Patriotism, nationalism, loyalty, allegiance: all words with positive connotations. To support one’s country is to be a good citizen, and to do otherwise is to be unthankful and petulant. Americans either believe America is the greatest country on Earth, or they don’t—but which group is correct? Until recently it wasContinue Reading

Happy end of the school year, Cobbers! Most of the articles I have written this year have tried to tackle the question of what good action towards becoming a sustainable society means. At the end of this year I can confidently say that after writing countless articles about it, I’mContinue Reading

Election season rages on, and at times it seems there will be no end. Tensions are rising, and drama that was once entertaining is becoming worrisome. Advocates for each of the leading candidates are becoming more and more fervent in their support, and people with opposing viewpoints find themselves constantlyContinue Reading

I’ve changed my major around quite a bit while at Concordia. I came in with a declared major of music performance and theatre arts. After a semester, I changed it to political science. After yet another semester, I switched out poli-sci for English writing. Most recently, I added a womenContinue Reading

As students, I feel a pressing question we are constantly posed is, “What will your generation’s legacy be?” It is a heady question. It seems we are precariously balancing on the point of a knife with presidential elections looming — tip one way, and our generation may be known forContinue Reading

I have a lot of pet peeves: slow walkers, litter, bragging and — most importantly — condescension. I cannot stand it when people patronize others. The most irritating example of this that I’ve encountered since starting college is the talk of “the real world.” I’ve noticed that many professors, administratorsContinue Reading

Tensions rise as Election Day, still months away, inches closer and closer. Super Tuesday passed by last week, and primary elections are beginning to narrow the pool of candidates to those who have the greatest chance to win. Hillary Clinton leads the Democratic Party, while Donald Trump leads the RepublicanContinue Reading

The United States was founded upon several essential ideologies. One of the most important ones is the right of privacy that is alluded to in the Fourth Amendment. Lately, however, many prominent Americans have been having their privacy stripped from them. The most relevant privacy issue right now is regardingContinue Reading