on January 22, 2015 at 9:33 AM / in National, World

Drops of Oil

By Jack Keller The new year has brought new joy to filling up your car at the local gas station. On January 14th, Wall Street traded oil for $45.76 a barrel, which is a 55 percent slide since last July when the price per barrel was $100. The Energy Information Administration expects U.S. regular gasoline retail prices, which averaged $3.36 per […]

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on January 20, 2015 at 8:58 PM / in National

I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day: How Gift-Giving Strengthens Economies

By Garrett Masters  Christmas is a special time for buyers and sellers. As businesses reap their Christmas profits, they should recognize Offers of incredible savings and year-end deals are normally limited to holidays, special events, or closeouts, but these tactics could be utilized more often during other times of the year. In addition to special offers, the use of rewards […]

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on January 15, 2015 at 10:38 AM / in National

OPINION: Mitt, Take a Hike

By: Rob Oldham I love Mitt Romney. And I’m not the only one. His stellar private business record, moderate conservative ideology, and that awkward, yet adorable, charm sold him to many Republicans across the country in 2012. What’s more, I think Mitt would have been a great President. He is smart and open to compromise. There are moderate members of […]

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on January 11, 2015 at 3:43 PM / in National

Obama’s Clean Power Plan: Environmentalists’ Dream or Politics As Usual?

By Robert Galerstein On June 2, the EPA proposed its “Clean Power Plan,” adding carbon emissions to the list of air pollutants regulated under the Clean Air Act. On June 25, President Obama announced the implementation of the rules in a climate policy speech. The plan was described as “flexible,” using the same approach the EPA uses to regulate air […]

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on January 8, 2015 at 4:02 PM / in National

Sweet, Sweet Taxes

By: Austin McCandlish Ask the average person to name some of the most harmful addictive substances, and they will likely give a tally of illicit drugs: heroin, cocaine, marijuana, alcohol, and the like. Ask a nutritionist, however, and they will probably give a different response: sugar. Indeed there are some scientists trying to classify the delectable crystal with the likes […]

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on December 27, 2014 at 10:56 PM / in Arts & Culture, National

The Public Debate on “The Interview’s” Cancellation and Why the United States Won

By Rob Oldham I became excited when I heard comedy movie stars Seth Rogen and James Franco were making a film about assassinating North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. It seemed to be a nice break from their monotonous string of stoner comedies including “Pineapple Express” and “This is the End”. Unfortunately, their originality was not rewarded as Sony Corp. […]

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on December 27, 2014 at 1:03 AM / in National, University

The Education Factory: How the U.S. Education System is Killing Creativity

by: Faiz Saulat Enjoy learning and want to go to a “good” school? Just maintain at least a 3.6 GPA to be competitive in classes; sacrifice sleep throughout the semester, but especially during exam week to study; strive to outrank most of your classmates; participate in a wide variety of extracurricular activities because such involvement is the only way to […]

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on December 24, 2014 at 12:46 PM / in National

The Policing Paradox: The rising security state and how the Roberts Court can counter it

By Matt Oldham and Robert Oldham We live in a scary world. State security is here to protect us from terrorists, thieves, assassins, and international drug cartels. Every day, brave men and women put their lives on the line to protect the rule of law in a chaotic world. But what happens when the police state itself becomes a threat? […]

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on December 2, 2014 at 1:12 PM / in Campaign '14, National

The Obama Administration: A Post-Midterms Look

By: Shaun Kleber At this time last year, 53 percent of Americans blamed Republicans for the federal government shutting down. Yet earlier this month, in what seems like an about-face, voters overwhelmingly supported them to run that same federal government. As Republican voters and politicians alike celebrate their victory, it is important to take this opportunity to reflect on what the […]

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on November 30, 2014 at 1:34 PM / in National

The Risk of Immigration Overhaul

By: Cait Felt Many have been talking about President Obama’s new immigration initiative, which he announced last week in a live broadcast. This new set of laws, set to be implemented through executive action, had been subject to speculation all week as the nation awaited the President’s official announcement of the plan’s specifics. The President’s speech revealed that the plan […]

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