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Opinion: The 65-year legacy of Orwell’s 1984

Quick! Get away from your TVs and computers! The government is watching you… That’s a warning that would be relevant, if George Orwell had accurately predicted the future in 1984, which was published 65 years ago [...]

Opinion: Playoffs more entertaining than NCAA

With the 2014 NBA playoffs having recently started, the discussion of whether the NCAA tournament or playoffs is the better entertainment has risen again. There is also the theory that college players care more about the [...]

Opinion: Errors & cover-ups fail rape victims

Recently, the Tallahassee police force and Florida State University came under fire for not investigating a sexual assault case in due time. The accused is Jameis Winston, quarterback of the Florida State Seminole football team. After [...]

Opinion: Albion overspends on administration

It’s no secret that school is expensive. Especially at Albion College, where the official cost of enrollment for the 2013-14 school year topped $45,000. The mystery is figuring out the true cost for students, and how [...]

Opinion: Oil spill receives little coverage

Lake Michigan is a major point of pride for our state. No matter the season, many Michiganders flock to its cool waters to stare at its soft blue shoreline and admire its clarity. Recently, however, that [...]

Opinion: Bauccio as commencement speaker

No, Albion didn’t bring in Bill Nye to speak at commencement this year. They didn’t bring in Barack Obama or some other big name politician. Instead, they went with the Fedele Bauccio, CEO of Bon Appétit, [...]

Opinion: Cruelty-free and beautiful

Animal testing is a topic generally ignored by the cosmetic industry and their consumers. It’s swept under the rug and not talked about, or if it is, it involves companies dancing around the issue. Or slapping [...]

Opinion: Miley Cyrus sociology course

Starting this summer, Skidmore College, a small, private, liberal arts college in New York, is offering a course titled “The Sociology of Miley Cyrus.” As a sociology major and a pop culture enthusiast, I am thrilled [...]

Opinion: Marriage equality holdup

When Michigan’s marriage equality ban was ruled unconstitutional by Detroit federal Judge Bernard Friedman on March 21, I was filled with pride. I joined other marriage equality Michiganders in flooding Facebook with celebratory posts. I shared [...]

Opinion: March Madness at a DIII college

It’s that wonderful time of the year again. What’s so wonderful about gloomy skies and constantly lower than anticipated temperatures day-in and day-out, you ask? College basketball and March Madness. The time of year everyone seemingly [...]