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Opinion Archives
Apr. 10, 2018

Austin Petersen embodies the ideals of liberty set forth by the Constitution

Austin Petersen believes in ideas founded on liberty and the Constitution.

Apr. 10, 2018

Schools should take more steps to help students combat stress

In a world where working yourself to the bone and being overloaded with stress is considered the norm, we need to do something to reverse this problem and take the effects of stress more seriously.

Apr. 10, 2018

Missouri is on path to returning unalienable rights to citizens

HB 1936 would allow the concealed carry of firearms in places like college campuses.

Apr. 10, 2018

Missouri House bill would allow guns almost everywhere

Missouri Republicans back a bill to eliminate mandatory gun-free zones in the weeks following the historical March for Our Lives movement for stricter gun control.

Mar. 18, 2018

Gun control is a political talking point, not a strategy to fight gun crime

It’s good to talk about finding a solution after a mass shooting, but it isn’t helpful to make an argument for a solution that wouldn’t be constitutional or effective.

Mar. 14, 2018

Trans people deserve to be respected

The transgender community faces many obstacles, so we should do as much as we can to help.

Mar. 14, 2018

Former MSA candidates’ past tweets are telling of MU’s current struggles

Racist, homophobic and sexist tweets from several MSA presidential candidates surfaced during the first day of campaigning.

Mar. 14, 2018

Title IX needs to change

An MU student retells her experience with the Office for Civil Rights and Title IX.

Mar. 09, 2018

The Second Amendment needs to be re-evaluated

The Second Amendment is outdated at best, and it’s time to talk about why that is.

Mar. 09, 2018

International community must do more to help Syrian civilians trapped in civil war

The U.S. must hold the Syrian government accountable for its war crimes and help the Syrian people.

Mar. 07, 2018

The shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School should be anything but a call for more gun control

The shooting that happened at the high school in Florida was an enormous tragedy but the facts should be assessed before calling for the government to pass any kind of gun control.

Mar. 05, 2018

Sanctions should be put on Myanmar to show that rest of world will not tolerate genocidal behavior

The world is watching as Rohingya Muslims are losing everything.

Mar. 01, 2018

Russia is the ultimate social media influencer

Russia’s meddling in U.S. politics wasn’t limited to just the 2016 election, it served a darker purpose: to divide us.

Feb. 28, 2018

Russian trolls should not be able to delegitimize 2015 protests

The 2015 protests came about because students wanted change, not because Russia wanted Trump in the White House.

Feb. 26, 2018

War with North Korea is a disaster America must avoid

Attacking North Korea would only increase tension.

Feb. 26, 2018

Parkland shooting survivors are changing the way we react to tragedy

The March For Our Lives and Never Again movement are powerful tools to change the way Americans react to school shootings.

Feb. 23, 2018

America has an issue, and it’s called gun control

The U.S. must pass better gun legislation.

Feb. 23, 2018

Should the U.S. bring back military parades?

Anything that will show our support and respect to the men and women who fight for us in the military seems like a good idea. However, there might be better ways to spend the money it would cost for a parade while still supporting our troops.

Feb. 23, 2018

By deporting Emilio Gutiérrez Soto, the U.S. would go against the pillars of its own society

The United States should remember the significant role that journalism plays in society before sending a journalist to his death.

Feb. 18, 2018

Scandals and lies are defining the Trump administration

Major news outlets are reporting that the White House is lying when it comes to the Porter scandal — and yet, if we’ve learned anything about this administration, it’s that little to nothing will be done about it

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