Peace out Trojans

Zenith Shrestha  Graphics Manager  As I approach the end of my time at the Trop, I have been looking back at my experiences; the good and the bad. The exhilarating feeling of taking that one perfect shot – or running around at multiple events trying to get to everything – has been a fantastic experience. I have learned to be patient, to push through, to be responsible. But nothing compares to the opportunity to meet the brilliant people along my way. It was a delight hearing from all the talented…

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An American perspective on free education

Sam Stroud Opinion Editor Before I address the topic at hand, free education, I feel several disclaimers are in order. First and foremost, I am offering AN American perspective, not THE American perspective.  While I believe my opinion on this matter certainly does reflect the views of many Americans, it would be ludicrous to say that my viewpoint is wholly representative of my country’s perspective on education.  This issue in particular is one that has been under intense debate in American society now for many years. I firmly believe that…

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An international perspective on free education

Nadja Jukič Contributor  How would you like your education free? As it happens, very much. But it’s also more complicated than that.  I can still remember my first time hearing some people have to pay to attend university, college, or whatever their various equivalents might be. To a teen growing up in a country only just transitioning out of socialism, such a notion was almost too extraordinary to be taken seriously. I had to be assured it wasn’t a joke. In hindsight, this was the first culture shock I ever…

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Unity not a current possibility

Sam Stroud Opinion Editor Anyone who knows me in any slight capacity knows that Star Trek is my favorite show. I talk about it a fair bit with my friends and even those who I am not friends. I am unashamed of my nerdiness. One of the best aspects of the show is the various villains Starfleet has to combat in order to keep the Federation sovereign and unified. In particular, there is an alien race known as the Borg Collective. This species is by far the most terrifying. The…

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Meanwhile In Sparta: Senator Binks recommends handing President “emergency powers”

Sam Stroud Opinion Editor  On Monday, Gavin Newsome’s new Democratic senator appointment from California, Jar Jar Binks, delivered a floor speech which has been hailed as brilliant by many on the political left.  “It was simply the most eloquent speech I have ever heard on the Senate floor,” CNN’s Jon King claimed. “It won’t be forgotten for the next 10 to 15 thousand years.”  In his speech, Sen. Binks decried the internal instability within the American Republic and advocated for a transfer of emergency powers to President Biden in light…

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