OPINION


4/29/2016, 3:26pm

COLUMN: Law or not? For me, it's life or not

The University senate voted Tuesday, March 22, to oppose Alabama House Bill 12, a bill allowing gun owners with concealed carry permits to bring their firearms to campus.  You could definitely say this has been a hot topic this year since Texas came out with a new law allowing students 21 years or older to carry a firearm fully concealed if they have the appropriate permit to do so.  I didn't grow up in a gun-heavy household.


4/28/2016, 12:12pm

EDITORIAL: Speak now, there is no peace

On Sunday, April 3, Melissa Boarts lost her life.  Melissa's family called the Auburn Police Division because they feared for her well-being.  “I had called 911 to get help for her because she was threatening to cut her wrists,” Terry said.


4/28/2016, 12:12pm

EDITORIAL: Speak now, there is no peace

On Sunday, April 3, Melissa Boarts lost her life.  Melissa’s mother, Terry Boarts, called the Auburn Police Division because she feared for her daughter’s well-being.  “I had called 911 to get help for her because she was threatening to cut her wrists,” Terry told The Plainsman. “She has been diagnosed with bipolar [disorder] ... and PTSD.


4/24/2016, 9:23pm

EDITORIAL: We support the SGA Initiative

The last week of finals can be hectic; the chemistry of the student body shifts. Stress runs high as students try to prevent grades from running low.  Some student resort to "study-drugs" such as adderall, while others combat finals with more innocuous alternatives such as coffee.  In an effort to aid students during finals week, SGA President Walker Byrd and SGA President-Elect Jesse Westerhouse proposed an initiative that would prevent professors from assigning students projects that weight at least 10 percent of the class grade during finals week. 


4/24/2016, 9:23pm

EDITORIAL: University-sanctioned freedom of speech

Auburn University's Speech and Demonstration policy states that demonstrations, protests and speeches may only be conducted on the steps of Ralph Brown Draughon Library.  That is, unless you want to get special authorization from the Division of Student Affairs, in which case you may or may not be granted a permit to practice the first amendment at some alternate University-sanctioned location.


4/24/2016, 9:18pm

EDITORIAL: Not just another call to action

Unfortunately, calling for green initiatives has become a cliche.  Seldom passes a day where a college student is not directly exposed to a person or organization striving to preserve our earth. The inspiration these organizations attempt to instill is sometimes lost in the great green bog of environmental awareness.  Having so much exposure that impact takes a drop is a peculiar problem, and it's one that we must all acknowledge in order to get past it. 


4/14/2016, 12:30pm

COLUMN: Plus should be subtracted from plus size

When you walk into most stores, you see your main sections: Men's, Women's and Plus Size. There you have it folks — sizes 10 and higher put in their own little section, all the way across the store, suggesting that the people who wear those clothes are different and should be separated from everyone else.  Everyone is made differently, and because of this, I am a fan of making separate clothing for those who are above a size 10.