Kaepernick outscores NFL years after kneeling

Illustration by Susan Edgley | The National Football League settled in court against Colin Kaepernick, former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, as a result of a collusion grievance in which the player was targeted.

Thao Nguyen
Web Editor

After a controversial, years-long battle, former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick reached a settlement with the National Football League Feb. 15. Continue reading Kaepernick outscores NFL years after kneeling

Unauthorized workers given pass at Trump golf clubs, resorts

Illustration by Susan Edgley | President Donald Trump’s organization fires illegal immigrants who have been working there for years.

Thao Nguyen
Web Editor

Since announcing his candidacy for president ahead of the 2016 election, President Donald Trump has been outspoken on his stance against illegal immigration and as he goes on about the issue, his own, Trump National Golf Club, have been employing immigrants, many of whom are not legally allowed to work in the U.S. Continue reading Unauthorized workers given pass at Trump golf clubs, resorts

Civil discourse is vital to democracy

Morgan Hanson
Senior Staff Writer

I went to listen to David Hogg, an activist and student journalist, when he visited Brookhaven College Jan. 29.

Hogg entered public view when he was interviewed after the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida.

I was expecting to be demonized for supporting the Second Amendment. What I heard was an insightful, evocative speech, one that has reinvigorated my faith in the possibility of civil discourse. Continue reading Civil discourse is vital to democracy

CBS blocks, tackles pot commercial

 

Illustration by Eriana Ruiz

Jacob Vaughn
Managing Editor/Music Editor

Most of the world has been ready for marijuana for decades, but the Super Bowl is not.

Today, more U.S. states have legalized medical marijuana than have not, according to Forbes. However, a 30-second marijuana advertisement proposed for Super Bowl LIII was rejected by CBS.

Rejection of the ad is a missed opportunity for the discussion of legalization. Continue reading CBS blocks, tackles pot commercial

Genitals do not define gender

By John C. McClanahan
Editorial Proofreader

Supporters of transgender rights recently hatched the #WontBeErased movement in response to the federal government’s threat to redefine millions of American identities. President Donald Trump’s administration is considering defining gender simply by the genitalia a person was born with rather than how they choose to identify, according to The New York Times. Continue reading Genitals do not define gender

Stop blacklisting poor decisions

Photo illustration by Eriana Ruiz |

By Jacob Vaughn
Copy Desk Chief/
Music Editor

Nowadays, it seems people are being called out left and right for offensive things they’ve said or done in the past or present.

TV shows have been canceled. Jobs have been lost. Reputations have been destroyed.

There should be some path toward redemption for these people. After all, it could happen to anyone. Continue reading Stop blacklisting poor decisions