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Changes in Mennonites’ Apolitical Culture: God Before Government

Paloma Losada, Staff Editor

April 28, 2016

Filed under Culture, Place Holder (Do Not Delete), Politics

The Mennonite community in the United States hasn’t been known to line up by the hundreds outside polling stations, hold picket signs protesting unjust laws or advocate for a certain candidate. Though they have traditionally s...

Working Around Imposter Syndrome: Who do You Think You Are?

Kendra Yoshinaga

April 28, 2016

Filed under Culture, Place Holder (Do Not Delete), Politics

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor once told the New York Times that she was always looking over her shoulder, wondering if she measured up. Author Maya Angelou said that every time she wrote a book, she felt like she had “...

Strong Ladies of Women’s Rugby: Down and Dirty

Lindsey Grutchfield

April 28, 2016

Filed under Culture, Place Holder (Do Not Delete), Politics

Rugby is an intensely physical sport. With 80 minutes of nonstop play and only a 10 minute halftime, it is more punishingly cardiovascular than football, with all of the contact and none of the padding. Needless to say, bumps...

Questioning the Extent of Free Speech: Je Suis Charlie

Liza Layer

April 28, 2016

Filed under Culture, Place Holder (Do Not Delete), Politics

The world came out in support for satire in January, as cartoonists rallied for a magazine that made a business out of criticizing popular beliefs. They formed part of the  movement known as “Je suis Charlie,” translated ...

Deconstructing Obama’s Nuclear Overhaul: Countdown to Zero

Rachel Falek, Editor In Chief

April 28, 2016

Filed under Place Holder (Do Not Delete), Politics

Fists rose up in protest as over a hundred demonstrators clung to signs displaying the words “No $1 Trillion Nuclear Arsenal.” Protesters chanted “Zero nukes” and “What does democracy look like? This is what democracy...

The Home Front: Where the Recession Really Matters

Richard Phillips

April 9, 2016

Filed under Culture, Place Holder (Do Not Delete), Politics

If the recession ended a year ago, why does it feel like our economy is still in shambles? Turn on any news station and you will be bombarded with people and institutions to blame. It’s the Obama administration’s fault. It’s t...

Get Serious: Stop Ridiculing the Tea Party

Peter Harrison

April 5, 2016

Filed under Place Holder (Do Not Delete), Politics

It is time to take the Tea Party seriously. No, really.Kneejerk ridicule of the Tea Party movement is easy, entertaining and commonplace. But it can no longer be an acceptable reply to a real movement that has penetrated a lar...

Artistry as Activism: DarkMatter Performs at AU

Rachel Falek, Editor In Chief

February 24, 2016

Filed under Campus Life, Commentary, Culture, Politics

The lights flash on. Two people meander on stage, and one begins an Indian chant while the other softly repeats, “Rewind my body. There is something I need to show you. I am only here, because my people survived.” Then th...

Opinion ||: Making America Great Again: Moving Past Religious Discrimination

ZiQing Low

February 8, 2016

Filed under Commentary, Culture, Politics

The United States is a nation of immigrants, yet racism and xenophobia permeate throughout society. Most people have a strong reluctance to acknowledge discrimination and even if they do, it is done in such a roundabout manner ...