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Why I’m Still with Her

I’ve already sent my ballot in, as I hope most non-local college students have. I sent it in weeks ago, and I voted for Hillary Clinton for President. And I…


McDaniel's Class of 2020 walks through Ward Memorial Arch on Move-in Day. Many can expect to graduate with student debt. Photo by Kyle Parks.

The Inevitability of Student Debt

As student debt rapidly passes $1.3 trillion, it’s becoming increasingly clear that higher education in the U.S. cannot go on as it is. The costs associated with obtaining a degree…


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Arguments Against Donald Trump

There are often things which are unpleasant to think of, but in times like these such thoughts must be shared. I harbor deep distrust for anyone actually excited to vote…


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Voting Not-Trump

Anyone who knows me will tell you I’m an avid third party advocate. It probably wasn’t good that I once cared more about people voting for someone who wasn’t a…


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The Case for the Lesser Evil

Let me be clear: when I cast my vote for Hillary Clinton on November 8th, it will not be with enthusiasm. Despite easily being one of the most qualified candidates…


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Anyone But Trump

I truly have nothing truly original to say about Donald Trump anymore. I could call him a misogynist, a xenophobe, or even say he’s the spawn of Satan, but people…



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Donald Trump: Idiot or Genius?

When asked to describe Donald Trump, perhaps for many the words “idiot,”  “racist,”  or “orange” come to mind; however, maybe the word “genius” will prove to be more fitting. While his campaign…



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The Terrible World of A Trump Supporter

Rednecks, racists, rebels; anything but educated. These people are considered stupid enough to even think of Donald Trump as our next president of the United States. However, really, is it?…


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Falling Down the Hill

The first week of my junior year was hard. Not because my classes are overwhelming, nor readjusting to Glar. It doesn’t even relate to my attempts at salvaging my neglected social life….



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The Adjuncts Among Us

On June 6, ballots were counted at the National Labor Relations Board office in Baltimore, as union organizers and representatives of McDaniel College’s administration looked on. By a margin of…


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A Fractured Campus

McDaniel College has lost its way. Not because of its academics, nor its tuition, nor even some grand purported scheme against organized labor. No. McDaniel has lost its way by…


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Reasons to Get in a Voting Booth

Now, I know many of you will not vote today. Voter turnout in the United States is notoriously low, especially in primary contests. And even with year seeing an uptick…



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The Importance of the Tournament of Champions

The Tournament of Champions, held by the Exercise Science Department at McDaniel College in April, is for students in grades K-12 with orthopedic, visual, and behavioral needs who participate in regular…