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A snow day lost, a snow day found

Conventional wisdom says that locales in which snowfall is normal and frequent are well-equipped to handle the inclement conditions. Syracuse is still a functioning city under a foot or more, but all...


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These days, senioritis may actually be fatal

Whoever said senior year would be fun had no idea what they were talking about. Underclassmen, enjoy your spare time while you can. Senior year isn’t all it’s cracked up to be....


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We're earning straight A's, but real learning is optional

Last semester, I took an interesting, enjoyable and insightful history course with a great professor. I wish I had instead taken a different one — a class that I would have found...


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The next battlefield in the piracy war

As the human race catapults its way through the technological age, new controversies arise with each breakthrough we happen to stumble upon. Some notable disputes: stem cell research, whether or not robots...


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A definition of 'time' is hard to come by

The sun is about to set. It’s 3:53 p.m. Oh wait, never mind, it doesn’t turn dark in the early afternoon anymore. Maybe by 6 p.m these days … Is it already...


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Hockey puts football to absolute shame

Hockey is greater than football. Yes, I’m going there, and right after Super Bowl Sunday. I don’t care if football is the biggest sport in America and everyone and their grandmother tune...


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In Egypt's protests: another threat to Israel

By now I hope everyone is aware of the news affecting millions of people across the globe. No, I’m not talking about who won the Super Bowl. I’m talking about the ongoing...


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The game's the worst part

SUNDAY — I’m writing this column on the day of the big game, it’s the early afternoon to be exact. Ah, the Super Bowl, one of the biggest sporting events of the...


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What a cock-blocker taught me about circumcision

I recently learned that dating a friend of a friend can be what I like to call a “double-edged dildo.” While getting insider information on a potential hookup reduces investigative work (i.e....


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How to fix your Tomagotchi-friendships

You can’t go a day without seeing them, you get dinner every night together, you text constantly and then go your separate ways and don’t think too much of it. No, this...