Opinion

Winthrop smoking ban necessary for public health

Smoking should be banned at Winthrop University. Yes, it is a right for a person to smoke, but picking up a cigarette not only puts oneself at risk, but also the public. Many people who smoke cigarettes do not fully realize that this is indeed a...

Winthrop smoking ban would infringe on rights

On college campuses all over the country, administrations and student governments are overreacting at a frightening speed to the epidemic of student smoking. Most public universities and colleges in South Carolina already have campus-wide smoking...

Editors debate Winthrop meal plans

Trey Stokes – Opinion Editor Winthrop should not require anyone to have a meal plan. Why? Because it’s a rip-off. Every two weeks, I take my paycheck to Publix and spend less than $100 on groceries — and I eat a lot. That times four...

Marijuana-related deaths prove nothing

Well, it finally happened. Someone died from pot– or rather, because of pot. There were two deaths in Colorado last week that have listed marijuana as a contributing factor. The first was a college student visiting from Wyoming who ate six times...

In the defense of Occupy Wall Street

As I sat in Burnes Auditorium, listening to President Comstock’s inaugural speech, I was amazed that she mentioned America’s “inequality crisis.” At that very moment, I thought to myself, this is yet another legacy of the Occupy Wall Street...

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