Police union appeals Loehmann firing

Opinion

By Liz Hay Elm Staff Writer On March 4, a Cleveland police union appealed the firing of the police officer who fatally shot 12-year-old Tamir Rice in 2014. Officer Timothy Loehmann was cleared of all charges in the shooting. However, he was later fired for failing to disclose to the Cleveland Police Department that he […]

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University of California pushes free access to science papers

Opinion

By Alaina Perdon Elm Staff Writer “Knowledge should not be accessible only to those who can pay,” Robert May, chair of the University of California’s faculty Academic Senate, addresses his fellow board members in a conference last week. “The quest for full open access is essential if we are to truly uphold the mission of […]

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College admissions scandal favoring the rich disappointing, but not surprising

Editorials, Opinion

By Abby Wargo Editor-in-Chief Last Tuesday the FBI charged dozens of people — including celebrities Lori Laughlin, Aunt Becky of “Full House” fame, and “Desperate Housewives” star Felicity Huffman — in what is most likely the largest college admissions scandal in history. But for plenty of college students, the reality of special treatment based on […]

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A Google Chrome update may remove ad blocking software

Opinion

By Zachary Blackwell Elm Staff Writer With the internet being a pillar of today’s society, a myriad of web browsers have been introduced and constantly revised. Users enjoy surfing the web through programs like Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, and Google Chrome. A staple of the features that internet browsers offer is ad blocking software, whether […]

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Superintendent uses son’s insurance to help ill student

Opinion

By Emily Wiest Elm Staff Writer Casey Smitherman, superintendent of the Elwood School District of Indiana, was arrested and charged with felony insurance fraud last week after using her son’s insurance to cover the treatment of a sick student. Smitherman took the student, who had been absent from school with what was suspected to be […]

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International community weighs in on Venezuela leadership amid chaos

Opinion

By Holly Williams Elm Staff Writer Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro faces the threat of being unseated by an opposition leader, Juan Guaidó, just six weeks after the beginning of his second term. The coup comes at an especially perilous time in Venezuela’s history. Blackouts, medical shortages, and starvation are daily realities. The economic crisis in […]

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Huawei CFO facing charges for espionage and sanction violations

Opinion

By Liz Hay Elm Staff Writer On Jan. 28, the United States government levelled criminal charges against Chinese tech company Huawei and its CFO, Meng Wanzhou. Huawei is a major corporation which, according to CNN, is projected to become the world’s top smartphone seller by next year. Ms. Meng was arrested in Canada back in […]

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Trump plows ahead with trans discrimination in military

Opinion

By Emma Campbell Elm Staff Writer On Tuesday, Jan. 22, the Supreme Court allowed President Donald Trump’s transgender military ban to go into effect, enraging LGBTQ activists who are calling the action undemocratic and discriminatory, CNN reports. The policy blocks people with a condition known as gender dysphoria from serving in the military, while also […]

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Feelings of Inferiority Can Stem from How Society Treats the Disadvantaged

Opinion

By Isaiah Reese Elm Staff Writer For college students, the transition from their  hometown to a campus setting is challenging. Everyone arrives on campus, minds crowded with their own internal issues, masking their insecurities with excitement. However, most of them are frightened. As the college journey commences, students are faced with an abundant amount of […]

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Vicente Fox Suggests Cannabis Should Be Included in NAFTA Deal

Opinion

By Theodore Mattheiss Opinion Editor The public’s attitude toward marijuana, both in the US and abroad, has come so far in recent times, and this developing trend has only been emphasized by a statement from former Mexican president Vicente Fox, who made the argument that pot should be included in the North American Free Trade […]

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