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True Evil

Greg Smith, Managing editor

December 3, 2018


Filed under Guest Columns, Opinion, Print Issues

At the conclusion of a speech to the House of Commons describing the horrors of the slave trade in 1791, English abolitionist William Wilberforce said “You may choose to look the other way, but you can never say again that you did not know.” Our society isn’t always interested in knowing the...

Hate Seeping Through

Mary Okkema, News co-editor

December 3, 2018


Filed under Guest Columns, Opinion, Print Issues

American society and politics have increasingly become polarized over the past few years. It seems that people have forgotten to listen to and respect others opinions. Democrats and Republicans are both struggling to find common ground and compromise. This political polarization is causing great tension...

Young, dumb and un-woke

Greg Smith, Opinions/Managing editor

November 5, 2018


Filed under Guest Columns, Opinion, Special Section

Politicians, voters, and pundits seem to be constantly concerned with the “youth vote.” To me, this really makes no sense. While the number of young people may be statistically important in deciding an election, ideas and opinions that are only informed by social media hashtags and buzzwords are...

Taking back our school

November 5, 2018


Filed under Guest Columns, Opinion

It’s unfortunately been well known for quite some time now that LT has a serious problem when it comes to use of marijuana, nicotine products, and alcohol. But the LTHS administration and the LT community have just recently obtained precise information about just how bad it is. The results of the Il...

Common culture

Greg Smith, Opinions/Managing editor

November 5, 2018


Filed under Guest Columns, Opinion

Taylor Swift just endorsed Phil Bredesen in the Tennessee U.S. Senate race. While this may sound like blasphemy to some: I do not care in the slightest.   Swift is a musician, some would say a talented one. And while I may like some of her songs, I don’t care what she thinks about politics. ...

Is the razor right?

Georgia Dougherty, Pulse editor

October 30, 2018


Filed under Guest Columns

A couple weeks ago, I got into a huge debate with my parents. They were annoyed because I didn’t want to shave my legs. I was annoyed because I didn’t want to. I’ll present this like a court case. My parents’ side: I should shave my legs because it is hygienic and people will cast negative...

McCain’s Legacy

McCain’s Legacy

Greg Smith, Managing Editor

September 26, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Guest Columns, Opinion

Last month, Arizona Senator John McCain was buried. Whatever your political standing is, McCain was an American hero. He served with distinction in the Vietnam War. He was captured and held in a hellhole of a North Vietnamese prison camp, where he endured five long years of gruesome torture that lef...

Free exercise

Brandt Siegfried, Online Editor

April 13, 2018


Filed under Guest Columns, Opinion

Separation of church and state; while most high school students cite this phrase when they think of the Constitution, it’s actually one of the most misunderstood principles of American government. For starters, the Constitution never actually says the words “separation of church and state.”...

Letter to the Editor: Wi-Fi

Caroline Trecartin, Freelance Reporter

March 20, 2018


Filed under Guest Columns, Online Exclusives, Opinion

"What's the Wi-Fi password?" is the number one question I hear nowadays. Whether it's in a restaurant, at a friend's house or even in a grocery store, people constantly need to be messaging others and staying connected with the latest news. For the past several decades, technology has been consistently...

To whom shall we entrust our safety?

To whom shall we entrust our safety?

Brandt Siegfried, Online Editor

March 9, 2018


Filed under Guest Columns, Online Exclusives, Opinion, Uncategorized

In the wake of the school shooting that claimed 17 lives in Parkland, Fla., school security has thrust itself to the top of policy agenda. The knee-jerk calls for gun control from liberal reactionaries dominate the headlines as talking heads on cable news jabber. The usual suspects in Congress staged...

I am not an object

Sarah Grier, Pulse Editor

March 2, 2018


Filed under Guest Columns, Opinion

“You belong in the modeling business, not the College of Business.” I can still picture the smirk of a middle-aged bus driver as he looked me up and down while saying these words to me. I felt violated. I was at the “Women Mean Business” camp this past summer at the University of Minnesota....

The kids are all right

The kids are all right

Pilar Valdes, Assistant Pulse Editor

March 1, 2018


Filed under Guest Columns, Online Exclusives, Opinion

According to a 2015 US Bureau of Labor report, millennials will make up 75% of the workforce by 2025. But let me take a step back. What are millennials? Who are they? According to leading generational experts Neil Howe and William Strauss, anyone born between 1980 and 2004 is considered a millennial. So, ...

Alcohol isn’t evil

Pilar Valdes, Assistant Pulse Editor

January 26, 2018


Filed under Guest Columns, Pulse

By all legal standards, you become an adult when you turn 18. You are able to vote, enlist in the army and serve on a jury. Yet, when you turn 18, you are still unable to legally purchase, have possession of or consume alcohol. Beyond its illegality, alcohol is extremely stigmatized in the United States....

Internet anxiety

Christina Rossetti, Photo Editor

January 26, 2018


Filed under Guest Columns, Opinion

Just recently, I was watching television with my parents, when I looked down at my phone. Then I heard an NBC story about cell phones. “Christina,” my dad said, “I think this might be really important, so pay attention.” I rolled my eyes, like most teenagers do when a parent tells them to...

Politics belongs to politicians

Politics belongs to politicians

Camilla Breen, Assistant Photo Editor

January 12, 2018


Filed under Guest Columns, Opinion, Top Stories

In recent months, there has been a substantial increase in the amount of celebrities talking about politics. I, for one, am all for it--I love the idea of stars using their platforms to speak out for what they believe, and the concept lends itself to an important principle of free speech in our society....

Spiro Kass responds to criticism

Spiro Kass, Editor-in-chief

October 31, 2017


Filed under Guest Columns, Opinion

After the distribution of the Sept. 22 issue featuring my profile on Nick Fuentes, I was well aware that my profile would stir discussion, one of the major reasons why I chose to write the article in the first place. Since the distribution, I have kept updated with all local complaints surrounding the int...

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