There is no doubting the impact that “American Sniper” has had on the ongoing American culture war. The movie has dominated the box office for two straight weekends and grossed $200 million in North America alone. It portrays the life of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, who has been labeled the deadliest sniper in U.S. military […]
Climb in my DeLorean for a minute and let’s go back in time to your senior year of high school. What do you want to do with your life? How are you going to make it happen? What’s your major going to be?
“Our unemployment rate is now lower than it was before the financial crisis.” True but misleading. The actual unemployment number, less than six percent, makes the economy sound like it is much stronger than it really is. Yes the number is lower, but it gives us almost no context. It does not tell us how […]
As I look around the classroom, I begin to see a vibrant student population of all races, creeds, religions, cultures and sexualities. But when I look toward the front of the classroom, where the pillar of education stands and teaches, I struggle to see diversity.
By Kyle Arensdorf email@example.com Controversy swirled around the New England Patriots’ 45-7 drubbing of the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday when some Colts complained about a number of footballs being underinflated. To the casual fan, an underinflated ball doesn’t raise too many red flags. Many probably don’t even know that there are two different kinds of […]
Back in October, I wrote an opinion column praising Pope Francis as a convener of all people, including the non-religious like myself. Up until this point my praise and support for Pope Francis has been nearly unwavering–until he gave his thoughts on the Charlie Hebdo office shooting in Paris. On his way to the Philippines, […]
This year’s Oscar nominations brought many disappointments, most noticeably the lack of racial diversity in the actors and actresses nominated for awards. In fact, if it wasn’t for the Foreign Language Film category, I would be surprised if any of the directors, actors or actresses who will walk away with awards are not Caucasian. Much […]