The Maneater

Opinion Archives
Mar. 21, 2019

On predominantly white campuses, black student organizations are necessary

My experience at the Big XII Conference on black student government helped me to not only better understand why black-oriented spaces are necessary, but it made me proud to be part of one.

Mar. 19, 2019

The bronze-medal mindset helps personal growth

Winning means more than a gold medal. Sometimes it means looking at all that you’ve accomplished.

Mar. 19, 2019

Allowing concealed carry of firearms on MU’s campus puts lives in danger

As Missouri’s legislature debates a bill that would require MU to allow concealed carry, safety must be the top priority.

Mar. 14, 2019

Students should take advantage of the study rooms

With the new semester and this endless winter, study rooms can become your best friend.

Mar. 14, 2019

When the public bashes feminism they bash equal rights for all genders

Most anti-feminists don’t realize that the freedoms women have are because of women’s rights activists.

Mar. 13, 2019
Mar. 13, 2019

Tell the Truth: What is going on with the Jussie Smollett case?

The Jussie Smollett hate crime hoax has been a talking point for the majority of the month. Despite all the noise surrounding the case, let’s not forget that queer individuals and people of color are still (very real) targets of hate crimes.

Mar. 05, 2019

Blind giving isn’t beneficial to you or charities

Giving to charity should involve more than just picking the charity you hear about the most.

Mar. 05, 2019

The counseling services at MU are helpful, but the location is not

Students should not have to walk so far to get the counseling help they need.

Mar. 03, 2019

The Maneater endorses Solomon Davis, Briana Dinwiddie for MSA president, vice president

Both slates have strong ideas, but Davis and Dinwiddie’s proposals for Greek life and mental health make them the stronger candidates.

Feb. 27, 2019

Sexual assault survivors should not have to be cross examined by their alleged abuser to report their crime

Missouri colleges and universities shouldn’t have to choose between protecting survivors of sexual assault and survivors of false accusations.

Feb. 27, 2019

Stop competing for who has it worse

Competing for who has it worse has resulted in a more tired, hungry and grumpy workforce — and it isn’t good for our health either.

Feb. 27, 2019

Creating a new era, one journalism student at a time

As print publications increasingly become obsolete, digital journalism is becoming more diverse than it ever has been.

Feb. 27, 2019

It's time to bail on bail

Bail provides the rich an easy way out of jail, while many are too poor to afford it. It's time to end the criminalization of poverty.

Feb. 27, 2019

In the year since Parkland, little has been done to prevent gun violence

The shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida galvanized the country around gun violence a year ago — but we seem to have forgotten about it.

Feb. 25, 2019

You can (and should) address your implicit biases

Everyone has implicit biases and everyone has a responsibility to address them.

Feb. 20, 2019

It’s time we cancel R. Kelly for good

With the release of Lifetime’s R. Kelly docuseries, a lot of questions have been answered surrounding Kelly and his alleged sexual abuses of young, black women. However, one remains: Why haven’t we canceled him yet?

Feb. 20, 2019

Blindly continuing traditions can mean going against your personal beliefs

Before participating in traditions, try to look into the beliefs that the tradition stands for.

Feb. 20, 2019

There is no need for another shutdown

In the aftermath of the government shutdown, the American public is left to reflect on how to recover — and how much deeper the hole we’re stuck in would be dug if it came to another shutdown.

Feb. 19, 2019

Big companies need to follow Starbucks’ lead and take responsibility for their product’s environmental impact

The U.S. produces 34,500 tons of plastic annually — and recycles only 9 percent of it.

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