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Artificial Intelligence soaks up scientific achievements…and chess wins?

Artificial Intelligence soaks up scientific achievements…and chess wins?

Elaine Lyu, Staff Writer

March 23, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Artificial intelligence, a kind of mechanical intelligence, is developing so fast that it has already been implanted in many high-tech fields in our daily life. Our human society web depends on interaction and is crisscrossed by the internet. We are experiencing problems with dealing with AI and relationships...

From Twitter to tabloids, Trump fizzles

From Twitter to tabloids, Trump fizzles

Andrew Johnson, Staff Writer

March 23, 2018


Filed under Opinion

With “Make America Great Again” as his slogan,Trump has become one of America’s most controversial leaders to have ever sat in the Oval Office. Controversial or not, the part about Trump that matters is whether he and his Republican majority are fulfilling their promises that they were elected...

Students urge action regarding plight of trafficking victims

Students urge action regarding plight of trafficking victims

Megan Bosshart, Staff Writer

March 23, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

While slavery was abolished in the United States in 1856, today there are more slaves worldwide than ever before. Between 14,500 and 17,500 people are trafficked into the U.S. each year, contributing to the 20.9 million slaves worldwide. Human trafficking is one of the fastest growing criminal enterpr...

Golden Globes amplify voices of survivors

Golden Globes amplify voices of survivors

Megan Bossart, Staff Writer

February 16, 2018


Filed under Opinion

While award shows recognize the achievements of actors and actresses in Hollywood, for years red carpets have focused on designer dresses and million-dollar jewels. Events like the Golden Globes red carpet should use their high viewership to draw attention to social issues that affect the lives of people...

Referees drop the ball in terms of play safety

Referees drop the ball in terms of play safety

Andrew Johnson, Staff Writer

February 16, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Referees are authority figures that have the job of presiding over a game from a neutral point of view and making decisions to enforce the rules and keep people safe. These rules are often put in place to create a fair game and to keep the participants safe. With improper rules, a game can quickly turn ...

Sticking to guns proves difficult in cycle of violence

Sticking to guns proves difficult in cycle of violence

Natalia Fic, Opinion Editor

December 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion

“Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” These three core values serve as the foundation for U.S. citizens to live a life of prosperity and safety. However, it is impossible to attain these values if the basis of our nation’s belief system sits upon an outdated right which grants individuals ...

Yowch! Beware the cost of college

Yowch! Beware the cost of college

Editorial Staff

December 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion

The college admissions process is harried enough for seniors based purely on the time-consuming applications, but financial stressors and false reporting by the schools themselves have pushed this editorial staff over the edge. The cost of applications ranges from nothing—at a few small colleges and...

Protests lacking purpose prove fruitless

Protests lacking purpose prove fruitless

Andrew Johnson, Staff Writer

December 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Similar to the late sixties and early seventies, the modern day is full of protests. Whether it is taking a knee during the national anthem or smashing a purchased product, protesting does nothing more than bring some form of attention to the cause. One major problem with protesting is that it can be wi...

Under the Christmas tree and into the kennel

Under the Christmas tree and into the kennel

Megan Bosshart, Staff Writer

December 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion

As the holidays kick into gear, children dream of presents, and parents scramble to shop for gifts. For many children, the ideal present is an adorable kitten or a tiny puppy. This romanticized view of animals often leads people, particularly parents, to purchase a pet when they are not prepared to c...

Students break the ice across borders

Students break the ice across borders

Elaine Lyu, Staff Writer

November 2, 2017


Filed under Opinion

You may find it odd that international students are often found sitting together in Querbes Hall, and in the commons. Recently, I saw a post on website, an Australian asked a question about why international students, especially Chinese students, don’t like to make friends with local students. This issue...

Unique beauty must overcome conformity

Unique beauty must overcome conformity

Gianna Licari, Staff Writer

November 2, 2017


Filed under Opinion

In a world where lip injections and over-plumped derrières are the norm, it is hard to find a sense of natural beauty. Since 2000, the number of plastic surgeries performed, either invasive or non-surgical, has increased colossally each year. Add to that the onset of social media, most notably Inst...

News on Twitter twists fact into fiction

News on Twitter twists fact into fiction

Andrew Johnson, Staff Writer

November 2, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Twitter and other social media platforms allow for people from around the world to connect and share ideas. But recently, media  has not had the impact that many would expect of  a platform where news and opinions transform freely and honestly. During major events, such as the horrific Las Vegas shoot...

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