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Libya unrest handled ‘poorly’ by U.S. government

Written By Alex Stumpf

June 29, 2016


Filed under OPINIONS

It's hard to imagine a country currently more divided than Libya. Political turmoil does not even come close to describing the events that have transpired since February.A successful pro-democracy uprising in Egypt inspired the citizens of Libya to try to overthrow longtime leader Muammar Gaddafi. Ho...

Health and Wellness for the Half-Hearted

Written By Akasha Brandt

June 29, 2016


Filed under OPINIONS

With only a little over a week left in the semester, freshmen, sophomore and junior students’ heads are spinning with optimistic thoughts of summer vacation.While unwanted short-term goals like final projects and papers are in the periphery of our minds, they are largely overshadowed by the desirable go...

Logic defies ghost myth

Written By Melissa Lohr

June 29, 2016


Filed under OPINIONS

I take my truth the same way I take my coffee: harsh, bitter and with a delicious muffin on the side. This healthy and occasionally overbearing skepticism keeps me from falling for some of the myths in popular culture; for example, when I learned that Chuck Norris was hiding another fist under his be...

Health and Wellness for the Halfhearted

Written By Akasha Brandt

June 29, 2016


Filed under OPINIONS

Our shoulders are permanently slumped from carrying backpacks loaded with books, purple rings surround our eyes and coffee breath is a rampant problem. It is week seven of the semester, and it is awful. Chronic stress is our cross to bear as a generation, according to a report from the American Psychological As...

Hosts bring attention, influence to politics

Written By Alexander Stumpf

June 29, 2016


Filed under OPINIONS

Back in 1996, Comedy Central launched a new genre of televised broadcasting. Taking elements from talk shows such as "The O'Reilly Factor "and adding a comedian's insight into all of the day's top stories, "The Daily Show" became a massive hit. It became so popular that a spin-off, "The Colbert Report", wa...

Hustler Magazine not at Fault

Written By Kayla Zarecky

June 29, 2016


Filed under OPINIONS

In November 1983, Hustler magazine included an advertisement of Rev. Jerry Falwell describing his "first time" where Falwell describes his first time as being and incestuous experience in an outhouse with his mother, and portrays him as being a drunkard in the faux ad about Campari liquor.  Hustler ma...

Internet data mining practices are intrusive

Written By Matthew Schmid

June 29, 2016


Filed under OPINIONS

I remember reading "1984" for the first time in 2001 and fearing the watchful eyes of Big Brother. It made me become politically active because I assumed that Big Brother would grow in the form of government. I believed the threat would come in the form of federal agencies taping our phones, putting vi...

Unpaid internships benefi cial to devoted college students, those seeking post-grad jobs

Written By Alex Stumpf

June 29, 2016


Filed under OPINIONS

April is consistently one of the most frantic months in the lives of college students. Amidst the craziness of term papers, finals and hammering out a schedule for next semester, a student has to endure the pressure of trying to find work for the summer months.A very popular form of summer work is un...

Is Oscar Pistorius the O.J. of the current generation?

Written By Michael Kyle

June 29, 2016


Filed under OPINIONS

Oscar Pistorius’s story is one full of inspiration and dedication. Unfortunately, his legacy is now marked with a dark cloud and it made its way into households across the whole world.Pistorius is a double amputee, who competed in the 2012 London Paralympics.  He won silver and two gold medals. ...

Filmmaking should be taught in high schools

Written By Cody McDevitt

June 29, 2016


Filed under OPINIONS

My favorite line of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s 1933 inaugural address is when he says, “Happiness lies not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.”High school education is the basis for our ability to create. It’s where we...

Flickr uploads may lead to commercial usage

Written By Kelly Lanzendorfer

June 29, 2016


Filed under OPINIONS

Alison Chang, a 15-year-old student from Dallas, was shocked when she saw her face on a Virgin Mobile billboard in Australia. The photographer, Justin Ho-Wee Wong, was equally shocked. His image of Chang had been used without permission for commercial purposes.There have been many accusations of uploa...

Church burns books for ‘double inspiration’

Written By Kevin Carlson

June 29, 2016


Filed under OPINIONS

The Amazing Grace Baptist Church, which consists of Pastor Marc Grizzard and his parish of 14, will soon host book burnings in North Carolina.Book burning may seem an archaic form of censorship, and its effectiveness has been lost due to modern printing techniques; however, it is still used today as...