Opinion: U.S. prisons recklessly release prisoners instead of enforcing sanitation practices recommended by the CDC

Government leaders and law enforcement agencies have limited arrests and released prisoners as a result of the current health crisis. This lazy and reckless reaction overlooks more reasonable options for keeping COVID-19 away from correctional facilities. Gov. Ralph Northam encouraged law enforcement officers as well as commonwealth attorneys to reduce jail populations by considering arrest alternatives and releasing low risk […]

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Opinion: The Coronavirus will impact the 2020 Presidential election

By the end of February, one subject dominated national headlines: the 2020 Democratic primary election. Now, the election seems like a distant memory in the wake of a national health crisis, COVID-19, that has shut down several states and prompted aggressive responses from mayors, governors and President Trump. While 2020 will forever be remembered as the year of COVID-19, an […]

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6 Things to do during social distancing

With a pandemic upon us with the recent outbreak of the coronavirus, we must modify the ways we typically interact with those around us to protect them and ourselves from COVID-19. Welcome to the concept of social distancing. Though the idea of staying physically away from other people as much as possible might be an introvert’s dream and an extravert’s […]

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Column: The Emily Angle – To forget the past is to strip the future of its full potential

The Israeli people are not quick to forget. They remember their past and all they have overcome to reassemble from all corners of the earth and become a sovereign nation. Because of the memory of their painful past, they are made stronger and more resilient.  The people of Israel still remember how generation after generation struggled and suffered before they […]

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Opinion – On Super Tuesday, former vice president Joe Biden unified the Democratic party

In the blink of an eye, Joe Biden went from a catastrophic failure to the consensus front-runner. His campaign elevated from outdated disaster to overwhelming dominance. All because of one historic night – Super Tuesday. The dramatic results of Super Tuesday finally placed Biden where he wanted to be all along: the clear front-runner and expected Democratic nominee for president. […]

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Opinion: The US extending coronavirus aid to Iran would help both countries

The recent spread of the novel coronavirus in Iran demonstrates statistical and circumstantial significance by the country’s relationship with the U.S. and their response to the outbreak. The United States’ recent offer of aid will go a long way both toward stopping the spread of the disease and smoothing relations between the U.S. and Iran.  So far, Iran suffers the […]

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Opinion – Diamonds in the rough: Christians can gain wisdom even when faced with controversial teaching

Editor’s Note: This piece reflects the writer’s personal opinions and experiences.  As I walked out of Convocation, Wednesday, Feb. 13, I felt encouraged and excited to speak with some of my hallmates on the sermon delivered by Pastor Jentezen Franklin. Instead, as the day progressed, I found myself increasingly blindsided as the campus around me focused on Franklin’s preaching that […]

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Column – The Emily Angle: The American Dream is made, not handed down

During a contentious election year like this one, many throw around the term “American Dream” flippantly. The American Dream has morphed over time and evolved into something those a century ago would marvel over. Some in my generation, however, have subscribed to entitlement, or the notion that this dream should be handed to them.  We are a passionate people with […]

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