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Sept. 21, 2017
Donald Trump prioritizes ending DACA over the damages of hurricanes Harvey and Irma

Column: Donald Trump prioritizes ending DACA over the damages of hurricanes Harvey and Irma

By Annie Jennemann

Trump briefly visits victims of hurricanes Harvey and Irma, while focusing on ending DACA.

Violence is never a good solution, so why is antifa gaining popularity?

Column: Violence is never a good solution, so why is antifa gaining popularity?

By Maddie Niblett

Antifa uses violence to gain attention for its cause, but it only makes the other side seem more credible.

Sept. 17, 2017

Column: We should attempt to stay rational when discussing hot button topics

By Madi Baughman

Clashing views on political issues decrease the amount of discussion.

Sept. 13, 2017
Gone are the days we can safely give companies our personal information

Column: Gone are the days we can safely give companies our personal information

By Solomon Davis

The Equifax hack shows that now is the time for consumers to tell Congress to take more action to protect their personal data.

Column: Trump may have helped DACA by ending it

By Matthew Riley

The complexity of DACA makes the current administration's decisions come under intense scrutiny.

Sept. 10, 2017
Why is a former top Trump advisor associated with a Nazi-affiliated group?

Column: Why is a former top Trump advisor associated with a Nazi-affiliated group?

By Maddie Niblett

Sebastian Gorka’s affiliation with an undesirable group brings scrutiny upon advisors in the Trump administration.

Sept. 8, 2017
Are you ready to discuss mental health?

Column: Are you ready to discuss mental health?

By Annie Jennemann

It’s time we really talked about it.

Aug. 31, 2017

Column: It’s time to take down Confederate monuments

By Matthew Riley

Confederate statues and monuments litter public places across America, taking pride in a shameful past.

The mobile applications landscape is changing

Column: The mobile applications landscape is changing

By Solomon Davis

Apps drive engagement on smartphones, but downloads haven't kept pace.

Aug. 23, 2017
After Charlottesville, there’s hope in dissenters

Column: After Charlottesville, there’s hope in dissenters

By Matthew Riley

In the wake of a Trump presidency it’s hard to feel hope. Despite the events in Charlottesville, Virginia, I’ve found some.

Aug. 22, 2017

Column: College athletes deserve to be paid

By Jordan Bolton

The NCAA reaps the benefits from an unfair agreement.

Galaxy Note 8 could redeem Samsung

Column: Galaxy Note 8 could redeem Samsung

By Solomon Davis

After dealing with the exploding Galaxy Note 7, Samsung is attempting to right its previous wrongs.

Aug. 17, 2017

Column: America’s next challenge is automation

By Solomon Davis

Unaddressed automation is posing a real threat to job security for Americans and will lead to increased unemployment in many sectors.

Free college tuition would counteract poverty and debt

Column: Free college tuition would counteract poverty and debt

By Jordan Bolton

“College debt is an epidemic across the United States.”

Aug. 16, 2017

Column: The NAACP issuing a travel advisory for Missouri is a clever move

By Matthew Riley

SB 43 is to blame for the NAACP’s first-ever travel advisory.

July 11, 2017

Column: The BCRA is a despicable piece of legislation

By Matthew Riley

The supposed replacement for the ACA is a hodgepodge of slashes to millions of Americans’ health-care coverage.

June 11, 2017

Column: Dumping Trump good for America in the short term, bad in the long run

By Matthew Riley

Impeaching the president could put a halt on alt-right rhetoric in the mainstream, but it might be too early to do so.

Column: Trump is back to his candidate self

By Aaron Carter

With the firing of Communications Director Mike Dubke, who was not known to be a part of the administration’s “inner circle,” and rumors of former Trump aides coming back into the fold, Trump could be returning back to his pre-president antics.

May 2, 2017

Editorial: The UM Board of Curators should vote on new hall name

The board should heed the request from RHA to name the new hall after Lucile Bluford.