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Returning to normal is necessary for students’ mental health

Returning to normal is necessary for students’ mental health

Imagine going to a concert with thousands of people. Or going to a birthday party with all your closest friends. Or even just sitting in a classroom. These are all things we took for granted before the...

Normalize wearing masks post-pandemic

Normalize wearing masks post-pandemic

You’ve been wearing your mask all day. It’s hot and itchy and you can feel a zit coming on. It’s an uncomfortable and sometimes annoying feeling that everyone has felt in the past year. But wearing...

Peer pressuring people to get  COVID-19 vaccine is wrong

Peer pressuring people to get COVID-19 vaccine is wrong

Erin Copeland, [email protected] April 26, 2021

Peer pressure is something we learn about from a young age.  We are told not to be peer pressured into cheating in elementary school. Not to be peer pressured into bullying in middle school. Not...

Protect the planet after Earth Day

Protect the planet after Earth Day

Trevor Lawrence, [email protected] April 26, 2021

Throughout my entire childhood, I was upset to see that once a year, my favorite cartoons wouldn’t air for an entire day. The Earth Day challenge ruined my cartoon time. As I got older, I began understand...

Derek Chauvin found guilty, there’s more to be done

ULM Hawkeye April 26, 2021

Derek Chauvin was found guilty of all charges in the murder of George Floyd on Tuesday.  This was a big step toward the end of police brutality. However, there’s more to be done.  First,...

Overworking yourself isn't something to be proud of

Overworking yourself isn’t something to be proud of

Usha Gyawali, [email protected] April 19, 2021

In college, it's normal to overwork yourself. We have classes, jobs, homework and extracurricular activities that all demand time.  In college, it’s easier to overwork yourself than it is to manage...

Ark. anti-trans bill strips away freedom

Ark. anti-trans bill strips away freedom

Alexis Page, [email protected] April 19, 2021

 The colorful LGBTQ community has brought new life into American culture with a rejection of traditional norms. They promote acceptance, openness and free-spiritedness.  In the shadows of pride...

Lil Nas X music video sparks unnecessary controversy

Lil Nas X music video sparks unnecessary controversy

Chloe Chapel, [email protected] April 12, 2021

Lil Nas X came back with a bang after his first hit single “Old Town Road.”  Lil Nas X’s new song “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)” came out on March 25 after months of anticipation from...

Gender is a social construct, meaning changes over time

Gender is a social construct, meaning changes over time

Girls wear pink and play with dolls. Boys wear blue and play with trucks. Women stay at home to cook and clean. Men go to work to make money to provide for their family.  These are all examples of...

Activism should go further than social media posts

Activism should go further than social media posts

Kaitlin Maness, [email protected] March 29, 2021

In recent years, social media has played a huge role in furthering political movements. We’ve all seen the hashtags—#MeToo, #BlackLivesMatter, #TakeAKnee.  But in most cases, these displays of...

#NotAllMen: Stop punishing women, educate men

#NotAllMen: Stop punishing women, educate men

Chloe Chapel, [email protected] March 29, 2021

I can’t get gas alone. I can’t go to the store alone. I can’t eat go eat alone. I can’t walk alone. Why? Because I’m a woman.  Women have to learn how to stay safe around men—keep pepper...

Minneapolis police reform: Black lives still matter

Minneapolis police reform: Black lives still matter

Chloe Chapel, [email protected] March 22, 2021

Through every protest, no matter what the topic is, we want change. And in Minneapolis, change is the plan. A new citizen petition, written by Yes4Minneapolis has arose in Minneapolis. It asks for the...

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