Archive for November 2009

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 […]



Movie Review: My Sister’s Keeper

Nov 20th, 2009 | By | Category: Movie Reviews, Reviews

My Sister’s Keeper gets a rating of 2/10 stars.



Looking at ‘My Sister’s Keeper’ and dead serious issues

Nov 10th, 2009 | By | Category: Book Reviews, Commentary, Opinions, Reviews

by Mike Courson Every so often, I find a book that absolutely moves me. Unfortunately, Jodi Picoult’s “My Sister’s Keeper” failed to do that. Still, I read the 430 or so pages in four days, so surely that means something. Of course, this book was made into a major motion picture. Another book of this […]



Top 10: Bad sequels to good movies

Nov 6th, 2009 | By | Category: Entertainment, Top 10

Rocky V (1990) Stallone had to go back 15 years later to do another finale for this film series just to help erase the memory of this one just like Tommy Gunn removed the memory of Rocky’s childhood with a blow to the head in a back alley. Legally Blonde 2: Red, White, and Blonde […]



Editorial Cartoon: MSU 2010-2011 Budget Iceberg

Nov 6th, 2009 | By | Category: Comic Strips


Editorial Cartoon: Two Birds with One Stone – Stadium Lighting and Smoking Ban

Nov 6th, 2009 | By | Category: Comic Strips


Nietzel’s resignation coming during difficult budget situation

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

by Zach Becker As the campus community continues to react to the startling resignation announcement by MSU President Michael Nietzel, one can’t help but wonder what role the upcoming budget crisis had in his decision. In any case, we need the leader of our college to have his or her full attention and energy directed […]



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 […]



A call for participatory journalism

Nov 6th, 2009 | By | Category: Columns, From the Archives, Opinions

by Jason McGill Welcome to the discussion! Whether you’ve been with us since the beginning or just picked up The Underground for the first time, thank you. You’re the reason we do what we do. Since you’re reading an alternative newspaper, I don’t have to convince you of the sorry state of the news media. […]