Opinion & Editorial

Opinion & Editorial

A Note to the French

Dear France,  We thought future history textbooks were already being printed. “The Nativist Revolution” would be the heading. The first subsection would be the United Kingdom. Second, the United States. Third, you guys.  We were positive your presidency was going to to be handed to Marine Le Pen, the far-right and anti-European Union candidate.  Until

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NFL Draft: First Two Picks

The 2017 NFL Draft that took place on April 27-29 has been touted as one of the most talent-filled classes in the history of the league. Even though the class was filled with many future NFL stars, nobody knew for sure what the exact first round draft order would be from top to bottom.  All

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NFL Draft Exposes League’s Domestic Violence Problem

NFL Comissioner Roger Goodell at the draft. (Courtesy/Creative Commons) The NFL has a major domestic violence problem. Ever since Ray Rice was charged with assaulting his fiancee in 2014, domestic violence issues have plagued the league. The NFL tried to take a harder stance on domestic violence in recent years, but the pendulum seems to

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Changing Discourse in an Echo Chamber

“Echo chamber” is a phrase I first heard when visiting a college last spring. It’s been stuck in my mind ever since, slipping into my everyday vocabulary and forcing me to experience Columbus Academy differently. I’ve grown up as a liberal in a conservative household. My stances on issues have always been challenged, and I

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Model Minority Faces Adversity

Coined in 1966, “model minority” refers to a minority group that attains a high degree of socioeconomic success and is calculated by observing incarceration rates, family stability, income, education, and impact on society. Due to their meritocracy, Indian Americans are often stereotyped under this term. This label has its benefits and shortcomings. As an Indian

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Cuba: Synthesized

My head leaned against the tour bus window as I looked out into a world that seemed light years away from the one in which I had spent 17 and a half years. The Hamilton soundtrack narrated the movie in my mind, entering my body through booming ear buds and sending chills down my limbs.

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Traffic Deaths Spike to Unsettling High

Over the last ten years, vehicle safety technology has improved by leaps and bounds. Electronic stability systems, rearview cameras, and better airbags are just a few of the innovations that have helped protect occupants in collisions. Despite the improved safety of modern cars, the number of Americans killed in traffic crashes have been on the