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Different name, same game

Different name, same game

Logan Crews, opinions writer

December 9, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinions

We take note of when they appear on our television screens, magazine covers and radio stations. We buy their over-priced apparel for the mock signatures on the tags. We sacrifice a week’s salary to watch them in concert for a few hours. But as soon their hands slip off the reins of their perfectly ma...

White privilege: realizing the world is light

White privilege: realizing the world is light

Khalea Edwards, features writer

December 9, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinions

It wasn't until second grade that I realized the challenges of being black. As I stood in line waiting for lunch, a classmate looked at me with worry in her eyes and said,  "Khalea, [my friend] doesn't like your skin color." At just 7 years old, I was confused. I remember asking myself how and why someone...

All lives didn’t matter when

All lives didn’t matter when

Khalea Edwards, features writer

November 20, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Politics

A bullet shot from an officer's pistol and went through the stomach of 12-year-old Tamir Rice. Police responded to a 911 call about Rice, who was sitting on the swings of a Cleveland park in broad daylight holding a toy gun Nov. 22, 2014. The caller repeatedly stated the gun was “probably a fake,” ...

Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton

Will Drury, copy editor

November 9, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinions, The Parsnip

*This blog is entirely satirical Hello everybody! What’s the haps’ tonight? Is everyone here doing okie dokie? Alrighty then! I would first like to thank TKC for the gracious opportunity to speak with you. It was a nice offer, it was a kind gesture, and I am very happy. I had a speech prepared...

Donald Trump

Donald Trump

Will Drury, copy editor

November 9, 2016


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Opinions, The Parsnip

*This piece is entirely satirical China. Mexico. ISIS. These three countries are beating us, and we’re losing. Crooked Hillary over here may try to tell you America’s all good, but it’s not. Believe me, it’s bad. It’s a yuuuge problem. And if we want to make it better, then we need to mak...

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Ryan Davidson, editor-in-chief

November 7, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinions

MESSAGE FROM THE FUTURE, TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: The year is 2050. Millions are dead, and millions more are in grave danger. At the end of every summer, hurricanes ravage the American southeast. The Gulf of Mexico has conquered New Orleans, and Miami and the Bahamas have begun to sink into the Atl...

The not-so-great American melting pot

The not-so-great American melting pot

Jack Rintoul, opinions writer

November 7, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Politics

The first thing I learned about immigration was in the song “Great American Melting Pot” by Schoolhouse Rock. I learned America doesn’t have just one race. Almost everyone's family started somewhere else and immigrated to the United States in search of new opportunities. The lyrics taught me to ...

The double standard

The double standard

Ali Randazzo, editor-in-chief

November 4, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Politics

Every time I scroll through social media, articles about Hillary Clinton's pantsuits or Michelle Obama's top 10 outfits fill my timeline. But I never seem to see anything about Trump's style choices, or if Barack’s ankles showed. I would rather have my timeline filled with information that educates ...

The elephant in the room

The elephant in the room

Kennady Wade, editor-in-chief

October 17, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Top Stories

Being a girl: I love being a girl. I love everything about being a girl. I love dressing up. I love being able to embrace my femininity. I hate how unsafe I can feel for the sole reason of being female. I hate that when I walk alone down a street, or through my parking garage at night, I walk w...

Trends that heat the melting pot

Trends that heat the melting pot

Logan Crews, opinions writer

October 14, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Since the beginning of this country, there has been a mantra of acceptance and inclusion; anyone is welcome to live under one roof. Though behind the scenes that hasn’t been the case. In the 1830s the United States relocated roughly 16,000 Cherokee people. Before that, Europeans wiped out 90 percent of the Native American population. Fr...

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