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Addressing Climate Change: Changing a Culture

Addressing Climate Change: Changing a Culture

By Alexander Pralea, Editor

December 13, 2018


Filed under Opinions, World News

In 2006, Al Gore released a film that was years in the making: An Inconvenient Truth. Reporters heralded him as a hero and luminary who used his position of influence to increase public awareness of the pressing issue of climate change. He made few factual errors and was thus universally considered among sc...

A Rebuttal: Why You Maybe Shouldn’t Vote

A Rebuttal: Why You Maybe Shouldn’t Vote

By Alexander Pralea, Editor

November 3, 2018


Filed under Advice, Opinions, VS, World News

Yes, I hear them. Voting is a fundamental aspect of one's civic duty, they say. Voting is the bedrock of democracy, they argue. Voting is the only way to address tyranny, they declare. Voting is fun, they affirm. I beg to differ. In 1921, when Hitler was elected leader of the Nazi party by a demoralizing...

In Defense of Voting and Democracy

In Defense of Voting and Democracy

By Eric Myskowski, Senior Reporter

November 1, 2018


Filed under Advice, News, Opinions, Student Life, uncategorized, VS, World News

It is not only true that voting actually matters but it also necessary for the country to function. But before we get to the major impact of one person’s vote, we have to see the impact of voting in general. Voting is the only way for a democracy to function. Voting keeps politicians accountable. It...

Zebra Mussels: A Warning Tale

By Alexander Pralea, Editor

October 14, 2018


Filed under Opinions, World News

A ship begins the arduous journey from Istanbul in along the Black Sea, filling its ballasts with water to maintain its balance. Inflated with water, the ship voyages to ports along North America, burrowing deep into the Great Lakes. There it releases its full ballasts, releasing countless species i...

Glioblastoma: Developing a Treatment

By Alexander Pralea, Editor

May 6, 2018


Filed under News, uncategorized, World News

     Recently, Senator John McCain of Arizona has upset the news following his skirmishes with the President. Although this certainly has generated either aplomb or criticism, depending on one’s view on political matters, something that transcends political boundaries is a scenario all too familiar...

Putting Prepositions at the End of Sentences: A Stylistic Choice or an Error?

By Alexander Pralea, Editor

April 24, 2018


Filed under Opinions, uncategorized, World News

This question, whether one can place prepositions at the end of sentence, has ruffled grammarians for the past century, pitting modernists against traditionalists. It is highly loaded question, one that affects other hazy aspects of grammar. To discover the answer and the reason why many scholars argue...

The ESRB and Loot Boxes

The ESRB and Loot Boxes

By Joshua Rigsby, Editor

April 10, 2018


Filed under A&E Reviews, News, Opinions, World News

The ESRB was founded on September 16, 1994 in response to the controversy of games such as Night Trap and Mortal Kombat. It is classified as an American self-regulatory organization that assigns age and content ratings to consumer video games. Recently, the ESRB has found itself in the line of fire for...

Extinction: The Story of the Northern White Rhino

By Alexander Pralea, Editor

April 2, 2018


Filed under News, Opinions, uncategorized, World News

With the death of Sudan, the last male Northern White Rhino, an entire species is destined to evaporate from the earth. 45 years old, he had long suffered from age-related health problems, and veterinarians at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy made the difficult choice of euthanizing him to remedy his pain....

America’s Response to the Puerto Rico Hurricane

By Eric Myskowski, Assistant Reporter

October 10, 2017


Filed under uncategorized, World News

On September 20th, Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico as a category four storm. In its wake, ninety-seven percent of the island lost electricity, buildings were completely destroyed and food, clean water and even everyday materials were unavailable to the island’s many residents. Hospitals ran...

A Closer Look at The Recent Caribbean Hurricanes

A Closer Look at The Recent Caribbean Hurricanes

By Eric Myskowski, Assistant Reporter

September 28, 2017


Filed under News, World News

By the time Hurricane Irma made its much anticipated landfall on the coast of Florida, it was a weak category 3 hurricane. By the time it reached the city of Tampa Bay it was a category one, a shadow of its former self. Rewind one week and Irma is a category five with winds double most of what hit Florida,...

Modern Missile Technology: How It Works

Modern  Missile  Technology:  How  It  Works

By Matt Zablocki, Assistant Reporter

March 20, 2017


Filed under uncategorized, World News

Since  the  beginning  of  the  post-WWII  era,  the  armed  forces  of  the  world  have  been  using  missiles  to  project  payloads  onto  targets  of  every  description,  with  the  technology  involved  becoming  more  and  more  sophisticated.  Nowadays,  we...

Video Games and Violence: is there a connection?

By Joshua Rigsby, Editor

January 23, 2017


Filed under Opinions, World News

Humans are wondrous creatures, capable of building cities and establishing countries. However, humans are also capable of horrendous things, like murder and torture of others. We don't understand what causes violence in humans, but we've tried to tie certain things to the idea that they aid in causing...

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