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WWIII isn’t going to happen, but you should still care

Illustration by Anika Vučićević

Elise Sanders, Columnist

February 2, 2020

After Qasem Soleimani, a powerful and influential Iranian general, was killed in Baghdad by an airstrike ordered by President Trump, millions took their anxieties to social media. Many feared a third World War would occur. Young Americans dreaded a draft. Any optimism for the new year crumbled befor...

The Purposes of Protesting

Illustration by Claire Revere

Nikolaus Kennelly, Columnist

February 23, 2017

When you are standing in the middle of a crowd of protesters it’s hard not to get the impression that something is being done. Thousands of people chanting in unison “education not deportation” or “this is what democracy looks like” packs the same kind of punch as finishing the first st...

US military exists to defend our freedom

Bryant Fong

April 21, 2011

Recently, I had a great opportunity to interview a local active duty Staff Sargent William Jones. He has been on nine tours around the world with the Navy, Army and National Guard and has probably seen a lot more than you. Through talking with him, I better understood his point of view on the U.S. military's...

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