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Ads are historically problematic

Ads are historically problematic

Experience Staff

October 11, 2017


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By now you have probably come across the “tasteless” Dove ad in which a black woman takes off her shirt to reveal a white woman underneath. But Dove isn’t really the problem here. Debate over whether or not the ad was actually intended to be racist has come into question, even the model Lola...

U.S. gun issue needs a solution

Experience Staff

October 5, 2017


Filed under Editorial

When 20 Children and six teachers were gunned down at Sandy Hook Elementary, many thought that was the final straw – something had to be done about how accessible guns are in this country … right? Children died after all. Many people thought there would be a strong drive for both main political p...

The bigger picture

September 28, 2017


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It took a week for the president of the United States to acknowledge the tragedy Puerto Rico has been facing in the wake of Hurricane Maria, but just two days for him to withdraw an invite to the White House from Stephen Curry — which had already been declined days before. With all that’s going on in the wo...

Sexual assault victims deserve a voice

STAFF

September 14, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Perspectives

Every 98 seconds, someone is sexually assaulted and 33 percent of women and 13 percent of men who are raped attempt suicide. These statistics compiled by RAINN.org shatters our feelings of safety considering how often it occurs. And it happens to everyone adversely affecting children, men, women and...

DACA deserves to stay

Staff, jgomez@lmcexperience.com

September 7, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Perspectives

It seems as if it’s becoming a weekly occurrence that the Trump administration does something that scares us and divides us as a nation. Tuesday, Sept. 5 United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the deconstruction of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. This Obama...

No time for comparisons

STAFF

August 31, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Perspectives

“Our thoughts are with Houston, Texas” is a sentiment that can be used by anyone at any time given the chaos caused by Hurricane Harvey. As of Wednesday, Aug. 30, the amount of Hurricane Harvey-related deaths has risen to 35 and the storm continues to endanger the lives of many in Texas, trapping...

Yes, white supremacy is still a thing in 2017

Yes, white supremacy is still a thing in 2017

STAFF, kstelly@lmcexperience.com

August 25, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Perspectives

By now, you’re probably aware of the White Supremacist rallies and counter protests popping up in Charlottesville, Virginia as a result of the removal of several confederate statues. And for some reason, everyone’s reaction seems to be one of surprise. Well, not everyone. People of color knew. Historians knew....

We need more answers

We need more answers

Staff, kstelly@lmcexperience.com

May 11, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Perspectives

Everything is consistently in free fall with the Trump administration. Every week, if not every day something happens, causing more and more American citizens to ask themselves ‘Was Hillary really the lesser of two evils?” The latest issue causing Americans everywhere to collectively facepalm ho...

‘Ironic’ bigotry is ugly

‘Ironic’ bigotry is ugly

STAFF, tmortimore@lmcexperience.com

May 8, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Perspectives

Topping off a twelve minute roast of President Trump Monday night, Late Show host Stephen Colbert ended with a particularly provocative joke. “The only thing [Trump’s] mouth is good for is being Vladmir Putin’s cock-holster,” said Colbert. While the reaction from the Right was both predictable...

Pay more attention to sexual harrassment

Pay more attention to sexual harrassment

Staff, tmortimore@lmcexperience.com

April 20, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Perspectives

21st Century Fox saw its sexual harassment tab climb to $85 million as the now-ex Fox News Bill O’Reilly secured a $25 million exit package. The former host of the “The O’Reilly Factor,” who caused $12 million in harassment settlements over the last 15 years, was fired after social pressure caused...

Ignorance isn’t an excuse

Staff

April 13, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Perspectives

Today’s political climate almost requires you to keep up with what’s going around you and if you’re one of those people who say you don’t watch the news, you’re in for some serious problems. And today, not only do you have to pay attention to the news, you have to watch out for unreliable new...

Repealing is unappealing

Repealing is unappealing

STAFF, kstelly@lmcexperience.com

March 9, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Perspectives

In a relentless effort to further ruin everyone’s lives, the Trump Administration has enacted a bill doing away with core aspects of the Affordable Care Act. This means making it harder for some to pay for health services since it would limit Medicaid funding, which covers many low-income Americans. In...

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