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Homophobic laws in Russia may cause tension at the Sochi Olympics

Homophobic laws in Russia may cause tension at the Sochi Olympics

Marisa Drajeske, Staff Writer

January 29, 2014

Currently, the LGBT community is facing prejudice to the extent of violence in Russia. No human being is deserving of this treatment, especially not for an aspect that they cannot change and is not harming others. In June 2013, a law was passed in Moscow, Russia that banned the propaganda of “non-traditional...

Duck dynasty drama

Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty recently was suspended following anti-gay comments he made during an interview with GQ magazine.

John Watson

January 22, 2014

Reality T.V. has become the cornerstone of the new generation of entertainment. Shows like Pawn Stars, Keeping up with the Kardashians and The Voice are all television series that document unscripted situations and actual occurrences, all while featuring a previously unknown cast. Typically, reality...

The Kirkwood security catastrophe

The Kirkwood security catastrophe

Jacob Cupps, Staff Writer

January 18, 2014

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A surveillance state

A surveillance state

Austin Oakes, Editor In Chief

January 17, 2014

Obama’s speech on the NSA Friday followed a very predictable path. He referenced notable moments in U.S. history to frame the topic of surveillance, he made arguments regarding national security in defense of the NSA, he made qualified announcements about potential reforms, and he even pointed a finger...

Lessons learned from Superman Sam

Superman Sam is pictured at a beach in Israel on a family trip in November of 2013. http://supermansamuel.blogspot.com/2013_11_01_archive.html

Kathryn Harter, Staff Writer

December 12, 2013

Earlier in the semester the Pathfinder published a feature story about Community Outreach at West (COW) aiding the seven-year-old Superman Sam in his fight against acute myeloid leukemia. Today we learned that Sam's days are numbered. Feeling powerless, I decided to write about what we, no matter if...

Who is 2013’s Person of the Year?

Who is 2013's Person of the Year?

Austin Oakes, Editor In Chief

December 11, 2013

Time Magazine has named Pope Francis its person of the year, crediting him with shifting the message of the Catholic Church while capturing the “imaginations of millions” that had become disillusioned with the Vatican. Not only did the editors at Time Magazine have the good sense to pass over...

Sweeping progress: ENDA passes in the Senate

Sweeping progress: ENDA passes in the Senate

Austin Oakes, Editor in Chief

November 8, 2013

Back in September of 1996, when the ideological isolation of the country’s two major political parties wasn’t as complete as it is today, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) got 49 votes in the Senate — 42 from Democrats, seven from Republicans. That was before Republicans had destroyed long-standing Sen...

America’s iron curtain

America's iron curtain

Austin Oakes, Editor in Chief

October 9, 2013

One of the biggest hoaxes of American history is that the Civil War ended back in 1865.  Unfortunately, it has not ended yet.  What was achieved back than was an armistice, similar to the situation in the Koreas. As the current stalemate in the U.S. Congress makes plain, the Civil War is still very...

China on the global stage

China on the global stage

Austin Oakes, Editor In Chief

September 19, 2013

China’s low profile stance in the current Syria crisis has earned it criticism, with some observers blaming the country for not playing a more positive role as a responsible global power.  The oft-cited explanations are that China has a “non-intervention” policy or that it is following Russia’s...

One Nation, under whatever doesn’t offend you?

One Nation, under whatever doesn't offend you?

Jacob Cupps, Staff Writer

September 4, 2013

A lawsuit filed by the American Humanist Association in 2010 may soon have widespread repercussions concerning the Pledge of Allegiance, effective Sept. 4. The case, against the Acton-Boxborough School District in Massachusetts, dealt with three elementary to middle school aged children feeling coer...

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