Recent Opinions Articles
Controversial conversation tests free speech
According to a published article by Star-Telegram, written by Mitch Mitchell, a sexually charged relationship between a 31-year-old junior high school teacher, Sean Arlis Williams, and a 13-year-old female junior high student took place through 688 text messages over a 6-day period.
Minimum wage raise harms young workers
The idea of hiking the federal minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $10.10, made popular by progressives, is so appealing to the masses because in theory, it sounds great. In reality, it hurts the individual it proclaims to help: the young, unskilled worker.
Bike lanes necessary on campus
Since the closure of the old Student Union, everyone has been forced to walk all the way around the construction, either between Pottle Music Building and Twelve Oaks Reception Hall or along the North Oak Street sidewalk from Fayard Hall to Ned McGeehee Drive.
Black History heroes show power in peace
Many movements in the 1950s and 1960s set off the change for the fight for civil rights for African-Americans. We commemorate their efforts to this day through Black History Month. Whenever somebody thinks back to these times, the names of Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, Jr.
So much for celebration
When my home country, Brazil, was chosen to host the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, I started to reflect on the consequences of that “opportunity.” I remember as a kid always getting really excited about the Olympic Games. As I acquired more knowledge regarding the preparation for those events, the excitement became a big disappointment.
Olympics unites countries
When the Olympic Games come on television, I get so happy. The athletes who compete are truly athletes; they aren’t a LeBron James, Tom Brady or any other professional athlete looking for publicity. Yes, some Olympic athletes do receive endorsements, but the games show true greatness.
Residential life makes college easier
Every college brochure features smiling students telling people the best thing they can do for their college experience is to live on campus. As someone who abhors all things cheesy, I was the person who threw those brochures away as soon as the orientation leader handed them to me.
It’s OK to be single on Valentine’s
It has come to my attention that Valentine’s Day is soon approaching. It’s a day I probably wouldn’t even notice if it weren’t for the groaning laments I hear every day from my peers who will most likely be without a Valentine this year. Since the month of February has begun, people who have previously shown no preoccupation with finding a partner suddenly begin to express dread of being alone on the most romantic day of the year.
Murder is murder, two wrongs don’t make a right
By Sara Patrick Editor in Chief According to an article by Associated Press Legal Writer Andrew Welsh-Huggins, an Ohio inmate was injected with untested drugs during his execution, which led to over 20 minutes of pain and agony before his death. His lawyer, Allen Bohnert, argued against the new method of execution, stating that the drugs could lead to “air hunger.
Cambodians teach lessons in gratitude
By Megan Ferrando Staff Reporter It should not take a 20-hour plane ride and weeks in a foreign land to make me truly love learning, but it often takes something big to change someone’s perspective. Sitting around a table in the hot, humid air of Cambodia, with a pot of boiling rice and others walking barefoot in a church without air conditioning, the Cambodian youth took turns giving prayer requests.
Millennials, we’ve got the power
According to pewsocialtrends.org, Millenials are those born after 1980 – the first generation to come of age in the new millennium. There has been a lot of talk about this generation. More recently, the May cover of Time Magazine displayed an article entitled “Millennials: The Me Me Me Generation.
Expansion brings more junk
With the new year comes new changes, and for Southeastern students, this includes the renovation of our beloved War Memorial Student Union. For those who do not know, a new cafeteria should be opening its doors to students by mid-February, and several new restaurants are set to offer their services in the food court.
From the editor: Time for a fresh start
It’s a new year and a new semester, which means it’s the perfect time for a fresh start. At Student Publications, we have a new yearbook editor as well as a new duo in charge of The Lion’s Roar. We are ready to bring you the news and entertainment you are looking for, and hope you are all embracing the New Year and semester.