Old Gold & Black

Pandemic exacerbates wealth differentials

September 17, 2020

We are all sick of discussing the COVID-19 pandemic still going on right now. However, since this is written for a school with a student body of which 71% of students are in the top 20% of national...

Women should vote for progressive change

Voting tags at St. Augustine College are on display as Chicago voters hit the polls on April 2, 2019. U.S. officials said they see little evidence of coordinated voter fraud or efforts by foreign adversaries to manipulate mail-in balloting ahead of the November election. (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune/TNS)
August 27, 2020

This summer, when the Black Lives Matter movement got its deserved attention on social media, a particular statement went viral. It read: “Not every Trump supporter is racist, but all of them decided...

Trump Mistreats Media in Time of Crisis

Trump Mistreats Media in Time of Crisis
April 22, 2020

I doubt that the hysteria surrounding the novel coronavirus and its media coverage is the first time you’ve heard that President Donald Trump does not respect the press or take it seriously. It is...

Gender-Based Stand Up Comedy is Outdated

Gender-Based Stand Up Comedy is Outdated
March 26, 2020

The last thing I wanted to write about this week was the coronavirus. Even as a politics fanatic, it kills me to watch the news right now and keep up with the changing opinions and policies. To ease...

Resumé-Building Proves Contextual

Daniel Neman: No murder + no mayhem = empty calories (Dreamstime/TNS)
February 27, 2020

I was in an appointment with the Office of Personal and Career Development (OPCD) last week spilling out every single point of stress I have regarding my future, which has built up since I started...

Billionaire Ethics Require Humanitarian Focus

Democratic candidate for president Mike Bloomberg visits Tampa for a campaign rally on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020  in Tampa.
January 30, 2020

I came across a popular tweet that stated if only a handful of the world’s most prosperous came together to fix the climate crisis, we could see significant progress in the next few years. For as...

Environmental Irresponsibility Requires Checks And Balances

Environmental Irresponsibility Requires Checks And Balances
November 14, 2019

According to Article 2, Section 4 of the United States Constitution, “The President, Vice President and all Civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction...

Curriculums Should Include Gender Education

Curriculums Should Include Gender Education
October 31, 2019

When I entered college, I was warned about the threats of alcohol, drug use and lack of time management skills. I had no idea that entering college I had to also be prepared to be a woman in a somewhat...

Modern Filmmakers Should Prize Originality

Modern Filmmakers Should Prize Originality
October 3, 2019

I think that it is obvious that there is something to be said for originality. There are thousands of talented writers, animators and visionaries in this world of technology and appreciation for the arts,...

Corporate Profit Stalls The Climate Debate

Corporate Profit Stalls The Climate Debate
September 5, 2019

With each generation, the center of an elec- tion’s agenda surrounds something pressing to that era. For the 1930s, it was what to do about the Great Depression and the impending World War. In the 1970s...

Misplaced Criticism Of Generation Z Inspires Creation

Misplaced Criticism Of Generation Z Inspires Creation
February 21, 2019

When members of the Silent Generation (born 1925-1945) were roughly college-age, the telephone, the television and even the microwave were becoming technological staples of daily life. Just as we pull...

Freshman Year Requires Acknowledgement Of Diversity

Freshman Year Requires Acknowledgement Of Diversity
January 31, 2019

Perhaps this may not be an opinion so much as a freshman advice column today, but I can twist it to make it an opinion: my former self was blind to some truths. This person is not my childhood identity,...

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