The Concordiensis

Democrats must hold each other to the highest standards

Corey Rutkin, Opinions Editor

February 28, 2019

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On the first night of the new Congress, rookie Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib stood up in public and exclaimed “Let’s impeach the mother****** [Trump].” In the long run, this poor choice of words will not matter. However, if D...

The consequence of exaggerated headlines in media

Emma Horowitz, Staff Writer

February 28, 2019

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Headlines read “Drinking Alcohol Causes Breast Cancer,” “One Drink A Day Will Give You Liver Disease,” or better yet, “One Glass Of Red Wine Saves Your Heart.” The confusing spins of news articles take misconstrued...

The life-saving benefits of knowing safety procedures

Alex Appel, News Editor

February 28, 2019

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The college is very concerned about problems that arise from drinking, especially at Greek events. If this is not obvious from the number of rules in place that govern how drinks can be distributed and consumed at Greek parties, ...

Why a carbon tax is the best solution to the climate crisis

Omarra Hannibal-Williams, Contributing Writer

February 28, 2019

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Last spring term, I took Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, (ECO 228), with Professor McCarty. Although I am not an economics major, I am an environmental science minor, and the concept of a carbon tax is not somethin...

The five types of students you see during Union’s fire drills

Maxwell Conolly, Contributing Writer

February 22, 2019

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West College on a Tuesday night is a tranquil scene. The floors are fresh and clean. The trash cans in the middle of the halls are not even halfway full. Kids going about their daily lives are in high spirits and with good vib...

Foreign nations seek increased influence in World Bank

Iliyas El Arif, Staff Writer

February 22, 2019

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When you want to kill your dog, you accuse him of having rabies. When you want to weaken multilateralism, you appoint at the head of the World Bank one of its despisers. Donald Trump’s nomination of David Malpass as the White ...

The diminished spread of power following Trump’s national emergency

Will Enberg, Opinions Editor

February 22, 2019

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The core of the constitution consists of three coequal branches of government that not only delineate the framework for our government, but also seek to prevent any one branch from becoming too powerful. In my opinion, President Tru...

The Pelicans’ message to the Lakers, and the league

Alex Capuano, Business Manager

February 13, 2019

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Every year, the NBA trade deadline results in some very exciting news about players who are on the move. Whether teams are looking to bolster their roster before embarking on a playoff run, or freeing up salary cap space to rebu...

Rescue a dog, it’s more rewarding than you know, trust me

Corey Rutkin, Opinions Editor

February 13, 2019

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When I was in eighth grade, my parents were asked to come meet a 8-month old English Mastiff puppy at a friend’s house. Although young, the dog was already in the ballpark of 100lbs. The dog needed a home. My mom is a veterina...

The seven types of Super Bowl viewers you encountered

Joe Maher, Staff Writer

February 11, 2019

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There are many types of people who watch football and many more who watched the Super Bowl this past weekend. It is a great time to eat pizza, order wings and watch the biggest football game of the year for hours. We all kno...

The undue stigmatization of gamers in the modern world

Maxwell Conolly, Contributing Writer

February 11, 2019

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As a kid, I’ve grown up my entire life playing games. Whether it be tag in elementary school or basketball in high school, competitive, skill-based activities have always been a cornerstone of my daily life. The bright side of p...

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