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Should the electoral college be abolished?

the college protects from tyranny of any sort Opinion by Gillian Russo A common misconception among the public is that the United States functions as a democracy, when it actually was established as a republic. A democracy favors the majority vote, whereas a republic is

Do award shows actually matter?

It’s pointless praise to those who don’t need it Opinion by Kaia Stallings There’s something sinister about the idea of the Academy Awards. Every year the art that people have put out to the masses is put up against panels, judges, and the very people

Are dating apps good for society?

they provide pure validation to users Opinion by Lorraine Kelly Tinder, Hinge, Bumble, FarmersOnly. In the 21st century, there’s a dating app for just about everyone. Gone are the days of meeting people at the bar: future mates are chosen based on a few photos,

Rom-coms for a Valentine’s Day in

Not everyone desires to go out on Valentine’s Day. Sometimes curling up in cozy sweatpants with sweet treats to watch a wholesome rom-com is much more fulfilling than going to crowded restaurants on a date. The Sentry staff understands this and suggests watching these favorite

Love sucks but these songs don’t

Sentry staff picks love songs for the perfect Valentine’s Day playlist “I Found Her Among the Aliens,” sung by Molly Kirby, is the perfect song for Valentine’s Day. The lyrics are soft but bold and talk about the otherworldly beauty of their partner. Lyrics like,

Does Joker deserve a Best Picture nomination?

yes, it made a clear impact on cinemagoers Opinion by Alexander Elmore With 11 Academy Award nominations, Joker is already the most honored film of the year—and the 92 Oscar ceremony has yet to happen. The sheer number of nominations given to the film has

Reasons why Hollywood might produce lousy entertainment

Strikes for fair pay could lead to a rut or unoriginal media Opinion by Frankie Spiller Writer’s strikes are nothing new. In 1959, the organization known as the Writers Guild of America (WGA), went on a six-month strike in order to gain health and pension

What’s better: spring or fall semester?

Springtime brings sunshine Opinion by Sang Dao When a new semester begins, there is nothing better than looking forward to warmer weather. The sun does not go down before dinner, and everything is alive rather than dead and withered by the brutal winter.   Compared

Should Hawaii have a fireworks ban?

prohibition didn’t work for a reason Opinion by Kaia Stallings In June of 2011, a fireworks ban was implemented in Hawaii. Since then, almost nothing has changed. The ban has put more people in danger than it has helped. Most of the fireworks and aerials

Craziest stories of The Sentry

The Sentry staff can’t always share their personal stories in the newspaper, but sometimes stories are too crazy not to share. Frankie Spiller: Last summer, I had the pleasure of gaining a hands-on learning experience about raccoons. One, raccoons are pretty cute. Two, the sounds