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Understanding, engaging with journalism vital to democracy
Opinion, Staff Editorial

Understanding, engaging with journalism vital to democracy

Successful democracy relies on educated voters, and the spread of information is vital to making that system work. Journalism and news media play huge roles in making democracy possible. However, problems arise when false information is spread – or when correct information is distrusted. The public engages more with media during election seasons, and that’s not…

Take responsibility for negligence
Opinion

Take responsibility for negligence

There is often a dichotomy drawn between fiction and nonfiction, and as a news publication, we pride ourselves in relaying the latter. However, storytelling is as much a part of journalism as it is of fiction. How journalists and reporters choose to develop a narrative can drastically influence how others perceive information. The American higher…

Professor makes the grade on RateMyProfessors.com
Academics, Campus Life, News

Professor makes the grade on RateMyProfessors.com

Near the end of each semester, sophomore Juliana Vallejo makes the annual visit to RateMyProfessors.com. She deciphers anonymous comments that range from helpful expectations of a course to extreme backlashes against a professor. “I use it for making my class schedules,” she said. “It’s funny because people are like ‘I hate this teacher; he gave…

Opinion

Online ticketing a better system

We live in the 21st century. Technology is constantly evolving, and change is inevitable. In the past, students needed a Cane Card and bus sticker in order to get to Sun Life Stadium on gameday. Starting this semester, however, a new online ticketing system is finally here to catch us up with the times. The…

Opinion

Chick-fil-A president deserves free speech

During the past month, a lot of news coverage has centered on Chick-fil-A’s view on same sex unions, but its president, Dan Cathy, continues to support the biblical definition of marriage. The first amendment right to freedom of speech applies to everyone. Cathy should be allowed to voice his opinion on such topics and policies…

Opinion

Student media after the truth, not the feel-good story

College is a microcosm of the real world. Nursing majors work with patients during clinicals. Education majors work with students at schools during internships. Journalism majors work at student newspapers, television stations, radio stations and magazines. All of these experiences prepare us for the future – but in the meantime, we’re all learning. As student…

Opinion

UM memes a medium for shared student experiences

Not only can you stalk people, keep in touch with friends, post videos and play games, but you can also read memes on Facebook. Not just any memes, but UM memes. College memes parody ideas via images and text. There are various memes on websites like memebase.com and 9gag.com. I love memes and I love…

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