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Editorial Cartoons

Who’s who in the 2020 election

Posted on October 7, 2015 | Filed under Editorials,Opinion | No comment

The MTV Music Awards are known for many things, mainly twerking and ludicrous performances, but never for its involvement in government politics. Until now, that is. In case you missed it, Kanye West announced his presidential bid for the 2020 election. But before we discount his acceptance speech turned campaign as a trip from whatever […]

Caterpillars bring light to other crises

Posted on October 2, 2015 | Filed under Columns,Opinion | No comment

I saw something that shocked me the other day; it was a complaint about caterpillars stuck to the bottom of a tire on someone’s car. This complaint, traced back to one Seth Montgomery, was just one in an onslaught of realizations and comical portrayals of unfortunate situations he has presented to the Twitterverse this semester. […]

Highways and Byways is a form of worhsip

Posted on October 1, 2015 | Filed under Columns,Editorials,Opinion | No comment

Highways and Byways is easily the most popular song performed in Chapel, receiving a shout out at least once a week in Moody. The song features an upbeat tune along with hand motions that make it a fun way to end any Praise Day. But some students question whether the song is an authentic way to […]

Letter to the editor: There is no war on police

Posted on September 25, 2015 | Filed under Letters to the Editor,Opinion | No comment

By Taylor Crumpton Last week, The Optimist’s Editorial Board released an editorial piece entitled  “War on Police Will Not Solve Anything”. The author did an excellent job of combining the nationalistic feelings inspired by September 11 with the recent loss of an Abilene Police Department officer, crafting an editorial piece that displayed the way white Americans think about the innocent black lives lost and the Black Lives Matter movement. The Black Lives Matter movement is about police accountability and the removal of the systemic barriers that enable and condone its racial practices. The main issue is a lack of accountability for various actions against the African American community. Oscar Grant, Tamir Rice, Sandra Bland, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and Trayvon Martin are just a few of the innocent black lives that were taken because of the lack of accountability that exists within our current police system, leaving the black community to mourn […]

Letter to the editor: Editorial inaccurate in implications

Posted on September 25, 2015 | Filed under Letters to the Editor,Opinion | No comment

By Adia Johnson There was an anonymously written article published on police brutality on September 11, 2015. I, along with many other African American students, found the article offensive and would like to meet with you to discuss our reasoning and to take measures to prevent similar future articles. In order to touch on why […]

Budget passes with lack of conversation

Posted on September 18, 2015 | Filed under Editorials,Opinion | No comment

On Wednesday, the Students’ Association passed the fall 2015 budget in record time with a $9,712.80 overall increase in incoming revenue. In just over 45 minutes, Congress passed the $163,076 budget, with only one motion interrupting the flow of things. The new student fee of $25, proposed and passed by SA last semester in an […]

Who says you can’t go home?

Posted on September 18, 2015 | Filed under Columns,Opinion | No comment

Last Friday I went to a football game, my former high school’s first away game, to be exact. Returning to my Alma mater did not seem like an ideal Friday night, but my friend really wanted to go, and I had no plans of my own, unless you count watching Netflix as a plan. I […]

Movie Review: Nightcrawler

Posted on September 11, 2015 | Filed under Columns,Opinion | No comment

Dan Gilroy’s Nightcrawler is a compelling suspense rollercoaster, but it is not for the lighthearted moviegoer. The film combines car chases and crime scenes with moral questions like, “Where does the media cross the line in crime journalism?” With these two factors in mind, Nightcrawler will keep you thinking after you leave the theater. The […]

War on police will not solve anything

Posted on September 11, 2015 | Filed under Editorials,Opinion | No comment

“It is time that you guys know that we are no longer playing around with the police departments. Aurora and Denver, we are about to start striking fear, shooting down all cops that we see by theirselves (sic).” This call, released by the Aurora Police Department over the weekend, is just the tip of the […]

Column: the least favorite thing I’ve ever written

Posted on September 4, 2015 | Filed under Columns,Opinion | No comment

As a kid, the notion of enjoying homework was completely foreign. School was the precursor to running around outside and playing sports with friends. The faster I finished it, the better. School remained this way through high school and into my freshman year of college. But then a peculiar thing happened during my sophomore year. […]

Opinion page aims to stir conversation

Posted on August 28, 2015 | Filed under Editorials,Opinion | No comment

The function of the Opinion page is to get students, faculty, staff and all other readers to talk about things happening on and off campus. By detailing our opinions through columns, editorials and cartoons, we hope to stir up conversation about things ranging from the lack of Blue Bell to recent shootings. Just as we […]

Senior moments: Looking back, looking forward

Posted on August 28, 2015 | Filed under Opinion | No comment

I’m a senior in college, and I haven’t quite wrapped my mind around what that means. If you’d have asked me last year where I thought I’d be at this point, I could not have told you I’d be the print managing editor for my university’s newspaper, or that I’ve already worked at two newspapers, […]