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Overselling the death penalty

James Wendt, Opinions Editor

May 26, 2014

Filed under Blogs, Perspectives, Small Talk

This month, a prison in Oklahoma “botched” the execution of an inmate on death row. So, I wrote an advertisement for the death penalty. It goes like this: “Do you find yourself constantly wishing there was a systematically...

All Day Jay

May 11, 2014

Filed under Blogs, Perspectives, Sports

Johnny Manziel will defy expectations By Sports Editor Jay Ahuja The 2014 National Football League Draft has been quite exciting. There were some unexpected and obvious picks, as there are in every draft, but this dra...

Yoga-pants ban harms both boys and girls

April 16, 2014

Filed under Blogs, Perspectives, Small Talk

Haven Middle School's new dress code scarifies much more than comfort By Opinions Editor James Wendt Last month, female middle school students in Evanston, Illinois protested for the right to wear yoga pants after Haven Middl...

Autism means having different abilities, not having a disability

April 13, 2014

Filed under Blogs, Freshmen Spotlight, Perspectives

Freshman blogger Bea Floresca shares her experiences having a younger brother with autism By Blogger Bea Floresca Autism is a developmental complication that affects a person’s ability to communicate and interact. According to the ...

All Day Jay

March 14, 2014

Filed under Blogs, Perspectives, Sports

Jason Collins has made sports history - but it's best kept off the court By Sports Editor Jay Ahuja It’s getting out of hand. On Feb. 23, history was made when Jason Collins became the first openly gay basketball player on an NBA team. The...

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Newlympics

February 22, 2014

Valentine’s Day fun for singles

February 12, 2014

Filed under Blogs, Freshmen Spotlight, Perspectives

By Blogger Bea Floresca Valentine’s Day is hyped to revolve around love, but in reality it is just an excuse to sell boxes of chocolate, red and white stuffed animals, and lots of other heart-shaped merchandise. Besides all...

Small Talk: Justin Bieber is pop culture’s latest victim

February 3, 2014

Filed under Perspectives, Small Talk

Justin Bieber's DUI sparked nearly universal anger, but the reaction sounds like an old story with a new protagonist By Opinions Editor James Wendt Let me preface by stating that I did not give a rip about Justin Bieber u...

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