Forget the president, local elections matter more

Marking his first political speaking engagement since the end of his term, former President Barack Obama urged students at the University of Illinois to fight against President Donald Trump and his regime. The significance of the midterm election has been downplayed in years past and, in our current political climate, this coming November is shaping up to be one of the most important midterms to date.

Parking and political profs: Pet peeves plague PCC

When it comes to college life, there are many situations that could bother students. Other than the confines of a private conversation, their pet peeves often go unexpressed and the issues plaguing the individual often stay unresolved. If these personal problems are presented to an audience, however, there is an impetus for action and the likelihood of change increases.

Can Jon Kyl continue McCain’s senatorial success?

Following John McCain’s passing, there continues to remain an empty seat in the Senate. The question now is who is next in line to succeed as the Arizona senator? Is it a young chap leading a political movement or just another dull prospector? After retiring in 2013, Republican Jon Kyl, a former Arizona senator, never expected he would be called upon his state Governor to serve his country’s political body again. However, the death of the esteemed John McCain has nonetheless resulted in the demand …

Opioid victims need help, not handcuffs

The sinister scythe that is the opioid crisis within the United States continues to reap the lives of our loved ones, has amassed a body count surpassing the Vietnam War, and remains largely unchecked, if not encouraged by laws passed in the interest of personal gain, our collective naivete in regards to the subject and the inhumane yet popular public sentiment that those who use drugs do not deserve help.