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The political left cannot always be right

The political left cannot always be right
February 25, 2016

Few actions garner more criticism and confusion than political apostasy. Indeed, in the world of today’s polarized politics, we analyze and subsequently rebuke ad nauseam, finding it seemingly unthinkable...

Athletes are too subject media scrutiny

Athletes are too subject media scrutiny
February 25, 2016

A Volunteer fan born and raised in Tennessee, I grew up idolizing Peyton Manning. When the sexual harassment case involving Manning came out, I was heartbroken. This story has gotten a tremendous amount...

Qatar should host World Cup despite debate

Qatar should host World Cup despite debate
February 25, 2016

In December of 2010, FIFA stunned the world when it granted Qatar the opportunity to host the 2022 World Cup. This added to the state’s persistent craving to use international sporting forms to achieve...

One should not vote for Hillary just because she is a woman

One should not vote for Hillary just because she is a woman
February 18, 2016

In the past few weeks a backlash has been seen, namely against two women — Gloria Steinem and Madeline Albright — for both essentially saying that women should vote for Hillary Clinton because she...

Nominating successor for Scalia will prove difficult

Nominating successor for Scalia will prove difficult
February 18, 2016

The tenure of Barack Obama, and indeed the tenure of any president of the United States, is marked by countless decisions. A few of Obama’s more notable ones include his choice at the outset of his presidency...

It is important to understand other cultures

It is important to understand other cultures
February 18, 2016

Since the globalization wave has affected essentially the whole world and our university has a diverse population, we need to have more awareness and knowledge of other cultures. On Feb. 13, I went to...

Tunisia’s fight for democracy is being sacrificed

Tunisia’s fight for democracy is being sacrificed
February 18, 2016

On Dec. 17, 2010, a young street fruit vendor set himself on fire after being embarrassed by the police who had forbid him from getting his meagre living. Mohamed Bouazizi died a few days later and wasn’t...

Mental illness doesn’t always qualify for insanity plea

Mental illness doesn’t always qualify for insanity plea
February 18, 2016

In 2012 James Eagan Holmes opened fire on theatergoers killing 12 and injuring 70 others. This was the worst mass shooting since the Columbine high school shooting in 1999. During Holmes’ trial, the...

There are still double standards for women

There are still double standards for women
February 18, 2016

In a previous issue of the Old Gold & Black, a column explored the “economics of sex” in an attempt to pinpoint the cause of the apparent hookup epidemic running rampant on college campuses —...

The United States is facing a judiciary quandary

The United States is facing a judiciary quandary
February 11, 2016

Alexander Hamilton once called the courts of justice “bulwarks of a limited Constitution against legislative encroachments.” What he meant was that the judiciary, despite the fact that it is by design...

Sanders’ economic policies aren’t adequately planned

Sanders’ economic policies aren’t adequately planned
February 11, 2016

While studying abroad this semester in Barcelona, I learned about an article praising “Sander’s sensible ideas for a better United States.” My friend, a conservative, asked me to write an article...

We should always tip the waitstaff at restaurants

We should always tip the waitstaff at restaurants
February 11, 2016

Let’s talk about tipping.  For the purpose of this discussion, let us suppose that a waiter or waitress works at a restaurant where individual meal orders average $12.75.  If each customer provided...

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