Opinions

ISSUE 17 | 02/14/18

The dark side of tech adventures

by Quinlyn Manfull


When the United States decided to stop funding the Space Program, I was devastated. I thought going to Mars and hanging out in space would be really, really cool. I thought it…read more


Reckless spending is silencing

by Conner Wickland


Start loving Valentine’s Day candy

by Sophia Goodwin-Rice


Changing mental health dialogue

by Sophie Smith

 


ISSUE 16 | 02/07/18

The importance of the Computer Science program

by Brett Youtsey


With the recent announcement that the university is reducing the number of computer science professors I think it is important to remember why this department is so important. Being millenials, we like to think that we understand technology. We may lack technical knowledge, but we…read more


America a year after Trump

by Phillip Amur


The first year of Trump: state of disunity

by Sophie Smith


When dialogue is silencing

by Quinlyn Manfull


Pros and cons of mandatory reporting

by Sophia Goodwin-Rice

 


ISSUE 15 | 01/31/18

The exploitation of “opinions”

by Amarit Ubhi


There is something about the way in which we use and frame our opinions in discussions that hinders our process of having a meaningful discussion. I am not saying that opinions should not have a space in discussion; after all, much of what we do is make judgements and take positions on…read more


A response to criticism of my Feminism

by Ryleigh Norgrove


Alarmed by too many false alarms

by Sophia Goodwin-Rice


Changing the focus on climate change

by Brett Youstey


Politician’s private lives

by Phillip Amur


Letter to the editor

by Jaylee Walter


Letter to the editor

Anonymous

 


ISSUE 14 | 01/24/18

“Fire and Fury” is not journalism

by Sophie Smith


As many can relate, I spent a fair portion of my holidays visiting with bigoted relatives. Amidst talk of fake news, Hillary’s emails and squabbles about the tattoo I had forgotten to cover up. One evening…read more


Letter to the editor

by Jade Aguilar


Finding balance: know your limits

by Yasmine Genena


Seeing the end of TPS as an Act of Colonialism

by Quinlyn Manfull


Time’s up, #metoo shows up big at award show

by Claire Alongi


“Shitholes” is racist however you spin it

by Sophia Goodwin-Rice

 


ISSUE 13 | 12/6/17

The business of politics

by Ryleigh Norgrove

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Using politics to sell is nothing new, advertising by nature taps into the desires of a captive marketplace. As we enter the holiday season, politics continue to be at the forefront of mainstream media. We are becoming systemically partisan, to the point at which we vilify the opposing team and revere our own. This deepening divide…read more


Finding nuance in today’s partisan political climate

by Kellen Bulger


Republican resistance

by Quinlyn Manfull


Return of Net Neutrality debate

by Sophia Smith


Social brinkmanship breaking orbit

by Sean Weeks

 


ISSUE 9 | 11/1/17

Students weigh in on Bishop changes

by Sophie Smith

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If you find yourself near the Eastside residences, look up. You will see declarations, written in blue electrical tape, plastered to the windows of first-year student dorm rooms. Highlights include: “OJ Didn’t Do It,” “I’m Gay” and “Let’s Talk About Student Health Care.” The latter, a joint effort done in rainbow Post-It notes across several windows, directly faces Bishop Wellness Center. Bishop, tucked away in the Baxter housing complex, is in many ways the backbone of Willamette. Hundreds of students rely on the center for physical, mental and emotional health services. It is a safety net for many, providing quality care to students without…read more


Science in arts

by Brett Youtsey


Dear administration of Willamette

by William Gupton


#Metoo at the Oregon State Capitol

by Quinlyn Manfull


College apps: The worst reason for the season

by Sophia Goodwin-Rice

 


ISSUE 8 | 10/25/17

#Metoo, rally call for a bigger change

by Claire Alongi

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On Oct. 5 Harvey Weinstein’s life as he knew it came to an end.  The former Miramax producer and (now also former) board member of the Weinstein Company was hit with a New York Times article detailing decades of sexual assault allegations settled and shoved under a metaphorical rug.  From there: the snowball only grew.  The accusers kept on coming, the articles kept getting published and…read more


Politics and comedy, a helpful mixture

by Sophia Goodwin-Rice


The political division of late night comedy

by Joe Linebarger


When do we stop loving democracy?

by Jessica Weiss


Are the rates of faculty and student retention related?

by Jarod Todeschi

 


ISSUE 7 | 10/18/17

Getting the president off of Twitter

by William Gupton

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In the age of the modern president of the United States, social media is the new revolutionary platform for politicians to connect with constituents and promote agendas. Much like Theodore Roosevelt’s relationship with published press, Franklin D. Roosevelt’s’ mastery of the radio and John F. Kennedy’s skill with television…read more


Healthy ways to talk about mental health

by Caitlin Forbes


Eminem’s anger

by Quinlyn Manfull


Harvey Weinstein: horrifying, but nothing new

by Sophie Goodwin-Rice


Toxic skepticism today

by Brett Youtsey

 


ISSUE 6 | 10/11/17

Note-giving culture — our mental labels

by Ryleigh Norgrove

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Willamette University, though fiercely and predominantly liberal, is structurally dependent on social normalities. We actively preach inclusivity and selflessness, yet in the social sphere, we rely heavily on exclusionary structures. In my mind…read more


Why are mental health disorders so common?

by Sophia Goodwin-Rice


What in the world is going on?

by Jessica Weiss


The industry of mass shootings

by Sophie Smith

 


ISSUE 5 | 10/4/17

Trump, the NFL and his culture wars

by Joseph Linebarger

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At his rally in Alabama, Trump suggested the NFL should fire players who kneel for the national anthem. The president went on to tweet numerous times about the issue, escalating a year old controversy to the hot topic of the week. Trump’s comments have caused a considerable reaction from both sides, prompting…read more


What time is the right time to talk about gun control?

by Caitlin Forbes


Betsy DeVos’ Title IX decision in the eyes of a survivor

by Anonymous


Planes, rockets and big water

by Jessica Weiss


Political love-hate dichotomy

by Brett Youtsey