Category: Opinions

Posted on: May 12, 2022 Posted by: Omar Eloiza Comments: 0

Puerto Rico deserves freedom from American colonialism

The average American usually gives little thought to Puerto Rico. We are instead lambasted with headlines that grab most of our attention. The War in Ukraine. Rising inflation. Twitter and Elon Musk. These are topics that affect us in one way or another. Puerto Rico is an island a little over two thousand miles from Chicago, stretching 30 by 50 miles in length. What consequences could it possibly share with…

Posted on: May 5, 2022 Posted by: Rosie Finnegan Comments: 0

Roe Reversal: Forced motherhood will limit educational choices for women

By The Glacier Editorial Board Right now as a community college student, you’re probably scrambling to finish writing an essay, completing a last big project and studying for finals. Chances are, you’re working to earn enough money for books, tuition, and even dinner at the end of the night. You’re juggling all this for the sake of your education. Why? Because a college education opens doors. And for people born…

Posted on: April 26, 2022 Posted by: Nick Stulga Comments: 0

COLUMN: Controversial Musk captaining the Twitter ship could lead to Titanic failure

Graphic by Sarah Schudt Even before the coronavirus lockdown could begin, Elon Musk was frantically tapping away at his keyboard on his Twitter account. In one of his most controversial moments on the platform he wrote, “The coronavirus panic is dumb.” And even then, more than 1.5 million people responded by liking the Tweet. Twitter did nothing about it. The tweet is still available to this day. All of this…

Posted on: April 21, 2022 Posted by: Omar Eloiza Comments: 0

COLUMN: Private companies gain power through censorship

Graphic by Sarah Schudt Former President Donald Trump amassed more than 80 million followers and commanded one of the most popular accounts on Twitter. When Trump was banned from Twitter following the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, Twitter’s founder, Jack Dorsey, called the ban “the right move.” Dorsey also expressed concern that the ban would set a precedent for future censorship that would be dangerous to a “free and…

Posted on: April 14, 2022 Posted by: Rosie Finnegan Comments: 0

Cancel culture threatens to cancel thinking

Graphics by Sarah Schudt Education relies heavily on the sharing of ideas. Critical thinking requires us to remain open-minded and ready to enter into conversation. It requires us to explore different possibilities and to recognize that truth is usually complex. So what happens if students grow too afraid to express their ideas? What happens if cancel culture, which has prevailed on the internet for several years, leads us to censor…

Posted on: April 8, 2022 Posted by: Rosie Finnegan Comments: 0

‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill eliminates safe spaces for young children

Graphic by Sarah Schudt Imagine two young children. One feels like he might be gay, but he is growing up in a home that is less than accepting of that. The other feels like she’s sad all of the time, and her family doesn’t believe her. Both of these kids would like to seek counseling from their school. Under the “Don’t Say Gay” bill in Florida, which requires parents to…

Posted on: April 1, 2022 Posted by: Omar Eloiza Comments: 0

Supreme Court Justice Thomas should remove himself from insurrection cases

On March 24, several news outlets including The Washington Post and CBS News received documentation of a text conversation between Ginni Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, and former President Donald Trump’s chief of staff, Mark Meadows. The exchange was turned over by Meadows in a 9,000-page document ordered by the congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol. At first, the messages…

Posted on: March 11, 2022 Posted by: Rosie Finnegan Comments: 0

Column: Are movie theaters on their way to extinction?

Movie theaters took a hard hit financially due to the pandemic. Though theaters have been open again for a while, people have gotten used to movies being released on streaming platforms, and some may prefer their own couch over theater seating. This means that movie theaters need to find a better way to make money fast. With the release of “The Batman,” AMC Theaters CEO Adam Aron announced that the…