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Trump’s assault on the media continues

WOUNDING AMERICAN FREEDOM “The media should keep its mouth shut,” White House Chief Strategist Stephen Bannon said on Jan. 26. In the vein of Jake Tapper, the Sentry responds, “No.” Bannon’s comments rounded out yet another week of the Trump Administration trying to frame the

Yoga Can’t And Won’t Cure Diabetes

The CHRONICALLY ILL CAN’T JUST CURE THEMSELVES When people complain, they rarely wish for advice in return. Complaining is cathartic; it’s not always a cry for help. So when people who have disabilities complain about their pain or limitations, they aren’t searching for solutions—especially the completely ineffective ones

The World Is Going To Be Fine In 2017

2016 WAS BAD, BUT IT GETS BETTER The world rang in Jan. 1, 2017 with a shared sense of despair. 2016, most agree, was the Worst Year Ever™. New Year’s Eve was celebrated by many not as a time of new beginnings, but as the end

Teaching for the Test: Lazy and Unhelpful

FOCUS ON KNOWLEDGE College is about learning. It is about obtaining knowledge and experience to improve life personally and professionally. A class should enlighten and engage a student and better prepare them for the world ahead. Unfortunately, though, classes are too often just seen as

Treat Student Baristas Like Humans

TIVOLI STARBUCKS CHALLENGES HUMANITY The average college student carries around five dollars in cash—barely enough to fund a much-needed cup of coffee between classes. With the rising costs of rent, food, clothes, and textbooks, some students have found a convenient job at our own Tivoli Starbucks that

A Basic Guide To Light Rail Conduct

JUST BE COURTEOUS Most of our student population commutes to campus each day, and we all follow certain conventions when it comes to moving ourselves about. We hold the door open for the person behind us, respect traffic lights, and do our best to park

North Dakota Pipeline

For the past several months, protestors in North Dakota and around the nation have planted themselves at the Sacred Stone camp, at Standing Rock Sioux in North Dakota, to express their anger toward the Dakota Access Pipeline. According to the Dakota Access Pipeline website, a

Double Standards Shouldn’t Be A Standard

GENDER IN POLITICS, 2016 The 2016 election is historical for having the first female nominee and the oldest nominee, but this election seems to focus on gender and politics above all, all too often. Having a potential female president is a big step forward for

Fear-Based Pranks Are Scarcely Appropriate

CONSENT IS IMPORTANT TO SCARING Just when it seemed 2016 couldn’t get any more outlandish, clowns started showing up across the nation’s neighborhoods, campuses, and nightmares. Some clowns are more menacing than others. People have been caught on video clad in wigs, ruffles, and red

Microaggressions Toward LGBTQ Community

GAY BFFS ARE NOT FOR SALE After gay marriage was legalized in the US, it seemed as if the nation had finally, for once, reached equilibrium. People could marry whomever they wanted without judgement and finally feel a part of a community without remaining buried