The Maneater

Opinion Archives
Jan. 07, 2021

Editorial: MU, affiliates must publicly denounce Hawley, cease financial support

As Trump exits public office, Josh Hawley remains a politician who prioritizes political power over the safety of democracy.

Jan. 06, 2021

COLUMN: College students’ motivation levels damaged from remote learning at home

What’s functionally a two-month-long winter break poses negative effects on college students.

Jan. 03, 2021

COLUMN: The U.S. has an opportunity to not repeat the mistakes made in 2020

From my column in February to now, let’s look at what went wrong and turned a few cases into a nationwide threat.

Dec. 12, 2020

COLUMN: Chipotle’s Real Foodprint shames customers for food choices

The new Real Foodprint initiative simultaneously allows Chipotle to blame customers for their increased carbon emissions while taking responsibility for their shortcomings.

Dec. 10, 2020

COLUMN: Black Friday creates more waste than environment can take

Excessive spending on Black Friday results in waste piling the oceans and landfills.

Dec. 10, 2020

COLUMN: A turbulent election, a divided country

After a contested presidential election, the American political future looks bleak.

Dec. 09, 2020

COLUMN: It is time to face the facts and condemn the KKK as a domestic terrorist group

The KKK fits the description of a terrorist group, yet America refuses to officially denounce them as such.

Dec. 08, 2020

COLUMN: Holiday labor division perpetuates sexist roles

One person should not have to decorate the house, plan holiday traditions, cook, clean, buy gifts, organize gatherings and do numerous other tasks.

Dec. 08, 2020

COLUMN: Georgia senate runoff election should be devoid of national influence

Only Georgia citizens understand Georgian issues. Non-Georgians should follow the lead of people who have been doing the work for years.

Nov. 22, 2020

COLUMN: Mamma Mia! Here we go home again

As students make the decision on whether to return to campus after Thanksgiving, they must keep in mind their lives will change no matter what they decide.

Nov. 22, 2020

COLUMN: Contextualizing Thomas Jefferson doesn’t forgive his racism

MU’s Taskforce for Contextualization of Thomas Jefferson is a poorly planned and executed idea that will not appease students seeking racial justice.

Nov. 20, 2020

COLUMN: Daylight saving time needs to be abolished

Daylight saving time is a bi-yearly hassle that the world would be better off without.

Nov. 20, 2020

COLUMN: Proctorio can prevent cheating at the expense of student privacy

While professors are now more concerned about students cheating on online exams, some have turned to software like Proctorio to monitor their behaviors. Students are concerned that this software violates their privacy.

Nov. 17, 2020

COLUMN: Feed small businesses and eat the rich for Thanksgiving

As the holiday season approaches, shop local and avoid large retailers like Amazon.

Nov. 16, 2020

COLUMN: #CampusClear app will not stop COVID-19 spread on campus

The addition of #CampusClear checkpoints around campus is the university’s attempt to curb the spread of COVID-19, but this method will likely not be as effective as it hopes.

Nov. 12, 2020

COLUMN: Amy Coney Barrett’s appointment detrimental to women and LGBTQ+ community

Trump’s nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court leaves women’s and LGBTQ+’s rights in jeopardy.

Nov. 12, 2020

COLUMN: Social media influencers are inching toward replacing traditional PR companies

Partnerships between social media influencers and brands are gaining popularity.

Nov. 10, 2020

COLUMN: Recognizing women’s value and taking back our narrative

Women have been led astray for centuries about how to govern our bodies and sexualities. No longer should we stand to be devalued and kept a secret.

Nov. 07, 2020

COLUMN: Halloween partygoers exchanged their masks for clown costumes

Partying on Halloween shows a lack of respect for the safety and health of others, especially with Thanksgiving break approaching and people heading home.

Nov. 06, 2020

COLUMN: The Confederate flag will never stand for anything but prejudice

Rather than as a tribute to Southern heritage, the Confederate flag was designed as a hate symbol and forever will be.

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