Hero of the Week: The Cast of “Hamliton”

Columns, Opinion

By Brian Klose Opinion Editor This week’s hero of the week is the current Broadway cast of “Hamilton.” On Nov. 18, the cast voiced their concerns about the direction of the country under President-elect Donald Trump’ administration to Vice President-elect Mike Pence, who was in attendance at that night’s performance. Following the remarks, Trump and […]

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Hero of the Week: Joe Biden (and His Memes)

Columns, Opinion

By Brian Klose Opinion Editor This issue’s hero of the week is none other than America’s favorite cool grandpa, Vice President Joe Biden. Following Donald Trump’s election win, some on the internet sought to find solace for the fact that the election didn’t go their way. In true internet fashion, people turned to memes to […]

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Hero of the Week: David S. Pumpkins

Columns, Opinion

By Brian Klose Opinion Editor After a brief hiatus, the Opinion Section’s “Hero of the Week” is back. The purpose of the section is to profile individuals from current events, politics, and pop culture who exemplify any particular set of heroic qualites. Anyone, from world leaders to influencial artists, is eligible for this prestigious  honor. […]

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LGBTQ Voices

Columns, Opinion

By Rachael Walloga Elm Staff Writer The world can be a dangerous place for LGBTQ youth. The most important thing LGBTQ youth needs to know is that they are not alone. Students looking for a safe space can find one behind the door with the rainbow sticker. Faculty members displaying this symbol are participants in […]

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Hellogoodbye’s Performance at WC

Columns, Opinion

By Jeremy Quintin Staff Columnist This past Friday in Cain Gym, Jocelyn Faro, Tim Meren, and synth-pop band Hellogoodbye put on a fun-filled two hour long performance open to any students on campus. For those who couldn’t make it out of some silly fear of a tornado, you missed out on a neat collision of […]

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Don’t Stop the Signal: A Final Reminder Why Research Matters

Columns, Opinion

Ian Barry Staff Columnist Over the last year I’ve had the pleasure of writing on a variety of subjects. Some may have seemed abstruse or esoteric, some banal. But the common point I wished to convey with every article was this: these things matter. Space, scientific research, human augmentation, and yes, even copyright. All these […]

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How Far Will Our Hero Worship of Celebrities Go?

Columns, Opinion

Dana Panczenko Staff Columnist Commentary on Justin Bieber’s Visit to Anne Frank House and His Fans’ Reactions There are very few celebrities that I care about less than Justin Bieber. Normally, I just tune out the barrage of news stories surrounding his success, his failures, his breakup with Selena Gomez, and more inane details of […]

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Goodbye America? Columnist’s Final Plea to Unite and React

Columns, Opinion

Chris Cronin Staff Columnist How many times have you turned on the TV, your favorite news website, or opened a newspaper and seen a story about “the people who are destroying America”? If you’re a hardened Democrat, you’re probably used to hearing about “the War on Women” and how social conservatives are tearing at the […]

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American Exceptionalism: ‘No one should be ashamed to label America as the greatest nation’

Columns, Opinion

Kevin Lair Staff Columnist President Ronald Reagan proclaimed, “We cannot escape our destiny, nor should we try to do so. The leadership of the free world was thrust upon us two centuries ago in that little hall of Philadelphia.” The vast majority of people worldwide recognize America’s revolutionary beginnings and understand that it is truly […]

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Now is Not the Time to Give in to Terror: Reaction to Boston Bombing

Columns, Opinion

Chris Cronin Staff Columnist On Monday, a shocking and deplorable terrorist attack at the Boston Marathon left three people dead and over a hundred injured. Blood literally covered the streets as the injured littered the blast site. Ordinary people found themselves performing feats of heroism. Former Patriots linebacker Joe Andruzzi shrugged off the possibility of […]

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