Opinion


Photo courtesy of Alexis Oliver | The options for ethnic haircare is lacking in local stores such as Was-Mart.

Are the Ethnic hair aisles necessary?

For many years now, the aisle that you shop on for your hair products has been dictated by the color of your skin or your ethnicity. People of different ethnicities should not be bound to…


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Freshmen Corner: Campus Parking

To find a parking spot or not to find a parking spot, that is the question here at Winthrop. Even though there are various spaces and lots around campus for parking, students often find themselves…


Photo courtesy of Lamonica J. Dunlap. Senior Lamonica J. Dunlap married her wife, Edith M. Dunlap, on May 26, 2017.

Are college relationships worth it?

Last summer as I was getting ready for school, I got tons of unsolicited advice about college and what not to do.   Unsurprisingly, the biggest piece of advice was about relationships. Almost everyone agreed…


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Present or Absent? Should professors take attendance?

As the fall semester starts to gain momentum and students settle back into a routine, both incoming and returning students may find themselves tempted to skip class. While there’s always the possibility of missing out…


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Should immigration reform be merit-based?

In the roughly seven months following the inauguration of Donald Trump, we have seen him take actions that virtually none of his predecessors ever have. The motto for Trump’s campaign has been “Make America Great…


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Muslim Women’s Rights: Cultural or Religious?

According to the Quran, Allah, or God, views men and women as morally equal. “Among the praiseworthy acts to Allah is to treat your mother with honor and respect,” said the Prophet Muhammad. Many people…



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Students react to Brock Turner case

On January 28, 2015, Brock Turner, an ex-student swimmer at Stanford University, was found on top of an unconscious woman behind a dumpster. He was indicted on five charges including rape of an unconscious and…


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Words matter: How Donald Trump’s speech sets America back

Donald Trump’s newest claim against immigrants and refugees is even more offensive than usual.He said that illegal immigrants and refugees are stealing jobs of “hardworking Hispanics and African-Americans.” Not only does this statement continue to…