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Standing in solidarity with victims of abuse

Standing in solidarity with victims of abuse

Megan Behnke, Staff Writer

February 13, 2018


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Sexual abuse has always been a sensitive topic. Once considered a taboo subject, the last 10 years have seen a drastic increase in the number of victims who have chosen to speak out about their experiences. These accounts are often shared in the hopes of raising awareness about the prevalence of sexual...

Exploring the changing landscape of immigration with evangelicals

Melyna Acosta, Staff Writer

January 30, 2018


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I wouldn’t call this a change of heart, but instead, more of a push towards acceptance. Despite a historic emphasis on the separation of church and state, this delineation is rarely maintained in modern government. In 2006 Sam Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference,...

It’s fun to explore astrology

It’s fun to explore astrology

Brittany Byers, Staff Writer

January 30, 2018


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How many times have you been asked, “What’s your sign?” Horoscopes are just the start when understanding yourself through Astrology. Using your time and place of birth, astrologers make a graph called a birth chart. This chart shows, at the time of your birth, the location of the moon, sun, plane...

Honor society project looks at why students drop out

PTK Officer team

January 30, 2018


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Phi Theta Kappa, an international honors society with a chapter at Madison College, participates an annual “Honors In Action” projects. These projects focus on specific questions of study, accompanied by interactive activities hosted by team members; you may have noticed last year’s Honors In Action...

February is far more than just cold and unforgiving

Megan Binkley, Opinions Editor

January 30, 2018


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Roughly 2,700 years ago, Numa Pompilius succeeded Romulus as king of Rome, and promptly added January and February to the calendar. At the time, it was a novel idea: before this, the winter period was seen as timeless and changeless, a dark expanse between the more forgiving arms of spring and fall....

#METOO has a ways to go before reaching equality

#METOO has a ways to go before reaching equality

Megan Binkley, Opinions Editor

January 30, 2018


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In 2006, activist Tarana Burke created a MySpace page titled “Me Too”. It was a space designed to support women (especially women of color) who had experienced sexual harassment and assault. Survivors flocked to the site, but the movement received negligible attention from mainstream media. In 2017,...

Valentine’s Day: should we love it or hate it?

Alison Malek, Staff Writer

January 30, 2018


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Every Feb. 14, couples in countries around the globe celebrate the season of love. This holiday is commonly known as Valentine’s Day. Valentine's Day has been celebrated for centuries, and is believed to have originated in the 5th century from the legend of St. Valentine. Yet even before then, February...

Celebrating ‘Solo Diners Eat Out Week’

Spice Phongthiengtham, Staff Writer

January 30, 2018


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Whether you’ve been in a situation that forced you to eat alone, or you simply want to enjoy food by yourself, I know exactly what you’ve faced. Yes, I am talking about that feeling when it seems like all eyes in the restaurant are staring at you, or that feeling of loneliness when you look at...

My resolution is to stress less in 2018

Dylan Martin, Graphic Designer

January 16, 2018


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“New year, new me.” Sound familiar? As we all go over our goals for 2018, the list probably elicits a little déjà vu. Maybe you want to work out more, eat healthier, or drink less alcohol (that New Year’s hangover is a killer). If we just stick to our goals, our life will finally reach...

A Democrat’s take on the Alabama election

Megan Binkley, Opinions Editor

January 16, 2018


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On Dec. 12, Doug Jones beat Roy Moore in the Alabama Senate special election race. It was a historic moment for the Democratic party; through Jones, they wrested away a seat that has been held by the Republican party for the last 25 years. Despite Moore’s cries of voter fraud and solicitations on...

Social media movements are inspiring new activists: Activism or slacktivism: these hashtages transcend the web and bring more people into potentially global movements.

Social media movements are inspiring new activists: Activism or slacktivism: these hashtages transcend the web and bring more people into potentially global movements.

Bailey Ayres, Sports Editor

January 16, 2018


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If you watched the 2018 Golden Gobles on January 7, you may have noticed that the majority of the celebrities wore all black. These celebrities were showing support for the #TIMESUP movement. They stood in solidarity with individuals all over the world, across all industries, who have experienced sexual...

We can still save the internet

We can still save the internet

Dylan Martin, Graphic Designer

January 16, 2018


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The idea of net neutrality has existed since the early days of the internet. There is good reason for this, a fair and equitable web space is a very important aspect of our right to free speech. For all the flaws of the world wide web, it has done a lot to give voice to the voiceless. A person can hop...

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