Category Archives: POLITICS

Silent Majority? More like Silent Minority!

Lifestyle Staff Writer| Amber Huntzinger | ah972815@ohio.edu

 *EDITORIAL NOTE: “Names within the article were changed or withheld by request of the interviewees for reasons regarding safety and privacy.”

Protests have been dominating college campuses all over the world, as students feel increasingly scared and anger. People are looking to change and stop President Donald Trump’s policies.

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What Really Was the Women’s March?

Lifestyle Staff Writer| Josephine Celeste| jc276114@ohio.edu

You all have heard something about the march – whether it be positive or negative. You probably even know someone who went to one, considering there were over 600 sister marches. I went to the march in D.C. with my mom, cousin, and aunt while staying with my godfather and his family – just a few metro stops from where the march occurred.

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OU Students attend Women’s Marches all over Midwest and DC

Lifestyle Staff Writer| Ben Vizy| bv531614@ohio.edu

On January 21, 2017, the newly inaugurated President Trump’s first full day in office, millions of women took to the streets all over the country in protest against the man they feel will put their rights in danger. Over 500 cities hosted marches, including at least seven major cities in Ohio. Among this crowd were women of all walks of life, including — quite often — college students.

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Bobcats React to 2016 Election Results

Tonight’s winner of the 2016 election had some horrified and some ecstatic. One thing is for sure, this has been an election like no other.

With baited breath, Bobcats on and off campus have stayed awake to see the winner and here it is….. Donald Trump will be the 45th president of the U.S.

trump_wins_optionSource: Wikimedia Commons 

Here’s what students had to say about this historic moment and where they stood before and after the votes were counted.

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Trump Saves America

Society Staff Writer | Ben Vizy | bv531614@ohio.edu

Source: Gage Skidmore via Flickr
Donald Trump is doing surprisingly well in polls and primary voting, despite party objections. Source: Gage Skidmore via Flickr

It is often difficult for an alcoholic to directly admit his or her problem. The alcoholic may justify a drink at a celebration or to ease a headache, while still not admitting addiction. These mindsets are unlikely to end the alcoholic’s habit. It won’t disappear through ignorance. The logical first step to stopping the problem is confronting it head-on. Sometimes that takes the help and support of others. Sometimes that means an intervention. Sometimes we need a Donald Trump.

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Activism is More than Just Money

Lifestyle Staff Writer | Sydney Dawes | sd983213@ohio.edu

It’s well known that Demi Lovato recently subtweeted Taylor Swift remaining silent about Ke$ha’s fight to get out of her contract with her producer, Dr. Luke, whom she accused of rape and verbal abuse. After Swift donated $250,000 to Ke$ha, Lovato was still unsatisfied: “Take something to Capitol Hill or actually speak out about something and then I’ll be impressed,” she tweeted.

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Getting into Formation: The Politics of Beyonce

Lifestyle Staff Writer | Sydney Dawes | sd983213@ohio.edu

Flood water. New Orleans. ‘Bama. Baroque parlors. The Black South. Wig shops. Creole. Basketball. Mardi Gras. Cornbread and collard greens.

Illuminati mess.

Everybody is buzzing about Beyoncé’s “Formation” music video, as well as her performance at the Super Bowl, for its references to the Black Lives Matter movement and her many nods to Black history.

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Why the Starbucks Controversy and “War on Christmas” is Absurd

Lifestyle Staff Writer | Haadiza Ogwude | ho299413@ohio.edu

Starbucks' 2015 holiday cups
Starbucks’ 2015 holiday cups. Source: Starbucks

Starbucks has come under fire recently for its lack of Christmas-themed images on its annual holiday cups. Instead of Starbucks’ usual red and green cups adorned with various images that represent Christmas and the holiday season, this year there were only red cups with the coffee company’s logo. Many Christians were enraged by the lack of Christmas representation on the cups, claiming that this was “an attack on Christmas” and part of the “war on Christianity.”

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Senate Votes to Defund Planned Parenthood

Culture Staff Writer | Kenyetta Whitfield | @ken_whitty

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Anti-abortion protests demand the defunding of Planned Parenthood. Source: American Life League via Flickr

On October 21, the Ohio Senate voted to pass Senate Bill 214 with a 23-10 vote along partisan lines with a Republican majority. According to SB 214, the purpose of the bill is to require, “the Department of Health to ensure that state funds and certain federal funds are not used either to perform or promote nontherapeutic abortions, or to contract or affiliate with any entity that performs or promotes nontherapeutic abortions.” So what exactly does this mean? Planned Parenthood is being defunded in the state of Ohio.

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