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Duggar children pollute the atmosphere, says ABC

Dec 11th, 2009 | By | Category: Blogs, Featured Articles, Opinions

by Zach Becker The Duggars are destroying our planet! It’s time for the EPA to step in and put a stop to this unchecked procreation! Yes, according to an ABC.com “news” article, Michelle Duggar of the TLC program 18 Kids and Counting recently gave birth via emergency C-Section to her 19th child. While the usual […]



ABC should be ‘Lambert’asted for finale of American Music Awards

Nov 23rd, 2009 | By | Category: Blogs, Featured Articles, Opinions

by Zach Becker I saw the performance “all of America will be talking about tomorrow” for the finale of the 2009 American Music Awards, and I think America will be talking about boycotting ABC advertisers because of the offensive and tasteless crotch-fondling (and faux-blow jobbing) performance of Adam Lambert. Somehow, I doubt that is the […]



In support of a campus smoking ban

Nov 6th, 2009 | By | Category: Editorials, Featured Articles, Opinions

Smoking is a vile, disgusting habit with no real positive benefits. That said, we recognize each individual’s right to destroy their own body if they so wish. However, develop lung cancer on your own time and on your own property! Stop polluting campus for the rest of us! Recently, talk of a smoking ban at […]



Getting to know new people would be easier with better introductions

Nov 6th, 2009 | By | Category: Columns, Featured Articles, Opinions

by Victoria Branch I realized something last weekend. We as college-aged Americans are no longer specific or personal enough when it comes to introductions. We don’t know who the people we’re being introduced to really are. For example, while at a party a few Saturdays ago, I noticed a young sir introduce a girl he […]



MSM vs Independent Media

Oct 6th, 2009 | By | Category: Blogs, Featured Articles

The large media outlets, for a number of reasons, have never been so cozy with the people they are supposed to cover. The watchdog function of the media has been left to independent media, which is gaining in audience and importance.



Extreme Makeover designed to sell products, not truly help people

Oct 5th, 2009 | By | Category: Columns, Featured Articles, Opinions

by Zach Becker Like a lot of people in Springfield, I watched last night’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. The episode featured the total destruction of a local family’s run-down 800 square-foot home and the construction of a brand new 3,300 square-foot home. The eight-person Hampton family seemed worthy and appreciative of the very generous gift […]



Food stamp program needs junk food reform

Oct 2nd, 2009 | By | Category: Columns, Featured Articles, Opinions

Millions of U.S. taxpayer dollars are going to feed the junk food addictions of our nation’s poorest. And this is for the food stamp program designed to help “low-income people and families buy the food they need for good health,” according to the USDA website.



E-books lack character

Oct 2nd, 2009 | By | Category: Commentary, Featured Articles, Opinions

I just want to cry when I think about how in 20 or 30 years, most textbooks will be available only online.



Dr. Pepper Sunrise

Oct 1st, 2009 | By | Category: Blogs, Featured Articles

I feel like the fire has gone out of my belly when it comes to politics. Am I just burned out, or am I afraid to have my worldview challenged?



Remembering the terror of 9-11-01

Sep 10th, 2009 | By | Category: Columns, Featured Articles, Opinions

by Zachary Singer “The World Trade Center and the Pentagon have been bombed.” Those words remain ingrained in my mind, even eight years later. The man who told me this was the principal of my middle school in Mamaroneck, New York. I was only in fifth grade at the time. Instant confusion followed. Now, it […]