It is important to study abroad

Alex Berman, Contributing Writer
November 24, 2014
Filed under Columns, Opinions

As students, there are many obstacles in the way of exploring and experiencing the world beyond our immediate boundaries. The time constraints that come with trying to complete a degree and the lack of lucrative funding due to our meager jobs definitely don’t make it easy. Many times, we find it... Read more »

Obama’s immigration plan is both wise and legal

Hunter Paul, Opinions Editor
November 24, 2014
Filed under Columns, Opinions

Appealing to our nation’s sense of compassion, President Obama issued an impassioned speech on Thursday in support of his plan to use executive action to shield millions of Americans from deportation proceedings. Obama told Americans that deporting millions is “not who we are” and stated later... Read more »

More states should legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes

Kellie Jack, Contributing Writer
November 24, 2014
Filed under Columns, Opinions

Following in the footsteps of Colorado and Washington, Alaska, Oregon and the District of Columbia legalized marijuana this month through the ballot process. And come 2016, five to 10 other states will likely consider full-on legalization, including California (which has already decriminalized marijuana... Read more »

The U.S. War on Drugs is harming innocent Mexican civilians

Jacob Yungman , Contributing Writer
November 19, 2014
Filed under Columns, Opinions

Thousands of protestors have poured into the streets of Mexico, expressing their grief and outrage after 43 college students went missing. While the incident itself is shocking, it merely exemplifies the widespread corruption and violence that has plagued Mexico as a consequence of the United States’... Read more »

Politicians in robes, or guardians of the rule of law?

Hunter Paul, Opinions Editor
November 19, 2014
Filed under Columns, Opinions

A few weeks ago, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear the latest challenge to Obamacare, placing President Obama’s signature health-care reform law once again in legal peril. With each controversial decision released by this increasingly partisan Supreme Court (the cases of Citizens United and... Read more »

Long-term contracts for professional athletes are high-risk, no-reward deals

Carlos Mariscal, Contributing Writer
November 19, 2014
Filed under Columns, Opinions

As we see long-term contracts signed by athletes on a yearly basis, there comes a point where long-term contracts need to be restricted by major league sports. We’ve seen Major League Baseball (MLB) players such as Alex Rodriguez, Albert Pujols and Robinson Cano all sign 10-year deals; they are... Read more »

6 ways ISIS can go green

Hunter Paul, Opinions Editor
November 18, 2014
Filed under Columns, Opinions

With ISIS capturing more and more territory in Iraq and Syria, it is imperative that the organization thinks about its impact on the surrounding environment. The future of the Islamic State depends on its ability to conserve resources, reduce its carbon footprint and find alternative sources of energy.... Read more »

Obama should block the construction of the Keystone Pipeline

Jacob Yungman , Contributing Writer
November 17, 2014
Filed under Columns, Opinions

With Republicans gaining control of both the Senate and the House, the debate surrounding the Keystone Pipeline from Alberta, Canada to Steele City, Nebraska, has been reignited. Originally proposed by the TransCanada Corporation in 2005, the current series of pipelines already standing brings crude... Read more »