President Trump does not care for the Affordable Care Act

Justin Norris | Staff Writer J. Scott Applewhite | Associated Press President Donald Trump is making headlines for restarting efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the piece of legislation informally known as Obamacare. His administration is supporting a lawsuit that argues the entire Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional. Democrats and Republicans alike are confused by his decision to circle back to this issue. The challenge of repealing the Affordable Care Act is finding a viable alternative that accomplishes three key objectives: expands coverage, cuts costs and keeps the popular aspects of the law in place. The GOP tried numerous … Continue reading President Trump does not care for the Affordable Care Act

U.S. Senate blocks Green New Deal

Amirrah Watson | Staff Writer Manuel Balce Ceneta | Associated Press January 2019 marked the inauguration of one of the most progressive classes of representatives that the United States has ever elected, and it is thanks to some of these new members of Congress that the concept of the “Green New Deal” has been introduced as legislation. Senators, most of them Republican, on March 26 voted 57-0 to overturn the proposed “Green New Deal.” The bill, sponsored by representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Ed Markey (D-MA) would have established environmentally conscious goals to be achieved over the next 10 years–goals … Continue reading U.S. Senate blocks Green New Deal

The threat of white supremacy in the 21st century

Kyra Robinson | Opinion Editor Vincent Thian | Associated Press The world was shaken off its axis last month when news dropped that there were mass shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. According to Vox, 50 people were killed and 50 people were injured in what was the country’s worst mass shooting ever. Brenton Tarrant, charged with murder in the attack, is a 28-year-old white male from Australia with white supremacist views, USA Today reported. This unsettling event has again brought up the discussion of the rise of white supremacy, not only in America but across the globe. … Continue reading The threat of white supremacy in the 21st century

You’re only this young once, so do college right

Lindsay Keener | Staf Writer I’m usually not one to make assumptions. Sure, they occur from time to time, but it doesn’t happen regularly. Here’s my assumption: You are a college student. As such, it is expected that you make the most of your time. This is where things get interesting. How exactly do you ensure that your time is time well spent? You take advantages of the opportunities provided. Each college experience is different – from the parties to the student activities. Yet we wonder why those who are given similar opportunities feel so differently about their time in … Continue reading You’re only this young once, so do college right

How to make summers work for you

Ryland Staples | Staff Writer With final exams less than a month away, the summer break is right around the corner. Unfortunately, we can’t just go home, sit on the couch and let the good times come. Our mothers and fathers no longer force us to go out and sign up for summer camps. Now we have to take our own steps, which means it is time for you to pull out the resume and start handing it out to potential employers. Now that we are in college, students need to realize that the summer is a great time to … Continue reading How to make summers work for you

It’s 2019. Why are people still supporting toxic behavior?

Lindsay Keener | Staff Writer Paul Beaty | Associated Press From childhood, many are taught the difference between right and wrong, good and bad. Some of us inherit our morals and values from our parents or the neighborhood elderly woman with powerful worldly advice. No matter where you learned the rules to life, it is expected that you follow them and encourage others to do the same. This leads me to my question: It’s 2019. Why are people still supporting toxic behavior? One Hampton student has her own thoughts on a recent incident surrounding a male celebrity. “Aiding toxic behavior … Continue reading It’s 2019. Why are people still supporting toxic behavior?

Producing your own content

Ryland Staples | Staff Writer Associated Press In today’s streaming age, everyone can have their own little thing. Years ago when someone said they were starting a YouTube channel, you might’ve looked at them like they were rich. But it is 2019, the future where everyone has a high-quality camera, streaming device, and iPod all wrapped up in one gizmo in their pocket. With all of the available technology to us today, it should be easy for anyone to start their own business. Anybody with any sort of interest can start making content that caters to their own personality. Believe … Continue reading Producing your own content