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Missed opportunities for American Libertarians

Cyril Burchenal, Columnist
October 5
Filed under Columnists, OPINION

Much of the public discourse in this election suggests that Republicans have suffered the most in this election cycle. Their reputation as the “responsible” party has been vandalized both domestically and internationally will likely damage Republican election rates for years to come. But the GOP ...

The curious case of Colin Kaepernick

Rina Cakrani, Columnist
September 29
Filed under OPINION

The First Amendment guarantees freedoms concerning religion, expression, assembly and the right to petition. Recent events suggest that there might be some ‘exclusion’ to these rights when the views expressed conflict with the norms and values many hold dear. Colin Kaepernick, backup quarterback of NFL’s...

Reactions to North Carolina’s Anti-LGBT Law Detract from Bigger Issue

Ben Shoemake, Columnist
April 21
Filed under Columnists, OPINION

What interests me most, though, aren't the particularities of the bill or the conversations surrounding it, but the complete and total lack of perspective surrounding trans rights in general, which these recent events have served to make apparent.

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Brian Concannon Reveals American Injustices

Katy Wills, Columnist
February 4
Filed under Columnists, OPINION

Brian Concannon is not what I expected him to be. I envisioned the most prominent U.S. lawyer for human rights in Haiti to be big and loud and oozing with self importance. I expected someone who schmoozes–or at least has an obvious ego. That’s not Brian. Brian Concannon is quiet, hard to crack, rarely...

Take the Self-Driving Car with a Grain of Salt

Olivia Gilbert, Columnist
November 12
Filed under Columnists, OPINION

Americans would suffer in forgetting the value that exists in driving oneself not to get somewhere, but merely for the sake of the journey.

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In Opposition to Beats Radio

Benjamin Shoemake, Columnist
October 28
Filed under Columnists, OPINION

We need to stop forcing American products, the English language, and US culture onto the rest of the world, and start creating new technologies that allow us to better hear what is being said in response.

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Sports are the new religion for many Americans

Zan McPherson
February 5
Filed under Columnists, OPINION

Immediately upon the Seahawks' glorious and absurdly lucky win against the Green Bay Packers a few weeks ago, I called my twin brother in Seattle only to hear an ear-assaulting flood of laughing and screaming surrounded by distant firework explosions. "Zan... I'm just, I'm just running around outside....

In the Mood for American

Ari Appel
November 2
Filed under BLOGS, What's In A Name?

What is American cuisine? Hamburgers, apple pie and barbecue are distinctly American. But many other foods that Americans eat, we do not call American. Pizza, for example, is Italian, despite being widely eaten in the US, and prepared differently than it is in Italy. When it comes to food in general,...

Comedian Russell Brand Raises Important Issues

Comedian Russell Brand Raises Important Issues

Bill Landefeld
October 31
Filed under OPINION

Do you ever think about what you would say if a BBC news anchor interviewed you? Would you take the opportunity to talk about why you never vote, the growing income gap around the world, your former drug addiction and how lovely your interviewer's beard looks? Or would you simply answer the questi...

Issue 3: Voices of the Community

Issue 3: Voices of the Community

Jade Blake-Whitney
September 24
Filed under OPINION

Should the United States use air strikes against the Syrian Government?  Videographer Jade Blake-Whitney polls the community on what they think about the US government using air strikes against the Syrian government....

High Consumption Demands Tough Choices

Danielle Broida
October 31
Filed under OPINION

Earth's human population is 7,075,228,550 and growing by the second. Americans constitute five percent of the world's population but consume 24 percent of the world's energy. The relationship between population rise and the demand for food, water and resources is unavoidable. In the midst of environmental havoc...

‘Communist China’ does not follow strict notion of communism; has capitalist values

philipcheng
December 8
Filed under OPINION

When people think of China, one of the things that pops into their heads is communism. In America, there is uneasiness when we hear the word communism. Though the feeling is not as pronounced as in the Cold War Era, it still exists in trace amounts. A popular notion of communism envisions people living...

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