To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) Directed by Robert Mulligan Shown from left: Gregory Peck (as Atticus Finch), Brock Peters (as Tom Robinson)

February 13, 2018 Brad Johnson

To Kill a Mockingbird should remain an educational requirement. Books serve a transformational role in any society. Reading is one of the most basic and necessary functions for all individuals. So naturally, books rank of high importance in our educational system. Books (and by default, stories) offer something that little else in this world can claim: knowledge without the prefatory experience it usually accompanies. John Green, famed author and co-host of the podcast Dear Hank & John, has said “Great books help you understand, and they help you feel understood.” Throughout my high school education, I read many books that…

February 12, 2018 Thomas Zimmerman 1Comment

The Church offers various things men are in need of. This Sunday, your local church will experience a gender gap. With most church congregations consisting of 61% women and 39% men, there will be 13 million more American women than men in church this Sunday. Most churches in the country are seeing this phenomena develop before their eyes — men are leaving the church en masse. According to David Murrow, author of “Why Men Hate Going to Church,” more than 90% of American men believe in God, and 5 out of 6 American men identify as Christians. So why aren’t…

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February 6, 2018 Logan Kolas

Our troops deserve our support. As millions of Americans across the globe go about their daily routines, others will not be afforded the same opportunity. Their day has no constant, their lives no guarantee, and their sacrifices are unyielding and all too often unquestioned. Our men and women in the armed forces deserve better than to be reduced to a political pawn. In midst of the latest episode of partisan politics, Defense Secretary James Mattis and the Department of Defense released the following notice: Amid the shutdown many well-intentioned, but misguided Libertarians cheered the government’s vacancy as a step toward…

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January 29, 2018 The Editorial Board 1Comment

A new proposal would take student education in a new direction come 2019. The University of Cincinnati will hear a proposal entitled “Enhancement of General Education Student Learning Outcomes In Support of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion.” It is aimed at restructuring the class requirements for first-year students beginning in the fall of 2019. This proposal would force faculty departments at the University to tailor their curriculum to meet this proposal’s requirements — which in many cases, divert away from the subject at hand. The proposal will be taken up for a vote by each degree program, which, if passed, will…

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January 26, 2018 Regina Barton 1Comment

The University of Cincinnati is at it again. Young Americans for Freedom (YAF), a new conservative activism organization at the University of Cincinnati, will be hosting pro-life speaker Star Parker on February 15th. Her much anticipated speech will be focused on race’s connection to abortion and welfare dependency. Parker’s conservative stance on these issues, informed through her own life experiences, has been expressed on over 200 college campuses across the country. The University of Cincinnati, however, is making it difficult for her voice to be heard. On Thursday, January 18th, Public Safety and UCPD informed YAF that they would be…

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January 25, 2018 Thomas Zimmerman 1Comment

First impressions are crucial. For many young men who go off to college, there are many things you must learn how to do on your own for the first time. Wake up on time, do your homework, and how to eat properly are all things our parents drilled into us when we lived at home, and most are able to adapt to these new responsibilities fairly quickly. However, not all adaptations come as easily as the others. Hygiene and proper dress are some of the quickest things to go when a young man realizes the ultimate freedom that comes with…

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January 23, 2018 Brad Johnson

This article originally appeared in The Millennial Review. History is a complex concept. What is history? Is it the stagnant noun often thought of in the past tense? Or is it more of an action verb that occurs in the present, but reflected upon by way of the past? Do we live history, or remember it? Your answer to these questions can likely predict where you fall on the ideological spectrum. However, history is one of those distinctive objects we all share. Everything that has ever happened is a part of that history, with a new page written every day….

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January 19, 2018 Cody Rizzuto

Seemingly little decisions can have significant impact. One of my favorite pastimes is to hypothesize the “what if’s” of history. In the hindsight of events, it is utterly fascinating how seemingly small, mundane decisions can have enormous historical ramifications. It often makes me wonder how my own life would be different today had I just done someone slightly differently years ago. One fateful, yet often overlooked, decision made by one of our former Presidents may very well have completely altered the course of American history over the last sixty plus years. In the run up to the 1952 Presidential election,…

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January 19, 2018 Thomas Zimmerman

Empty efforts will go nowhere. The New Year has come and gone, and the same can be said for many of our Resolutions. While nearly 60% of Americans make resolutions every New Year, just 8% of them feel as if they ever achieve their goals for the year.  A vast majority of these resolutions pertain to significant life changes, weight loss, diets, working out, finances, getting a new job, and generally being a better person. So why are Americans so obsessed with change, but so bad at implementing it into their lives? Many people, myself included, find it very easy…

January 18, 2018 Kyle Kirker

City Council Democrats vote to raise property taxes. Last week, the Democrats on Cincinnati City Council took their first high profile action since the 2017 election: raise taxes on the middle class. The 7-2 vote approved an increase in property taxes to pay for the rebuilding of the Western Hills viaduct, improvements to firehouses, and other projects. Once again, the leaders of Cincinnati have chosen to take more of your money rather than re-organizing priorities and exercising financial responsibility. However, there is a bright side: if you need to complain to Council about the tax hike, you now have a…