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Opinion: Big brands should follow in Fenty’s footsteps

by Chloe O'Rourke, Staff Writer

September 27, 2017

Filed under Opinion

America was built on capitalistic ideals. Industries are driven by profit and aren’t concerned with social issues — until they can be monetized. One industry in particular has not been addressing issues consumers have b...

Textbook price hike makes students break a sweat

by Chloe O’Rourke, Staff Writer

September 3, 2017

Filed under Opinion

A new semester means new expenses, from tuition and housing to parking passes. Many of these expenses can be overcome by financial aid and outside scholarships. But, with another tuition increase, it can be more difficult for fa...

Transgender day of visibility highlights civil and human rights

by Chloe O'Rourke, Staff Columnist

April 5, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Transgender day of visibility is not just a day to acknowledge trans individuals, but a day to come together and support a community under attack. Over the past year trans rights have been scaled back, from being denied access...

Universities should be prepared to step up if Planned Parenthood’s funding is cut

by Chloe O'Rourke, Contributor

March 22, 2017

Filed under Opinion

One of the most heated current political debates concerns the issue of Planned Parenthood and female reproductive rights. Planned Parenthood has been providing services to women since 1970, but after the recent election the o...

Death penalty repeal worth revisiting

by Chloe O'Rourke, Contributor

February 28, 2017

Filed under Opinion

More than half the world’s prison population is incarcerated in U.S. prisons — the highest rate in the developed world. Almost 3,000 of them languish on death row. Capital punishment is an archaic method of punishment for...