The Maneater

Opinion Archives
Sep. 28, 2020

COLUMN: MU must build upon its existing diversity programs

Trump recently attacked diversity and racial sensitivity training, calling them divisive and subsequently banning them in the federal government. However, at many institutions, these programs are essential to start discussions about race.

Sep. 28, 2020

COLUMN: Vote in the election, but don’t expect anything to change.

Presented with two unappealing candidates for President, it is time to take a new approach in our fight for equality.

Sep. 25, 2020

COLUMN: Zero waste is not a waste of time

The concept of zero waste revolves around preventing waste and reusing resources to conserve natural resources and minimize environmental impacts.

Sep. 24, 2020

COLUMN: Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death potentially leaves thousands at risk of losing access to human rights

Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death leads the country to evaluate how one person can impact the rights of millions.

Sep. 22, 2020

COLUMN: The prestigious college pipeline is setting America up for unfair representation

The majority of elite political figures and government officials were educated in the top prep schools and universities of the country. Most Americans did not have the same education, making it difficult to find a common ground between the two.

Sep. 18, 2020

COLUMN: The Peace Nook celebrates 30 years of progressive activism.

30 years since it opened, Peace Nook remains a small yet mighty force in Columbia’s activist community.

Sep. 18, 2020

COLUMN: Columbia businesses are failing because of MU students

Cases continue to rise in Columbia because of MU students, causing new restrictions to be put in place. The new rules on alcohol sales have already made one local bar close permanently.

Sep. 16, 2020

COLUMN: A new administration won’t save us from the COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19 cases in the U.S. continue to rise while other countries seem to have it under control. The discrepancy can be attributed to the individualist versus collectivist approaches to the pandemic.

Sep. 16, 2020

COLUMN: MU’s tuition raise is unjustified

MU raising tuition for the 2020 school year raises concerns for students who struggle to adapt to the online environment.

Sep. 16, 2020


The MU campus is overpoliced, and to make our campus safer, we need to rethink where we allocate funds.

Sep. 15, 2020

COLUMN: Podcasts foster connection through storytelling

Podcasts span a wide array of topics and their auditory nature allows the individual to use their imagination, pass time while commuting and share the human experience.

Sep. 15, 2020

COLUMN: Let’s face it: eating disorders are a harsh reality on college campuses

Gen Z’s exposure to fad diets has led to a national rise in eating disorders across college campuses.

Sep. 15, 2020

COLUMN: Staying civil and unified in a divided world

Cordial conversations are the main keys to becoming a truly united nation in today’s “my way or the highway” type political climate.

Sep. 14, 2020

COLUMN: Women may not have equal representation in the workplace for decades

The disparity in leadership opportunities between men and women in the workplace points to a trend of unconscious bias starting when students are in college.

Sep. 14, 2020

COLUMN: Dress for any occasion in a time with no occasions

When Zoom calls only reveal our top halves, we are able to dress however we’d like. Expressing yourself through your dress can be better for your mental health.

Sep. 10, 2020

COLUMN: Everything MU students need to know about the benefits of past life regression therapy.

College is a turbulent point in life and school does little to help that. Past life regression therapy can provide a break from the chaos.

Sep. 10, 2020

COLUMN: Black women are still underappreciated in modern society—the sad reality of colorism.

In a society where racial justice is finally taking its course, Black women still face unprecedented amounts of colorism and underrepresentation in the media and beauty standards.

Sep. 09, 2020

COLUMN: Poor and poorer: is MU right in its handling of this Professor’s controversial comment?

As a Chinese international student, I do not find Professor Joel Poor’s joke to be particularly funny, but whether that alone justifies the sanction he faced is another matter.

Sep. 08, 2020

COLUMN: The SEC football conference will struggle to return based on COVID-19 regulations set in place.

College football will not hold the same excitement as usual, but it needs to happen.

Sep. 08, 2020

COLUMN: Allyship: what is the line between helpful and harmful?

With political and social issues claiming attention on social media, the line between being a helpful and harmful ally can be easily blurred.

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