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Commentary: Trigger warnings are necessary

<i>Commentary</i>: Trigger warnings are necessary
Katie Madde, Managing Editor I’m tired of having to read articles in class that vividly describe gruesome rape cases with no warning whatsoever. I’m tired of having videos of graphic violence thrown in my face. I’m absolutely exhausted of being told to suck it up and deal with it. For some people the term “trigger warnings” brings to mind ideas of censorship or violation of free speech, while... 

Commentary: School boards can’t change history

Des Delgadillo, Online Editor Educational standards are being challenged again, after a Colorado school district recently proposed a new AP U.S. History curriculum that is “more patriotic,” creating a nationwide wave of protest from students and parents. The proposed change comes on the heels of the College Board revising its curriculum last year. Dreamed up by a new conservative school board majority... 

Commentary: Abuse is abuse and not acceptable

<i>Commentary</i>: Abuse is abuse and not acceptable
Jolene Nacapuy, Sports Editor Athletes are public figures. They should be role models and should not be allowed to play when they have criminal charges pending, whether they are women or men. I think when someone, especially an athlete, is arrested for any violent act, they should be on the sidelines, benched, not allowed to be on the court or field until the situation is sorted out. Hope Solo, the... 

Commentary: We cannot ignore racism anymore

<i>Commentary</i>: We cannot ignore racism anymore
Katie Madden Managing Editor It has been more than a month since Officer Darren Wilson shot and killed unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Although the media storm has quieted down and the camera crews have all but left the small St. Louis suburb, this is a story that cannot go away any time soon, despite the fact that some people say we should not talk about it anymore. There... 

Commentary: Bill Nye the ‘all-of-a-sudden political’ Guy

<i>Commentary</i>: Bill Nye the ‘all-of-a-sudden political’ Guy
Christian Orozco, Web Editor Science is a wonderful tool to determine, question and hypothesize different questions we have about Earth and the universe. This is why we learn about different sciences in grade school all the way up to meeting general education requirements in college. Those who excel in this area of education go on to do wonderful things and discover facts that many of us could not.... 

Commentary: NBA gives new meaning to the student athlete

<i>Commentary</i>: NBA gives new meaning to the student athlete
Julian Mininsohn, Sports Editor Now that the college basketball season has ended it is time for decisions. The top college basketball prospects around the nation decide if they want to take their talents to the NBA. Many have already declared and many more will. This year’s draft will be full of freshmen, including Kansas guard Andrew Wiggens and center Joel Embiid, as well as Duke forward Jabari... 

Commentary: Net neutrality may be a thing of the past

<i>Commentary</i>: Net neutrality may be a thing of the past
Des Delgadillo, Copy Chief Netflix and Comcast agreed to a deal last month that will see Netflix pay the U.S. Internet service provider an undisclosed amount in exchange for faster access to customers. For the average user, the deal means “Orange is the New Black” will load quicker, but at a dangerous precedent for how internet and content providers do business in the future. Although the recent... 

Commentary: Trolls being taken seriously is seriously dangerous

<i>Commentary</i>: Trolls being taken seriously is seriously dangerous
Kellie Galentine, Staff Writer Most of the time I have faith in humanity, but then I stumble upon websites like returnofkings.com. Return of Kings is a site dedicated to renewing masculinity as defined by the pseudonym contributors, all who “believe men should be masculine and women should be feminine.” The site glorifies sexual assault and domestic violence as central to the “masculine” mindsets,... 

Commentary: Fantasy football sacks productivity

<i>Commentary</i>: Fantasy football sacks productivity
Julian Mininsohn, Sports Editor Fantasy football is not simply a hobby anymore. It is a sports in itself. It is a lifestyle. It is an obsession. People spend countless hours preparing for their league drafts, studying which players to add to their team, and managing their teams throughout the NFL season. All of it is to gain a competitive edge, and in some cases to win money. The problem is not how... 

Commentary: Boxing judges knock the honesty out of sport

<i>Commentary</i>: Boxing judges knock the honesty out of sport
Christian Orozco, Editorial Director Professional boxing judge C.J. Ross stepped down from her position on Sept. 17 and now the boxing world can exhale with relief. Ross was the judge who scored the Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Saul “Canelo” Alvarez fight an even 114-114. Although Mayweather won the decision, when the 114-114 scorecard was read by Jimmy Lennon Jr. it left fans scratching their heads... 
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