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Must We Stand and Salute?

Ria Balli, Contributing Writer

December 12, 2017

Filed under Opinion

No football game, pep rally, or public gathering is complete without the salute to our American flag. Our respect is shown through a tall poise with a proud right hand resting right above our hearts. However, a question remains: do...

New Year’s Resolutions: In Through One Year, Out Through the Other

Mehk Sethi

February 24, 2017

Filed under Opinion

About 4,000 years ago the Babylonians celebrated the 11-day Atiku Festival, after the Spring Equinox by making promises to get on the right side of all their gods and start the new year off on the right foot. Resolutions like th...

Trumping the Election?

Trumping the Election?

February 24, 2017

The Admissions Mania

The Admissions Mania

February 24, 2017

The Real Election Loser: Decorum

Mehk Sethi

November 22, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Among the many factors that contribute to our great democracy, one of the most important is decorum. People, specifically politicians, can have completely different views but still interact with each other in a civil manner an...

Christmas Is Coming Too Early!

Shalaka Madge

November 22, 2016

Filed under Opinion

A few years ago, a picture of someone protesting with the sign “Stop Premature Christmas Decorating!” went viral, and I think it is fair to say that many of us have experienced similar feelings. We all have been exposed to the...

To Kneel or Not to Kneel

Gaurav Sethi

November 18, 2016

Filed under Opinion

On August 26th, NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick sparked a national debate by sitting on the bench during the national anthem. The San Francisco 49ers captain explained that his actions were a way to protest the oppression of pe...

Gap Years: Is Taking a Break from School the Way to Go?

Shalin Mehta, Contributing Writer

June 22, 2016

Filed under Opinion

In today’s educational system, college continues to be a vital part of a student’s learning experience. However, the idea of taking a break from school, commonly known as taking a gap year, has become increasingly popular....

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