OPINION


3/2/2021, 12:00pm

Opinion commentary – ‘The Lorax’ should be preserved in National Film Registry

I am sure the majority of us have heard of the name Dr. Seuss. Over the course of his life, Theodor Seuss Geisel wrote and illustrated dozens of classic books that have immortalized his name in children’s literature. And to celebrate what would have been his 117th birthday today, I would like to talk about his famous book “The Lorax” and its 1972 short film adaptation. 


11/17/2020, 11:45am

Commentary: Changing administrations

Presidential transitions signify a new direction in American policy. Considering the contrast between incoming and outgoing administrations, philosophical changes are bound to occur. And now that the 2020 general election has come to an end, anticipation surrounds the forthcoming agenda. 


11/10/2020, 12:00pm

Chaela chats commentary: “You’re so white”

For the majority of my life, people have told me how I should act and speak. Growing up in a somewhat strict Jamaican household, speaking the “Queen’s English” and being respectful were extremely important. Maybe it was my parent’s disgust with stereotypical African American behavior, or perhaps it was going to a boujee (bourgeoisie) elementary school that heavily impacted my personality and how I would act in order to be as posh as possible. 


11/10/2020, 12:00pm

The Slate Speaks: Biden calls for American unity after divisive election

Americans set records in turnout for the 2020 Presidential Election. The Washington Post is reporting the highest voter turnout in a generation, with 62.3% of the voting-eligible population participating in the election. And officials are expecting the number to continue to grow. This is a step in the right direction — to see our fellow Americans playing an active role in democracy. It is important for citizens to be involved in selecting our national, state and community leaders. 


11/3/2020, 12:00pm

Commentary: Should daylight savings time be year-round?

At 2 a.m. on Nov. 1, our clocks fell back an hour. Daylight savings time has ended and we all got an extra hour of sleep. Who would not want that? Well, maybe it would have been better if the clocks did not fall back at all. Daylight savings time has always been a topic of debate. 


11/2/2020, 6:28pm

Political commentary: Rich Sterner Democratic Candidate Pennsylvania State Senate District 33

Are you satisfied with the Pennsylvania State Senate? If your answer is, “No!” the only way to change what happens in the Pennsylvania Senate is to change the senators who make up the Pennsylvania Senate. And while we’re at it, let’s change the party that controls the Pennsylvania Senate, too. Vote for me, Rich Sterner, Democratic Candidate for Pennsylvania Senate District 33.


10/27/2020, 12:00pm

Give it a thought commentary: Do you have a minute?

A few weeks ago, I was walking across the academic quad in front of the library when I came across a middle-aged man and his two daughters handing out little pamphlets. Now my initial reactions were both of intrigue and a desire to keep on walking past as quickly as possible. 


10/27/2020, 12:00pm

Commentary: Systemic racism and erasing history

There exists in conservative political discourse a trend toward minimizing the effect of racism in our country. One does not have to look far to see commentators decrying the New York Times’ 1619 Project as a sort of treasonous, un-American attempt to slander the great and mighty divine providence that is the United States of America.