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Gyms during COVID-19: an employee’s perspective

Current COVID-19 procedures are making it difficult for local gyms to not only stay open, but stay on top of reluctant anti-mask patrons. Once a place of gathering, now a place of robotic, socially distant, nervous energy. As staff desperately try to keep patrons in line, discarded masks and advisory signs now litter gym floors. Gym member Ming Dao says, “I would use the cardio equipment if I did not have to wear a mask, I hate it. Nobody uses the treadmills anymore so they won’t faint. I am tired of having staff remind me.”
January 25, 2021

You may be wondering: what does the gym look like nowadays? If you are not a gym-goer, then this may be a curiosity of yours, otherwise – those who do go, know the regulations are not only hard to maintain,...

NASDAQ: The Latest Corporate Advocate for Social Justice

NASDAQ: The Latest Corporate Advocate for Social Justice
December 11, 2020

As time goes on, the western world has become more and more progressive. Some social justice solutions are for the better, but many destroy the meritocracy that this country and capitalism were founded...

It’s Only Fair if We Win

It's Only Fair if We Win
November 4, 2020

Despite the House’s ‘in-crowd’ calling it “expanding the court,” court packing is far more serious than that deceptive phrasing would have you believe. With the confirmation of Justice Barrett,...

2020 Presidential Election: Live Coverage and Editor’s Op/Ed

2020 Presidential Election: Live Coverage and Editor's Op/Ed
November 3, 2020

7:00 p.m. CST - Biden: 85 electorate votes, Trump: 55 electorate votes. Florida is currently being counted, and if Trump takes this state, Biden is in for a battle. As previously mentioned, Biden's attack...

The Green New Deal vs. Basic Mathematics

The Green New Deal vs. Basic Mathematics
The Green New Deal makes promises it can not keep.
October 21, 2020

One of the first things you learn in an American civics class is that a president of the United States serves a maximum of two terms in office. This was the precedent set by George Washington when he declined...

Why Don’t They Just Eat Cake?

Why Don't They Just Eat Cake?
COVID-19 has Vindicated the Academic Elite
October 8, 2020

For centuries, higher education was an option only for the select few and the university was an elitist institution. However, in modern times, the disparity in the enrollment of diverse students has been...

2020 First Presidential Debate: A Full Breakdown

2020 First Presidential Debate: A Full Breakdown
October 1, 2020

On Tuesday, Sept. 29 at 8:00 p.m. CST the first, and most consequential, presidential debate aired – with the pandemic, current race tension, and the media surrounding President Donald Trump, the debate...

Why are we paying something for nothing?

Why are we paying something for nothing?
Students are being charged hundreds in fees for services they aren't receiving
September 24, 2020

One of the biggest drawbacks to the digital age is just how easy it is to get scammed. You’re often buying something off of just a photo, a description, and maybe a few reviews. Usually, it works out...

CPAC 2020: America first goes global

CPAC 2020: America first goes global
March 4, 2020

After arriving in Alexandria Virginia the first thing I did was take a good long look at the Potomac River.  Rivers not only serve as natural borders, but they also serve as transportation, allowing our...

Why new-school posthumous rap albums are trash

Why new-school posthumous rap albums are trash
November 7, 2019

The posthumous album release is by no means a new thing in the music industry.  One of the early examples of a successful posthumous album release was Otis Redding’s classic “Dock of the Bay” that...

The court ethics of hip hop

The court ethics of hip hop
November 6, 2019

Hip hop and rap as a genre has always been political, from the Days of N.W.A. all the way to Childish Gambino’s “This is America.”  With this inherently political connotation, hip hop also portrays...

Trump vs. China proves patience is a virtue

September 12, 2019

With a U.S. goods trade deficit from China of nearly $420 billion in 2018, one of President Trump's primary campaign goals is to help eliminate some of the ridiculously large deficits we are forced...

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