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Peaceful protests sparks in Downtown Raleigh throughout the summer.

Protesting versus rioting: where should we draw the line?

Darian Daniels, Staff Writer February 12, 2021

On May 25, 2020, George Floyd was murdered while being arrested for allegedly using counterfeit money in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He laid there in custody with a knee on his neck for eight minutes and 46...

Women working at desk with tattoos and colored hair.

Tattoos, colored hair and piercings: should they be allowed in the workplace?

Megan Simrell, Video editor February 10, 2021

According to Ipsos, around 30% of Americans now have tattoos, growing 9% from seven years ago. More people are estimated to have colored hair, with around 10% also estimated to have at least one body piercing....

A man stands in front of his computer wearing a collared shirt and jeans.

The pandemic’s dress code

Erin Sockolof, Opinions Editor February 9, 2021

Unless you have been living under a rock, you know that many people have been working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. You probably also know that people don’t tend to ‘dress up’ for formal...

This infographic shows different statics relating to sexual assault on college campuses in the United States.

Why aren’t we protecting the victim?

Daijah DeForge, Co-Editor-In-Chief February 4, 2021

*Trigger warnings for sexual assault and rape. Please proceed with caution* One day I was listening to a podcast and the two hosts were discussing if they’ve ever been treated negatively by men. One...

Guest Writer Madeline Policastro weighs in on 'Cancel Culture.'

Cancel culture vs. Education

Madeline Policastro, Guest Writer February 1, 2021

Through the course of the seemingly endless year which was 2020, the world as a whole was opened up to many new issues such as the looming pandemic and much debate over political standing. Old fights were...

Volleyball players during a match.

The sexism behind women’s sporting uniforms

Megan Simrell, Video Editor January 27, 2021

As far back as 1910, women’s sporting uniforms have been made more for looks than functionality. Women’s golf and tennis uniforms, for instance, used to have tight-fitting long skirts that were ill-fitted...

To concede or not to concede

To concede or not to concede

Will Dennis, Staff Writer January 12, 2021

No modern presidential candidate has refused to concede the election. Once all the legal challenges are have been resolved, Donald Trump willould be become the first president in 220 years to not concede.  The...

A young woman and man, both underrepresented in science, contribute new perspectives to the field.

No scientist left behind: the diversity problem

Sage Cooley, Co-Editor-in-Chief January 7, 2021

Science advances the most when the “best and brightest” individuals come together. In an effort to recruit such people, we set rigorous standards for entering higher education and the workforce. What...

Father and son look out into the distance at their opportunity for a better life.

Immigrants: criminals or people?

Stephanie Arana, Staff Writer December 8, 2020

Immigrant: A person who comes to a country to take up permanent residence. Although this definition seems straightforward, there are many different opinions surrounding it. What do you think when you...

Pathos in advertising: St. Judes and ASPCA

Pathos in advertising: St. Judes and ASPCA

Erin Sockolof, Opinions Editor December 3, 2020

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) commercials are something we all know of. They show sad, abused and scared animals in dirty cages. They play melancholy music and ask...

Muslims in some areas of China face brutal conditions.

Take action now to end detention camps in China

Erin Sockolof, Opinions Editor December 2, 2020

China is the home of over 11 million Uighur Muslims. Unfortunately, Chinese officials are trying to reduce that number using some very drastic measures. A secret communist party in China recently released...

A red bull represents the popular energy drink brand. These substances at large are known for their cardiovascular effects. Graphic by Sage Cooley.

Red Bull: it’s time to change your demographic

Sage Cooley, Co-Editor-in-Chief November 30, 2020

Saturday afternoon, while I had Spotify open on my desktop, an advertisement caught my attention. It was a conversation between two college students. One of them asked the other about her progress on a...

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