Opinion & Editorial

Opinion & Editorial

To Act or Not to Act: Congress on #MeToo

Speier and Gillibrand pledge Congressional support for bills focused to modify sexual assault cases. (Wikimedia Commons) Sexual harassment has come to the forefront of dialogue across our nation, following allegations against Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein and the rise of the #MeToo Campaign. While movements including #MeToo have raised public awareness of the prevalence of

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In a Political No-Man’s-Land

John Kasich: Saving Conservatism by Abandoning Ship: “If the party can’t be fixed,” Kasich said, “I’m not going to be able to support the party.” (CNN interview with Jake Tapper. Saturday, October 7, 2017.) As a moderate conservative who is two years away from voting, I don’t know where to turn. John Kasich’s threat to leave

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#MeToo: More Than A Hashtag

 (Creative Commons) “Girls, I hope you know what message you’re putting out there,” said Mrs. Williamson, costume designer for Academy’s theater department, after the final rehearsal of A Voice In The Dark. “With everything that’s happening right now in the media, I hope that people see this as encouragement to speak up before it’s too

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This is a Mayday Signal

The city of this weekend’s tragedy. (Thomas Hawk/Flickr)  The following letter is in response to the Las Vegas attacks. Georgia Tuckerman has sent this to her representatives: Beatty, Brown, and Portman. Dear Representatives,  I took a foreign relations course the summer before my junior year with students from all over the world. The international students

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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