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Staff Rants: Nov. 8-14

Staff Rants: Nov. 8-14

By WSN Staff

November 15, 2016


Filed under Opinion

These post-election staff rants are guaranteed to make you laugh, cry and shove all of the kale in your house into the garbage.

Our Country Will Persevere

Our Country Will Persevere

By Andrew Heying, Contributing Writer

November 15, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Many in rural America voted for Trump not to turn against minorities, but because they feel as though they are the forgotten demographic.

Our Absentee Voting System Is the Worst

Our Absentee Voting System Is the Worst

By Andrew Heying, Contributing Writer

November 4, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Absentee Voting is overly complicated to the point where some college students’ votes are never even counted.

Ken Bone’s Notoriety Is Indicative of American Politics

Ken Bone’s Notoriety Is Indicative of American Politics

By Melanie Pineda, Staff Writer

October 19, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Ken Bone, like the U.S., slowly developed into one colossal Internet joke with endless amounts of ugly history and, oddly enough, no punch line.

Campus Anti-War Presence Is Lacking

Campus Anti-War Presence Is Lacking

By Isaac Oseas

October 17, 2016


Filed under Opinion

These anti-war views, however, find absolutely no expression with the main election choices, since both of the candidates have actively campaigned for U.S. interventionism.

There Are No Facts Left to Check in 2016

There Are No Facts Left to Check in 2016

By WSN Editorial Board

October 17, 2016


Filed under Opinion

People who are running to be the next leader of the free world should not necessitate constant fact checking — ideally, there would be some truth to the messages they espouse.

Surge in Anti-Semitism, Thanks to Trump

Surge in Anti-Semitism, Thanks to Trump

By Annie Cohen, Staff Writer

October 17, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Trump is tiptoeing around it, but the rhetoric of his campaign has been used for centuries by anti-Semites to denounce Jews.

Don’t Demonize the Average American Voter

Don’t Demonize the Average American Voter

By Patrick Seaman, Staff Writer

October 17, 2016


Filed under Opinion

To vote for your own interests shouldn’t automatically make you an awful person, even if that puts you with Trump.

Publicly Available Tax Returns Mean More Transparency

Publicly Available Tax Returns Mean More Transparency

By Shiva Darshan, Staff Writer

October 11, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Publicly available tax returns would keep those in power in check through the looming threat of their unethical dealings being made public.

Trump’s Rhetorical Strategy Clumsily Broadcasts Dangerous Messages

Trump’s Rhetorical Strategy Clumsily Broadcasts Dangerous Messages

By Annie Cohen, Staff Writer

October 5, 2016


Filed under Opinion

For some reason we now have decided that Donald Trump's brand of discourse is acceptable in American politics, and as a result America’s collective moral compass runs the risk of being skewed beyond repair.

For Discipline in Politics, Turn to Veep Debate

By Paris Martineau, Deputy Opinion Editor

October 4, 2016


Filed under Opinion

The vice presidential debate is something every prospective voter should carefully watch — and not because it is going to be scandalous and titillating, but precisely because it isn’t going to be.

The Real Trump Was Exposed at the First Debate — And It Was Ugly

The Real Trump Was Exposed at the First Debate — And It Was Ugly

By Phoebe Kuo, Contributing Writer

September 30, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Trump's performance at the debate shows that he is unfit to be president.

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