Chase Slenker Staff Columnist

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Commentary: Give it a thought: Imagine what 100 % looks like

The Shippensburg University community and campus life is often fragmented into smaller groups. Our university is defined more so by our individual groups and lacks a central school spirit. The truly disappointing part of our campus climate is the large percentage of our population that is not involved on campus. 


Commentary: To raise the smoking age, raise the draft age

  A bill titled the “Tobacco-Free Youth Act” is making its way through the United States Senate committees. The bipartisan bill, sponsored by majority leader Mitch McConnell (R) and former vice-presidential candidate Sen. Tim Kaine (D) would change the federal smoking age from eighteen to twenty-one. 


Commentary: Term limits not all good

The corruption and inefficiency in the United States Congress is something that almost everyone has come to deal with. Many who see this dilemma turn to Congressional term limits via a constitutional amendment. According to Rasmussen Reports, in 2016, 74 percent of Americans support congressional term limits for all members of Congress. 


Commentary: Fair, biased newsmedia

Last week I wrote my commentary “Mending the Rift” about the need for Americans to be open to other people’s ideas and not be afraid to discuss political matters. The purpose? To foster community in our nation, to understand differences and gain insight on other possible solutions to our nation’s problems.