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Why the kids don’t like capitalism

Why the kids don’t like capitalism

By Joseph Dillier, Columnist

April 29, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Opinions Top Stories, Top Stories

Right before the collapse of the Soviet Union, political scientist Francis Fukuyama wrote an article entitled “The End of History.” He claimed the Allies’ victory in World War II had defeated fascism and the collapse of the USSR after the Cold War had defeated Communism. The western-style capit...

‘America First’ forgoes American interest: foreign policy

‘America First’ forgoes American interest: foreign policy

By Andrew Prozorovsky, Columnist

April 28, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Opinions Top Stories

Despite popular opinion within the White House, “foreign policy” does not refer to U.S. relations with Puerto Rico or the Virgin Islands. It instead relates to U.S. conduct on an international level extending beyond domestic law. To many voters, foreign policy is abstract and has little relevance to themselv...

How to use your internship income to buy every company in America

How to use your internship income to buy every company in America

By Fred Shoaff, Columnist

April 25, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Misinformed college students who will keep their summer internship earnings in a savings account are missing out on thousands of dollars. Too many people don’t realize a direct deposit paycheck into a bank account will return 0.01% annually and lose even more to inflation, whereas allowing a super...

Ebertfest seeks younger audience

Ebertfest seeks younger audience

By Tommy Block, Columnist

April 25, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Opinions Top Stories, Top Stories

April 13 marked my second trip to Ebertfest, the annual film festival held at the Virginia Theatre in honor of the late movie critic Roger Ebert. Until an announcement during the festival, I thought it would be my last. Before the final screening of the 2019 schedule, festival co-founder Chaz Ebert, Roger...

Complacency takes over as finals arrive

Complacency takes over as finals arrive

By Abby Weber, Columnist

April 24, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinions

As finals approach, it’s very easy to become complacent and start going through the motions to get yourself to summer. Though this could be an effective coping mechanism in some situations, adopting this mindset long-term will leave your life a blur. Mindlessly moving from task to task with no ...

Virtual spending creates appearance of unlimited funds

Virtual spending creates appearance of unlimited funds

By Alice Lee, Columnist

April 24, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Top Stories

Everyone’s heard the phrase “more money, more problems.” But in this digital day and age, it seems more appropriate to change the saying to “more money, what problems?” Spending has never been easier than today, and this attitude toward money is the result of a new wave idea: virtual spendi...

Procrastination hits as finals season approaches

Procrastination hits as finals season approaches

By Kimberly Ngoh, Columnist

April 23, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinions

With the sun out, the Main Quad is beginning to gain color again. Flowers are blooming, hammocks are set up everywhere and frisbees are being thrown around. This second bout of picnic-perfect, carefree weather signifies the closing of the semester, which ironically also spells out stress, albeit not j...

Keep our spotlight on gerrymandering

Keep our spotlight on gerrymandering

By Andrew Prozorovsky, Columnist

April 23, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Top Stories

Five years ago, writing this article may have been innovative and fresh. Now, writing this article will sound like a broken record and that is a great thing. It’s because the American population’s awareness of the issue of partisan gerrymandering has soared in recent years. Noteworthy politicians such as former Democratic President Barack Obama and former Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger of California have espoused red...

We need more recycling bins on campus

We need more recycling bins on campus

By Matt Hutchison, Columnist

April 22, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinions

The absence of recycling bins on campus has stuck out to me since I arrived at the University. Adjusting to classrooms and public spaces that lack recycling bins has been an unexpected change I’ve had to make. The high number of recyclables I see tossed into classroom trash cans is disappointing but no...

Churchill’s words still stand today

Churchill’s words still stand today

By Guzi He, Columnist

April 22, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Top Stories

Winston Churchill once declared at the dinner table “socialism would make society comparable to that of the white ant.” It was the 1940s and Britain’s Prime Minister had to cut short his conversations, most likely so he could spend more time in the War Room. As a result, the man never explained...

The case for Mayor Pete

The case for Mayor Pete

By Agastya Bhatia, Columnist

April 21, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinions

As the number of Democrats entering the 2020 presidential race continues to grow, one candidate is receiving an unexpected barrage of attention. With a strong legislative history, a wildly different identity than most of his Democratic counterparts in the race, and an unusual name no one can seem to pronounce...

Keep bringing back nostalgia in television

Keep bringing back nostalgia in television

By Noah Nelson, Columnist

April 20, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Have you ever dreamed about time-travel? Has the feeling of stepping into a portal and transporting into any time and place in history ever crossed your mind? It feels like people are time-traveling through today’s pop culture, and they don’t even have to leave the comfort of their home anymore. ...

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