Major issues require deeper thought

Column by Richard Becker Last week in Memorial Coliseum, environmental activist and attorney Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. issued a clarion call to his audience to stand up and defend our environment from plunderers who would destroy it for profit. He possessed the detail of a lawyer delivering a closing argument, the poetry of a great […]

Lecture stressed need energy policy change

Letter to Editor by Shannon Frazer In a country where coal and oil share the reign over the energy kingdom and all of its loyal subjects, the American people, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. dares to suggest change. While attending his lecture Wednesday evening at Memorial Coliseum, I was inspired to consider the suggestion that there […]

Fraternity ban sets example for hazing reform

There always is and always will be  rumor and innuendo surrounding hazing  as long as fraternities and sororities exist on college campuses. This is justifiable, as hazing is something that is largely tied, but not exclusive, to the Greek section of campus. Having an individual learning the ropes, paying dues, or earning their stripes through […]

Bike permits miss sustainability target

Column by Mahan Ellison On behalf of a quiet collective of bike commuters, I would like to express frustration with Parking and Transportation Services (PTS) new implementation of required registration for bicycles.   I write for the collective of conscientious and law-abiding commuters, and we are not a group to be overlooked.  We lock our bikes […]

Worrying solves nothing, adds more stress

Column by CJ Conklin “Worrying is like a rocking chair.  It gives you something to do, but it doesn’t get you anywhere.”  Van Wilder, played by Ryan Reynolds, is perhaps the most loved college kid in the movie industry since the delinquents that starred in Animal House. If there is one thing that Van teaches […]

Transcript charges unfair to students

Letter to Editor by Ann DeSanctis I am graduating in December, and in preparation for that day I am applying to graduate programs as well as several outside scholarships.  All of these applications require official transcripts sent through the Office of the Registrar.  To my dismay, when I went to order a transcript I discovered […]

Human nature takes star to the top

Column by Tim Riley There are certain things a person just cannot get mad about. If one sees a lion viciously tear apart a gazelle, nobody gets angry. It is the lion’s nature to attack and kill its prey. In the same way, it is pointless to be surprised and outraged by the actions of […]