Weekly Column

The purity of American education is no longer a bulletproof vestige 

The purity of American education is no longer a bulletproof vestige 

Mass shootings have become disturbingly routine throughout America. Our schools—formerly deemed safe havens for youth development—have endured some of the worst of these incidents: Virginia Tech, Parkland and, of course, Sandy Hook.

Opinion: The benefits of expansive political candidate pools are debatable at best 

Opinion: The benefits of expansive political candidate pools are debatable at best 

I’m always hearing that large candidate pools are such a great thing for the electorate, that we’ll be so well-informed on the issues and hear several compelling perspectives that ignite quality discussion. Within other contexts, I might concur with this take, but as applied to American politics, I vehemently disagree with it.  

Column: Behind Osaka and Gauff, the future of women’s tennis is bright 

Column: Behind Osaka and Gauff, the future of women’s tennis is bright 

 Here is a shortlist of the buzziest stories from this year’s tournament: No. 5 seed Daniil Medvedev throws a series of tantrums, the crowd boos him, top-seeded Novak Djokovic retires, he admits that the big retirement is near.

Opinion: There is no excuse for all of these mass shootings 

Opinion: There is no excuse for all of these mass shootings 

On Saturday, Aug. 31, a gunman committed another mass shooting in West Texas. We all have failed these seven people who lost their lives, and we all have failed all the victims of mass shootings before them. If our government and people truly cared at all about the problem, this could have been prevented.

Opinion: ‘Local business’ is an oxymoron

Opinion: ‘Local business’ is an oxymoron

Public institutions have a pretty bad track record as of late. In the United States, everywhere from police departments up to Congress has been looked on disdainfully recently. Globally, news about undemocratic elections, abuses of power and just general incompetence have been coming around again and again.

Top Shelf: There’s no light at the end of the tunnel, so grab a flashlight

Top Shelf: There’s no light at the end of the tunnel, so grab a flashlight

Let’s be real for a second: There will never be a light at the end of the tunnel unless you put one there. You can spend years daydreaming about your ideal life; maybe this perfect version of you goes to the gym every day, maybe they eat a little healthier or study a little harder for things.