YOU DECIDE: Supreme Court Appointments

YOU DECIDE: Supreme Court Appointments

Posted by on Oct 15, 2020 in You Decide! | No Comments

The death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg last month left a critical vacancy on the Supreme Court. With only weeks to go before the 2020 presidential election, Donald Trump has nominated Justice Ginsburg’s replacement: Judge Amy Coney Barrett. While Barrett’s Senate confirmation hearings are taking place this week, Republicans and Democrats strongly disagree on whether […]

YOU DECIDE: Controversial Monuments

YOU DECIDE: Controversial Monuments

Posted by on Jan 8, 2020 in You Decide! | No Comments

You may remember the 2017 tragedy in Charlottesville, Virginia, when an anti-racism protestor was killed by a white supremacist. That incident began over the city’s attempt to remove a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee. Afterwards, the country began to debate the role of controversial historical monuments in our public spaces. Hundreds of statues, […]

College Athletes: To Pay or Not to Pay?

College Athletes: To Pay or Not to Pay?

Posted by on Nov 4, 2019 in Current Events, Economics, You Decide! | No Comments

They bring in billions of dollars in revenue and tons of recognition for colleges, yet they themselves are not allowed to profit from their skills in any way. This has always been the role of college athletes, even at Division I schools that can make thousands or even millions by using the athlete’s image for […]

YOU DECIDE: Ms. Monopoly

YOU DECIDE: Ms. Monopoly

Posted by on Sep 23, 2019 in You Decide! | No Comments

No doubt you’re familiar with the classic board game Monopoly, but are you aware that a new version of the old favorite just came out called Ms. Monopoly? The new version features a cartoon female on the box instead of “Rich Uncle Pennybags” the usual old white male mascot. But the changes don’t stop there. […]

YOU DECIDE: Who Should Pay to Fix Notre Dame?

YOU DECIDE: Who Should Pay to Fix Notre Dame?

Posted by on Apr 24, 2019 in You Decide! | No Comments

On April 15, the 800-year-old Notre Dame cathedral was partially destroyed by a fire. Built during medieval times, the cathedral is a quintessential symbol of France, with an interior filled with priceless art. While firefighters managed to save most of the structure and much of its interior, the building has been completely destabilized and is […]

YOU DECIDE: Voting Rights for Ex-Criminals?

YOU DECIDE: Voting Rights for Ex-Criminals?

Posted by on Jan 16, 2019 in You Decide! | No Comments

In November, Florida voters approved Amendment 4, a ballot initiative that, for the first time, allows Florida residents with felony records to vote. According to the new amendment, anyone who has completed their prison sentence is eligible to vote, though people who have been convicted of murder or felony sex offenses still are not. The […]

YOU DECIDE: Next Steps for the Democrats?

YOU DECIDE: Next Steps for the Democrats?

Posted by on Nov 15, 2018 in You Decide! | No Comments

Last Tuesday, Democrats gained control of the House of Representatives for the first time in eight years. But now that they hold a majority of seats, how should they focus their efforts and newfound momentum? According to some Democrats, the priority should be stopping Trump’s agenda. Others, however, feel that efforts would be better spent […]

YOU DECIDE: Space Force

YOU DECIDE: Space Force

Posted by on Aug 15, 2018 in You Decide! | No Comments

In June, the president announced that he wanted to establish a “Space Force,” or a military presence in outer space. Last week, Vice President Mike Pence laid out some details of what the administration would like the Space Force–otherwise known as United States Space Command–to look like. According to this plan, Space Force would start […]

YOU DECIDE: No More Swimsuit Competition?

YOU DECIDE: No More Swimsuit Competition?

Posted by on Jun 19, 2018 in You Decide! | No Comments

Earlier this month, the Miss American Organization announced that it will be ending its controversial swimsuit competition beginning in September. The Miss America pageant began 97 years ago as “The Most Beautiful Bathing Girl” contest in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The goal was to keep tourists coming to Atlantic City after Labor Day. But since […]

YOU DECIDE: Should Video Games Be Used to Teach History?

YOU DECIDE: Should Video Games Be Used to Teach History?

Posted by on May 30, 2018 in You Decide! | No Comments

It’s no surprise that teenagers like video games. But can they actually use gaming to learn? One gaming company, Ubisoft, has long used historical backdrops for its Assassin’s Creed series. Now, however, they’ve taken the link between gaming and history a step further. Assassin’s Creed: Origins is set in Ptolemaic Egypt. When played in “Discovery […]