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Bj Barnes

Bj Barnes, Opinion Columnist

Benjamin Barnes is a Telecommunication Media Studies senior from Rochester, Indiana. Barnes' has been involved with The Battalion since his junior year and plans to start his own media group following graduation. If he's not writing, he's most likely watching a Texans game or at the gym.

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Should an app that sexualizes kids still be permitted within the United States? Opinion columnist Bj Barnes says it’s time to ditch TikTok. (Graphic by Ethan Mattson/The Battalion)

Opinion: Tick tock, TikTok

Bj Barnes, Opinion Columnist
March 28, 2024
Is there a market capitalizing on loneliness? Opinion columnist Bj Barnes says online pay-to-chat services are a symptom of youth loneliness and an inability to socialize with peers. (Photo by Chris Swann/The Battalion)

Opinion: The loneliness economy

Bj Barnes, Opinion Columnist
February 22, 2024
Opinion: Herpes and heartbreak

Opinion: Herpes and heartbreak

Bj Barnes, Opinion Columnist
February 7, 2024
Physics students in the MPHY 205 class room congregate for their 10:00 am physics class.

Opinion: A zombie virus is spreading at A&M

Bj Barnes, Opinion columnist
November 14, 2023
Opinion columnist Benjamin Barnes says A&M admits too many students, leading to overcrowded spaces on campus and infrastructure problems in College Station.

Opinion: A&M is for the streets

Bj Barnes, Opinion columnist
November 7, 2023
Opinion columnist Benjamin Barnes says customer service, cheap products and consumerism culture are making everyday items worse.

Opinion: Companies don’t care about you

Bj Barnes, Opinion columnist
October 24, 2023
Opinion columnist Benjamin Barnes says the disbandment of the Office for Diversity doesn’t have to be a bad thing.

Good riddance: A eulogy for DEI

Bj Barnes, Opinion columnist
October 18, 2023
Rizz not rizzing? Opinion columnist Benjamin Barnes gives advice to guys on campus looking for that special someone.

Rizz not rizzing?

Bj Barnes, Opinion columnist
September 13, 2023
rap meme

Opinion: Rap music has lost its voice

Bj Barnes, Opinion columnist
August 29, 2023
The Academic Building on Thursday, July 27, 2023.

Opinion: Senioritis is in full swing

Bj Barnes, Opinion columnist
July 27, 2023
Opinion writer Benjamin Barnes says high expectations ruin summer.

Opinion: Summer is overrated

Bj Barnes, Opinion columnist
June 13, 2023
Opinion writer Benjamin Barnes explains how ChatGPT is also useful for giving relationship advice.  

Opinion: How ChatGPT got my mom a date

Bj Barnes, Opinion columnist
April 26, 2023
breakup

Opinion: Let’s break up with breakups

Bj Barnes, Opinion columnist
April 18, 2023
Rejection email

Opinion: Inspired by Puss

Bj Barnes, Opinion columnist
April 5, 2023
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