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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 23, 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...

Uconn Basketball: Hurleymania Starting Strong

Uconn Basketball: Hurleymania Starting Strong

By Kevin Galasso, Editor

December 5, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Sports

November 15th, 2018, This was the day that I started to believe in Hurleymania. Uconn Basketball had beaten Syracuse who at the time was ranked 15 in the country. I couldn’t believe what I was watching. The team was looking so much better compared to the last two years. That made me excited to see wha...

Xavier and Mercy’s Anon(ymous): Captivating and Emotional

Xavier and Mercy’s Anon(ymous): Captivating and Emotional

By Laurenz Mosquito, Senior Reporter

December 3, 2018


Filed under A&E Reviews, News, Opinions, Student Life

"Where I come from"—these are the words that stick with you after seeing Xavier and Mercy's production of Naomi Iizuka's Anon(ymous). Full of potent imagery and well-placed humor, the play proves to be a relevant commentary on modern issues regarding cultural displacement, immigration, and family,...

Baby Killing or Termination of Pregnancy? Loaded Language in Our World

Baby Killing or Termination of Pregnancy? Loaded Language in Our World

By Alexander Pralea, Editor

November 28, 2018


Filed under Opinions

Pro-choice or Pro-death? Pro-life or Pro-Birth? Inappropriate Contact or Rape? Pro-marriage equality or Anti-traditional marriage? In today’s world, hyper-politicization has resulted in the use of loaded language to manipulate the reader into agreeing with the author. These examples regarding gay m...

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...

Don’t worry about this November’s election

Don’t worry about this November’s election

By Alexander Pralea, Editor

October 31, 2018


Filed under Advice, Opinions, uncategorized, VS

Regardless of your party affiliation, you have likely been overwhelmed by the onslaught of imploring reporters and fervent politicians highlighting the value of voting, especially considering that millions of people live in countries in which they cannot vote. Desperate to win the election, these politicians,...

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