The Maneater

Opinion Archives
Feb. 13, 2019

Trump denounces socialism. But does he really understand it?

As inequality worsens and support behind socialist policy grows, the only thing standing in the way of progress is an out-of-touch government.

Feb. 13, 2019

Digital space deserves to be clean and organized too

Digital clutter is just as bad as physical clutter, but cleaning it up may help just the same.

Feb. 07, 2019

There is no such thing as “perfect,” and that’s more than okay

In 2019, my goal is to switch out a previous unhealthy mindset with one that embraces imperfection.

Feb. 07, 2019

Political opinions shouldn’t be the only deciding factor for relationships

It is OK if your significant other has a different political stance than you.

Feb. 05, 2019

College students vs. below zero temperatures: Who will outlast who?

The blistering cold that engulfed campus on Wednesday was a well-versed adversary for unprepared college students.

Feb. 05, 2019

Mark me down for an almost yes, if you must

The word “sure” has a connotation that complicates communication, and the more we use it, the more it spreads.

Feb. 05, 2019

Presidential campaigns are exhausting. Let’s shorten them

Lengthy election cycles do nothing to help democracy, while creating division and fatigue among voters.

Jan. 31, 2019

Video games don’t lead to aggressive personalities

In a day and age where the media constantly portrays violent crime, are video games to blame for these violent acts? No, they are not, and neither are books or movies.

Jan. 24, 2019

Why Tour Team and Summer Welcome need more black people

Although small, the black community within MU is lively and thriving. Unfortunately, recruitment teams such as Tour Team and Summer Welcome do a poor job of representing this.

Dec. 15, 2018

Reforming our democracy starts with drawing smaller, fairer districts

Representation continues to be a problem across America. Fixing gerrymandering is only half the battle.

Dec. 15, 2018

Why good nutrition should be more of a priority for college students

College students’ constant consumption of processed foods is worse for their health than they realize.

Dec. 15, 2018

President Trump ignores American values by excusing Saudi Arabia’s murder of journalist

Not supporting journalism is like ignoring our basic freedoms.

Dec. 15, 2018

History can be powerful, but only if society chooses to learn about it

If society fails to learn about LGBTQ history, the community is bound to suffer more and more.

Dec. 11, 2018

Allowing for a gender neutral option aligns with American ideals

When it comes to gender neutral markings on identification documents, the arguments against it show a major flaw in American logic.

Dec. 10, 2018

Sometimes transitioning doesn’t end with gender reassignment surgery

With the issues facing the transgender community, surgery isn’t always the best choice for some, and that’s okay.

Dec. 09, 2018

Stop trying to divide the LGBTQ community even more than it already is

Ranking individuals by their sexual history will only hurt the LGBTQ community.

Dec. 08, 2018

Stereotypes can hurt, but fitting into one isn’t always bad

When someone fits a stereotype, society can erase the struggle they went through.

Dec. 07, 2018

Moral disapproval isn’t a real reason to create legal barriers for the LGBTQ community

LGBTQ rights shouldn’t be controversial in a country with freedom of religion.

Dec. 06, 2018

Adding your pronouns to an introduction can help support gender nonconforming individuals

Normalizing pronouns within introductions allows gender nonconforming individuals to feel safer when doing the same.

Dec. 05, 2018

Muscle dysmorphia: an underlying problem in bodybuilding community

Despite being rock-hard on the surface, feelings of inadequacy plague the bodybuilding community.

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