Opinions

Battle Royale: Dodge Challenger vs. Tesla P85D

Battle Royale: Dodge Challenger vs. Tesla P85D

Jeff Neukom, Managing Editor   Five years ago, the thought of an electric car going toe-to-toe with a snarling American muscle car would have been ludicrous. If we’re being honest, the thought of an electric car beating a bike in a race was almost far-fetched. Tesla Motor Corporations heard the […]

 
 

Letter to the Editor

Cortney Sears   The editorial from last week’s edition, “Sodexo needs healthier options for students,” was uninformed and messy. You are not required to swipe to view the menu in the commons, which is also available at all Sodexo areas on campus. The information previously provided about Sodexo’s food was […]

 
 

Terror spreads as Obama cowers at defining it

Daniel Maibenco, Columnist   “ISIS is a global threat to peace.” That saying is far from new. Over the past few years, ISIS has gone from relative obscurity to surpassing al-Qaeda in notoriety for its sheer brutality. The group’s vicious acts of violence are attracting a lot of attention. While […]

 
 

Ask Anna: poor love choices

Anna Lowenthal, Editor-in-Chief   Q: Dear Anna, my friend’s boyfriend is a complete jerk and I can’t stand him. What can I do to convince my friend that he’s worthless and doesn’t deserve her? A: If you’ve ever had a close friend, chances are you’ve at one time or another […]

 
 

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 […]