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Veterans Day should be respected

Veterans Day should be respected

Jacob Thornton

November 11, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Veterans Day is more than just backyard barbecues, guys drinking cold beverages and a day at the lake. With all the festivities, the true meaning can very easily be lost. Growing up without many veterans in my family kept me under the aforementioned presumptions for much of my childhood. Around the...

People need to stop blaming the victim

People need to stop blaming the victim

Reema Patel

November 11, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Society tells young girls to cover themselves up so their bodies don’t distract others. They tell young boys that saying "no" makes them a coward. They treat women as objects. They paint men as animals, unable to control themselves. Above all, they treat victims of rape and assault, male or female,...

The U.S. needs to do something about the Syrian refugee crisis

The U.S. needs to do something about the Syrian refugee crisis

Marin Fehl

November 10, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Thousands of children forced out of their homes seek safety in a hastily arranged maze of tents. They have been relocated to a temporary home in a country where war is not temporary. They seek safety but safety is not what they find. Instead, they find a future that is uncertain and hundreds more people...

The election is ruining my birthday

The election is ruining my birthday

Juliana Lechner

November 8, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Politics

This is supposed to be my day. In the nature of every self-centered person, my birthday is my favorite holiday, for one simple reason: it’s a day for people to give their undying attention to only me, for 24 hours. But this year, people care more about political parties than my birthday party. Sadly,...

I’m ready to graduate, as a junior

I’m ready to graduate, as a junior

Atiya Simmons

November 1, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion, r&b Magazine

These red brick walls have sheltered me for the past two years. As my junior year approaches, I know what’s expected of me. This is crunch time, right? SATs and ACTs and overall college readiness. Well, I’m already ready. I’m still grateful for the teachers and counselors who have guided me ...

You should still vote but not for Trump

You should still vote but not for Trump

Amber Shemesh

October 16, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Politics

One of the most aggravating things about this election is the amount of times I've heard people say that they're not going to vote. The most common excuse is that it's "hard to choose between the lesser of two evils," the two "evils" being Hillary Clinton, a legitimate- albeit, imperfect- politician,...

Kim Kardashian probably wasn’t robbed by an inside source

Kim Kardashian probably wasn’t robbed by an inside source

Maddie Dhondt

October 15, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter have been a lot quieter since the Oct. 2 attack on Kim Kardashian in Paris. Five men dressed as cops asked the concierge in the No Address Hotel in Paris, France, “Where’s the rapper’s wife?" so they could continue to go to Kardashian's room, tie her up ...

Michelle Obama draws the line

Michelle Obama draws the line

Lydia Bicknell

October 15, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Politics

Since the release of the 2005 tape of Donald Trump making lewd comments about sexual harassment towards women, there have been millions of responses. One of the most notable being from Michelle Obama. On the campaign trail for Hillary Clinton, Michelle delivered a powerful speech in which she responded...

Pepe the Frog shouldn’t be a hate symbol

Pepe the Frog shouldn’t be a hate symbol

Varun Puri

October 9, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Just a little over a week ago, the Anti-Defamation League, a non-profit organization that aims to combat hate speech, classified Pepe the Frog as a hate symbol. Many, including myself, were taken aback by this shocking allegation; how did this popular, funny and relatively innocent meme join the ranks...

Point/Counterpoint: should the Harambe meme die?

Point/Counterpoint: should the Harambe meme die?

Anthony Suarez and Michael Strobl

September 15, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Point/CounterPoint

Point: Although the Harambe meme was originally used by Animal Rights Activists to call attention to the endangered silverback gorilla, it has become something solely used to harass Cincinnati Zoo Staff and/or to make fun of the situation. This is disrespectful to Harambe, and it’s inconsiderate to assum...

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