Thursday, April 24, 2014

Archive for the ‘Opinion’ Category

Coca-Cola depicts multilingual America

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

What should have been a patriotic advertisement caused controversy and outrage from millions of viewers This year’s Coca-Cola Super Bowl 2014 advertisement caused many viewers to jump on social media […]

Bieber fever or Bieber disaster?

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

What do smoking weed, abusing prescription medication, drinking and driving, pranking peaceful neighbors and assaulting a limo driver all have in common? Allegedly, Justin Bieber. His exploits make zingers like […]

Abortion rates lowest since 1973

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

Increased awareness and preventative measures resulted in a 13 percent decline in abortion rates over 4 years Many would argue that abortion has not had a national stage like the […]

Increase in minimum wage deceptive

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

Though temporarily beneficial, higher wages for federal workers could set a precedent for economic damage In a political maneuver that surely thrilled millions of Americans, President Barack Obama announced plans […]

Transforming black history month

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

African-American History Month should focus primarily on American history and culture, not on race “We should emphasize not Negro history, but the Negro in history. What we need is not […]

The virtue of Valentine’s Day

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Despite the negative connotations surrounding the holiday, there are still postitive aspects to a day of love Every Feb. 14, countless numbers of chocolates, candies, flowers and gifts are exchanged […]

Will soldiers come home in 2014?

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Obama weighs the options as American forces inch closer to a permanent return from war-torn Middle East According to President Obama’s annual State of the Union address, the war in […]

Threats will not thwart games

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Russian President Vladimir Putin aims to prevent radical Islamists from overshadowing upcoming competition The modern Olympic Games began April 6, 1896. This was a battle of athletic brawn showcased in […]

Blood donations make a difference

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Shortages throughout the nation should encourage students to overcome fears and give blood to those in need There are two small words in the English language that, when placed side […]

Greek food graces Lynchburg

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Despite the overwhelming excitement of a new restaurant, Zoës Kitchen, located at 3901 Old Forest Road, might not exactly be what people are expecting. Although Zoës offers an exotic assortment […]

Free to choose your bathroom

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

In an effort to include transgenders, male and female bathroom signs no longer apply to students in California Last year, Gov. Jerry Brown of California signed a bill that allows […]

Tragedies remind us of sinful world

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

For the first time ever, news of a shooting left me uninterested and unsurprised. Thinking back now to the moment when I first read my Twitter feed concerning the Maryland […]

Chris Christie for president in 2016?

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

Christie must bounce back from his latest scandal if he hopes to gain voter popularity in the coming election Known for being one of the most boisterous names in politics, […]

Rodriguez: another steroid scandal

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

After allegedly abusing performance enhancing drugs, Rodriguez will lose $25 million and sit out 162 games One of my greatest memories is traveling with my dad to see a game […]

McAuliffe claims bipartisanship

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

The newly inaugurated governor of Virginia aims to please both Republicans and Democrats in coming years Terry McAuliffe was officially inaugurated as Virginia’s 72nd governor Saturday, Jan. 11. In his […]

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