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The Dangers of Clickbait and Fake News

The Dangers of Clickbait and Fake News

Atticus Dewey
June 5, 2017
Filed under OPINION

Before this article begins I would like to state that this article is not talking about trusted news sources. However, it is talking about clickbait titles and fake news that some websites distribute. Clickbaiting has become an issue that is one of the most commonly talked about and most commonly talk...

Going for the Green

Going for the Green

Sacha Verlon
May 31, 2017
Filed under CATEGORY FRONT PAGE, OPINION, UNCATEGORIZED

Ever since global climate change became prominent in politics, the majority of Republicans have rejected the idea and the scientific evidence behind it. Because of this, many Republicans feel that shifting our energy consumption from primarily fossil fuel-based to renewable-based is pointless, and block any le...

Will Ann Arbor’s New Tobacco Law Really Make a Difference?

Will Ann Arbor’s New Tobacco Law Really Make a Difference?

Ally Einhaus
May 30, 2017
Filed under OPINION, UNCATEGORIZED

On Aug. 4, 2016, Ann Arbor city officials approved the ordinance of raising the legal tobacco purchase age. The ordinance went into effect on Jan. 1, making Ann Arbor the only city in Michigan to raise the legal age to purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21. This also made Ann Arbor the first city i...

Why It’s Okay to Be Offended

Why It’s Okay to Be Offended

Andie Tappenden and Gina Liu
May 10, 2017
Filed under OPINION

“I don’t like when people say ‘you can’t say that,’” said Sawyer Dupree, a 10th grader who argues that society may be too sensitive at times. “How do you feel when people say triggered? Cause’ I think that’s hilarious. I think it’s really funny. But, I’ve met people like ‘you c...

Don’t Take Away Our Health Care

Don’t Take Away Our Health Care

Zoe Lubetkin
May 3, 2017
Filed under OPINION

On April 13, Trump signed into order H.J. Res. 43, a bill which allows states to withhold funding-provided by Title X of the Public Health Service Act-from Planned Parenthood. This overturned regulation by the previous administration - passed on Jan. 18 - which stated that Title X recipients cannot ...

To Bomb or Not To Bomb

To Bomb or Not To Bomb

Mazey Perry
April 21, 2017
Filed under OPINION

First, it was Russians hacking the 2016 election, then the bombs dropped in Syria, and now North Korea is threatening war. What do we do? At this point, nobody, not even the United States government, has a correct answer to this question. Still searching for an answer, no method is off the table, but weapons...

Access Denied: The Muslim Ban at Home

Access  Denied: The  Muslim Ban at Home

Suephie Saam
April 21, 2017
Filed under OPINION

In wake of the Muslim ban, I feel saddened to call this country my home. I feel saddened that to some, diversity is not our strength, and that the oppression of thousands of Muslim-Americans is now seen as normal. I, having two parents who were born in Iran, one of the countries under the ban, and havi...

Who Controls the White House: Trump or the Russian Government?

Who Controls the White House: Trump or the Russian Government?

Sacha Verlon
March 9, 2017
Filed under COLUMNS, OPINION, UNCATEGORIZED

The sovereignty of our country is currently being jeopardized because of President Donald Trump’s relations with Russia. Trump has had a long history of financial ties with Russia that could potentially harm him as President. And it is not only the president himself; multiple cabinet members in Trump’s...

Betsy DeVos: Uneducated in Education

Betsy DeVos: Uneducated in Education

Isaac McKenna
March 1, 2017
Filed under OPINION

Betsy DeVos has never attended a public school, nor have any of her children. She went to a Christian private school, paid for by her billionaire father, and is now in charge of public education in America. How did she get her appointment to Secretary of Education? During her confirmation hearing...

Oscars Still So White

Oscars Still So White

Mira Simonton-Chao, Web Content Editor
February 26, 2017
Filed under OPINION

21st-century America is not Black and White. In fact, it is quite the opposite. With growing minority populations across the country and a more than 50 percent Asian, Hispanic and Latino population in California— the third largest state in the U.S. —the United States is an incredibly diverse entity...

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