Category: Opinions

Packing the Court: An Irrational Move

Joe Barbieri ’23 Opinions Editor On Oct. 26, Judge Amy Coney Barrett officially became Justice Amy Coney Barrett after Senate Republicans voted to confirm her nomination to the Supreme Court. As the confirmation further tilted the Court to the conservative side, many Democrats have floated the radical idea of […]

Every Vote Counts

Catherine Yackira ‘24 Staff Writer “Shall the Nevada Constitution be amended by adding a new section guaranteeing specific voting rights to all qualified and registered voters in the state?” This is one of the five constitutional amendment proposals on my ballot this year. I was surprised to read […]

Want to be Patriotic? Wear a Mask.

Joe Barbieri ’23 Opinions Editor Last Friday, President Donald Trump sent shockwaves across the country by announcing in an early morning tweet that he and First Lady Melania Trump had indeed tested positive for the coronavirus. The president and the first lady were not the only ones who […]

When Plexiglass Becomes a Debate

Maggie Connolly ’21 Opinions Editor Donald Trump’s response to Covid has clearly already been a colossal failure. Now, on top of his failure to the country, he has failed himself and many of his political peers and close advisors. Trump’s positive Covid test last Friday shocked the world, […]

Ending Complacency Among Activists

Jaime Perez ’23 Staff Writer In the wake of the recent racial reckoning that has rocked the United States there has been an impressive spike in the number of individuals participating and contributing to political and social movements across the country.   The Black Lives Matter movement is one […]

BLM: Basic Human Rights, Not Politics

Julia Maher ’23 Opinions Editor Since Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors and Opal Tometi founded the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement in July 2013 after the acquittal of George Zimmerman’s murder of Trayvon Martin, some conservatives have profoundly politicized the organization. Contrary to what they think, BLM is a […]

A Country, Divided

Grace Manning ‘21  Opinions Editor There is a saying that is common in many American households: “No politics at the dinner table”. My family doesn’t ever follow this rule and we have engaged in many a rousing dinner debate, often resulting in someone stalking off and others refusing […]