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Trump’s COVID-19 Infection

Elijah Aekins, Staff Writer

October 15, 2020

President Trump has been about as forthcoming with his medical records as he has his tax returns, and there are many reasons why he would have wanted to hide his COVID-19 test results in the final weeks of a tough re-election campaign. Admitting that he had COVID-19 would undermine his downplaying of...

Jokes should not pardon politicians

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Kathleen Herbst, Opinion Editor

November 3, 2017

Humor can be a coping mechanism. When we are uncomfortable, sometimes we laugh. When the internet is angry, it mocks. But when do the jokes become normalization? At the Emmys this year, Sean Spicer made an appearance parodying Saturday Night Live’s Melissa McCarthy’s portrayal of him. Spicer...

Memes have become a form of political expression

Memes, including fake tweets, have circulated the internet mocking both presidential candidates this past year

Maksym Kosachevskyy, News Editor

September 30, 2016

Pepe the Frog. Harambe. Dat Boi. Spongebob. Reacting to the ever-changing landscape of human history, memes are our way of sending a message, our way of expressing emotions about current events and everyday life. From “oh s--- waddup” to “smash that like button,” memes are the language of the...

Colbert crowned new king of Late Night, hilarity ensues

Allie Baddley, Staff Writer

April 25, 2014

“Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to go grind a gap in my front teeth,” Stephen Colbert said, regarding his replacement of David Letterman on the Late Show. After 32 years of being a late-night television host, Letterman has decided to retire next year. One week after his announcement, CBS ...