The Maneater

Opinion Archives
Nov. 20, 2019

COLUMN: Would impeachment legitimize American democracy?

In the midst of a massive political divide, one can’t help but wonder if following through with an impeachment trial and removing President Donald Trump from office would solve the U.S.’s problems.

Nov. 20, 2019

COLUMN: Accessibility is like homework, it’s required but everyone treats it like it’s above and beyond

Debates have two sides, those who agree and those who don’t. Accessibility shouldn’t have two sides, therefore it shouldn’t be a debate.

Nov. 12, 2019

COLUMN: Do Americans value popularity over policy when choosing a candidate?

Today, people are losing faith in democracy. Is the concept of the educated voter dead, or is this an overreaction?

Nov. 10, 2019

COLUMN: Companies spark conversation when using controversial topics in advertisements

The conversation of whether companies should be able to put controversial topics in mainstream media has different opinions. If companies have a platform, they should use it to stand up for their beliefs.

Nov. 10, 2019

COLUMN: Not Clickbait: Saving the world can happen online

Technology has become a game of risks and rewards, but people tend to forget about how vast the rewards actually are.

Nov. 05, 2019

COLUMN: The new dining plan gives too much freedom to students and not enough to campus dining employees

MU’s new dining plan could create unforeseen challenges and stresses with the CDS employees.

Nov. 04, 2019

COLUMN: The educational benefits of political involvement start at a young age

It’s no secret that a majority of Congress is made up of people over the age of 50. In recent years, younger generations have been getting more politically involved and the benefits of this are evident.

Oct. 31, 2019

COLUMN: Minimalism is for the wealthy

The recent trend of minimalism is meant to focus less on material goods, but it actually does the opposite

Oct. 25, 2019

COLUMN: Taking time to learn their interests is in your best interest

Caring about your friends means investing in their interests a little bit.

Oct. 25, 2019

COLUMN: Community college versus traditional university: Which educational path is best?

Save up or ship out. This is a decision that each and every college student has to make, and it’s not exactly an easy one at that.

Oct. 22, 2019

COLUMN: Is society’s dependence on instant communication worth social repercussions?

In a world that is constantly evolving on a technological basis, people often experience a sense of dependency. Is this a toxic relationship?

Oct. 22, 2019

COLUMN: Traveling is the best way to fuel your curiosity, so take the chance

I grew up learning the importance of experiencing and travelling to new places. There is no greater feeling than being in a completely different place and appreciating a contrasting culture from your own.

Oct. 22, 2019

COLUMN: Students caring too much can cause more harm than good

Caring too much can actually increase anxiety if one is not careful

Oct. 22, 2019

COLUMN: The best way to be right is to be wrong sometimes

In order to truly embrace intellectual and academic growth, society needs to start accepting that some people may not know the right answer, and that’s okay.

Oct. 18, 2019

COLUMN: Is long distance worth a shot?

Long distance relationships are far from easy and can be both emotionally and financially draining. On the other hand, there are some things worth fighting for.

Oct. 18, 2019

COLUMN: Actions speak louder than words — that goes for companies too

When it comes to marketing, companies like to pretend they are being socially responsible, but it only counts if the words are followed by action.

Oct. 18, 2019

COLUMN: Black trans women are facing an epidemic

Black trans women in America keep dying. Why isn’t it getting better?

Oct. 10, 2019

Campus Dining Services’ sustainability efforts lack flavor

Despite its website and outdated statistics, Campus Dining Services isn’t as sustainable as it claims to be.

Oct. 10, 2019

Natural solutions to mental health issues should be treated as supplements — not treatments

When it comes to mental health, access to medical care is vital, but so is the recognition that lifestyle medicine is somewhat important to treatment.

Oct. 03, 2019

Column: Companies tackle social issues by including them in advertisements and some people are not happy

The conversation of whether companies should be able to put controversial topics in mainstream media has different opinions. If companies have a platform, they should use it to stand up for their beliefs.

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