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Monday, April 23rd, 2012, 12:51 am in Opinion

Fire — both humankind’s most beloved discovery and hottest foe. For it, we have struck flint; by it, we have bent metals and roasted chicken; and with it, we have maintained the light and warmth required …


Monday, April 23rd, 2012, 12:50 am in Opinion
By Erin McCann

A few years ago, when my grandmother lived with my family, my mother would often set her up on Skype to talk to her grandchildren.
I’ve never seen her beautiful eyes get so big.
“Erin, I see you …


Monday, April 23rd, 2012, 12:49 am in Opinion
By Noel Madore

Mitt Romney pays a much lower tax rate than people who earn about as much as he does in one hour, without even having a job.
Fox News and its pundits have recently cried “class warfare” in …


Monday, April 23rd, 2012, 12:47 am in Opinion
By Chris Chase

I make no apologies about it — I’m a gamer. As in, someone who spends a great portion of their time playing and/or swearing at various video games in multiple mediums.
And as a gamer, there’s one …


Monday, April 23rd, 2012, 12:45 am in Opinion
By Samuel Keefe


Thursday, April 19th, 2012, 12:55 am in Opinion

If there’s one take-away lesson from last week’s apparent death by suicide of University of Maine sophomore psychology student Timothy James Dodge Jr., it’s that college students are in a vulnerable place and life isn’t getting …


Thursday, April 19th, 2012, 12:54 am in Opinion
By Mike Emery

This week, the most unpopular date on the calendar came and went.
I’m speaking of Tax Day, the day when the federal government sees fit to return some of its citizens’ money to them. This is a …


Thursday, April 19th, 2012, 12:52 am in Opinion
By Katelyn Melanson

While browsing the Internet recently, I ran into a website that I found extremely disturbing.
The site proclaimed to be “pro-ana,” so I did a little research and discovered this meant the website advocated for anorexia or …


Thursday, April 19th, 2012, 12:49 am in Opinion
By Mackenzie Rawcliffe

This is my last column after a year of writing about sustainability on campus and in my life.
I won’t lie — at times it has been a bit of a struggle to find things to write …


Thursday, April 19th, 2012, 12:48 am in Opinion
By Justin Martin

Research shows that innovation and high productivity are most likely to occur when thinkers interact in close physical spaces, swap information and collaborate.
This is why, even in our age of mobile screens, organizations spend billions of …