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Palestinian protesters clash with Israeli security forces at the Hawara checkpoint south of Nablus city, in the occupied West Bank, on May 18, 2021. - Palestinians across the West Bank and in east Jerusalem and Arab districts in Israel were largely adhering to a general strike called in support of those under bombardment in Gaza, which led to violent clashes throughout the territories.
OPINION: The Gaza crisis shows that it’s time to stop glorifying your country at the expense of others
Jacob Sawyer, Staff Writer • May 29, 2021
This senseless violence is another example of patriotism taken way too far. Idolization of the state was a key driving force behind humanity’s bloodiest conflicts, including both World Wars. More recently, right-wing nationalist leaders like former U.S. President Donald Trump nearly caused a further war with policies like imposing universal sanctions on Iran and escalating economic tensions with China. Both moves were harmful to innocent civilians within their target countries and did not help the U.S. in any way.
Members of the Multi-faith Anti-Racism Change and Healing Group celebrate at 38th and Chicago after the verdict was read in the murder trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, Tuesday, April 20, 2021 in Minneapolis.
OPINION: The Chauvin conviction marks the end of the beginning, not the beginning of the end
Jacob Sawyer, Staff Writer • April 24, 2021
Derek Chauvin, the officer who killed Floyd, was found guilty of murder Tuesday and hauled off to prison, possibly for decades. The Black community and its allies joyously poured into America’s streets in celebration, relieved that they can now begin to heal from the trauma of both the killing and trial. Many consider the case a turning point in U.S. policing as well as the country overall, but much more and harder work remains ahead.
The U.S. Capitol Building, on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, in Washington, D.C. 

(Kent Nishimura/TNS)
OPINION: Who is the filibuster for?
Nicolas Ziccardi, Assistant Opinion Editor • April 22, 2021
While it is feasible to eliminate the filibuster as it exists now, many senators, including Manchin and other Democrats, are hesitant to destroy what they see as a key tool of the minority party. With Democrats' Senate and House prospects looking mixed going into the 2022 midterm elections, several Democratic senators are worried that Republicans would be able to do much more damage than they did during the Trump administration if the filibuster is removed. 
The Mohnin-Sholz LGBTQ office.
OPINION: For the LGBT community, an Arkansas bill sets a dangerous precedent nationwide
Jacob Sawyer, Staff Writer • April 20, 2021

In Arkansas, any transgender resident under the age of 18 is about to be denied the medical care required to help them transition genders. This...

Asylum-seekers who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally wait to be processed in Mission, Texas.
OPINION: Who is really behind the border crisis? (Hint: it is not Biden or Trump)
Jacob Sawyer, Staff Writer • April 8, 2021
It is true that since Biden took office, the number of apprehensions of migrants entering the U.S. from the southern border surged after he promised in his campaign to enact more liberal immigration policies. It is also true that Trump’s directives were extremely controversial and sometimes in violation of human rights, which Biden harped on during his campaign. 
President Trump and his allies were livid when Twitter exercised its commercial prerogative and banned him.
OPINION: The end of Trump’s ‘fireside chats’
Anthony Culler, Contributing Writer • March 24, 2021
FDR, a Democrat, faced an adversarial force in the dominant press of the day—newspapers—the majority of which were conservative. This is in stark contrast to today’s press which most will agree is more left-leaning than the right-leaning newspapers of the 1930s. And while FDR had major resistance from the newspapers, he found solace in his radio broadcasts. You could consider it, in today’s terms, his very own social media venue. If you compare the use of Twitter by Trump during his presidency, you will see a similarity in FDR's use of radio.
President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the national economy in the State Dining Room at the White House on Feb. 5, 2021. The president’s first speech to Congress is generally an opportunity to lay out long-term policy themes as well as shorter-term legislative goals.
OPINION: Why politician's promises are not always kept, and why they make them anyway
Nicolas Ziccardi, Assistant Opinion Editor • March 2, 2021

Candidates make many promises before and during their time in office, and presidential candidates are certainly no exception. President Biden...

International newspaper & magazine, TIME magazine.
OPINION: Do we have freedom of speech in media?
Nicolas Ziccardi, Assistant Opinion Editor • February 23, 2021

Two of the most prominent facets of our government and our very existence are the Bill of Rights and First Amendment. Bandied about as the fabric...

U.S. President Donald Trump removes his mask upon return to the White House from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Oct. 5, 2020, in Washington, D.C. Trump spent three days hospitalized for coronavirus.
OPINION: Despite acquittal, Trump win in 2024 unlikely
Jacob Sawyer, Staff Writer • February 23, 2021

Former President Donald Trump must be held accountable for his actions. From spreading disinformation to grieving supporters following his re-election...

Democratic U.S. Senate candidates Jon Ossoff, right, and Raphael Warnock of Georgia wave to supporters during a rally on November 15, 2020, in Marietta, Georgia.
OPINION: We need youth in the government
Nicolas Ziccardi, Assistant Opinion Editor • February 18, 2021

At a judiciary committee hearing in 2018, Senate President Pro Tempore Orrin Hatch, the oldest member of the senate at the time, questioned Facebook...

Jeff Jackson at a rally.

Photo provided by Jeff Jackson
Jeff Jackson announces run for U.S. Senate
Nicolas Ziccardi, Staff Writer • January 31, 2021

On Jan. 26, Jeff Jackson, four-term North Carolina State Senator, announced he would be running for U.S. Senate to replace outgoing Senator Richard...

President Joe Biden signs an executive order after speaking during an event on his administration
Biden signs 17+ executive orders in his first week in office
Veronica Wernicke, News Editor • January 27, 2021

It has been one week since Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were sworn in as the 46th President and Vice-President of the U.S. Both got an early start...

NC officials respond to Trump insurrection
NC officials respond to Trump insurrection
Veronica Wernicke, News Editor • January 19, 2021

It has been almost two weeks since the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol took place and since then many elected officials have come forward condemning...

The North Carolina State Capitol Building in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Dreamstime/TNS)
How NC Capitol is prepping for the presidential inauguration
Veronica Wernicke, News Editor • January 18, 2021

With the nation’s capital preparing for the presidential inauguration on Jan. 20, increased security and safety measures have already been...

Members of the National Guard take a rest in the Rotunda of the US Capitol in Washington, DC, January 13, 2021, ahead of an expected House vote impeaching US President Donald Trump. The Democrat-controlled US House of Representatives on Wednesday opened debate on a historic second impeachment of President Donald Trump over his supporters
House votes to impeach Trump for the second time
Veronica Wernicke, News Editor • January 13, 2021

On Jan. 13, a week after the insurrection at the Capitol, the House of Representatives met to vote on whether to impeach President Donald Trump....

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