Category Archives: Opinion

News media, IUP students and the strike

An Opinion By Nikki Santiago INDIANA — As a senior at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, I have been grouped into the stereotypical party group from the start because, after all, IUP is a party school. For example, Pittsburgh-based Niche.com, a … Continue reading

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The Trump rally in Johnstown

An Opinion By Eve McInerney INDIANA — Friday, Oct. 21, was the beginning of a weekend which saw both presidential candidates visit Pennsylvania. This is one of the most important swing states in the election, and they came to fight … Continue reading

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A Briton endorses Clinton

An Opinion By Eve McInerney This is not just another election. This is an important moment in the story of the nation. Americans are asked to choose between two major candidates who represent alternative realities. As a British citizen, I … Continue reading

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IUP faculty union president: Why I will strike

Opinion By Nadene A. L’Amoreaux INDIANA – Next week, faculty members and coaches at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and our sister universities across the commonwealth will vote on whether to authorize a strike. We will vote in the face of … Continue reading

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I am Muslim; killers are not Muslim

An Opinion By Mehdia Tariq INDIANA — Why have they hijacked my identity? I look at myself in the mirror, my scarf wrapped around my head, my long coat, jeans and tennis shoes. My name is Mehdia Tariq, I am … Continue reading

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On being public enemy No. 1

An Opinion By Samuel Posega INDIANA — A few weeks ago, the weekly assignment in my Opinion Writing class was a humor piece. I reached for low-hanging fruit — the social media app FADE and the stupidity of posting illegal … Continue reading

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‘Faders’ darken IUP’s social-media door

An Opinion By Samuel Posega Social media have done the world a lot of good. The Arab Spring uprising was organized through Twitter. On the other hand, there’s FADE. FADE, whose slogan is “Nothing Lasts Forever,” is a social media … Continue reading

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IUP ‘expectations’: higher tuition, lower standards

An opinion By Molly VanWoert Academic expectations for acceptance at Indiana University of Pennsylvania – whose motto is, ironically, “Beyond Expectations” – have been amended in the university’s new Strategic Plan. The latest plan, whose first draft was made public … Continue reading

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Whose right to know at IUP?

  An opinion By Andrew Milliken The circumstances surrounding the death of Michael Brown at the hands of police officer Darren Wilson have been in and out of headlines both print and electronic since it occurred Aug. 9. An issue … Continue reading

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IUPatty’s 2015 foretold

An opinion By Samuel Posega Coming soon to Indiana University of Pennsylvania: the March 2015 edition of IUPatty’s, an annual off-campus revel that last year gave the university a big black eye. Late last summer, Pittsburgh news media drew additional … Continue reading

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