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Technological advances outpacing society

September 25, 2014

Filed under Editorial, Showcase

It’s that time of year again when Americans will be lining up outside stores to buy the latest iPhone. It seems technology has crept that much further into our lives. It’s strange to think 20 years ago, cassette tapes and...

College students today don’t have it easy

September 18, 2014

Filed under Editorial, Showcase

We can all relate to our elders, whomever they may be, constantly reminding us how good college students have it easy and that we should be thankful for the chance to get an education. They may be partially right, but they...

A look at the United States thirteen years later

September 11, 2014

Filed under Editorial

Since the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Centers and the Pentagon, United States foreign policy, its response to possible terrorism and the average American citizen’s response to terrorism has changed dramatically. As...

Leaked nudes raises question of victim shaming

September 4, 2014

Filed under Editorial, Uncategorized

Over 100 celebrities, including Jennifer Lawrence, Selena Gomez and Kate Upton, were alleged to have had private and explicit photos leaked online last Sunday after a hacker accessed their cellphones through a cloud-based storage...

ALS Ice Challenge is example of social media’s power

Sean Ellis, Editor

August 28, 2014

Filed under Editorial

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few months, you’ve probably seen your fair share of ice challenge videos on various social media sites, and some people they are tired of seeing them, despite the charitable...

ISIS posing new threat to the United States

August 21, 2014

Filed under Editorial

Since the attacks on the World Trade Center in New York in 2001, the United States has been embroiled in multiple conflicts to find and eliminate terrorist organizations around the world, but the Islamic State of Iraq and the...

Supreme Court decision sets precedent for health care fight

July 10, 2014

Filed under Editorial

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg made headlines with her dissenting opinion in the court’s ruling in the Burwell v. Hobby Lobby case, and for the most part, she was absolutely right. The Burwell decision ruled that...

Health care for veterans needs a dramatic overhaul

July 9, 2014

Filed under Editorial

Since the beginning of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the United States has seen a steady stream of service men and women returning home in need of health care, but problems in the Department of Veterans Affairs has made it...

Tragedy in Santa Barbara underlines need for feminism

July 9, 2014

Filed under Editorial

On the night of March 23, Elliot Rodger went on a rampage in Santa Barbara, CA that left six people dead and 13 others injured. Rodger was driven by his belief that he deserved a life of “love, sex, friends, fun, acceptance...

Bullying creates tension nationwide

October 17, 2012

Filed under Editorial, Opinions

  With October being dedicated to anti-bullying, the news, lately, has covered a lot of instances dealing with bullying.   With the viral video of Jennifer Livingston and the recent death of Amanda Todd, bullying is a major con...

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