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Immorally ruining small businesses

Daniel Maibenco, Columnist   The tale of woe for the IRS continues. After facing much controversy for the targeting of conservatives in 2013, the IRS has put itself in a bigger hole to redeem itself. Now, there is an even bigger story that will cast further doubt and scrutiny on […]

 
 

Free speech should not cost lives

Jenn Oswald, Columnist   Our worldly sense of free speech is being not only challenged, but attacked with gunfire. From North Korean computer hacks to last weekend’s Copenhagen café shooting, the world is being shown that fundamental rights are only our own as long as we are fearless in their […]

 
 

Ask Anna: Motivation

Anna Lowenthal, Editor-in-Chief   Q: Dear Anna, how do I keep myself motivated and focused when college, work and everyday life are stressing me out? A: Sometimes, life happens. It seems to dump its load of misery onto us when we least need it. Our computers crash right before the […]

 
 

Taking a shot at the anti-vaxxers

Daniel Maibenco, Columnist   Last month, it was reported that there was an outbreak of the measles virus in Disneyland California. Originally there were only a few cases and the treatments were ongoing. Now the number of cases has grown to almost 100 and spread to at least 14 states. […]

 
 

Putin’ Asperger’s “diagnosis” ignorant

Amelia Smith, Columnist   In 2008, a Pentagon think tank generated a recently publically released report theorizing that Russian President Vladimir Putin could have Asperger’s Syndrome. Asperger’s was an autism disorder that has since been merged into Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in the current DSM V (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual […]

 
 

Music is subjective

Music is subjective

Eric Novak, Columnist This biggest surprise of the 57th Annual Grammy Awards, as usual, was the winner for “Album of the Year.” The Grammy Awards were broadcasted this past Sunday. There were performances by Sia, Jack Johnson, Demi Lovato and others to round out the star-studded evening. This year, it […]

 
 

Ask Anna: Spice things up

Anna Lowenthal, Editor-in-Chief   Q: Dear Anna, I’m looking to do something special for my significant other to spice up our Valentine’s Night. Any suggestions? A: One of the best ways to create an everlasting, romantic Valentine’s memory is to end the holiday with a bang. But you want to […]

 
 

Ask Anna: Trying out Tindr

Anna Lowenthal, Editor-in-Chief   Q: Dear Anna, I haven’t been having much luck with love on campus and I’ve been thinking about getting a Tindr for a while. Should I or should I not? A: Dating culture has changed since the 21st century began, and many modern young lovers are […]

 
 

Unclear nuclear future

Daniel Maibenco, Columnist Last week, Speaker of the House John Boehner invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak to a joint session of Congress in March. It was supposed to be nothing out of the ordinary. Many foreign leaders have visited Washington D.C. and have occasionally spoken to Congress. […]

 
 

Timmerman for President

Eric Novak, Columnist As the school year marches on and graduation comes closer and closer, a lot of questions have started running through my mind. Self-absorbed questions aside, I find myself constantly wondering who’s going to take over for President Wilson now that he’s announced his retirement? A university without […]