Tag: opinion

COLUMNS, Opinion

Forced Participation in Discussions Hinders—Not Helps—Student Growth

In many classes—particularly history and English classes—teachers decide to have graded discussions or debates, where students’ scores generally reflect the number of times they speak throughout the conversation. Although these discourses can be an effective way to talk about prevalent issues, the manner in which they are run needs to […]

COLUMNS, Opinion

CDC Ban Presents Peril for the Future

Vulnerable, entitlement, diversity, transgender, fetus, evidence-based, science-based—all of these omnipresent words were recently instructed by the Trump Administration not to be used by the U.S. Center of Disease Control (CDC) in any future budgetary documents. This act is one of censorship. Therefore, we must correct such mishaps before they have […]


Cure for Healthcare Debate is Universal System

Almost everyone can agree that the United States health care system is not working very well. The health care debate has been in the news for months but what is it about? Well, right now nearly 50 million Americans do not have health insurance, and over 18,000 Americans will die this year simply because they are uninsured. Obama has created a plan to reform the system, but it is not enough. What this country needs is universal health care, Obama’s plan is just a bandaid on the problem, but universal health care is the cure. His reform efforts are good intentioned but amount to just a lazy attempt to bring the United States towards a government run health care system. His efforts are stunted by his bipartisanship and his willingness to appease the right, which is making his plan less like a universal healthcare system and more like minor reforms on the current system.