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The Joy of Playoff Hockey

The Joy of Playoff Hockey

By Kevin Galasso, Editor

May 1, 2019


Filed under Opinions, Sports

Although I am a major fan of hockey and it is my favorite sport, before a month ago, I had never been to an NHL game. This was for a couple of reasons. One, I didn’t get into hockey until a couple of years ago, thanks to watching Uconn Hockey, and two, I follow the Pittsburg Penguins. I know that sounds...

Sustainability: Necessary and Feasible

Sustainability: Necessary and Feasible

By Alexander Pralea, Editor

April 27, 2019


Filed under Opinions

Easter Island, or Rapa Nui as its indigenous people call it, is enshrined in American memory as the location of nine-hundred moai (stone statues resembling human figures). In the anthropological and environmental science community, it is the story of a fierce debate over the downfall of a complex civilization...

Science and Politics: A Difficult Relationship

Science and Politics: A Difficult Relationship

By Alexander Pralea, Editor

April 16, 2019


Filed under Opinions, uncategorized

To an extent, science is the antithesis of politics. Politics, first and foremost, is based on morals and values - one's solidified views on human nature based on one's cultural upbringing, religion, and personal experiences. Science, on the other hand, is refreshingly impersonal; it cares little for...

The Ocean: Climate Change’s Big, Beautiful Frontier

The Ocean: Climate Change’s Big, Beautiful Frontier

By Alexander Pralea, Editor

March 28, 2019


Filed under Opinions

In today's world subject to a constant deluge of negative news, few issues receive more coverage than climate change. While certainly necessary in increasing awareness of this life-altering issue, one consequence of the climate change that imperils the delicate balance of the biosphere has gone unnoticed....

Congressional Term Limits: The Logical Choice

Congressional Term Limits: The Logical Choice

By Eric Myskowski, Senior Reporter

March 11, 2019


Filed under News, Opinions, VS, World News

“No person who has served 6 terms as a Representative shall be eligible for election to the House of Representatives. No person who has served 2 terms as a Senator shall be eligible for election or appointment to the Senate.” While instating congressional term limits would be difficult, it is not by any...

The Yemeni Civil War: How Many More Lives is Too Many?

The Yemeni Civil War: How Many More Lives is Too Many?

By Alexander Pralea, Editor

March 1, 2019


Filed under Opinions, World News

Across the world, many noteworthy events go unreported. From a realistic perspective, this is expected; after all, most Americans (even college-educated ones) do not know fundamental facts about immigration, the global economy, and international organizations like NATO and the UN. Americans neither know...

Congressional Term Limits: An Idea as Irresponsible as it is Improbable

Congressional Term Limits: An Idea as Irresponsible as it is Improbable

By Robert Mullins, Assistant Reporter

February 22, 2019


Filed under News, Opinions, uncategorized, World News

We are only in the very beginning of the 116th Congress, and already, freshmen legislators have hosted a new plague to haunt the halls of the Capitol: an epidemic of terrible ideas. These ideas range from unrealistically ambitious, to downright implausible. Obviously, the most talked-about example of this ...

Post-Truth Epidemic Grips Nation

Post-Truth Epidemic Grips Nation

By Alexander Pralea, Editor

February 13, 2019


Filed under Onion X, Opinions, uncategorized

According to researchers at the CDC, the apocalypse that thousands of doomsday activists have foretold has finally materialized. The Post-Truth Epidemic is finally here, distorting all notions of normalcy and destroying the thread of American society. The plague first manifested itself in its current...

Football’s Flaws

Football’s Flaws

By Alexander Pralea, Editor

February 4, 2019


Filed under Opinions, Sports, uncategorized

From an evolutionary perspective, humankind's obsession with violence is natural. Anthropologists have long suspected that a primal sense of aggression endures in humans, butting its unpleasant head in honor killings and nonstop warfare, because it increases humankind’s ability to reproduce in niche...

My Favorite Games of 2018

My Favorite Games of 2018

By Kevin Galasso, Editor

January 24, 2019


Filed under A&E Reviews, Opinions

When I look back at 2018 in terms of video games, I see a year that was full of both ups and downs. While there were many great games that released in 2018, there was also a lot of subpar and disappointing games. Games like Fallout 76 and Metal Gear Survive left gamers in disgust over their poor qualit...

Rap Just Isn’t What it Used to Be

Rap Just Isn’t What it Used to Be

By Aidan Higgins, Assistant Reporter

January 17, 2019


Filed under A&E Reviews, Opinions, uncategorized

"Like you seen him twirl, then he drop, n**** / And we keep them 9 millis on my block, n**** / And Monte keep it on him, he done dropped n***** / And Trigger he be wildin', he some hot n***** / Tones known to get busy with them Glocks, n**** / Try to run down and you can catch a shot, n****" The lyrics...

Addressing Climate Change: Changing a Culture

Addressing Climate Change: Changing a Culture
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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...

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