9/29/2020, 12:00pm

Commentary: Take five minutes more

As a college student, I’m well acquainted with the term “five minutes more;” 20 years of procrastination have shown me that. Usually those five minutes more are spent doing something entertaining rather than being productive. But sometimes it’s good to spend five more minutes on something to give it a bit more thought. Some topics would do to have more than 300 seconds of analysis spent on them. 

8/25/2020, 12:00pm

Commentary: Restorative Justice can be powerful

I eat a steady diet of reality crime shows, cultivated by an early interest in forensics. I recently caught the episode “The Last Dance” of the show “The Perfect Murder.” In the show’s last frame, Karen Silas tells of meeting in prison her daughter’s killer where he apologized. Silas said the expression of remorse “was so freeing.” Without giving the meeting a name, Silas had engaged in restorative justice. Restorative justice is a form of punishment where an offender accepts responsibility and takes the chance to repair the hurt the offender caused.

8/25/2020, 12:00pm

Commentary: DNC virtually engages voters

Without any pomp and circumstance, the Democratic National Convention was virtually broadcast last week to a national audience. Although lacking the grandeur of a traditional assembly, the Democrats produced an innovative and engaging program.

8/25/2020, 12:00pm

Commentary: Here lies the America of old 1776-2020

Today in our country we are facing many issues. Sickness being the one at the forefront of the media, and racial injustice on the back burner. Both of these things are issues that have infected the human race since the beginning of time. Why is that?