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A Possible Three Party System?

December 1, 2009

Image via Wikipedia By Kevin Zwick Outlook Editor The recent Congressional race in the 23rd District of New York was a possible glimpse into the future of the American political system. The heated campaign between a Democrat, Re...

Musical Cliches and Pseudo-Songwriters: Two Rogue Songwriters' Views on Song Craft

December 1, 2009

John Oates via last.fm By Kenny Luck and Phil Yurkon Staff Writers “I have expressed my deepest feelings through songs. Don’t be afraid… you have to be fearless.” This is how John Oates, one-half of the pop duo “Hall and Oates”, who rose to the top of the pop...

Anti-Intellectualism Revisited: Why Are Americans So Stupid?

November 1, 2009

By Kenny Luck Staff Writer “Our anti-intellectualism”, wrote historian Richard Hofstadter, “is older than our national identity”. In 1964, Hofstadter’s book, Anti-Intellectualism in American Life, won the Pulitzer ...

Is All the World A-Twitter?

November 1, 2009

Image via Wikipedia By Mandy Boyle Advertising Sales Manager/Entertainment Editor I confess. I'm one of them. I @ reply, retweet and Follow Friday. But what exactly does that all mean? Well, to start out with, I'm one of millions...

Students Suffer in Bad Economy

November 1, 2009

By Nicole Eatz Staff Writer This year students are struggling with the high costs of college. In my opinion, the bad economy should not affect students. No one should be penalized for not having enough money. That is why we have...

And Now For Something Completely Different

November 1, 2009

By Kevin Zwick Outlook Editor The year was 1969. It was a hallmark year for many reasons: Woodstock and the end of the Hippie Era; the Manson murders; the Beatles’ rooftop concert; and Neil Armstrong walking on the moon. It...

Security's Hard Work Goes Unnoticed

November 1, 2009

By Amanda Toth Editor-in-Chief I'm sure everyone on campus has, at one time or another, heard someone complaining about the Security department. These complaints, mostly about parking tickets or a lack of parking spaces, are usually some...

Security's Hard Work Goes Unnoticed

November 1, 2009

By Amanda Toth Editor-in-Chief I'm sure everyone on campus has, at one time or another, heard someone complaining about the Security department. These complaints, mostly about parking tickets or a lack of parking spaces, are...

Change Not Derange: A Republican Perspective

October 1, 2009

Image by Fibonacci Blue via Flickr By Josh Rumage Staff Writer Everyone gets sick occasionally. But nowadays with the battle over health care in Washington, D.C., it may not be a good time to fall ill. For the last few months...

Evict Vick

October 1, 2009

Image by y-its-mom via Flickr By Lee Leibert Staff Writer When you think of football, what is the first thing that you just think of? Trading cards, cheerleaders, sitting on the bleachers and maybe enjoying the game with friends ...

The Economy and the Student

October 1, 2009

By Nicole Eatz Staff Writer This year students are struggling with the high costs of college. In my opinion, the bad economy should not affect students. No one should be penalized for not having enough money. That is why w...

Pass Reform Now: A Democrat's Perspective

October 1, 2009

Image by Chicago Man via Flickr By Amanda Toth Editor-in-Chief The late Senator and universal health care advocate Edward Kennedy once said, "the dream shall never die." And for the 46 million Americans who went uninsured in 2008, i...