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Our citizenship may be at risk

Our citizenship may be at risk

Alfonzo Galvan, [email protected]

November 12, 2018


Filed under FEATURE STORIES, OPINIONS

Recently, President Trump made a comment on Twitter about ending birthright citizenship. Although his exact reasoning for doing so is unknown, it kind of sounds like a waste of time and an enormous hassle if you ask me. First of all, what is birthright citizenship you may ask? Birthright citizenship...

#HBCULM: It’s more than a hashtag

Kandace Moss, [email protected]

November 12, 2018


Filed under OPINIONS

It’s hard being black-- you’re often either too black or not black enough. And, it is worse when your own people do not support you. A couple of weeks ago, ULM and pretty much every Historically Black College and University (HBCU) in the country went head to head on social media over a hashtag started...

Balloon releases harm wildlife

Balloon releases harm wildlife

Prajal Prasai, [email protected]

November 4, 2018


Filed under OPINIONS

Some of the student organizations on campus, in the recent days, have organized balloon releasing events in the name of various social causes. The actions of these students are truly noble, but the way it is done, the releasing of balloons, needs to be called into question. Who would think that something...

Nationally legalize recreational marijuana

Nationally legalize recreational marijuana

Kris Albert, [email protected]

November 4, 2018


Filed under OPINIONS

Marijuana is finally become less and less criminal in Louisiana with new dispensaries being opened, even in our backyard of Monroe. This is something that will be met with some criticism, but shouldn’t. Marijuana holds a label that it simply does not fit. It is not like any other “street” drug....

Would you die for freedom of speech?

Would you die for freedom of speech?

Ashlyn Dupree, [email protected]

November 4, 2018


Filed under OPINIONS

According to cpj.org, in the past year, 45 journalists have been killed while doing their job. Most of these journalists were killed in places like Afghanistan, Syria, and U.S. One of the most recent murders was the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, a journalist for the U.S. According to bbc.com, Khashoggi...

Halloween has turned into tricks, not treats

Halloween has turned into tricks, not treats

Chelsea Terrell, [email protected]

November 4, 2018


Filed under OPINIONS

Halloween is the fun time of the year when young children or even some adults dress up as characters, creatures or people they admire or choose to be for the night. The unique holiday is always celebrated with children dressing up and traveling house to house receiving candy and other sweet treats...

Halloween is scary but enjoyable

Halloween is scary but enjoyable

Tyler Johnson, [email protected]

November 4, 2018


Filed under OPINIONS

On the night of Oct. 31 each year people ranging from little children to adults dress up in their favorite costumes and celebrate the holiday we all know as Halloween. Everyone knows the tradition of dressing up and going from door to door receiving candy to stuff our faces with or going out to costume...

It’s time to break the mental health stigma

It’s time to break the mental health stigma

Ashlyn Dupree, [email protected]

October 21, 2018


Filed under OPINIONS

This past week was mental illness awareness day. Not only does America have a mental awareness day, but also in May is the mental awareness month as well as World Mental Health day. While I understand the importance of sharing awareness of mental illnesses, has society caused people to stereotype those...

#HimToo: We have bigger problems than white men being accused

Ethan Dennis, [email protected]

October 21, 2018


Filed under OPINIONS

A year after actress Alyssa Milano tweeted “If you’ve been sexually harassed or assaulted write ‘me too’” prompted a flood of replies across social media, America faces a retrograde movement- the white male-washing of the “HimToo” hashtag. Following Brett Kavanaugh’s recent trial and...

First Amendment Rights: Is it fair to cancel Kanye West? (No)

First Amendment Rights: Is it fair to cancel Kanye West? (No)

Alfonzo Galvan, [email protected]

October 21, 2018


Filed under OPINIONS

Everybody loves the First Amendment, until they don’t. Recently, Kanye West visited the White House and had a meeting with President Trump. As a result of his meeting and some of his comments, many of his fans have given up on West. Leading up to his meeting with the president, West faced backlash...

First Amendment Rights: Is it fair to cancel Kanye West? (For)

First Amendment Rights: Is it fair to cancel Kanye West? (For)

Miles Jordan, [email protected]

October 21, 2018


Filed under OPINIONS

Kanye West. A musical genius, winner of 21 Grammies and has had every album but his inaugural album go number one on the charts; needs to be over. Tell me if you’ve heard of this before, a white person writing an op-ed piece about Kanye West being inflammatory and annoying. The irony and redundancy,...

We need better food options in the SUB

Prajal Prasai, [email protected]

October 14, 2018


Filed under OPINIONS

Education is important, and it is the reason why students come to college. Like education, food is also necessary for those students to stay healthy and concentrate in class. But, what if some of the students have to struggle with questions like what to eat rather than what to study? “I usually...

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