Not so ‘good ole days’

Cheyene Miller
Contributing Columnist

Whenever I hear an older person talk about how they long for the “good old days,” I let out a small chuckle on the inside. After all, it’s human nature to be nostalgic for the past, and I’m sure that once you reach a certain age this nostalgia becomes even more commonplace. But this becomes […]

High fines unjust for poor: Punishments should take income into account

Patrick Brennan, contributing columnist

Whether by speeding, trespassing, jaywalking or illegal parking, we have all broken the law at some point. Even if we got caught, most of us could breeze past the punishment. However, many low-income individuals and households are shackled by trivial offenses, and this is simply unjust. I bet you know someone who struggled to pay […]

Private businesses should not be forced to serve

Matt Young
Contributing Columnist

In an ideal world, there would be an unwritten code, a gentleman’s agreement, between evangelical Christians and gay rights activists; an agreement something like this: Christians will not throw “fire and brimstone” in the faces of the LGBT community, and the LGBT community will not throw vitriol and scorn at Christians. Unfortunately, as Congress has […]

Extremism on the rise

Cheyene Miller
Contributing Columnist

About a week ago (cue the Bobby Shmurda dance), my favorite news program, HBO’s Vice, did a story on extremist right-wing groups, which often refer to themselves as “patriot groups.” Since then I have begun to think about how unpatriotic these groups truly are. A recent study funded by the Department of Homeland Security found […]

Republicans putting politics before national interests

Matt Young
Contributing Columnist

For the last few weeks, every time I sat down to write this column it has felt like a weekly bashing of Republicans, but after the madness they have given us in March the conservative fire brands that have pirated the party, bored the vessel, and pillaged the integrity of the party have not just become a convenient pinata, but a necessary one.

What to know before stepping on State Street

March Madness is coming to a peak with the upcoming Sweet 16 and Elite Eight basketball games this Thursday through Sunday, as well as the Final Four and NCAA Men’s Championship the following weekend. The annual post-game stints on State Street are a UK tradition, where couches and t-shirts have been burned and crowds have […]

Greek community must stand up against racism

Cheyene Miller
Contributing Columnist

During the string of high-profile cases of police brutality that swept the national media in recent months, commentators often said that more police should speak out against the officers who committed such horrific acts against the people they are meant to protect and serve. Though I’m certainly not a nationally-recognized commentator, I was one of […]