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Counterpoint: Costumes Are Not Just Costumes

Counterpoint: Costumes Are Not Just Costumes

By Natasha Roy, Assistant Managing Editor

October 31, 2017


Filed under Opinion

You can’t just pick and choose aspects of a culture that you like and then denounce the others simply because they are different from your own. That does not accurately represent the entire culture, and it is disingenuous.

Walk the Wrong Way on Escalators

Walk the Wrong Way on Escalators

By Henry Cohen, Staff Writer

April 10, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Walking in the reverse direction intended on escalators — the so-called wrong way — is actually superior in many ways to conventional forms of escalator use, as it lends both a practical and a metaphorical function to a device that is otherwise purely a mode of transportation.

People Will Still Walk on Escalators

People Will Still Walk on Escalators

By Adryan Barlia, Staff Writer

April 10, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Although studies show that standing rather than walking on escalators will decrease travel time, people will continue to focus on their own interests instead of the greater good.

The Oxford Comma Is a Must

The Oxford Comma Is a Must

By Andrew Heying, Deputy Opinion Editor

March 20, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Recently, neglecting to use the oxford comma has sparked a lawsuit that could end up costing Maine $10 million, proving that the Oxford Comma is absolutely necessary.

Stop Using the Oxford Comma

Stop Using the Oxford Comma

By Emma Rudd, Deputy Opinion Editor

March 20, 2017


Filed under Opinion

The Oxford Comma is an unnecessary embellishment and should only be required when the original message of the text is already ambiguous.

Express Indignation Through Love, not Hate

Express Indignation Through Love, not Hate

By Jack Campbell, Contributing Writer

November 17, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Trump is a vile demagogue whose behavior has warranted a hateful response, but it is impossible to be legitimately productive if we continue to find solidarity in hate.

Anti-Trump Protests Are Powerful and Valid

Anti-Trump Protests Are Powerful and Valid

By Emma Rudd, Contributing Writer

November 17, 2016


Filed under Opinion

To accuse the protesters of being baseless and unproductive is to deny the gravity of the bigotry against which we protest.

24-Hour News Is the Only Modern Option

24-Hour News Is the Only Modern Option

By Annie Cohen, Staff Writer

September 16, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Current events and breaking news was simply far less accessible than they are today, which is why, for all its foibles, the existence of a 24-hour news cycle is a net boon for the American people.

24-Hour News Is Ruining American Politics

24-Hour News Is Ruining American Politics

By Thomas Price, Contributing Writer

September 16, 2016


Filed under Opinion

The 24-hour news cycle has become far more of a detriment than a service to the medium of news and to the American people.

Democracy needs electoral college

Democracy needs electoral college

By Akshay Prabhushankar, Staff Writer

November 2, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Despite cries to do away with the electoral college, the system is actually essential to preserving democracy.