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Americans are forgetting what actually matters

Written By Rachel Nunes
June 29, 2016
Filed under OPINIONS

I am going to talk about Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the president of the Islamic Republic of Iran, and how I feel about this guy who is essentially the Ayatollah's talking head gone wild.  The puppetry mechanism on this pretty boy is busted, and the Ayatollah gives a "word-up" to that as of 2008. Ahmadinejad is...

Beyoncé’s lip sync betrayal

Written By Jennifer Lough
June 29, 2016
Filed under OPINIONS

 Numerous stories have been written speculating that Beyoncé lip synced The Star Spangled Banner at President Obama’s Inauguration, along with satirical accounts of Republicans calling for Obama’s resignation in light of this recent scandal as published on ABC, NBC and HuffingtonPost. Is this ne...

Outrage in Ferguson well-deserved

Outrage in Ferguson well-deserved

Written By Laura Byko
June 29, 2016
Filed under OPINIONS

“He probably charged.” “He was a thug.” “He shoplifted.” “He was holding a gun in a picture.” There’s an undercurrent to these sentiments, an ugly idea at their spines that no one seems to be willing to say plainly: “He deserved to die.&rdq...

Cable companies threaten to hault net neutrality

Written By Chelsea Krejocic
June 29, 2016
Filed under OPINIONS

Right now, the belief of Internet users is that we should be able to access the Internet at the most rapid speed possible, as well as view any website we desire, regardless of whether it is a corporate site or a mom-and-pop site. We also have the impression that we should be able to use any Internet se...

Letter from the editor…

Letter from the editor…

Written By Jon Andreassi
June 29, 2016
Filed under OPINIONS

As another school year begins and students get adjusted to their new classes, myself and the rest of the staff are already hard at work putting together this semester’s first issue of The Globe. I am pretty used to it at this point. Over a dozen people sweating away in our tiny un-air conditione...

Campus pirates’ lose big with illegal downloads

Written By Jennifer Smith
June 29, 2016
Filed under OPINIONS

While the publicity about piracy of music has died down since thousands of college students were targeted by the Recording Industry Association of American (RIAA) for stealing music via the Internet a decade ago, the push has continued today.In 2007, an article by Paula Lehman for Businessweek entitled "B...

Campus assault rates unacceptable

Campus assault rates unacceptable

Written By Devon Strayer
June 29, 2016
Filed under OPINIONS

A survey published in early August found that out of 236 colleges and universities, 41 percent had failed to investigate any of the sexual assaults reported to them.  I am going to say that again.  Forty-one percent of schools that reported on-campus sexual assaults to the Department of E...

Carrying on King’s dream 50 years later

Written By Alicia Green
June 29, 2016
Filed under OPINIONS

As the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington was celebrated on Wednesday, I found myself feeling two different ways.I was in admiration of how far America as a country had come in terms of civil rights and how much we had become a more open-minded nation. A feeling of honor and pride overcame me...

Pot-infused soda should not have been legalized

Pot-infused soda should not have been legalized

Written By Nick Vercilla
June 29, 2016
Filed under OPINIONS

Since marijuana has been legalized in the states of Washington and Colorado, people have enjoyed the opportunity to legally buy and smoke the substance. Many businesses have emerged in order to capitalize on the excitement by selling marijuana and marijuana-infused products. One company is hoping to sel...

Celebrity overexposure brings publicity laws to question

Written By Amy Neel
June 29, 2016
Filed under OPINIONS

Hollywood vixen Marilyn Monroe once boldly said, “Hollywood is a place where they’ll give you a thousand dollars for a kiss and fifty cents for your soul.” I wonder what the icon would think she deserves today for appropriation of her name or likeness.While we will never know the answer to that ...

Nude pictures not for public eye

Nude pictures not for public eye

Written By Laura Byko
June 29, 2016
Filed under OPINIONS

Pop quiz: You like Jennifer Lawrence. You think she’s really, really hot. You find out someone apparently hacked into her iCloud account and stole some nude photos of her. You: A. Seek them out immediately – she shouldn’t have taken the photos if she didn’t want people to s...

More sleep, more focused teenagers

More sleep, more focused teenagers

Written By Devon Strayer
June 29, 2016
Filed under OPINIONS

I’m a night person. I always have been. I remember telling my mother somewhere around the age of six that I was a night owl. I probably didn’t have much of an idea of what that even meant at that point in my life, but by golly, I knew it just the same, and it was the absolute truth. My...