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Colin Kaepernick deserves to play

Colin Kaepernick deserves to play

Arianna McQueen

September 20, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers,  Colin Kaepernick, made headlines at the start of the 2016 NFL preseason when he decided to take a knee during the National Anthem. In an interview, Kaepernick explained why he kneeled, saying “I am not going to stand to show pride for a country that oppress...

DACA is a blow to Trump’s presidency

DACA is a blow to Trump’s presidency

Delores Battle

September 7, 2017


Filed under Opinion

President Trump's administration decided to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which protected illegal immigrants who entered the United States as minors with their parents from deportation. As of Sept. 5, around 80,000 immigrants who received work permits or other benefits ...

Erasing racism, not history

Erasing racism, not history

September 6, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

A racist by any other name is just as racist. Wanting to preserve history is an understandable viewpoint. But there’s a fine line between preserving history and praising it. Though the intent at the construction of Confederate statues may not at the time have been to directly support racism,...

Looking back on Trump’s first 100 days

Looking back on Trump’s first 100 days

Michael Strobl

May 15, 2017


Filed under Opinion

America loves an entertainer. Based on that, it’s hardly shocking that we’ve ended up with President Trump. He ran a nationalistic campaign full of funny nicknames, bizarre yet fascinating stunts and even had some pretty catchy music accompanying him (thanks, Freedom Kids). But now that he’s had...

Pops in the Park

Pops in the Park

McKenzie McIntyre

May 10, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

As I sat in an uncomfortable folding chair with my lap overwhelmed with overdue AP Statistics homework in the middle of downtown’s Curtis Hixon Park, I questioned why I went to see the Florida Orchestra perform a free concert. Apparently everyone in Tampa decided to attend. There were too many people,...

Winning my battle with endometriosis

Winning my battle with endometriosis

Anonymous

April 18, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

UPDATE: Last week, I would've told you that there's no such thing as "second chances," let alone any other chance after that. Not too long ago, I opened up about my battle with endometriosis and my journey through the years as I grew sicker. Between now and then, things have changed. Two weeks ag...

Learning languages is important

Learning languages is important

Tegan Smith

April 4, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion, r&b Magazine

Language creates the biggest bond between people. It helps us express our feelings, thoughts and ideas in a way that is easily lost through nonverbal communication. Having the ability to speak a language provides us with the opportunity to form lasting relationships with people. Learning new languages...

I struggle to connect with my family

I struggle to connect with my family

Annie Aguiar

April 2, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion, r&b Magazine

For a long time, my grandmother absolutely terrified me. It’s not like she’s a particularly terrifying woman; she’s this little old lady living in a retirement home in Jersey City who will feed you until you burst and not let you leave her house without a gift of some sort, but dread piled in...

Why I’m scared (and why you should be too)

Why I’m scared (and why you should be too)

Charlie Suor

March 10, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

For those of you who dread reading but are interested in the title, I’ll summarize what this is all about in four simple words: the world is ending. Got it? Great. If you want to keep reading, I congratulate you for your common sense. To everyone else: bye; have fun with your ignorance of our impending...

Bill offers students a chance to graduate

Bill offers students a chance to graduate

February 3, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Last year, 22 percent of Hillsborough seniors did not receive a diploma. Almost a quarter of seniors went to school for nearly their whole lives and did not receive a diploma for their efforts. How many of these were because they couldn’t pass the standardized tests required to graduate? Pr...

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