Archive for May 2009

Blind patriotism does not improve America, action does

May 30th, 2009 | By | Category: Commentary, Opinions

by Mike Courson I was recently at a baseball game, and when I did not place my hand over my heart for the Star-Spangled Banner, a nearby gentleman asked me if I was unpatriotic. He could not have known his question would kick off a series of questions and tirades inside my head. To begin […]



Marley and Me brings catharsis for those who have lost pets

May 28th, 2009 | By | Category: Columns, Movie Reviews

by Mike Courson Marley & Me could have been junk. Most of us have lost a pet at some point in our lives. Why did John Grogan’s book experience so much success, and did they really have to make it into a movie just because the book made money? I was skeptical about the book, […]



The worst of YouTube Karaoke

May 27th, 2009 | By | Category: Blogs, Video

by Zach Becker Everybody wants to be a rock star. But most of us just keep our performances relegated to the car with the radio loud so no one else is seriously afflicted. Technology is changing all that, now, and with the power of YouTube you can let the whole world hear your feeble skills […]



The Truth? Marijuana not as dangerous as portrayed.

May 27th, 2009 | By | Category: Columns, Opinions

by Mike Courson The truth will set you free. These words have been used by many ideologies to promote their version of the truth. I get the impression that, in most cases, there is but one truth, even if several different groups with opposing ideas try to sell me their version. What I saw recently […]



Star Trek movie review

May 26th, 2009 | By | Category: From the Archives, Movie Reviews, Reviews

Review by Zach Becker Who would have thought that a screen adaptation of a television series over four decades old would feel this fresh, new and exciting? Director J.J. Abram’s simply-titled Star Trek takes us back to the 23rd century, the days of Kirk, Spock, Bones and the rest of the crew of Gene Roddenberry’s […]



Review of Paul Blart: Mall Cop

May 22nd, 2009 | By | Category: Movie Reviews

Review by Zach Becker Paul Blart: Mall Cop is a film at odds with itself. It almost seems as if they wrote part of an offbeat romance comedy, then decided they’d rather make a comedic version of Die Hard. The first part works, but the second half just falls flat. The first half of the […]



Review of Terminator: Salvation

May 21st, 2009 | By | Category: Entertainment, Movie Reviews

Review by Zach Becker Terminator: Salvation, the newest entry into the famous sci-fi franchise, far eclipses previous Terminator installments in the action and special effects department, but in exchange it sacrifices some of the emotional core that distinguished the previous films. It is, however, one exciting ride and well worth the price of admission. While […]



Why I support concealed carry (on campus and otherwise)

May 4th, 2009 | By | Category: Columns, Opinions

Zach Becker Editor-in-Chief Mutually assured destruction. That’s the best way I can sum up why I support the legal right to carry concealed firearms, both on campus and otherwise. Remember the Cold War? We had two super powers, vying for power and supremacy, both with an arsenal of nuclear warheads capable of destroying the world […]



Musings of a freshman

May 2nd, 2009 | By | Category: Blogs

Raymond Lehnhoff Webmaster So here I am, my first year of college solidly under my belt, and as I sit here thinking to myself, I realized that I’d done things that I never thought I would a year ago. I decided to compile a small list. 1) Jumping out of an airplane. Let me start […]