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The Exploitation of Adjunct Professors

The Exploitation of Adjunct Professors

By Michael Ellis, Contributing Writer

November 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Over the past few decades, the process of hiring teachers at colleges and universities has dramatically changed. What once used to be a reliable job with an optimistic future, now has taken a turn for the worse.

Staying single can be a matter of practicality

Staying single can be a matter of practicality

By Christina Coleburn, Senior Editor

November 30, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Fewer millennials are married or in serious relationships, but this trend does not necessarily stem from a rejection of commitment. For many, the decision to stay single longer is a matter of practicality.

TPP is a bad deal for the US and the environment

TPP is a bad deal for the US and the environment

By Max Schachere, Staff Writer

October 19, 2015


Filed under Opinion

The Trans-Pacific Partnership could spell disaster for the environment and the U.S. manufacturing sector.

Open the door to Cuba and let change in

Open the door to Cuba and let change in

By Akshay Prabhushankar, Contributing Writer

October 14, 2015


Filed under Opinion

The humanitarian situation in Cuba under US embargoes is deplorable. Congress must authorize the lifting of the embargo to improve US trade and get the nation of Cuba back on its feet.

Republicans need to face the music, economy

Republicans need to face the music, economy

By Abraham Gross, Contributing Writer

September 29, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Republican presidential candidates have staked their campaigns on social issues that, on the whole, are outweighed by the continued importance of the economy.

Financial crisis remains, says expert

Financial crisis remains, says expert

By Olivia Wetzel, Contributing Writer

November 19, 2014


Filed under News

UCLA professor Robert Brenner talks the growing economic inequality and what it means.

Campaign shifts needed for millenial vote

Campaign shifts needed for millenial vote

By WSN Editorial Board, Editorial Board

November 3, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Millennials are drawn to vote by pressing issues, and politicians must remember this shift in voter sentiment when they campaign.

Christina’s Case: Racial insults deter productive political discourse

Christina’s Case: Racial insults deter productive political discourse

By Christina Coleburn, Deputy Opinion Editor

March 30, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Another instance of unproductive discourse took place on Twitter over the weekend. This time, the exchange involved racially charged insults and political ideology. Jamilah Lemieux, senior editor at Ebony magazine, and Raffi Williams, deputy press secretary for the Republican National Committee, be...

Adam’s Angle: Yellen proves herself under Congress scrutiny

Adam’s Angle: Yellen proves herself under Congress scrutiny

February 13, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen testified before Congress for the first time on Feb. 11. Facing skeptical lawmakers, Yellen emphasized continuity in the Federal Reserve’s strategy to wind down quantitative easing while keeping interest rates low. She has proven that she can withstand the hea...

Older nurses favored over recent graduates for employment

Older nurses favored over recent graduates for employment

February 5, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, News

Results of a survey distributed among nurses from a sample of 14 states, drawn from a pool of data from nurses in 34 states, and a  second sample of nurses from 14 states, indicated that nurses licensed in 2010 or 2011 were less likely to work in a hospital than nurses licensed in 2004 or 2005, ac...

Humanities should not be undervalued

Humanities should not be undervalued

By Christina Coleburn, Deputy Opinion Editor

December 10, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

An article published in the Dec. 2 edition of The International New York Times has rejuvenated discussions about the value of the humanities in the landscape of higher education. According to the piece, funding for humanities research in the United States has declined since 2009 and accounted for less...

House Republicans should support Senate debt ceiling proposal

House Republicans should support Senate debt ceiling proposal

October 16, 2013


Filed under Opinion

The government shutdown that has resulted from political brinkmanship may hopefully end soon, as Senate leaders are nearing a bipartisan deal to raise the nation’s borrowing limit and fund the federal government. House Republicans, pressured by the Tea Party, have been unclear about supporting the...

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