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A student works on a computer at the PAR computer lab on April 28, 2020. Columnist Matthew Krauter argues that it's time that Zoom exits our lives to make way for in-person classes in the fall.

Opinion | End Zoom’s tyranny toward education

By Matthew Krauter, Senior Columnist May 7, 2021

As an unusual semester of socially distanced classes comes to a close, many students waved goodbye to their cameras one last time as professors ended their class Zoom meetings. Likewise, as the student...

Opinion | Social media spurs societal balkanization

Opinion | Social media spurs societal balkanization

By Nathaniel Langley, Opinions Editor April 7, 2021

Social media is a digitized, tribal landscape. Whether it be “resistance liberals” occupying Twitter, dispersed QAnon cultists or any individual associating themself with cyber-communities, social...

A female robot named Sophia is presented at a press conference during Web Summit 2019 in Lisbon, Portugal on Nov. 6, 2019. Columnist Andrea Martinez argues that the abilities of artificial intelligence is over exaggerated by fear mongers.

Opinion | Artificial intelligence problem isn’t computers; it’s humanity

By Andrea Martinez, Columnist April 2, 2021

The turn of the century has solidified computer science as the premier scientific field, with strides being made in it every single day and related fields such as math, logic, physics, psychology and philosophy.  As...

Opinion | Public transportation exceeds time-consuming driving

Opinion | Public transportation exceeds time-consuming driving

By Chiara Awatramani, Columnist April 2, 2021

As young adults, most college students have learned how to drive. To some students, cars are a sign of status or are simply the fastest mode of transportation. Others enjoy the act of driving or the independence...

Opinion | Billionaires exploit consumers for Dogecoin Ponzi

Opinion | Billionaires exploit consumers for Dogecoin Ponzi

By Nathaniel Langley, Opinions Editor March 31, 2021

Cryptocurrencies are all fun and games until someone gets hurt. With investment surging in digital currencies like Bitcoin and Dogecoin, few have reaped more benefits than the select individuals profiteering...

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