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The real consequences of sequester

The real consequences of sequester

Austin Oakes, Opinions Editor

March 26, 2013

Modern day America is in grave danger of turning into the now-penurious Greece, or so the congressional Republicans and Conservative commentators have been warning us for years now.  For many reasons, this comparison and indignant soothsaying is absurd- but it may very well become a reality if Washington’s...

Red Light Cameras: Fair or Unfair

Red Light Cameras: Fair or Unfair

John Watson

March 13, 2013

Picture this: You are driving down Manchester during the middle of the day. There are no other cars on the road, so being extremely cautious is not necessary. You see a traffic light turn yellow and speed up to make it through. Just before you make it to the intersection, the light turns red, but you...

What’s the problem with North Korea?

John Watson, Staff Writer

February 28, 2013

With tensions continuing to rise on a dangerous scale, it becomes a greater question as to what should be done about the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, or, North Korea. Since becoming an international power of nuclear energy, North Korea has exemplified extremely provocative and questionable...

Raising the minimum wage

Raising the minimum wage

Austin Oakes, Opinion Editor

February 27, 2013

The general existence of a minimum wage is non-controversial in U.S. politics.  Although there are many countries that do not implement a minimum wage, the majority of people on the spectrum in American politics see it as a necessity.  However, the more divisive topic is the actual price of the minimum...

Road to Reformation: Securing the Border

Road to Reformation: Securing the Border

Austin Oakes, Opinions Editor

February 13, 2013

There was some good news from Washington last week, as eight senators (four from each party) announced a “Bipartisan Framework for Comprehensive Immigration Reform” The Gang of Eight proposed a “tough but fair path” to citizenship for undocumented immigrants that would commence only after...

Don’t jailbreak your phone or go to jail

Eden Harir, Staff Writer

February 11, 2013

If you pay full price for a smartphone, it would be assumed that you could do what you want to it, but as of Saturday, Jan. 26, the simple task of “jail breaking” your phone has become illegal. Jail breaking your phone is the action of ‘breaking’ any limitations made by the phone’s carrier....

The hidden war

The hidden war

Austin Oakes, Opinions Editor

January 29, 2013

The hidden war is a battle that continues as the others end.  It is a war that still exists even as President Obama said, “We, the people, still believe that enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.” I am not speaking of the wars that the President spoke of in his inaugural...

iDisappoint

After its release on Sept. 7, the iPhone 5 has been a let down. Sure, the phone is sleek and slender, but the battery is weak and the bugs are frustrating.

Annie Spewak, Editor in Chief

January 22, 2013

Drum roll, please! Wait, stop. Suspense for the iPhone software update, the iOS6, led all the way up to its release date. Apple's new software, iOS6, was a huge disappointment. On Jan. 1, iOS6 users noticed something strange…. People were not contacting them. The bug? The “Do Not Disturb”...

Blocked

Blocked

Shane Frazier, Opinion's Writer

January 22, 2013

The relationship between the United States and Russia has always been—well—cold. For over fifty years, the United States and Russia (the Soviet Union) played a perpetual game of “my army is bigger than your army” until the Soviet Union’s downfall in the 1990s. But Vladimir Putin, the President...

2012: A year in review

2012: A year in review

Austin Oakes, Opinions Editor

January 18, 2013

As we start the New Year, it is important that we look back on the year of 2012 and examine the mistakes and the achievements made.  Whether the year was good or bad, it is irrational to say that 2012 was uneventful. In 2012, we were forced to bid farewell to many beloved stars, including the first...

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