• Officially Thanksgiving break classes set to resume on Monday December 1 November 13, 2014

Gay “bees” should sting stigmas instead of sass them

By Eric Long, Chief Copy Editor

November 24, 2014

Filed under Opinion

I have been out for just over two years. I must say, I’m a bit “bitchy” and that’s OK, sometimes. Being gay has its ups and downs. Gays must build up a defense while living in this world where some do not accept the “homosexual lifestyle,” so being a “kick up the fuss” just happens, at least that’s what I’ve noticed. This attitude becomes an issue,... Read more »

Congress needs a ‘general will’

By Larry Ty Holmes, Opinion Editor

November 23, 2014

Filed under Opinion

Last Wednesday, President Obama and Xi Jinping jointly announced an agreement between China and the U.S. to lower carbon emissions. “The United States would emit 26 percent to 28 percent less carbon in 2025 than it did in 2005. That is double the pace of reduction it targeted for the period from 2005 to 2020,” the New York Times reported. President Xi promised that... Read more »

Classes at Eastern oriented to make more money

By Rebekah Frank, Staff Writer

November 22, 2014

Filed under Opinion

Before I start, this let me disclose two things: I am a business major, so my experience is based solely on classes related to that major, and this is my own opinion of those classes. I am a senior this year, so I have been looking into graduating spring quarter 2015. As a general business major, I have many elective options in different fields such as accounting, management,... Read more »

Sen. Mitch McConnell, D.C.’s pet turtle, is on the loose

By Eric Long, Chief Copy Editor

November 15, 2014

Filed under Opinion

There’s a turtle on the loose in the Senate, and his name is Mitch McConnell. Turtles typically are not dangerous critters, but McConnell has a secret weapon when dealing with his enemies: his shell. This shell is made up of the new Republican majority in the Senate, and with it, McConnell is now considered the most powerful Republican in the country. McConnell lives... Read more »

Freedom of Speech pertinent

By Larry Ty Holmes, Opinion Editor

November 15, 2014

Filed under Opinion

According to firstamendmentcenter.org, freedom of expression is the “ability of an individual or group of individuals to express their beliefs, thoughts, ideas and emotions about different issues free from government censorship” and the First Amendment “protects the rights of individuals to freedom of religion, speech, press, petition and assembly”. The site addresses... Read more »

Find a new hashtag, #GamerGaters: Let’s discuss misogyny

By Laura Lango, Photographer

November 13, 2014

Filed under Opinion

As someone whose college education is personally funded by video game sales, I’d like to say I’m greatly indebted to gamers everywhere. However, I’d gladly take a cut in tuition payments if I could say that none of my tuition was ever paid for, however indirectly, by supporters of #GamerGate. For the slightly less Twitter-savy of you out there, GamerGate is an amorphous... Read more »

Jimbo Fisher making jumbo mistakes in the media

By Brandon Cline, Contributing Writer

November 12, 2014

Filed under Football, Opinion, Sports

A 53-10 record. A 25-game win streak. 4-0 record in bowl games. Two Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) titles. A national championship. In his five seasons as the head football coach at Florida State, teams led by Jimbo Fisher have excelled immensely on the football field. Only Nick Saban and Alabama have rivaled what Fisher and FSU have accomplished since the turn of the decade. But... Read more »

Shooting in Pacific Northwest hits close to home

By Chris Mudd, Staff Writer

November 9, 2014

Filed under Opinion

Up until Oct. 24, telling someone where I came from would be no big deal. The town of Marysville, Washington, had no stigmas attached to it. It was just my home. A home I didn't necessarily praise, but my home nonetheless. I spent most of my life in Marysville. I would spend summers camping in nearby Oso, which has suffered more than its fair share of tragedy recently as... Read more »

Low credit scores now accepted for PLUS loan

By Larry Ty Holmes, Opinion Editor

November 8, 2014

Filed under Opinion

Last month, the Department of Education announced it has taken an extra step to ensure there will be wider access for the Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students. The department has redefined “adverse credit history” to allow a wider applicant field. Since this definition hasn’t been updated for 20 years, the department wants to reflect the current economic situation... Read more »

Vampires vs. Werewolves: Monsters efficiency in killing

Vampires vs. Werewolves: Monsters efficiency in killing

November 6, 2014

Since this is an opinion based on the generalization that these two monsters evoke, we need to grab the extremes of each to narrow the decision or we’ll... Read more »

Department recognizes enviromental destabilization

October 28, 2014

Filed under Carousel, Opinion

The Department of Defense (DoD) released the 2014 Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap in June. In it, they admitted that the government needs to be taking action to secure national interests. These interests span from securing transportation to preventing terrorism. This “roadmap” is redundant by repeating the need to recognize and act on threats from climate change so... Read more »

Ebola virus striking pointless fear in America

By Jasmine Ari Kemp

October 27, 2014

Filed under Opinion

I first heard about Ebola in 2009 when I contracted swine flu. My friend was sitting with me in our hotel room and he casually said, “at least it’s not something bad like Ebola.” It sparked my interest because at the time I couldn’t imagine what was worse than a 103-degree temperature and uncontrollable dizziness. So I did some digging for information and yeah, I... Read more »