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Ableists: Shut Up And Listen!

March 12, 2020

Like you, people with autism are human. We have thoughts, emotions, and intentions of our own. We do not need to be told what to do or how to feel.    It is frustrating whenever I see yet another parent of an autistic child using their disability for “clout” on the internet as if it weren’t irritating enough t...

Why You Should Watch “Who Killed Malcolm X?”

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Shamyiah Williams, Publishing Manager

March 11, 2020

After the death of Malcolm X, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr wrote a letter explaining his final stance on integration.   “I fear I am integrating my people into a burning house,” King states in the letter.  Although you won’t read about them in many history textbooks, Pan-Africanists are important for black history. Pan-A...

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Ingested and Entangled: How Harmful Can a Balloon Really Be?

March 2, 2020

Picture this: it is your graduation. You have been working for the last four years to walk on stage and receive your diploma.  It is finally over. Friends and family gather together to celebrate the beginning of a new chapter through the release of balloons.  You sit back and watch with a smile as balloons of all the colors of the rainbow fl...

As a way to get back at Blizzard, protestors decided to turn the Chinese Overwatch character Mei into a symbol for the Free Hong Kong movement in an attempt to get Overwatch merchandise banned in China.

Hong Kong vs the Chilling Blizzard

November 22, 2019

The video game company Blizzard has been in a lot of hot water over the past month. At the end of a Hearthstone tournament in China, Blizzard banned the winner for shouting “Free Hong Kong.” Blizzard has received major backlash because of this, and people became very angry with Blizzard for two main reasons. The first: Bl...

A quiet place near the BPAC to relax after a stressful day. Photo by Anthony Brown.

A Breakdown of a Breakdown

November 15, 2019

The Causes of a Breakdown Testing season is almost here, and with that comes the anxiety of doing well. The pressure that accompanies test season seems to get more extreme every year, yet colleges and universities are not doing enough to alleviate student stress. College students pay for every mistake they make. Everything...

Why We Need Feminism

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Erika Coleman

November 8, 2019

It’s Not Just For Women Feminism works to make women equal to men, not better than them. It aims for everyone to be perceived as equal. While the movement started as a way to get women the right to vote, it has since evolved into something more. However, much of feminism does focus on the treatment of women and how people ...

Woods Canyon Lake in Payson, Arizona. Photo by Emily Walker.

Take a Stand Against the Climate Crisis

November 8, 2019

It is time for people to learn about what they can do to reduce their impact on global warming. Some people believe that climate change is a hoax. These people either believe there isn’t enough evidence or that climate scientists are lying. The biggest standpoint people argue against climate change is that the planet is s...

Stop Selling Our Students Short

Stop Selling Our Students Short

April 22, 2019

We as Americans take pride in our children’s education. We take pride in our students becoming successful in their life, so much that we encourage students to think beyond high school and about college.   While graduating high school is a great accomplishment, what happens to those students who don’t attend college?...

Getting Fired For What You Post On Social Media?

Getting Fired For What You Post On Social Media?

April 17, 2019

It is not unusual to see employees post stories about how they  have lost their jobs for what they post on social media. Although Social Media can be used to promote business, showcase your skills and boost clientele, it can be a harm to a person’s reputation.   Some employees go to Facebook when they are upset with their emp...

For the men and women who suffer from addiction, prison can often further the cycle of drug or alcohol abuse.

Give Them Help

April 17, 2019

Though addiction itself is not a crime, it is a disease that has consequences which can land a person in prison.   According to an article from The Center for Prisoner Health and Human Rights, nearly half of all prison and jail inmates meet the DSM-IV criteria for substance abuse or dependence.   For y...

Will Gun Bills Fix People Problems?

Will Gun Bills Fix People Problems?

April 17, 2019

Since the House passed a new gun control bill back in February, its effectiveness, efficiency, and whether or not it will be passed completely have been a hot topic. Basically, the proposed bill will make it illegal for individuals to buy or sell guns without background checks. This is Washington’s attempt to keep guns...

Are Video Games too Cool for School?

Are Video Games too Cool for School?

April 17, 2019

What makes a competitive activity a sport? A common agreement would be that it requires players, a goal and some sort of entertainment for viewers. Most people would say that it has to be some sort of physical activity, but that’s not the case. Chess has been an extremely popular sport throughout the years, along with m...