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Dow drops due to complacency of investors

Tyler Brown

February 22, 2018

Filed under Opinion

On Feb. 5 the Dow Jones Industrial Average (Dow) dropped almost 1600 points, making it the biggest decline the market index has seen since August of 2011 (CNN). As those who follow stocks and politics know, the market had maintained...

Annual report shows decreasing acceptance of LGBTQ community in U.S.

Shelby Cokeley

February 22, 2018

Filed under Opinion

On Jan. 25, 2018, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) released their fourth annual Accelerating Acceptance report and its consequential findings. This report serves as a national survey among more than 2,100...

NowThis Politics inflates racial implications

Michael Arakawa

February 22, 2018

Filed under Opinion

On Feb. 2, 2018, NowThis Politics posted a video online saying people needed to stop using the word “marijuana,” due to the racist history behind it’s meaning. Although this argument is nothing new, it is still important...

Super Bowl riot raises questions about city safety

Tyler Brown

February 22, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Winning the Super Bowl is as large an athletic accomplishment as any in the United States. It is no secret the U.S. embraces athletics more than it does education. So, why is it that every time a team wins the Super Bowl people...

Oregon legislators attempt to protect internet rights

Maddy Kellas

February 22, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Net neutrality is the idea that internet service providers should not charge extra fees to users for visiting specific sites or allow faster access to some sites over others. Instead, net neutrality holds that all online traffic...

Student responds to unwanted appearance made by immigration services

Hanin Najjar

February 22, 2018

Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Issues of immigration have been jolting the nation since President Donald Trump announced his plans to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program last September. This national dilemma hit Pacific University...

Recent happenings on social media site call for revision of practices and policies

Shelby Cokeley

February 8, 2018

Filed under Opinion

The amount of content creators and consumers that have announced they miss the “Old Youtube,” are growing everyday. Being someone who grew up watching videos produced by Smosh, beauty gurus who were still doing hauls from...

Future updates threaten timeline fluidity

Aidan Lannom

February 8, 2018

Filed under Opinion

On Nov. 7, 2017, Twitter gave a select amount of users the ability to write tweets with 280 characters, around double the original cap. Many who got the new cap took it as an opportunity to make character related jokes. Most...

Award show a platform for social issues

Maddy Kellas

February 8, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Like many award shows recently, the 60th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony was used as a platform for guests to touch on issues that are currently in the spotlight, such as sexual assault and immigration. Kendrick Lamar opened...

Steroid usage continues to hinder former baseball great’s Hall of Fame chances

Tyler Brown

February 8, 2018

Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

On Jan. 24 the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame added seven more members to the prestigious club in Cooperstown, NY. Vladamir Guerrero, Chipper Jones, Jim Thome, Jack Morris, Trevor Hoffman and Alan Trammell were among those...

Lack of modern rock station kills genre

Tyler Brown

January 18, 2018

Filed under Opinion

You hit the seek button once and you find a hip-hop station. You hit the seek button again and you find a country station. On your third try you find a station playing indie-pop. After five minutes of searching, the most modern...

#TimesUp pins and black gowns welcome in the start of awards season

Shelby Cokeley

January 18, 2018

Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

They wore black. They dawned #TimesUp pins. And they gave meaningful speeches. Is it too demanding to want more? The 75th Golden Globe Awards on Jan. 7 was a night filled with tension. With allegations of sexual harassment plaguing...

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