Editorial: SCOTUS' implications within the community it serves

The U.S. Supreme Court reached a monumental decision in the Obergefell v. Hodges case presented last Friday, ruling that state-level bans on same-sex marriage are unconstitutional — a long overdue interpretation of the Fourteenth Amendment.

Cervantes: Progress, peace, and the sacrifices needed to achieve it

Overall, I find the U.S. to be a wonderful country to grow up in. However, that does not mean that I turn a blind eye to the less-than-noble indiscretions and dealings of the past. A prime example is the recent controversy of the Confederate Flag, and the highly publicized dispute that has once again shown its face.

Higgins: Good morning from Beijing (God help me)

Above all, writing classes at the University of Iowa have taught me that my most productive and creative output comes during the early morning in short bursts (2:07 – make that 2:14 – a.m. Beijing Time as I type this). Sleep deprivation be damned.

Lane: GOP must evolve socially

Across the country, people rejoiced as gay marriage rights were passed by the Supreme Court. Meanwhile, despite this support from the American public, leaders in the GOP — particularly those who have begun presidential campaigns — are opposed to gay marriage.

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