Op-Eds

The pros and cons of living with a bestie

As the posts searching for roommates and suitemates flood social media, housing season descends upon us. For many students, our…

March For Our Lives: Have we forgotten?

On March 24, 2018, the March For Our Lives, an international demonstration advocating for better gun control in the wake…

Media freedom, justice, and the lack thereof in Kazakhstan

On Tuesday, March 19, 78-year-old Nursultan Abishevich Nazarbayev abruptly announced his resignation after 30 years as president of Kazakhstan. It…

Jussie Smollet and false victimhood

We are in an era of retribution and justice. This is the time for victims of injustice to reap rewards…

How to prevent wealth from predetermining admissions

It’s been hard to avoid the recent college admissions scandals,  in which many rich and famous parents tried to buy…

College Republicans: A time and place for everything

My parents fear for my life. The recent terrorist attack in New Zealand where at least 50 Muslims were killed…

Why I’m voting for Bernie Sanders

Recently, Bernie Sanders announced his run for president. He quickly became the frontrunner, raising over $10 million in the first…

Economics is in STEM, where it belongs

Recently, UR moved Economics from a social science to a STEM major.  At first glance, I can see how economics…

Why it could make sense to depose Maduro

I’m generally opposed to foreign intervention. American meddling often makes bad situations worse — Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, and Cuba are…

The laces that bind us: The significance of sneaker culture

In my dorm room, safely tucked in a little corner of the floor, sits a pair of bright orange, special…