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2.6 million deaths taught us nothing

February 20, 2019

Nick Hughes Opinion Editor Clark County, Washington is facing a lot of backlash due to a measles outbreak that was reported by health officials in the area. This is not the first major measles outbreak . . .

Vaccine debate Rages on

September 13, 2018

Nick Hughes Opinion Editor There has been a lot of speculation and criticism of the vaccines that Doctors recommend we get. Are they safe and will they cause side effects that I do not want . . .

The ADA is under attack by the Government

April 19, 2018

Nick Hughes Opinion Editor It has been 28 years since the American with disabilities act (ADA) was first put into law. I have been alive for the majority of the life of this act, and . . .

Asperger’s or Autism?

April 14, 2018

Nick Hughes Opinion Editor The autism spectrum features many levels. One such level used to be categorized as Asperger’s. Asperger’s originally defined as by the DSM-IV a, “Qualitative impairment in social interaction, as manifested by . . .

Prepare for the Blue Beard

March 29, 2018

Nick Hughes Opinion Editor April is a big month for me. The reason that is, is because I have autism, and April is autism awareness month. It is the month that I can bring awareness, . . .

Taking a hard look at autism

September 25, 2017

Nick Hughes Opinion Editor I am the opinion editor of the Snapper. I am supposed to have opinions. With the obvious stated, I want to elaborate. As the Opinion Editor, I am supposed to shed . . .

Autism Awareness Month should focus on advocacy, activities

April 19, 2017

Nickolas Hughes Opinion Editor “Autism, or autism spectrum disorder, refers to a range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication, as well as by unique strengths and differences.” . . .

Hate speech about disabilities still hurts

March 31, 2017

Nickolas Hughes Opinion Editor Autism has had a negative connotation added to it that needs to stop. As of late I have heard various people around campus say the phrase, “That is so autistic.” The . . .

Anti-vaccination movement endorsed by De Niro

February 24, 2017

Nickolas Hughes Opinion Editor Let me start by disclosing that I am autistic. I have Asperger’s Syndrome, which is now considered to be high functioning autism. Also, I would like to disclose that I am . . .

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