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Sunday, October 26th, 2014, 8:27 pm in Opinion
By Katherine Revello

A unit of currency, even those based on elements with empirical worth, has absolute value. But this value is relative, both against other systems of measurement and in context of time and shifting events.
Fiat money, like …


Sunday, October 26th, 2014, 8:26 pm in Opinion
By Matthew Pinkham

It is not often that a video game offers an experience that could be defined as truly innovative. The majority of productions hedge their bets by relying on established franchise lines to rake in sales, counting …


Sunday, October 19th, 2014, 6:55 pm in Opinion
By Katherine Revello

Creative endeavors are borne of leisure. Only when the cave-dwellers have ensured their survival against every eventuality can they turn to contemplation of the shadows on the wall. Innovation, beyond that which directly alleviates corporeal hardship, …


Sunday, October 19th, 2014, 6:54 pm in Opinion
By Matthew Pinkham

What is the basis of counseling? What is the one piece of the counseling process that, if removed, would render the entire system null and void? In the varied and constantly developing field of counseling, there …


Sunday, October 19th, 2014, 6:52 pm in Opinion
By Cameron Grover

Everybody loves a good hockey game. This is Maine. Canada is the home of hockey, but to be frank, Canada is pretty much Maine’s cool cousin who has all the best stuff. While the hockey season …


Sunday, October 5th, 2014, 5:42 pm in Opinion
By Katherine Revello

Every election cycle, heavyweight politicians and insipid celebrities are drawn, like moths to a flame, to campaign trail and commercial appearances for endorsement spots.
This culture, which promotes the puerility of groupthink, and depresses the meritocracy that …


Sunday, October 5th, 2014, 5:40 pm in Opinion
By Matthew Pinkham

What separates man from the beasts of nature? If our genetic material isn’t drastically different than other primates, what makes us superior to the ape? If we are subjected to the same evolutionary processes as the …


Sunday, October 5th, 2014, 5:37 pm in Opinion
By Stuart Higgins

1975 brought great changes to Major League Baseball. These changes were ushered in by the creation of free agency, which was established after the landmark case involving pitcher Andy Messersmith and the Los Angeles Dodgers. Messersmith’s …


Sunday, October 5th, 2014, 5:35 pm in Opinion
By Cameron Grover

All over the world, women are faced with challenges and obstacles that objectify, burden and oppress them. Women are challenged by the very real oppressive system known as patriarchy.Patriarchy, from the ancient Greek “patriarches,” is a …


Sunday, September 28th, 2014, 4:37 pm in Opinion
By Cameron Grover

It’s going to be a close one. We’re less than 40 days from Maine’s gubernatorial election, and sometimes it seems like this campaign could go on forever. There are many issues that will guide voters in …