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Is wellness all it’s cracked up to be?

Is wellness all it’s cracked up to be?

Caroline Hendrix, Staff Writer

February 14, 2020

I had the full intention of writing this article as an inside look into the wellness and lifestyle industry, but my research led me elsewhere. I realized that I had been fed very conflicting views of these industries. Advertising has made me believe that wellness products such as rare oils or expensive...

Editorial: The establishment’s refusal to evaluate Sanders fairly

February 14, 2020

This year’s Democratic primary will be one of the most consequential in years — perhaps decades — and will likely decide the future of the Democratic Party. The chief schism within the party is between the moderates (represented by Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), former Vice President Joe Biden and So...

Letter to the Editor: Petition to divest and reinvest the University’s endowment 

February 14, 2020

We are pleased the University has formed the Socially Responsible Investing Working Group, a necessary step to align the endowment with our mission. We recognize the positive steps forward toward transparency and reinvestment with the endowment in the draft Sustainability Plan. Yet, the Sustainabilit...

Trump doesn’t lead in faith

Nick DeMarchis, Senior Writer

February 14, 2020

The news is the first thing that I look at in the morning. Sue me. And even after my early morning shower, I felt dirtied by the President’s comments on faith at this year’s National Prayer Breakfast. For now, I want to put aside my personal biases against the President to look at his remarks in...

Mitt Romney’s historic impeachment vote

Mitt Romney’s historic impeachment vote

Mickey Arce, Contributing Writer

February 14, 2020

Mitt Romney sent shockwaves throughout the country when he voted to convict President Trump for abuse of power in his impeachment trial. Liberals hailed the Senator as a hero while conservatives vilified Romney for his vote. With his vote in the Trump impeachment trial, Romney became the first sitting...

BIPP: President Trump’s State of the Union falls short

Trey Gaither, BIPP Intern

February 14, 2020

On Feb. 4, 2020, President Donald Trump emerged into the chamber of the United States House of Representatives and prepared to give the third and final State of the Union speech of his term. As he waltzed down the red carpet to assume his position behind the podium in front of Speaker of the House Nancy...

The Super Bowl: an advertising frenzy

The Super Bowl: an advertising frenzy

Caroline Hendrix, Staff Writer

February 7, 2020

With its commanding cultural influence and 100-million-strong yearly viewer base, the Super Bowl attracts businesses who wish to have their ads run during commercial breaks. But viewers are left on their couch stuffed from endless appetizers and thinking: Is it worth it for companies to pay over 5 mil...

Pelosi’s SOTU stunt is a distraction

Alex Boyer, Opinions Co-Editor

February 7, 2020

This week’s State of the Union Address has particularly electrified the media – oddly enough, not because of the contents of the address, but because Nancy Pelosi promptly tore the speech in two after its conclusion. It has been lauded online and in the media, with NBC News' Liz Plank calling it ...

Coronavirus fear fuels racism and xenophobia

Natalie Becker, Contributing Writer

February 7, 2020

On Monday, Jan. 3, in an email addressing the coronavirus, University Dean of Students Amy Badal wrote, “Several students have reported overhearing insensitive or joking comments about the novel coronavirus.” These distasteful comments are not uncommon; in fact, I've heard my own friends hint at...

BIPP: The Iowa caucus disaster

Harry Morris, BIPP Intern

February 7, 2020

Iowa may not provide many delegates during the nomination process, but it is still an important moment for the primary elections, as it does offer a chance to assess which candidates lead the Democratic primary race. Since 1972, the winner of the Democratic caucuses in Iowa has gone on to win the nomination...

Thousands of potential immigrants banned from the U.S.?

Jaxon White, Contributing Writer

February 7, 2020

The past few weeks have been riddled with stories covering impeachment, the coronavirus outbreak, the Iowa caucuses and now the State of the Union Address. All these are doubtlessly significant developments, however, have overshadowed a crucial move by the Trump administration; the recent expansion of...

The problem with the Academy Awards

Anthony Lopez, Contributing Writer

February 7, 2020

There are few things more consistent in this life than the Academy Awards (otherwise known as the Oscars), now in their 92nd year and set to premiere on Feb. 9. It has been an odd year for film; while there have been some true gems that elevate the cinematic experience – some of which are appropriately...

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