Opinions

Scratching heads over Iran

Here’s a tough question: What are we going to do about Iran? Iran’s status as a serious threat should be not up for debate any longer. The fact of the matter is...


Opinions

KONY 2012: the perils of selective activism

It takes only a few minutes online to get an earful or eyeful of news on the recent “Kony 2012” and “Invisible Children” controversy. Things spread like wildfire these days, especially when...


Opinions

Madness in March: Road to the Phinal Phour, Part 2

If March goes in like a lion and out like a lamb, then I’d say we’re about a platypus. As you ponder how I arrived at such a conclusion, I’m going to...


Opinions

The fruitless Afghan war

America’s war in Afghanistan has officially spanned the course of over a decade now. The initial battle and subsequent occupation of Afghanistan in order to overthrow the Taliban regime and pacify the...


Opinions

Studying abroad? Read the fine print.

DUBLIN — Studying abroad is a great opportunity, and no one would advocate for its many rewarding aspects more than me. I have been in Ireland for nearly three months now and...


Staff Editorials

Harvey’s first steps

Two months into his tenure, President Stenger seems to be on the right track with the student body. ...


Opinions

“Mass Effect 3” revolutionizes the video game industry

You should buy “Mass Effect 3.” I don’t care if you’ve never played a video game in your entire life. You could pick up an Xbox controller and not know which side...


Opinions

A bright spot in the Dark Ages of sitcoms

I’m a second-semester senior, so I devote a huge portion of my time to watching television. As the days count down toward graduation, I find solace in the world of TV. Unfortunately...


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Let’s talk about sex, baby

The talk. It’s slightly awkward and definitely a tad uncomfortable, but I know I’ll never forget the day my mom asked me if I knew about “the birds and the bees.” I...


Opinions

Sex is taboo, but it doesn’t have to be

Sex makes most people uncomfortable. There are very few people who can talk about their sex lives openly and even they don’t always feel comfortable telling certain people. Sure, it’s great when...