December 18, 2014

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Garner, Brown and Rice need justice, continued: Rioting

This is a continuation of an article published in our December 2014 issue BY CAMRYN LELAND & DANIEL VOGEL In the initial protests against the decision made by the Ferguson Grand Jury in Portland on November 25th, the police were the only ones who showed up with weapons, and the only ones expecting violence. Protesters […]

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December 18, 2014

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ASB implements Student Recognition program and ASBox

BY BLAKE MINDEMANN ASB has decided to increase communication between the student body and themselves. “Actually, one of the hardest things for the committee is getting people involved,” says Matthew McGonegal, Publicities Director. They have begun the process of adding the ASBox and Student Recognition, both expected to be implemented in January. The ASBox will […]

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December 18, 2014

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The resurface of Bill Cosby’s rape allegations hits the media

BY EMILY LEACH On Monday, November 12, a tweet was posted by a publicist to Comedian Bill Cosby’s twitter account, which displayed a jovial picture of Cosby and read “Go ahead. Meme Me! #cosbymeme.” The responses were not what was expected. Though Cosby has won Emmy-awards, produced countless shows, and has long been one of […]

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December 18, 2014

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Bill Cosby illustrates America’s prevelant rape culture

BY FARAH ALKAYED The gilded image of sitcom star, Bill Cosby, has recently been shattered by the resurface of a series of rape allegations. Regardless of Cosby’s guilt or innocence, America’s reaction to the resurfacing of these cases was disheartening and became a definitive example of the impact of rape culture. Millions of fans struggled […]

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December 18, 2014

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Obama grants legal residence to millions of undocumented immigrants

BY CASEY IWASAKI On Thursday, Nov. 20 President Obama unveiled his executive order regarding immigration reform, one which will grant temporary legal residence to millions of undocumented immigrants currently residing in the United States. There were two key aspects of the speech; the first point was a temporary break from deportation for undocumented immigrants who […]

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December 18, 2014

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“I can’t breathe,” the death of Eric Garner

BY CASEY IWASAKI On July 17, 2014 Eric Garner was killed by Officer Daniel Pantaleo of the NYPD in the Tompkinsville neighborhood of Staten Island. Garner was a 43 year old black man who had been known as a “neighborhood dad” by many who knew him. He was approached by several officers after breaking up […]

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December 18, 2014

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Pursue the college of your own dreams, not your parents’

KENNA DOLAN From the moment I was born, my whole family and I have known that a desk job is not where I wanted to be stuck with my whole life. I have always been infatuated with any form of the arts; music especially. A couple of weeks ago, I was in the car with […]

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December 18, 2014

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Twitter beef too often gets out of hand

BY SOL NUDELMAN If you’re looking for swear words, ignorance and more arguing than you know what to do with, don’t go to the local bar just log onto Twitter! Oh twitter… now I believe that Twitter is a wonderful social media tool useful that it has almost become the modern day newspaper. Twitter can […]

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December 18, 2014

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Republicans take congress

BY CAMRYN LELAND Republicans recently gained control of the senate in the 2014 mid-term elections, outnumbering Democrats 53-44. In addition to gaining main control of the senate, they have also gained 10 seats in the House of Representatives. In previous years, Democrats have had majority power in the senate and house of representatives. When President […]

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December 18, 2014

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Ferguson indictment decision incites the people

CAMRYN LELAND On August 9, 2014 black Michael Brown was shot and killed by white police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri. The details of the shooting have been disputed and conspiracies have risen, which have resulted in large protests throughout the nation. Brown and his friend, Dorian Johnson, were walking down the street when […]

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December 18, 2014

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OPEC projects plummeting US oil prices

BY STEPHEN MORE Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), projected petrodollars going into financial markets to dry up even more in the next few months. OPEC’s projected profits have become ravaged by the rise of U.S. produced crude oil and have taken a $316 billion hit in the past few months. The plummeting oil […]

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