Category Archives: Opinion

Opinion: I’m glad Trump is waging war against “fake news”

By Rachel Witbracht
Staff writer

As a founding member of the College Democrats chapter on my campus, you might be surprised by my support of the term “fake news,” but not for the reason you think.

Brotherhood no more: the state of today’s fraternities

By Steve Likovetz
Staff writer

Fraternities pride themselves on brotherhood, philanthropy and being an example of model students on campus — or at least they used to. Greek organizations have evolved into hazing rituals, underage drinking and wild parties.

Opinion: UWF administration holds the right to regulate free speech

By Alicia Adams
Staff Writer

If you are a student at the University of West Florida, chances are you have witnessed a peaceful protest or spirited speech while on your way to class or the library; however, many students do …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …