Respect for McCain’s Passing Ought to Go Beyond Party Lines

Opinion

By Victoria Gill Elm Staff Writer U.S. Sen. John McCain’s recent death has swarmed social media and every news outlet for more than a week. He announced on Friday, Aug. 24 that he would stop undergoing treatment for his brain cancer, and passed away shortly after. What baffles me is that I wasn’t aware of […]

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Substance Abuse is a Problem for WC Students

Opinion

By Barbara MacGuigan Elm Staff Writer Fall semester has just begun, and it’s brought in all the changes of a fresh year. Our senior friends are gone, on to new and exciting things like getting hounded for loan payments, and a new clutch of bright eyed, very sweaty freshmen have joined the flock. Soon, those […]

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Satanic Temple Unveils Statue in Little Rock, Arkansas

Opinion

By Theodore Mattheiss Opinion Editor Little Rock, Ark. recently approved the placement of a monument dedicated to the Ten Commandments on the capital grounds. The Satanic Temple, in response, has filed a lawsuit to have their own eight-and-a-half foot tall statue of Baphomet, a goat-headed satanic figure, placed on the same grounds, asserting that more […]

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Manafort Found Guilty on Eight Charges in Mueller Probe

Opinion

 By Theodore Mattheiss Opinion Editor  Paul Manafort, who was Donald Trump’s presidential campaign chairman for more than a year, was found guilty on several charges pertaining to white collar financial crime on Aug. 21. This trial is the first in Robert Mueller’s investigation of the charge that Russia meddled in the United States’ 2016 presidential […]

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Alex Jones’ Social Media Ban Raises Free Speech Concerns

Opinion

By Theodore Mattheiss Opinion Editor We all know that free speech is one of the most essential rights a person has in this country — so essential that it is woven into the fabric of our national identity — but when a person uses that right to promote hate, misinformation, and even violence, one has […]

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Parents Who Don’t Vaccinate Their Kids Shouldn’t Be Parents

Opinion

By Theodore Mattheiss Opinion Editor There are plenty of stupid opinions out there, but not many are stupider than the notion that vaccines cause autism, or that this belief is an excuse to avoid vaccinating your child against diseases that are as easily preventable as they are deadly. David and Collet Stephen are a Canadian […]

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Hero of the Week: The Flu Shot

Opinion

By Rosie Alger Opinion Editor With this year’s flu season being particularly dangerous, it is more important than ever that we arm ourselves with the flu shot. That’s why this week’s hero is the flu shot and those who help administer it. Getting your flu shot is important every year, but when many are ending up […]

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Letter to the Editor: Against Protesting Speaker Ryan

Opinion

Dear Editor,   I was disappointed in the stance The Elm took against the lack of student engagement when Speaker of the House Paul Ryan came to the Dixon Valve plant. While political activism is crucial to staying aware in our country’s dealings I believe that it is these kinds of protests that are leading […]

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Deflating NFL’s Punishment Protocol: Tom Brady’s Controversy Calls League’s Handling of Misconduct Into Question

Opinion

By Amy Rudolph Elm Staff Writer There are cases that we hear about and often wonder how those of authority come to the decisions that they do. The Deflategate Scandal of 2015 has been thrust into the public eye for the last year and a half. Reports of ball tampering and arguments from both sides […]

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