Editorial

  • Editorial: Communication Breakdown

    The results of The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For” campus climate survey show that the higher-ups at Youngstown State University are on a different page than faculty and staff — or possibly reading two completely different books. While most employees approve …

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  • Editorial: The Local Opioid Epidemic Goes Viral

    First responders saved a couple who had overdosed on heroin in East Liverpool by administering Narcan, an opiate antidote. In northeast Ohio, cases like this are becoming a routine occurrence. What wasn’t routine was that the East Liverpool police posted an image of the overdosing …

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  • Editorial: Mr. Munroe, Tear Down That Wall!

    The Mahoning County Republican Party tent received a lot of attention at the Canfield Fair over the weekend. It wasn’t just that the Republican nominee for president stopped by on Monday. The tent had already drawn international attention for a display that had fairgoers sign …

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  • Editorial: Protesting is Patriotic

    During the national anthem at a pre-season football game on Friday, Colin Kaepernick, the quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, sat. Although the athletes in the NFL are encouraged, but not required, to stand for the national anthem, Kaepernick’s decision to remain seated caught the …

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  • Editorial: Integrity Trumps Publicity

    The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber will bring a seven-foot-tall Donald Trump bobblehead to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland this July. The bobblehead will be 3-D printed in Youngstown State University labs. The aim of the project is to show the world that Youngstown has strong …

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  • Editorial: Don’t Fear, Love

    We’re not going to recount the atrocities that occurred early Sunday morning at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. You’ve heard the stories by now as we are four days into the disturbingly predictable cycle of blame and denial that follows these events. Over the …

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  • Rapes No Accident

      The Stanford sexual assault case involving Brock Turner and a 23-year-old woman confirms the suspicion that women of this world keep in the back of their minds at all times — if you’re female, you are not safe. Women often fear going places alone, …

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  • Editorial: That Giraffe in Your Zoo Selfie is Losing its Sanity

    You are probably aware of the death of Harambe, the 17-year-old gorilla zookeepers fatally shot to prevent him from attacking a child who snuck into the enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo. There has been plenty written about whether or not the gorilla should have been …

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  • Editorial: Unnecessary Roughness

    This weekend represented the third reported incident of violence involving Youngstown State University football players this year. In February, two assaults occurred at fraternity houses. One resulted in charges against a football player. The player allegedly involved in the other assault was not charged. When …

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  • Summer Classes Suck

      You’re probably not reading this. If you’re one of the few students here for summer classes, you’re likely already upset you’re forgoing vacation time. Picking up a Jambar might not be your first priority. And we don’t blame you, summer classes seem designed to …

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