The Maneater

Opinion Archives
Feb. 03, 2021

COLUMN: Joe Biden’s promised $15 minimum wage up for debate on social media

Americans let capitalism thrive by judging people for where they work and thinking that one job is more skilled than another.

Jan. 31, 2021

COLUMN: Standardized test scores should no longer falter applicants in the college process

COVID-19 proved that it’s possible to accept applicants with a test-optional program. Why not keep it once the pandemic is over?

Jan. 31, 2021

COLUMN: An does it all: keeping busy in the time of COVID-19

Balancing school, work and personal life, it’s important to keep in mind what’s truly important.

Jan. 31, 2021

COLUMN: Kristina Essig brings the fundamentals of sisterhood to ADPi

Kristina Essig defines what it means to “live for each other” in ADPi by bringing the girls together.

Jan. 30, 2021

COLUMN: Digest distressing emotions to process and prevail

After a tumultuous year, it’s important to feel all of the feels, and then let them go.

Jan. 30, 2021

COLUMN: Returning to a red state feels difficult after U.S. Capitol violence

Following the invasion of the Capitol, stubborn Trump supporters and their threats force fear in many Columbia residents.

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.

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