Governor Pat McCrory signs bill enabling transgender community discrimination

On March 23, Gov. Pat McCrory of North Carolina signed the Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act into law. Republicans passed this bill through the legislature unanimously and the Democrats chose to walk out in protest. This bill removed local governments’ option to pass their own anti-discrimination laws if they contradict with the state’s law. […]

MSU student will spend summer in Rwanda ‘empowering’ women

Espoir Tuyisenge, nicknamed Esp (pronounced Es · pee), is a soft spoken, kind and intuitive 22-year-old from Rwanda who loves coffee. Esp came to the United States in 2013 to double major in food industry management and agriculture business management at Michigan State University. This summer, Esp will be in Rwanda conducting a project focusing on […]

Trump and the exploitation of ignorance

Immigration was, is, and always shall be one of America’s chief long term controversies. Public opinion is perpetually shattered in half—liberals calling conservatives heartless bigots and conservatives firing back with arguments that suggest amnesty can’t realistically be sustained. Differing political philosophies clash like the unstoppable force meeting the immovable object. In turn, it’s become very […]

What to expect from College Basketball this postseason

This season of college basketball has been a crazy one. Teams ranked No. 1 have fallen almost constantly throughout the year. Perennial contenders have struggled a bit in their conference and teams that typically struggle throughout the year have risen to the higher positions. With the college basketball postseason right around corner here are some […]

President Obama faces a challenge in nominating successor for Supreme Court

On Feb. 13, the most widely recognized conservative voice on the Supreme Court, Antonin Scalia, died. Scalia took his seat on the Supreme Court as Associate Justice on Sept. 26, 1986, after President Ronald Reagan nominated him. He wrote opinions that used strong legal language. He scathingly used precedent or constitutional arguments to craft blunt […]

Taiwan, China or Taiwan and China?

The presidential elections were held in Taiwan on Jan. 16. After Tsai Ing-wen, the first female president of Taiwan, won the election, sharp political debate has accelerated and broken out about the future relationship between mainland China and Taiwan. So, what is really going on? For general concepts, you need to know about the extremely […]

Showdown at the Capitol, the Flint Water Crisis

On Jan. 19, citizens from Detroit and Flint, joined by Michigan State University students, took buses to the Capitol in Lansing to protest the water crisis and demand the resignation of Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder. The protest took place before, during and after Gov. Snyder’s State of the State address – an annual speech to […]

Conversion Therapy: Parental right or wrong?

Many LGBTQ people come from conservative families; those who come out to these families may face the highly criticized practice of conversion therapy. Conversion therapy is a psychological practice that attempts to change a person’s sexuality or gender identity back to its “natural” state, i.e. straight and born-gender or sex. Opponents of conversion therapy, including […]

Syrian refugees and the Paris attacks: Americans’ disappointing reaction

The people of the United States have collectively taken a giant step backwards with their appalling reaction in regards to Syrian refugees. Sadly, many have not put much in the way of critical thought and are content with letting ignorance drive their thoughts on the crisis at hand. I’m sure if you’ve looked at your […]