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Colussi: What is causing America’s gun problem?

On Jan. 23, 2018 in Kentucky, America had its 11th school shooting of the year. Among the 20 casualties were two 15-year-old students who died. The day before that, a pickup truck pulled up to a school in New Orleans and fired into a crowd of students; thankfully, only one …

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Colussi: How the Women’s March excludes women of color

The second annual Women’s March took place around the country on January 20; over 300,000 people marched in Chicago alone. The first Women’s March came under fire for excluding women of color and other marginalized groups due to lack of focus on issues affecting women of color, and while organizers …

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Colussi: New marijuana decision spells trouble for Oregon

“I thought those guys [the Ku Klux Klan] were OK until I learned they smoked pot.” Meet Jeff Sessions, the Trump Administration’s Attorney General. He later said he was kidding, but the basics of his message are true: he sympathizes with white supremacists and is extremely anti-marijuana. He recently made …

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Colussi: The student conduct double standard

We all know how important sports are to our university. The athletic department brings in hundreds of millions of dollars every year. Our basketball team made it to the Final Four last year, which is a huge accomplishment considering the UO hasn’t made it to the Final Four in 78 …

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Colussi: National election breathes hope for democrats and young people

Only four in ten Americans currently believe the Democratic Party stands for something; over a quarter of all Democrats say their party primarily stands in opposition to Trump rather than for its own agenda. Last week’s elections appear to show a movement growing behind the Democrats, but in reality, it …

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Colussi: Why we protested

“Nothing about us without us.” That’s what 80+ students and I chanted as we took the stage on Oct. 6. President Schill has ignored student concerns for a long time, so we decided to protest in a way that he simply could not overlook. Students have sought to work with …

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