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cDNA Should be Ineligible for Patents

Teddy Jack, Staff Writer
May 7, 2024

In the correct decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 2013 (Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics) that human genes cannot be patentable as a “product of nature”. However, they...

Carbon Capture: Miracle Cure or Snake Oil?

Carbon Capture: Miracle Cure or Snake Oil?

Nathan Heftman, Editor in Chief
April 17, 2024

Climate change is a relevant danger to our society today, threatening individual lives, nations of all kinds, and the earth itself. Numerous proposals have been made in order to save our planet from this...

An Interview with Wisconsin State Rep. Lisa Subeck

An Interview with Wisconsin State Rep. Lisa Subeck

Skye Warner, Staff Writer
April 2, 2024

On March 18, I sat down with Wisconsin State Representative Lisa Subeck, who serves as the Assembly Democratic Caucus Chair. We discussed Wisconsin politics and the influence youth voting has on it.   This...

A Non-Liberals Defense of Liberalism

A Non-Liberal’s Defense of Liberalism

Teddy Jack, Staff Writer
March 12, 2024
On Feb. 7, California Conservative posted the following comment on our article from Dec. 1, about immigration:
Sanctuary Cities in Recession and the Grifters Who Are Killing Them

Sanctuary Cities in Recession and the Grifters Who Are Killing Them

Billy Stromberg, Staff Writer
December 1, 2023

“Sanctuary cities.” We’ve all heard the term at least once, either from news sources giving praise to a Democratic politician who claimed that their city or even their state was a sanctuary for any...

Who is behind anti-union sentiment in America?

Who is behind anti-union sentiment in America?

Aleksei Sokolov, Editor in Chief
November 21, 2023

One of Hollywood's most recognizable names stands on an August afternoon in the California sun. Jack Black, who is notably wearing a shirt with a huge dog face paired with swim trunks, is standing, holding...

The Imminent Demise of Affirmative Action: What’s Next for Diversity?

The Imminent Demise of Affirmative Action: What’s Next for Diversity?

Evan Lee, Staff Writer
December 13, 2022

The Fall of Affirmative Action University mission statements, in emphasizing the need to provide a comprehensive education for future leaders of society, usually note that they value exposure to a broad...

Gender Divides in Congress

Gender Divides in Congress

Skye Warner, Staff Writer
December 13, 2022

The United States Congress was structured by cis men, for cis men. As generations pass, America has changed its rhetoric, Instagram posts, and even passed a law occasionally to create the facade of progress,...

Executive Order 9066: The Hypocrisy of America during World War II

Executive Order 9066: The Hypocrisy of America during World War II

William Karr, Editor in Chief
November 29, 2022

On December 7, 1941, the Empire of Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The next day, President Franklin D. Roosevelt addressed the U.S. Congress, which immediately and overwhelmingly declared war on Japan,...

“I Just Feel Unimportant:” The Failure of Federal Indigenous Policy

“I Just Feel Unimportant:” The Failure of Federal Indigenous Policy

Sam Gordon, Editor in Chief
May 31, 2022

From late summer to early fall of 2021, Gabby Petito’s story dominated American news cycles. Gabby was a vlogger who was reported missing following a cross-country road trip with her fiance – the primary...

Is All Hope Lost for Democrats This November?

Is All Hope Lost for Democrats This November?

MJ Jones, Editor in Chief
April 28, 2022

Midterm elections will be held this coming November. Although that may feel far away, the main battles between Democrats and Republicans have already begun to form, and many on both sides of the aisle...

The Art of the Bushism

The Art of the Bushism

Ben Robke, Staff Writer
April 26, 2022

George W. Bush was a president through difficult times. He led the nation through September 11th, 2001, and commanded war efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan. He was president through Hurricane Katrina, and...

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