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Friday, November 16, 2018

A confused face is a great meme

For years, memes have been swarming all over social media either to make people laugh, to make a smart remark or just as a reaction to a post online. A meme I’ve come across...

The cause and solution of school violence, and how we can end the cycle...

When it happens, you don’t even realize it. Just a brief, surreal moment that could turn out to be a dream. You couldn’t see the horror coming. A booming sound comes from down the...

On the lack of medical research for e-cigarettes and marijuana

Within the past decade, e-cigarettes have been marketed as the safe, economic-friendly alternative for users to get their nicotine fix instead of from cigarettes via nicotine-infused oils like peanut oil. A similar rhetoric is...

WSJ vs. PewDiePie: The old media vs. the new

On February 13, 2017, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) published a compilation video which revealed that Disney’s Maker Studios decided to end their partnership with mega-YouTuber, Felix Kjellberg (more widely known as “PewDiePie”), after...

Write-Off: Cover songs are to music what recycling is to the environment

People like to talk badly about covers of popular songs or disqualify them from being considered art because they seem like a glorified version of karaoke. And true, much cover music doesn’t exactly improve...

Stop protesting commencement speakers

Commencement season is always a heady time of year, filled with the buoyant spirits of students ready to take flight in the big blue world. Our friends and family come to congratulate us on...

Write-Off: Aliens – truth or real? or The Highlander Files – the truth is...

Sci-fi writer Arthur Clarke once said, “Two possibilities exist: Either we are alone in the Universe or we are not.” We are not. There’s so much evidence out there pointing to the fact that we...

Marijuana: All ages are welcome

As more states continue to legalize marijuana usage, there will be more conversation and trial of marijuana from young and old people alike. On the other end, there are, and will always be, the...

Write-Off: Be pro-grizzly for a better UCR

An ancient proverb from the country of Snoglandia features the grizzly bear as the omnipotent symbol of wisdom. The beautiful, furry creature is probably the most underrated and underappreciated creature in American society. Since...

Banning cell phones at schools will only result in good

People, especially younger generations, have not only grown fond of, but also dependent on using technology for everything from entertainment to socializing. However, technological dependence comes with its own set of detriments. Research has...