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Economic Success, Social Regress

September 22, 2017

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

The U.S. took a long time to recover from the Great Recession in 2008. The ordeal lasted almost 18 months. The U.S. economy shrank across multiple quarters, increasing unemployment rates and causing the rest of the world to enter ...

Trump’s tweets a cause for concern worldwide

Aditi Kuchi, Managing Editor

August 23, 2017

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

One of the best and worst things about the current President of the United States is the way he chooses to air his unfiltered opinions on Twitter. While the social media platform is arguably one of the best ways for Trump t...

Trump’s budget proposal kills off Elmo, and it’s unacceptable

Driftwood Editorial Staff

March 29, 2017

Filed under Editorial

There’s a video going around on Facebook and other social media platforms of a curious parody featuring Elmo. In the video, Elmo is called into a meeting and is laid off from Sesame Street. What starts off as an almost-lighthearted en...

Feminists must unite and conquer, not divide and be defeated

Driftwood Editorial Staff

March 22, 2017

Filed under Editorial

One of the great divides between feminists is whether or not they are for abortion or anti-abortion. The solution shouldn’t be to say which decision is right or which is wrong, but rather to defend the basis of what feminism stan...

Safe Spaces

Driftwood Editorial Staff

March 15, 2017

Filed under Editorial

The average person pees almost 3,000 times a year. Now, imagine for a large portion of that time, you’re afraid to use the bathroom, that in public place, you feel there is nothing standing between you and verbal or physical hara...

Black History Month

Driftwood Editorial Staff

March 8, 2017

Filed under Editorial

Every February since 1976, Black History Month has been nationally celebrated. But in what some people now consider a "post-racial" world, many question why we still need Black History Month. The election of Barack Obama nine years ...

Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free

Driftwood Editorial Staff

March 8, 2017

Filed under Editorial

Immigration and immigration policy have always been hot-button issues of the American political climate, but rarely are they front and center of the national debate. However, this past year, immigration was perhaps the defining topic ...

America’s political system was tested with Trump’s Muslim ban

Staff

February 8, 2017

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

This past week the nation was witness to a prime example of the American political system’s structure, a shining example our founding fathers’ wisdom. A federal judge blocked the Trump administration’s recent ban on Musli...

Hillary Clinton is the obvious choice for president

Staff

November 2, 2016

Filed under Editorial

Hillary Clinton is, objectively, the most qualified presidential candidate in history. The bizarre notion that the country should be run like a business or by someone outside of the political establishment is a misguided and dangerous...

Airbnb ruling a big mistake

Staff

October 26, 2016

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

The New Orleans City Council finally voted on the long-delayed bill dealing with short-term rentals on Thursday, Oct. 21. Widely considered to be a landmark decision, the council decided short-term rentals could continue in the...

Living a healthy lifestyle as a college student isn’t easy

Staff

September 28, 2016

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Getting through college isn’t easy. Ask any college student who has been in school for more than a year, and he or she can probably tell you a crazy story regarding some heroic, academic demonstration of willpower - some tall tale t...

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