The Southerner

Apple should not help the FBI unlock the iPhone of San Bernardino terrorist

Addie Welch, Staff Writer

April 19, 2016

In an America with an increasingly blurred line between online privacy and government surveillance, Apple is right to block the FBI’s efforts to unlock the iPhone of San Bernardino terrorist Syed Rizwan Farook. While protect...

Counterpoint: Taylor Swift is being criticized too harshly

Ruby Dennis, Staff Writer

December 19, 2013

Taylor Swift’s music is criticized by many, but not for good reasons. Her critics argue that her songs are too focused on romance to set a good example for her listeners. But this isn’t the case at all. In fact, lots of Sw...

Counterpoint: Rebelling against easy As is pointless and absurd

Ryan Wiskerchen, Staff Writer

May 28, 2013

There are those who are very bitter about the frequent education trend of grade inflation, believing that it diminishes the value of their own hard work.  While it is true that the A is not the elusive creature it once was, a voca...