Does Europe Belong to Europeans?

by Vincent Cucchiara Consider Colonialism, one of the great sins of the West (or so the left says), in which Europeans traveling from Europe to the Americas, Africa, parts of the Middle East and Asia hoped to gain control over more resources, sometimes at the expense of the native population. Surely, any self-respecting, socially conscious progressive today would tell you that Colonialism was a great tragedy. It was wrong to exploit the resources of the native populations of any…

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CNN Wants to Ban Their Own Term

by Vincent Cucchiara CNN published an opinion article on why the term “fake news” ought to be banned. Stating “When we use the term ‘fake news’ it is not only self-defeating, it oversimplifies a very complex problem” the authors seemed hopeful that if the term were to no longer be used, then perhaps people might view CNN itself as a more reputable news outlet. If this was in fact their desire, then perhaps they should have considered a few…

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Transgender Day of Remembrance

by Sarah Nahrgang November 20th is Transgender Day of Remembrance, and as such, we must take the day to specifically remember transgender victims of violent crime. 2017 is apparently the deadliest year on record for transgenders, with 25 transgender people being killed this past year in America, supposedly for reasons relating to transphobia or some form of discrimination. According to one Human Rights Campaign article, “Some of these cases involve clear anti-transgender bias. In others, the victim’s transgender status…

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There Just Aren’t Enough POC to Go Around!

by Vincent Cucchiara On Friday, November 10th, the Daily Collegian’s Editorial board wrote and published an Opinion article entitled “Penn State claims to be a diverse and inclusive community, but is it really?” lamenting the implied lack of diversity saying “Penn State Admissions Office released this year’s statistics for admissions requirements, and when it comes to campus diversity, we’re not that impressed with the numbers.” The main focus of this article is to point out the simple mathematical problem standing in the…

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The Machine

by Vincent Cucchiara The mechanisms of the modern world are against you. You who want a future for your children are discouraged in favor of those who fail to fulfill the most basic criteria for parents. You who want the chance to prove yourselves are turned away in favor of the broken and less able. You who have heritage to be proud of are shouted down by those whose ancestors contributed little or nothing. This country was established as…

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Diversity as State Ideology: The Accelerating Death of Traditional America

by Kevin Fenchak America, a country once founded on national self-determination, has had its sovereignty swept out from under it in recent history. Most of the major developments in this trend have taken place well within living memory, from the gutting of domestic manufacturing in the name of free trade, to recent attempts to hand off internet regulations and copyright enforcement to international bodies and corporations. Far and away the most egregious of these betrayals has been the imposition…

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College Republicans Host a Disappointing “Truth Week”

by Sarah Nahrgang This Monday and Tuesday, the Penn State College Republicans hosted their annual “Truth Week.” Lasting only two days, not a whole week, the series featured two speakers: Austin Petersen on Monday and Kimberly Corban on Tuesday. Being that College Republicans is a fairly large organization here at Penn State and nationwide, with chapters on over 1,800 campuses across the country, it was expected that these events would receive a decent turnout. Instead, attendance was quite low,…

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Mandate Exemption Protects Vital Religious Freedom

by Sarah Nahrgang Last Friday, the Trump administration put forth an interim final rule to roll back the HHS mandate for religious employers to cover contraception in their health insurance plans. This is a victory for religious freedom and for the religious groups who have been fighting for this since female contraception was added to the list of preventative services covered by the Affordable Care Act in 2011. Most notably, much of the impetus for this ruling came from…

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#IndigenousPeoplesDay

by Vincent Cucchiara Columbus Day is once again upon us and as to be expected the Left is out in full force decrying the evils of everyone who has helped to make the US the great nation that it is. Today is the day that we remember the adventurous spirit that inspired Christopher Columbus to sail the ocean blue and discover new land to the west that was entirely unknown to the peoples of Europe. His discovery lead to…

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Why Americans Cling to Their Guns

by Vincent Cucchiara Guns are in the news lately, as they always are after mass tragedies such as the recent Las Vegas shooting, as well as the accompanying cascade of over-emotional under-educated leftists sobbing into their keyboards about how lives could be saved if we just disarm the populous. If you want statistics demonstrating that gun ownership is a net positive to a population then you can go here but I would like to take the rest of this article…

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