Net Neutrality

by Harrison Larner As I sat browsing Reddit last week, I came across a post that I was tempted to ignore. It said, “Imgur, OK Cupid, DuckDuckGo, Namecheap, Bittorrent, and a bunch of other big sites have joined the Internet-Wide Day of Action for Net Neutrality on July 12 (Amazon, Kickstarter, Etsy, Mozilla, and Reddit…

Forged

By Michael Luker In April 2016, the industry centered around the production and sale of fake sneakers was valued at four-hundred-sixty-one-billion dollars by CNN Money. A 2016 Complex documentary entitled, “Fake! Inside the Terrifying, Trillion-Dollar Bootleg Industry”, revealed that the top four most prevalently forged products are replicas of Louis Vuitton, Rolex, RayBan, and Nike,…

The Divided States of America

The United States 2016 Presidential election will go down in history as one of the most controversial, crazy, and tumultuous elections of all time. Both party’s nominees, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, had very low public approval ratings, and most Americans were wondering how those two were able to even win their primaries. In the…

The Year 2016 in Review: Music

by Sammy Smith The year 2016 was an interesting year for music. Although there were duds from some major artists, music lovers got to experiences many works of art as well. We lost some of the all-time greats (R.I.P. Prince, David Bowie, George Michael, Phife Dawg, etc.), but we also gained some new icons. As…

Q&A: Olympian Akela Jones

by Evan Oscherwitz With about three months since the conclusion of the Rio Summer Olympics and another six remaining until the start of the Diamond League, international athletics sits in a bit of a dead period. However, the Olympics featured a breadth of intriguing young prospects with a chance to really make their mark in…

Advice for College Applicants

by Adam Dreyfuss The college application process is one that can be described with a nice plethora of words. I have heard people use the words stressful, nerve-wracking, and exciting amongst others. Personally, I agree with all three words as good descriptions of this process. ● Stressful: The college application process can be very stressful….

When Will It End?

by Brandon Liguori I want to focus on a major issue today that I feel everybody needs to be paying close attention to daily: racism. What is racism? Racism is a term used to discriminate or antagonize against someone of a different race, in the beliefs that one’s own race is superior and rises above…

Enter the Battlefield

by Cole Zellner With the recent release of Battlefield 1, many gamers have been glued to their consoles. EA captures the dark history of World War 1 while still making it a beautiful game. With two different ways to play Battlefield 1, it has something to offer to different types of gamers. Single Player: With…

Anarchy

by Evan Oscherwitz Though only theorized by Pierre-Joseph Proudhon in the 1800s, and not quite conventional in modern society, Anarchism has existed in practice for a substantial period, spread out across time and space, from Indigenous societies the world over, to more recent examples like Syndicalist Catalonia, Makhnovia, Shinmin, and Chiapas. Anarchism has withstood the…

YouTube Money?

by Adam Dreyfuss Even though they may seem useless, those advertisements before a YouTube video and that little banner that pops up during the video are there to serve two purposes: to help generate profit for YouTube as well as the creator of said video. Many people’s full time jobs are to make YouTube videos,…

Disrespect or Protest?

by Michael Luker On August 14th, 2016, Colin Kaepernick sat down during the national anthem, and no one noticed.  A week later Kaepernick did the same thing and no one said a word, but again Colin Kaepernick was not dressed out for this game at all, he was in street clothes. On August 26th, many…

Olympic Surprises

by Evan Oscherwitz The Olympics are a truly magical event, from the amazing Parade of Nations, where the entire planet comes together for the wonder of sport, all the way to the closing ceremony, where we reflect on the many wonders that took place over the prior two weeks. After four long years of waiting,…