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Another tragedy of COVID-19: The politicization of science

Another tragedy of COVID-19: The politicization of science

Nick DeMarchis, Senior Writer

September 23, 2020

The American public has always had a testy history with scientific inquiry, and as with many other exogenous geopolitical and natural pressures, COVID-19 has only served to exacerbate many of our country’s lingering social, economic and political problems. In April of this year, I wrote a piece in T...

BIPP: The two-party system has failed voters — here’s why

Annie Maley, BIPP Intern

September 23, 2020

This year’s election is shaping up to be one of the most contentious in decades. Yet strangely enough, despite the pressing need for unity on both sides, each major party candidate seems to be isolating a significant portion of their party membership. U.S. President Donald Trump tacks radically conservative,...

RBG: An American trailblazer

RBG: An American trailblazer

Caroline Hendrix, Senior Writer

September 23, 2020

On Friday, Sept. 18,  U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away at the age of 87. Justice Ginsburg paved the way towards gender equality, leaving an indelible mark on the world we live in today. Ginsburg cannot be described as anything short of an icon to many generations. She led by...

Big Ten sports are back

Jessie Castellano, Contributing Writer

September 23, 2020

Last week it was announced that Big Ten football will officially begin the weekend of Oct. 22 after a long hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In August, the Big Ten was one of many college leagues that postponed their season, setting a precedent for many other schools to follow suit. They decided that...

California wildfires sweep the country

California wildfires sweep the country

Alyssa Endres, Contributing Writer

September 23, 2020

Over the course of the last two weeks, wildfires have been blazing across the states of California and Oregon. While wildfires are an annual September occurrence, this year's fires have set a new record for the destruction they have caused. Millions of acres of land have been destroyed in both California...

A firsthand account of life as a remote student

A firsthand account of life as a remote student

Anthony Lopez, Staff Writer

September 16, 2020

I planned for a different semester than the one I'm having. I was meant to move into my single in Swartz Hall the day before classes. Yet, one by one, each of my classes confirmed that they would not be meeting in person, as I had hoped, but rather online. So, I had to make the difficult decision...

BIPP: Deal or no deal: “Getting Brexit done” four years later

Nicole Reddig, BIPP Intern

September 16, 2020

It has been over four years since the June 23, 2016 Brexit referendum in the United Kingdom. Since then, the country has had two elections, three prime ministers and at least four different Brexit deadlines. So, in 2020, how exactly will Brexit get done? Current Prime Minister Boris Johnson is practicing...

The joke of the year: Trump nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize

Haley Beardsley, Contributing Writer

September 16, 2020

My initial reaction to seeing a headline regarding U.S. President Donald Trump’s nomination for a Nobel Peace Prize included two things: the first, an audible inquiry — “what in the world?” — and the second, an immediate click on the article. It is nearly impossible to ignore such an intrig...

The #FreeBritney movement

The #FreeBritney movement

Caroline Hendrix, Senior Writer

September 16, 2020

Who is the all-around icon of the early 2000s? You probably do not need much time to answer and if I could attach a poll onto this article, I’m sure that the majority of responses would be the one and only Britney Spears. Famous for her rise to stardom after Disney Channel’s Mickey Mouse Club,...

The American dream: Now and then

Ayesha Hussain, Contributing Writer

September 16, 2020

The image of lavish homes, tailored clothing, elite education and access to travel encompasses the ever sought-after American dream, brilliantly depicted in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel, “The Great Gatsby.” But while the American dream is supposedly attainable by all those who desire it, in ...

Trump’s COVID denial will damage his campaign

Alyssa Endres, Contributing Writer

September 16, 2020

Last week, an audio clip from a March 19 interview between investigative journalist Bob Woodward and U.S. President Donald Trump went viral. In the leaked clip, Trump states, “I’ve always wanted to play [COVID-19] down. I still like playing it down, because I don’t want to create a panic.” It...

The United States national debt: Continuously growing

The United States national debt: Continuously growing

Jax White, Opinions Editor

September 9, 2020

The day that numerous economists have warned against has officially come to fruition: the U.S. national debt has now rivaled the size of the country’s economy. The year 2020 has brought the country’s most substantial budget deficit, as a share of the economy, since 1945. The last time the U.S. was...

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