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Sunday, February 22nd, 2015, 7:50 pm in Opinion
By Matthew Pinkham

How often is the banal phrase “people don’t change” uttered by those finding themselves in the midst of disappointment? This phrase carries a two-pronged cynicism, along with the added insult of laziness wrapped in a sardonic …

Sunday, February 22nd, 2015, 7:49 pm in Opinion
By Cameron Grover

I want to make my opinion on the focal point of this piece abundantly clear: life is too short to pretend to hate catchy Taylor Swift songs, or even Swift herself. Starting way back from her …

Sunday, February 22nd, 2015, 7:47 pm in Opinion
By Allyson Eslin

There’s a word that almost nobody dares to utter, a word so full of political significance, so heavily reported on in media of all formats, so contentious and sensitive that society rarely dares to even mention …

Sunday, February 15th, 2015, 7:50 pm in Opinion
By Nathaniel Trask

This past week, we learned startling news about the involvement of one of television’s biggest news anchors with a false news story. On Feb. 10, NBC News President Deborah Turness announced that “NBC Nightly News” host …

Sunday, February 15th, 2015, 7:49 pm in Opinion
By Katherine Revello

Welcome to the political theater of the absurd, where, in a continuing bid for relevancy, respected national news organizations eschew substantive critique in favor of grandiose hyperbole.
This week’s victim of choice is Wisconsin governor Scott Walker. …

Sunday, February 15th, 2015, 7:48 pm in Opinion
By Matthew Pinkham

Regular denizens of the midnight hour find the time a relaxing, inspiring period. As the world rests, many individuals find themselves “burning the midnight oil” in quiet endeavor towards their own effort. The intrepid souls working …

Sunday, February 15th, 2015, 7:46 pm in Opinion
By Allyson Eslin

Is tragedy ever funny?
The answer to that question may seem pretty obvious. In fact, a person’s reaction may even be visceral. “Of course not,” they may cry indignantly. “Suffering of any kind is never funny, no …

Sunday, February 8th, 2015, 7:56 pm in Opinion
By Allyson Eslin

Americans have long had an adulatory relationship with those in this country who have sworn to protect and serve.
It’s so common to possess this attitude that it’s almost a part of our national DNA. As Americans, …

Sunday, February 8th, 2015, 7:53 pm in Opinion
By Cameron Grover

Some people can walk into an art museum and see nothing but splatter and garbage, while others see showcased beacons of hope and beauty in the guise of man-made creations. In my past three years at …

Sunday, February 8th, 2015, 7:51 pm in Opinion
By Matthew Pinkham

To little surprise, war continues to wage in the Middle East. A force representing the physical manifestation of butchery and violence sweeps across the sands, leaving a trail of blood and brutality in its wake. The …