How working in retail gave me a new…

It’s December once again and that means Christmas is coming up quick. There are two topics that always seem to arise: “Christmas time” seems to keep starting earlier, and the anticipation or dread of the approaching…

OP-ED: How the conservative movement is dying from…

“Tradition is not the worship of ashes, but the preservation of fire.”  ― Gustav Mahler  Since the 2016 election, many political activist groups and student organizations have sprouted out to spread their beliefs, such as Students…

Digital media is anti-consumer

With the current popularity of music and TV streaming services, the digital format is increasingly overtaking the physical. It is common for consumers to simply stream media rather than take the time to get a…

Are superheroes encouraging fascism?

In a world of ultra-nationalism and intense political divisiveness, is there still room for the standard American superhero? According to Eric Kripke, showrunner of Amazon’s “The Boys,” there may not be.  In a recent interview with…

The future of COVID-19 policies

Despite record numbers of cases and a second wave of infections, people continue to disregard the importance of COVID-19 safety precautions. With the virus spreading more quickly than at the beginning of the pandemic, it's…

Candidates flop initial debate, Biden pulls ahead

The first presidential debate took place Tuesday, Sept 29. Millions of voters were finally able to see Donald Trump in his first debate since taking office and compare the two nominees’ policies and personalities.   The debate…

Envelope reading "Letter from the Editor, Zoe Hall"

Letter from the editor

Graphic by Bell Jackson Dear readers,   Whenever people learn that I’m the editor in chief of the newspaper here at UM, I’m usually met with a statement about how impressive this is.  Though it may…