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The Lookout | November 15, 2018

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Staff Editorial

Thousand Oaks tragedies a reminder

November 14, 2018 |

It has been a devastating month for the residents of Thousand Oaks, Calif.

On Nov. 7, the city became the target of the country’s latest mass shooting. While enjoying their evening at the Borderline Bar and Grill, 12 innocent people … Read More

Editorial: Synagogue shooting saddens

November 2, 2018 |

Another act of hate was committed Saturday, Oct. 27 in Pittsburgh.

Worshippers gathered at the Tree of Life synagogue for a service that started at 9:45 a.m. A shooter entered the building, yelling anti-semitic remarks, and made an attack that … Read More

Staff Editorial: Supporting Kavanaugh for Supreme Court sends bad message

October 4, 2018 |

The list keeps getting longer.

Harvey Weinstein, Larry Nassar, Bill Cosby, Matt Lauer and Donald Trump are just a small sampling of the hundreds of powerful men who have been the subject of sexual assault, harassment or misconduct allegations in … Read More

Staff Editorial: U.S. Open sparks debate

September 20, 2018 | 2

Sexism was the name of the game at the 2018 U.S. Open. It all began with a quick shirt adjustment, which left French tennis player Alize Cornet receiving an undeserved code violation for “indecent exposure.”

It followed with Serena Williams … Read More

Editorial: Journalists aren’t enemies

August 30, 2018 | 1

In a time where the words “fake news” are seemingly everywhere, the importance of journalism today is often overshadowed.

Conceivably the biggest critic of the media, President Donald Trump has worked hard to diminish the work of journalists around the … Read More

Stocken Speaks: Beach Boys concert fulfills a lifelong dream for reporter

July 23, 2018 |

By Shauna Stocken A&E Editor

In the introduction chapter of my memoir, I reminisce memories from my youth surrounding my mom and my younger sister.

This included memories of cruising in my mom’s GEO Metro and dancing throughout the house … Read More

Newsprint tariffs threaten democracy

July 11, 2018 |

 

The following is an op-ed piece submitted to The Lookout by Michigan Press Association President and Chairman Brad Thompson, who is also CEO of the Detroit Legal News Company.

The U.S. Commerce Department has added anti-dumping duties of up … Read More

OPINION COLUMN: Sarah’s Stance: MPA convention a chance to learn

May 15, 2018 |

By Sarah Barney A&E Editor

As a student journalist, I have attended quite a few conventions. I have been able to take part in sessions that help me grow as a journalist and designer.

On Thursday, May 10, I was … Read More

Social media to blame for ‘fake news’

March 29, 2018 |

By Sarah Barney A & E Editor

“American teenager who killed Muslim refugee for raping his 7-year-old sister sentenced to 30 years in prison!” claimed the headline above a viral video on Facebook recently.

The video, which at one point … Read More

Staff Editorial from The Lookout: Teachers need supplies, not guns

March 15, 2018 |

Every time there is a school shooting, the idea to either post armed guards or arm school faculty enters the debate.

The Lookout staff sternly opposes the concept of arming schoolteachers and expecting them to defend students in … Read More