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Comedy is Not More Constrained Today

Drew Rosenblum, Editor Emeritus

February 7, 2020

The role of comedy in society has stayed almost exactly the same for hundreds, if not thousands, of years. Comedians have always said what couldnít be said by others and transgressed boundaries no one else could. This is undoubtedly important: comedians play an integral role in speaking on issues that are t...

Award Season Showcases Divisive Comedy

Award Season Showcases Divisive Comedy

Maggie Seidel, Features Editor

February 7, 2020

Every winter, dedicated Golden Globes viewers tune into this annual award ceremony that takes place at the Beverly Hills Hilton in January. What changes, though, is the host. This year featured Ricky Gervais, a comedian and writer, for his fifth time hosting the Golden Globes.  Prestigious and ta...

Jokes Should Not be Politically Correct

Jokes Should Not be Politically Correct

Sara Richardson, Managing Editor

February 7, 2020

Comedy is subjective. Just like movies, not everyone is going to like a particular joke. But comedians should not limit their controversial jokes because someone, somewhere, is slightly offended by it. After the Golden Globes, the host, Ricky Gervais, was condemned for his controversial, not politically...

Political Correctness and Cancel Culture Complicate Comedy

Tyler Holmes, Contributing Writer

February 7, 2020

Political correctness is a term that has taken on many different perspectives over the years. The core meaning of being ìpolitically correctî is to speak, write, or express oneís ideas in a way that doesnít disparage any members or groups in society or exclude anyone from a narrative. Political correctnes...

What is Impeachment All About?

What is Impeachment All About?

Daniel Lesov, Online Editor

December 9, 2019

As the impeachment inquiries against President Trump continue, perspectives this month is looking at impeachment and whether or not it is the correct decision for the many players in politics and the larger nation as a whole. Most importantly, impeachment is not the removal of a president from office but ...

Failure to Ease Asylum Policies Worsens Illegal Border Crossings

Failure to Ease Asylum Policies Worsens Illegal Border Crossings

Caroline Hardy, Co-Editor-In-Chief

November 8, 2019

In the past 10 years, the number of people seeking asylum in the United States has skyrocketed— from 5,000 people in 2008 to more than 97,000 in 2018, a 2000% increase according to Time. Deteriorating conditions in many countries around the world has led to this dramatic increase. With deteriorating co...

Boosting Border Security will Maximize Safety

Boosting Border Security will Maximize Safety

Morgan Swigert, Staff Writer

November 8, 2019

Among the most contested issues in the upcoming 2020 election is one that has been discussed for decades and lies at the heart of American domestic policy. I’m talking, of course, about immigration. In the context of today’s political climate, candidates are eager to get their positions out ther...

A Nation of Immigration

A Nation of Immigration

Everett Honour, Staff Writer

November 8, 2019

Recently, immigration has become a very hot topic in the United States; individuals, regardless of party affiliation, all have different perspectives on how our borders (specifically with Mexico) should be regulated and whether or not these ‘regulations’ should be reduced or bolstered. Republica...

Gun Violence Surges in 2019

Gun Violence Surges in 2019

Daniel Lesov, Online Editor

October 9, 2019

Using the mass shooting definition from the Congressional Research Service (the death or injury of 4 or more individuals), there have been a total of 1,548 casualties this year. 2019 is on track to have more mass shootings than total days in a year according to the Gun Violence Archive. Every day, mo...

Shift Towards Privacy in Social Media Ensures Healthy Future

Shift Towards Privacy in Social Media Ensures Healthy Future

Anderson Blum, Science, Technology & Health Editor

March 14, 2019

In little over a decade, social media has gone from a group of various technological experiments to domination of the United States and many other countries. Modern children live in a completely different social structure than the norm had been for generations. Frankly, different does not mean bad. Wh...

Separating Art From the Artist

Separating Art From the Artist

Emma Martinez Sutton, Perspectives Editor

March 13, 2019

The February issue of Perspectives took on a complicated and immensely relevant topic: separating art from the artist. Since its publication, the ongoing R. Kelly scandal and a new documentary about Michael Jackson’s alleged victims have drawn more attention to the topic at hand. R. Kelly is at the cen...

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