Category Archives: POLITICS

Making the Most of Your Right to Vote Absentee

Abby Miller | Society Staff Writer |

Walking around campus, I’ve been asked by numerous people with clipboards in hand if I’d like to register to vote. I always turn them down, feeling a bit rude afterwards. As an out of state student, I’m registered to vote in the state of Illinois already. The first election I voted in was, Illinois’ primary election for Governor and I am currently in the process of requesting my absentee ballot for the Gubernatorial general election. Some people applaud my dedication to exercising my right to vote while I’m seven hours from home. Others say I’m wasting my time. But for me, the biggest concern is if other out of state students are exercising their right to vote and know how to do so correctly. Continue reading Making the Most of Your Right to Vote Absentee

5 Active Cults Worth Knowing

Erin Gardner | Lifestyle Section Editor |

Cults are a part of American history. During the 60s and 70s, a multitude of cults developed from the underground, believing in several ideologies ranging from the afterlife to various gods. The more infamous cults are The Peoples Temple and The Branch Davidians. The Peoples Temple, or ‘Jonestown’, led by Jim Jones, believed in a capitalist utopian society. The notable defining moment in the Guyana cult is the mass suicide where 918 people drank Kool-Aid mixed with cyanide. The Branch Davidians, led by David Koresh and Benjamin Roden, was a cult in 1995 that divided between the Shepherd’s Rod and Davidians. It is most associated with FBI sieging Waco, Texas, in 1993. FANGLE investigates five active cults that have a following.

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Everything You Need to Know About the Zuck Getting Grilled

Kailee Missler | Culture Staff Writer |

On April 10, Mark Zuckerberg took the stand in Congress to answer questions about his multi-billion-dollar company he is the CEO of: Facebook.  The two, five-hour long congressional hearings took place back to back, where members of both the House and the Senate asked Zuckerberg hard-hitting questions in regards to data storage, concerns with user privacy, and the Cambridge Analytica breach.

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Self-care for Activists

Destiniee Jaram | Society Staff Writer |

The typical week for a college student is hectic. Between class, working, clubs and meetings, the extra duties of an activist are not easy. Chronic stress can manifest into unhealthy physical and emotional symptoms. Examples include feelings of worthlessness, poor digestion, excessive or a lack of sleep, eating problems, depression, muscle tension and exhaustion. At times, it feels like the world is a constant stream of negativity, thus it can be easy to forget self-care.

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From Student to Activist: School Shooting Culture

Lifestyle Staff Writer | Jamie Clarkson |

We always say the same thing to ourselves. Sure, school shootings happen. But they would never happen to me. While violent attacks on college campuses are less prevalent, they cannot be ruled out. All students must face the possibility.

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In The Wake of Another Tragedy, When Will We Take On Gun Control?

Mackenzie Kane | Society Staff Writer |

On Oct. 1, 2017, what has been said to be the deadliest mass shooting in America occurred at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada. The shooting left 58 people dead and over 500 others injured. Fifty-eight people died at an event they attended with family and friends to have a good night. This is not the first time something like this has happened in America, and if changes aren’t made, it will not be the last.

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Silent Majority? More like Silent Minority!

Lifestyle Staff Writer| Amber Huntzinger |

 *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|

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|

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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