The Cleveland Browns are Turning Things Around

Opinion

By Ethan O’Malley Elm Staff Writer Last Thursday night the Cleveland Browns took on the New York Jets at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland. Cleveland, having gone winless in their past 19 games, were actually favorites going into Thursday’s game. But true to form, the Browns started slow and found themselves in a 14-0 hole just […]

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Georgia School Brings Back Paddling Despite Ineffectiveness

Opinion

By Erica Quinones Elm Staff Writer The Georgia School of Innovation and the Classics (GSIC) in Hephzibah, Ga. has recently introduced paddling as a punishment, despite the presence of scientific studies that show this method only negatively impacts the mental health of children. Despite corporal punishment being denounced in schools and at home by the […]

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Does Donald Trump Really Have Any Economic Policy?

Opinion

By Ethan O’Malley Elm Staff Writer The Trump Presidency has been mired with scandals, tweets, and proclamations of being the best president to ever call the White House home. President Donald Trump has often pointed to the strength of the U.S. economy and job market to support his claim of being a superb commander-in-chief, but […]

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Hospitals to Cut Out Irresponsible Pharmaceutical Companies

Opinion

By Theodore Mattheiss Opinion Editor Hospitals are taking a stand against the outrageous price gouging and shortages in supply that have become trademarks of many pharmaceutical companies. On Sept. 6, several major hospital groups founded their own generic drug company called Civica Rx, with the goal of circumventing these unreliable companies. It’s based in the […]

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Man Fined $1 for Punching White Supremacist

Opinion

By Victoria Gill Elm Staff Writer The day following the Charlottesville, Va. riots continued the enraged chants of citizens, when 50-year-old Jeffrey Winder leapt from a crowd chanting “say her name” — in reference to the death of Heather Heyer — and punched white supremacist and neo-Nazi Jason Kessler in the face while standing at […]

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Colin Kaepernick Sparks Controversy in New Ad with Nike

Opinion

By Isaiah Reese Elm Staff Writer The continuous ridicule and slander of Black role models who stand for justice and stand against racial discrimination has shown its face again. Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick and Nike recently released a new ad campaign which led to an abundance of overly dramatic reactions from Kaepernick’s critics. Kaepernick, […]

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Can Data Still be Counted as Free Speech When the Data is a Gun Recipe?

Opinion

By Erica Quinones Elm Staff Writer U.S. District Court Judge Robert S. Lasnik placed a temporary restraining order on blueprints for 3-D printed firearms that were scheduled to be posted online on Aug. 1. For many, this was a victory. However, this is not the end. With the defendant, Cody Wilson, claiming he’ll “go to […]

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Serious Action on Climate Change Needed by 2035

Opinion

By Theodore Mattheiss Opinion Editor A study released recently by scientists in the UK and the Netherlands has declared that the deadline to prevent disastrous results caused by the ongoing problem of climate change is the year 2035. If the nations of the world have not taken decisive steps to limit the warming of the […]

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Letter to the Editor

Letters, Opinion, Uncategorized

I write in response to recent coverage in The Elm about the search for a replacement for our retired Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners (PMH-NPs). An Opinion piece on Aug. 30 and a follow up news article on Sept. 6 highlight what we all agree upon: that these professionals provide a valuable service to our […]

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A Year After Hurricane Maria, the Death Toll is Nearly 3,000

Opinion

By Isaiah Reese Elm Staff Writer In recent weeks, we’ve learned that the death toll in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria’s landfall in Puerto Rico last year was not the 64 fatalities originally reported, but could actually be a figure of 2,975, or even larger. Hurricane Maria formed on Sept. 16, 2017, and reached the […]

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