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Not voting is not cool

Not voting is not cool
Editorial cartoon by Jacob Bogdanoff and Des Delgadillo Election season is over, but that doesn’t mean we should stop caring about elections. This year’s midterm election turnout was the lowest it has ever been in 72 years, with only 36.4 percent of eligible voters voting. The last time a voter turnout was that low was in 1942, when Hitler was still in power and the United States was in the midst... 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, I disagree that voter ID laws are discriminatory (“Voter ID law is discrimination,” Oct. 31) You cite figures of only two cases of voter fraud . I would like to see your sources on that. I can name two right off the top of my head: Wendy Rosen from Maryland and Al Franken from Minnesota. While running for office in her home state of Maryland, Ms. Rosen not only voted for herself but... 

FBI disses Fourth Estate

FBI disses Fourth Estate
editorial carton by Jacob Bogdanoff and Des Delgadillo Christopher Soghoian, a technologist at the American Civil Liberties Union, announced that the Federal Bureau of Investigation created a fake newspaper article linked with surveillance software in order to track a school bomb-threat suspect back in 2007, and the revelation has undermined the media’s credibility. The FBI sent a link to the 15-year-old... 

Halloween is no excuse for racism

Imaginative Halloween enthusiasts ambled into the streets last week in the usual colorful display of outfits—some of them humorous, some of them horrifying, but not all of them tasteful. From the scantily clad to the grotesquely zombified to the obligatorily sexual, Halloween brought the creative spirit out of just about everyone who participated. Unfortunately, the holiday also invited those who... 

Prop. would reduce prison crowding

With voting season underway, it is important to get involved and vote on the issues that will improve and benefit our public. Proposition 47 will change the lowest-level, nonviolent crimes — such as drug possession for personal use and petty theft under $950 — from felonies to misdemeanors. With these changes, the state could save hundreds of millions of dollars annually, and the savings would... 

Voter ID law is discrimination

Voter ID law is discrimination
Editorial cartoon by Jacob Bogdanoff and Des Delgadaillo The Supreme Court has upheld a Texas law to enforce a photo identification mandate beginning with the Nov. 4 election. The Texas law is the strictest such law in the nation, permitting only certain types of photo ID, such as gun licenses, passports, military ID and driver’s licenses at the polls. This law is apparently designed to prevent voters... 

Media still obsess over looks

Actress Renee Zellweger has received a barrage of criticism for her change in appearance recently after media sources have claimed that she is now “unrecognizable.” Because of the “new look” Zellweger debuted at the Elle Women in Hollywood Awards on Oct. 21 many took to Twitter to play the guessing game as to what cosmetic surgery the actress may have had done. It is repugnant that our superficial... 

Assault is a serious matter

A female student who was allegedly assaulted on campus has recanted her allegations, according to a Student Info email sent to students and faculty Wednesday night. The alleged assault occurred early Tuesday morning, while she was walking to her car. The student had reported that four unidentified men followed her and one grabbed her shoulder, but she was able to escape. Responses to the incident report... 

Media still mock mentally ill

If your reaction to Amanda Bynes’ mental breakdown was to laugh, but your reaction to Robin Williams’ suicide was to cry — you’re a hypocrite. The stigmas associated with mental illness are still strong and the misunderstanding of mental illness is even worse — something that is very easy to see in the pop culture saturated media. A quick Google search brings up page after page of sensationalist... 

Service workers deserve respect

Service workers deserve respect
Editorial cartoon by Jacob Bogdanoff and Des Delgadillo An 11-minute video of a Wisconsin woman ranting about poor service at an Appleton Bath and Body Works took the internet by storm in early October. The video has been received with light humor and has even sparked various internet memes without many people considering the serious issue at hand; there is far too much disrespect and degradation towards... 
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