Category Archives: Opinion

Opinion: Bands on the Beach is the place to be Tuesdays during the summer

By Shawna Moore
Staff Writer

Almost every Pensacolian has heard of the free, weekly concert series “Bands on the Beach” on Pensacola Beach on Tuesdays from April through October. I know many of my friends go on Tuesday nights and often try to get me to go as well, but for some reason I never could make it. But I went for the first time recently, and I am so glad I did.

Opinion: Consumers should have right to repair devices, not be held hostage

By Shawna Moore
Staff Writer

Being on a college campus, you hear a lot about your rights — especially amidst the political transition our nation is currently in. Throughout the school year, administration and organizations will bring in guest speakers to talk about the importance of free speech and freedom of expression.

Opinion: Is an arm and a leg worth a shorter commute?

By Allison Bew
Staff Writer

I am one of the 11,000 commuters who attend UWF, and I come from the Gulf Breeze/Navarre area. This means I have to either brave the traffic, causing my commute to be roughly 45 minutes to an hour one way, or pay the steep price of a $7.50 round-trip toll to get to school.

Opinion: UWF goes crazy for Coke, but is that a good thing?

By Alicia Adams
Staff Writer

Welcome to 2017, an age where the most riveting news on a university campus is the introduction of a new product to the vending machines.

Opinion: Valentine’s Day is an overemphasized holiday

By Taylor Hall
Staff Writer

Roses, chocolates, and big stuffed bears. Valentine’s day is the kick in the head that makes you “prove” your love to your significant other. But is a date on the calendar really a reason to spoil one another?

Guns on campus: creating more problems than solutions

By Tom Moore
Staff Writer

On Feb. 3, the Florida House of Representatives passed two gun laws – one, which passed by a 80-38 vote, allows permit holders to carry their weapons openly in public. The other would allow permit holders to carry concealed on college campuses.

The vote was welcomed by gun owners across the state.

Trump’s ‘travel ban’ finds both support, resistance

By William Watson
Staff Writer

On Jan. 27, President Trump signed an executive order imposing a 90-day ban on immigration from seven countries: Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Yemen and Somalia.

There is some confusion over the specifics of the so-called “ban”; however, it was something he did mention during his campaign.

Let freedom ring: our First Amendment freedoms, specifically

By Tom Moore
Staff Writer

As a responsible newsman, I take the protection of the Constitution and Bill of Rights seriously. There has been so much emphasis in the news lately on the Second Amendment – the right to bear arms – that the average citizen seems to forget the protections we all enjoy under the First Amendment.

Meryl Streep attacks President-Elect Donald Trump during Golden Globes speech

By Taylor Hall
Staff Writer
Meryl Streep graced the stage last Sunday at the Golden Globes ceremony in Hollywood as she accepted the Cecille B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement. Without saying his name once, Streep shared her opinion of President-elect Donald Trump.

Opinion: Fake news is everywhere

By Emily Doyle
Staff Writer
I know this is going to come as a shock, but not everything you read on the Internet is true.

Throughout this election, something even more terrifying than the candidates happened: false news popped up everywhere, and people ate it up like turkey on Thanksgiving.