A Student Publication of Lorain County Community College

Barring of media outlets is concerning

Zac Wenzel JRNM 151 Student “It is a beautiful thing, the destruction of words.” This classic George Orwell quote from the novel “1984” rings truer than ever in today’s relationship between our government and journalists. The novel is a bleak…

The First Amendment: A free press’ trump card

Kristin Hohman Editor-in-Chief “If it were left to me to decide whether we should have a government without a free press or a free press without a government, I would prefer the latter.” Founding father Thomas Jefferson said this about…

Vegetarians face limited meal options on campus

Rebecca Marion Managing Editor Some people voluntarily restrict their diet. I, on the other hand, had my body make the choice for me to become a vegetarian. One of the realities of being a vegetarian is getting accustomed to the…

We need to talk about last Tuesday

Kristin Hohman Editor-in-Chief We need to talk about last Tuesday. By now we’ve all heard that Donald Trump will become the 45th President of the United States. And, I’m sure we’ve all seen the social media posts blasting the opposition,…

The great debaters

Kristin Hohman Editor-in-Chief Monday night marked the first presidential debate in a very intense and controversial campaign. And while, for months, the candidates have gotten all of the attention, debate moderators have essentially received none. That is, until Fox News…

Participation: What’s the point?

Kristin Hohman Editor-in-Chief I’m an introvert. That’s not necessarily a positive or negative thing. It’s just the truth. I’m slow to open up to people I don’t know, and being around people all day is exhausting. Introverts, by definition, are…

Free college proposal garners reaction

JRNM 151 students It’s no secret that people now more than ever are realizing that if they wish to obtain a job that doesn’t require them to say “may I take your order,” they need a college degree. At Lorain…

Combatting political apathy

Cameron Prine and Elizabeth Oestreicher Apathy is defined as a “lack of interest or concern, especially regarding matters of general importance or appeal; indifference.” Politics is defined as the “art or science of government or governing, especially the governing of…

Turning it Around

Liah M. Long Contributor My name is Jane Doe and I’m an addict. I’m 22, live in Lorain County, work and go to school full time. I love my family, friends and boyfriend. You’d look at me and think I…

Examining the gender gap in professional sports

Olivia Moe Sports Editor This past summer was a trending summer for sports, from upcoming trades for football and basketball season, to current events such as the departure of Derek Jeter and the appearance of Lou Gehrig’s disease due to…