‘Selma’ shows real heroism

Cheyene Miller
Contributing Columnist

In my last column I wrote about Chris Kyle and his portrayal in the film “American Sniper.” At the time, I had not seen the film, but I intended to watch it during the coming weekend. Instead I ended up seeing “Selma,” which chronicles Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s fight against the suppression of black […]

Mourning the loss of a pet difficult whether near or far away

Marjorie Kirk, Assistant Opinions Editor

When we were children, we looked to an assortment of things for comfort and companionship. My greatest companion, my number “2,” my sidekick, my cuddle buddy and my fellow adventurer was a spry Australian shepherd named Lady. The summer before I left for college I remember worrying about the possibility that she was going to […]

Rating bathrooms on campus


Editor’s note: Kernel columnist Boyd Hayes is going to be grading campus bathrooms throughout the semester based on a number of different criteria, including cleanliness and facilities. Whitehall, 3rd floor, northwest hallway Cleanliness: A Toilet, stalls, floor and sinks were visibly clean. No feces or urine apparent. No overwhelming odor. Privacy: C Despite its reputation […]

Impacts of Keystone pipeline would not be widely felt

Matt Young
Contributing Columnist

Brace yourselves, the whole world is about to explode. Every time you turn on the news for the next few weeks you are likely to hear a politician somewhere playing political football with the Keystone XL pipeline. The Senate passed a bill authorizing the building of the Keystone pipeline last week and will now go […]

‘Fantastic Four’ joins long line of reboots

Let’s talk about alternate dimensions. “How did we get this far?” asks Reg E. Cathey as Dr. Franklin Storm in the the 2015 “Fantastic Four” trailer’s introspective voiceover. “Human beings have an immeasurable desire to discover. To invent. To build.” But if the last few years of superhero movies are any indication, the studios are […]

Ingram: Free speech vital on university campus

At the conclusion of this semester, the construction envelope for the Student Center renovation and expansion project will include the area commonly referred to as the “free speech zone,” making it inaccessible. I see this as an opportunity to revisit the policy on free speech rather than simply designating another zone on campus to replace […]

Our generation must fight status quo in world of income inequality

Patrick Brennan, contributing columnist

By 2016, the richest one percent will own more than half of all global wealth, according to a projection recently released by Oxfam. Income inequality is one of many problems created by the generations of our parents and grandparents which we must face as we graduate and look for positions in the world. It may […]

American Sniper discussion riddled with hypocrisy

Cheyene Miller
Contributing Columnist

There is no doubting the impact that “American Sniper” has had on the ongoing American culture war. The movie has dominated the box office for two straight weekends and grossed $200 million in North America alone. It portrays the life of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, who has been labeled the deadliest sniper in U.S. military […]