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Better Understanding Gun Control

Josh Karpatkin, Columnist

March 8, 2018

Three weeks ago, the news broke out that another heartbreaking mass shooting had taken place at a high school in Florida. As the staggering death toll began to make itself known around the country, the cries for tightened gun control reached a new level of fervor. Activists identified a number of spec...

Central American Immigration Crisis

Jose Guerrero Coronado, Columnist

February 11, 2016

The question at hand is not how many refugees the United States, Mexico or Canada can take – it’s why are these people leaving their homelands?

Lives of Black Youth Are Disposable in America

Lives of Black Youth Are Disposable in America

Gladys Gitau

February 27, 2013

In light of recent mass shootings, it seems as if America is really adamant on preventing the slaughter of innocent lives. No one wants to see the horrific stories of young children dying on their morning news. Except young innocent children have been dying and continue to die even as we "recover" from Sandy ...

‘Warm Bodies’ Leaves Viewer Feeling Warm and Fuzzy

‘Warm Bodies’ Leaves Viewer Feeling Warm and Fuzzy

Nathan Fisher

February 7, 2013

The undead seem to be hip nowadays, with shows like "The Walking Dead" and "True Blood" drawing huge crowds, and movies like "Zombieland," "Resident Evil" and "Shaun of the Dead" making a few bucks. Cashing in on this apocalypse lovefest, this week's new release, "Warm Bodies," adds a new twist to zombiela...

‘Seven Psychopaths,’ a Shih Tzu and slit throats

‘Seven Psychopaths,’ a Shih Tzu and slit throats

Nathan Fisher

October 25, 2012

I love the glitzy and over-the-top world of Hollywood and totally get that the sole purpose of a movie trailer is to entice you to see that movie. The snippet from "Seven Psychopaths" seemed to be a comedy about a couple of buddies who run a dog kidnapping business and one day steal the wrong dog. Gre...

The Judge splatters justice in “Dredd”

Nathan Fisher

September 27, 2012

Although sticking with three-dimensional viewing again this week, I decided to shake up the movie genres and traded last week's bubbles of "Finding Nemo" joyfully popping off the screen for the major blood and guts splattering on at least the first three rows of the theater watching "Dredd." "Dredd" was almost 100 minutes of blood, viole...

Love tries to outshine pools of blood in “Lawless”

Nathan Fisher

September 6, 2012

Unfortunately, none of this week's new movie releases excited me. The best of the bad seemed to be "Lawless," a movie that couldn't quite figure out if it wanted to be a gangsta, hillbilly or period flick. "Lawless" follows the Bondurant brothers and their moonshining business in Virginia. The trio includes Forrest (Tom Hardy...

Freedom of speech extends to video games

Blair Hanley Frank

November 18, 2010

Saying that video games are controversial is a rather serious understatement. State governments all over our country have tried to ban the sale of "violent" games to minors for quite some time. For the most part, the proposed laws have all been struck down in court. Until recently, the Supreme Court...

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