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Turn more than the lights off

Reid Madden, Senior Columnist

March 16, 2016

I’m probably addicted to the internet. I try to cut back, but it seems after a while, I’m back spending a few hours going down the wormhole that is Wikipedia or playing a game online with my 3DS or watching absurd amounts...

National Security breach

Andy Stec, Columnist

March 16, 2016

In a poll that I carried out, using an adequate sample of 100 Hamline students, 63 didn’t know who he was. If they did know the name, they couldn’t give an answer as to what it was he actually did; a surprising result after...

Deficit Dealings and Course Caps

Staff

March 10, 2016

The room was tense as Interim Dean Marcela Kostihova had a frank discussion with faculty members in a meeting last Wednesday about the possible ways Hamline might deal with its financial deficit. Such possibilities included...

Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo

Andy Stec, Columnist

March 10, 2016

Sergio Leone’s “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” is considered by many to be the greatest Western ever made. Its role as the capstone to the Dollars Trilogy served as the defining and stunning example of the newborn ‘Spaghetti...

Water shouldn’t kill you

Reid Madden, Senior Columnist

March 10, 2016

The Flint water disaster is beyond any doubt a tragic national embarrassment. The jury is still out whether what happened was malevolent or incompetent, but it is something we thought unfathomable in America, a government poisoning...

The Clinton campaign: a lesson in hypocrisy

Andy Stec, Columnist

March 10, 2016

In his chilling dystopian nightmare “1984”, George Orwell unknowingly gave us a window into the 21st Century: “Power is not a means; it is an end...the object of power is power.” The similarities between Orwell’s...

Dumping J-Term, are you serious?

Staff

March 4, 2016

A recent hot topic on campus has been an idea that seems to come up from time to time: the future of J-Term classes and how viable they are in relation to what they cost. Currently, the program is intact through Winter 2017,...

Why I’m voting for Bernie

Reid Madden, Senior Columnist

March 4, 2016

Let’s face it: Bernie Sanders should not have done nearly as well as he did in Iowa. Before this race, he wasn’t particularly well-known nationally. He represented a tiny state that hasn’t played much of a part in national...

The Clinton Campaign: A Lesson in Hypocrisy

Andy Stec, Columnist

March 4, 2016

Nothing in the 2016 Presidential race matters. None of the talks of healthcare restructure, foreign policy strategies, or immigration reform actually mean anything–not when the platforms that we’re told of are prone to regulation...

Forgotten Apps

Staff

March 2, 2016

As college students, we are always looking for new ways to pass our time. We all remember great apps such as Quizup, Trivia Crack and, of course, Temple Run. Social apps are trends that go through waves in our society. One person...

America’s liberation found in BLM

Reid Madden, Senior Columnist

February 18, 2016

White people need Black Lives Matter (BLM). Now that seems kind of strange to say. I mean the movement says “black lives” and when someone tries to say “all lives matter” that’s seen as co-opting the movement. But white...

Trump for the win

Nate Correia, Senior Columnist

February 18, 2016

A year and a half ago, almost nobody would have predicted that the 2016 election would be unfolding as it is. Plenty of Republicans like Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz and Rand Paul seemed eager to learn from Mitt Romney’s mistakes and...

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