Editorial

Editorial

Prison impacts livelihood

The District of Columbia has the highest incarceration rate in the United States – a rate higher than almost every nation on the planet, according to the Prison Policy Initiative. The direct cost of this imprisonment has been increasing at worrying rates. The state correctional system costs quadrupled over the […]

Editorial

Stop stereotyping video games

Often stereotyped as red-eyed, greasy-haired addicts hurriedly downing one last Monster before “leveling up,” video gamers, in reality, share more in common with an athlete than an addict. Classified by health organizations as an addiction, video games get a bad rap as a harmful substance. They produce a release of […]

Editorial

Culture evolves, Disney adapts

Disney Channel’s viewership decreased from 2008 to 2016. According to Forbes, this decrease is primarily due to weak performance by Disney’s media networks and the loss of subscriptions from young audiences. Approaching this audience with shows that are relatable to today’s children and youth has been controversial and a challenge […]

Editorial

Religions role in education

On March 8, 1948, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a public school in Illinois had violated First Amendments rights by teaching about religion during school hours and on school property. The Constitution of the United States states that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or […]

Editorial

Take care of our youth

According to the Sentencing Project, the United States is the world’s leader in incarceration with 2.2 million people currently in prison or jail. Prison overcrowding is a significant problem, and results in youth being assigned to adult prisons and jails to serve their sentences. North Carolina, Connecticut and New York […]

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Look for the hidden truth

Last year, after Donald Trump’s presidency was announced, Shia LaBeouf established an art project called “He Will Not Divide Us.” LaBeouf set up a camera for bystanders to voice their arguments for unity. LaBeouf’s actions speak for him, and his actions speak louder. Whatever side LaBeouf’s actions spoke for, it […]

Honor black history
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Honor black history

President Donald Trump didn’t seem to know who Frederick Douglass was when he mentioned the slave-turned-abolitionist and suffrage campaigner at a Black History Month event on Feb. 1. “Frederick Douglass is an example of somebody who’s done an amazing job and is getting recognized more and more, I notice,” Trump […]

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Respectful disagreement

Disagreement and discussion are necessary in a democracy. Through argument people are able to understand the views of others and accept the fact that they are not always right. During this time in the U.S., it is easy to encounter people with different points of views, ideas and beliefs. We […]

Editorial

Dividing the nations

The real cost of the wall President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Jan. 25 directing the Department of Homeland and Security to start building a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. We The Threefold Advocate are against this order, for a few reasons. First, the wall meant to expand […]

Editorial / Opinion

Letter to the editor: Huckabee seeks to ‘engage in healthy and open dialogue’

Dear Editor: I was sent a copy of the letter by a group of former and current students objecting to my scheduled appearance at John Brown University on Thursday, February 2.  I appreciate the courage of the students who signed the letter and welcome their criticism and condemnation of me […]