key.

Represent!

When do stereotypes in movies become harmful?By Rebekah Hardwicke | Contributor Film director D.W. Griffith is known for transforming cinema with groundbreaking technical advances. In addition, he is perhaps the best example of an artist who used harmful stereotypes in movies. His film “The Birth of a Nation” (1915) is credited by […]

by · February 17, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Feminism or gender equality?

Feminism or gender equality?

Feminism isn’t a dirty wordBy Kaitlyn Duchien | Contributor Feminism is a dirty word that carries negative connotations. Feminists are man-haters. Feminists don’t wear bras in public. Feminists aren’t grateful for the privileges they already have as women in society. At least, that’s what many assume about feminism. In reality, feminism […]

by · February 10, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
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Silent griefs

Engage with the griefs of the third worldBy Luke A. Wildman | Opinions Editor We sat in a circle in my college dorm’s lobby, chatting after Bible study. “Did you hear about the explosion today?” someone asked. “Ten people killed. Terrorism. Isn’t that horrible?” Inside, I screamed. Death is always […]

by · February 10, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
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Practical ways to help refugees

Christians should engage with the world’s sufferingBy Joseph Mosse | Contributor Four years ago, I was in Ukraine. It was a tense time. A revolution threatened to spark a civil war while Russia stirred ominously across the border. A heavy sense of uncertainty and fear settled on everything and everyone as […]

by · February 10, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Equality goes both ways

Challenging the lies

Women should fight for their right to truthBy Becca VanHorne | Contributor When I was in ninth grade, a male peer told me I was “not hot enough to rape.” Not only was this statement crude and hurtful, it also communicated a false truth about me. Sexism is an act of […]

by · February 3, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Equality goes both ways

Grateful, not hateful

My rights are safe—but who fights for men?By Kait Bedel | Contributor In light of the recent women’s marches, I’ve heard a lot of talk about the equality between men and women. I’m constantly told that this country treats women so poorly. But honestly, I feel many feminist activists today take for […]

by · February 3, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials

Roommate versus roommate

Roommates go head-to-head over Christmas musicBy Rebecca A. Schriner | Echo Christmas should be “The Most Wonderful Time” of year. You’re supposed to “Deck the Halls” as a family and venture out on a “Sleigh Ride” with your “Santa Baby.” And you’re more than welcome to do that—on Christmas. Some […]

by · December 9, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials