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In Our Opinion: Ryan Harman deserves treasurer position

In the end, our decision to support Ryan Harman for student body treasurer came down to his communication skills, as well as his composure and experience, both of which were impressive on their own. Put together, they are the qualities that a treasurer needs to function on a day-to-day basis.


Column: New location, new outlook on feminism

By the end of the semester I will be able to defend myself against abduction, sexual assault, rape, violence, stalking and harassment. I will be trained to defend against choking, grabbing, ground fighting, multiple assailants and weapons.


Column: Debt ceiling has traits of budget

We as a nation have spent decades taking out loans to pay for things which we cannot afford. “Spending money we don’t have” seems to be perhaps the most bipartisan issue in all of politics: our total debt had been falling since it spiked to pay for World War II, but President Ronald Reagan was the first president to leave office with the country in more debt than when he started since Roosevelt.


Column: Late-term abortions violate rights of unborn

Nevertheless, it remains the case that the relatively recent phrase “unborn child” is an accurate description of a reality. One of the wonders of modern science, the view provided by the ultrasound, testifies to this view. (There used to be feminists in the 1970’s that considered the thought that the pregnant state was a result of a growing tumor. Thankfully, you don’t see too many of those people around anymore.)


Column: Creationist worldview irrational, stubborn

Tuesday night, Bill Nye the Science Guy debated Ken Ham the Creation Guy (well, Ken Ham of the Creation Museum) in front of a live audience which booked up in minutes months in advance and on a live feed broadcast on YouTube that was followed by almost 500,000 people at its peak.


In Our Opinion: Mandatory Constitution classes unnecessary

The U.S. Constitution is a document well worth studying. It is the first secular set of founding principles that absolutely protects the freedom of speech and the right to bear arms. It ensures equality among individuals in the eyes of the law. It is also a living document, subject to change and clarification as the circumstances and values of the nation shift over time. All in all, it is a document, at the very least, worth a look.