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Is Capital Punishment Worth It?

Evan Szucs, Opinion Editor

January 1, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Capital punishment, also known as the death penalty, is one of the most extreme forms of legal punishment in our society. Out of the 50 states that make up the United States, 31 of them enforce capital punishment. The question, however, is whether or not the death penalty is worth enforcing in the...

Reality: Holiday Movies advocate increased Consumerism

Janani Suriyanarayanan, General Staff Writer

January 1, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Recall the ending of Elf, when protagonist Buddy starts a family and celebrates Christmas, or the Polar Express when the boy believes in Santa for the rest of his life. While holiday movies ordinarily end on happy notes and joyful occasions, real life hardly ever turns out like the movies. The...

Computer-Hacking: Is this a Threat to America?

Evan Szucs, Opinion Editor

November 30, 2015


Filed under Opinion

As the ongoing events regarding ISIS happen, Americans are fearing of war or an attack on their homeland. This is expected because it is a form of battle that has taken place for hundreds of years throughout humanity. However, a very dangerous threat looms over our nation and world, more recently. “...

Strengthening America’s Grip on Airport Security

Matthew Eng, News Editor

November 30, 2015


Filed under Opinion

On October 31st 2015, a bomb hidden within a soda can detonated on (Russian airliner) Metrojet Flight 9268, which was flying over Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula. All 224 people were killed as the fire-lit fragments of the plane plummeted to the ground. The only things left intact were the suitcases, packed...

Daily Fantasy Sports: Skill and Strategy, not gambling

Jack Bush, General Staff Writer

November 29, 2015


Filed under Face-Off, Opinion

Recently, a court in the state of New York ruled that playing Daily Fantasy sports for money is gambling and is illegal in the state. The Daily Fantasy business has grown in recent years with the emergence of websites such as DraftKings and FanDuel, each making billions of dollars in revenue. Due...

FanDuel, Draftkings: Is it legal?

Ben Ashmore, General Staff Writer

November 29, 2015


Filed under Face-Off, Opinion

According to federal law, daily fantasy sports websites such as Draftkings and FanDuel are legal strictly because daily fantasy is a game of skill and not gambling. However, should it really be legal? This is the question many states have began to ask themselves. In the United States, the Internet Gamblin...

Time for Change: Gun Violence in America

Chris Lim, General Staff

October 31, 2015


Filed under Face-Off, Opinion

Gun violence in America has become increasingly common in the past year, and it is evident that it is time for change. South Carolina State, Los Angeles Valley, Delta State University, Umpqua, Northern Arizona, and many others have all been victims of mass shootings. With these slaughters seemingly becoming...

Origin of Shootings? Home.

Danny Gardner, Opinion Editor

October 31, 2015


Filed under Face-Off, Opinion

In the wake of a string of recent shootings throughout the United States, many are jumping to get guns out of the hands of civilians. People that are for stricter gun laws believe that stricter gun laws will, in turn, make the world safer and prevent tragedies, such as the most recent shooting in Oregon,...

Democratic Party Review: Clinton, Left-Leaning Sanders, and more

Ben Ashmore, General Staff Writer

October 31, 2015


Filed under Opinion

As the debates are upon us, five Democrats have thrown their hat into the ring for President of the United States, and as the Iowa caucuses come near, the front runners for the Democratic nomination are beginning to emerge. The candidates are Hillary Clinton, Lincoln Chafee, Martin O'Malley, Bernie Sanders...

Airstrikes and Accepting Complexity

James Diamond, General Staff Writer

October 30, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Over the past several years, Syria is in the middle of a massive civil war, and is currently the biggest humanitarian crisis since World War II. Recently, Vladimir Putin, Russia’s Head of State, has ordered the Russian Air Force to conduct air strikes on the strongholds and positions of ISIS and the...

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