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Book Banning

Ava John, Opinion Editor and Reporter May 4, 2022

The basis of publicly supplied literature is being questioned in schools all across America as groups challenge books containing topics of race, gender, and sexual identity.  Policies are going as far...

Corporate Greed in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Corporate Greed in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Ava John, Opinion Editor and Reporter March 1, 2022

     The American pharmaceutical industry is the largest in the world, making up 48% of revenue in the global pharmaceutical market with Americans spending about $535.3 billion on prescription drugs...

The Ethics of Billionaires

The Ethics of Billionaires

Ava John, Opinion Editor and Reporter March 1, 2022

     Billionaires tend to be highly respected and supported by the public as they capture a state nearly every American is in pursuit of: financial success. Many Americans also see themselves as a potential...

Women’s History Month: Women in Politics, Science, and Literature

Women’s History Month: Women in Politics, Science, and Literature

Ava John, Opinion Editor and Reporter March 1, 2022

     Women have always held a prominent, yet uncredited, presence in society. To this day, women’s voices in politics, their achievements in the scientific field, and their contributions to literary...

The Public School System: How Throwing Money at the Problem Could Fix it

The Public School System: How Throwing Money at the Problem Could Fix it

Ava John, Opinion Editor and Reporter March 1, 2022

     The American public school system — funded by state tax dollars — is a system meant to churn out generations of informed citizens who have a functioning understanding of American freedoms,...

The Collapse of the Middle Class

Ava John, Opinion Editior and Reporter February 1, 2022

The middle class, though often thought of as a certain income, is actually defined by education, social status, income, and occupation; the defining lines are vague. A two-person middle-class income falls...

The October 2nd Women’s March and the Hypocrisy of the Pro-Life Movement

The October 2nd Women’s March and the Hypocrisy of the Pro-Life Movement

Ava John, Opinion Editor and Reporter November 13, 2021

On October 2nd, thousands gathered in D.C., and other districts, to protest the SB 8 law passed in Texas. The law eliminates access to abortions after a heartbeat is detected, even in the case of rape...

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