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Guys, sex talk and its problems

Guys, sex talk and its problems
Sam Jefferson, Opinion Columnist December 16, 2020

I’m a guy. And as a guy, oftentimes I hear conversations from other dude’s about their sex life, and usually the stories are very brash.  And it’s not the bragging that’s wrong, people are...

Manic pixie dream girl is a tired concept

Manic pixie dream girl is a tired concept
Emily Johnston, Assistant Opinion Editor December 15, 2020

I’ve been doing research. I’ve watched “500 days of Summer.” I’ve seen “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World” and I’m extremely familiar with “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.” All...

It’s time birth control goes over the counter

It’s time birth control goes over the counter
Gabby Felitto, Opinion Editor December 5, 2020

It was last August whenI realized that I only had one more pack of birth control pills left.  Unfortunately instead of being able to go to the store to pick up a new packet, I would need to see my...

Leave golf to the rich white man, save the planet instead

Leave golf to the rich white man, save the planet instead
Sophie Oehler, Opinion Columnist December 4, 2020

The Tee High golf course in Medford, Wisconsin is small as golf courses go. Sandwiched in between the Black River and a Chrysler dealership, its 9 holes are occupied largely by men in their sixties, middle...

Trumps refusal to concede is further dividing the country

Trumps refusal to concede is further dividing the country
Jordan Spindel, Opinion Columnist November 27, 2020

It’s been weeks since America elected Joe Biden as the next president of the United States.  Normally, everybody would just accept the outcome and get on with their lives.  But this election...

Pass/fail deserves a comeback…please….I’m begging you

Pass/fail deserves a comeback...please....I’m begging you
Sophie Oehler, Opinion Columnist November 27, 2020

I’m throwing a farewell party this weekend to say goodbye to my academic scholarship.  There’ll be cake, champagne flutes full of my tears, and fun party games, such as “Guess How Old Sophie...

High schoolers seniors need COVID support

High schoolers seniors need COVID support
Sam Jefferson, Opinion Columnist November 25, 2020

March 12th, 2020, my last day of regular school. An email was shot out by my high school that evening announcing a two week cancellation due to COVID-19, expecting a return on March 30th.  It’s been...

Empathy a necessity for school in a pandemic

Empathy a necessity for school in a pandemic
Emily Johnston, Assistant Opinion Editor November 23, 2020

Last semester when UVM went online professors repeated one phrase to their students: we understand this is a rough time. It is a rough time; online learning is not great for many students and adding...

We’re a house divided and starting to fall

We're a house divided and starting to fall
Sophie Oehler, Opinion Columnist November 21, 2020

I learned of Joe Biden’s victory in the fitting rooms of American Eagle, where I work. The news promptly sent me into diabetic shock and I was forced to sit down for twenty minutes.  I’ve still...

The election was too close for comfort

The election was too close for comfort
Emily Johnston, Assistant Opinion Editor November 16, 2020

The five-day election took over the U.S. the week of November 3rd. In a nail-biting race, the election was close until its last days. On Nov. 7, the race was finally called for Biden. There are now...

Biden, a solution not an answer

Biden, a solution not an answer
Staff Editorial November 13, 2020

After four days of painful anticipation, former Vice President Joe Biden has won the presidency, ousting an unapologetically profane and mean-spirited Donald Trump. But where do we go from here?  The...

Don’t just give up after the election. Fight!

Don't just give up after the election. Fight!
Jordan Spindel, Opinion Columnist November 6, 2020

This week is one of the most important in recent memory. It is the week in which millions of ballots are counted from across the United States to determine our public officeholders. This will help determine...

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