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Delmon Young: Poor choices, poorer consequences

Delmon Young: Poor choices, poorer consequences

Declan Katz and Declan Katz

May 29, 2012


Filed under Opinion, Sports

On April 27, Detroit Tigers outfielder Delmon Young was arrested for aggravated harassment and public intoxication in New York City. Reports indicate that Young came out of a bar where a homeless man wearing a yarmulke asked Young for spare change. This seemingly harmless event quickly took a turn for...

What’s Up: the Unanswerable Question

Julia Kligman

May 9, 2012


Filed under Opinion

Human encounters tend to inevitable. As much as I would love to reside under a rock, hidden from the sun, living off of Top Ramen for all of eternity in order to avoid concurrences such as this, it simply isn’t feasible. Some people are endowed with the mystifying ability to circumvent their way around...

Phylum Nerdus: which are you?

Casey O'Brien

May 8, 2012


Filed under Opinion

You all know us. Many of you are one of us. If you are not, you make fun of us, you joke with us, you secretly envy us. The nerds. Oh yes. Those kids with the confident air of dorkiness, unafraid to be their own kind of cool. Many of us wear that name like a badge of honor, which it is, among our own...

Instagram Madness

Instagram Madness

Sophia Ellingson

May 8, 2012


Filed under Opinion

Caught in the midst of our tech-savvy generation of teen robots, it seems we’re always looking forward to the next installation of self-absorption. As if the olden days of Myspace weren’t enough, Facebook soon took over almost simultaneously with the outbreak of iPhones. What do all of these infective...

Kony Baloney: The Madness Behind the Kony 2012 Movement

Kony Baloney: The Madness Behind the Kony 2012 Movement

Billie Mandelbaum

April 19, 2012


Filed under Opinion

On the evening of March 5, my Facebook news feed was inundated with links to a YouTube video. I ignored the link, assuming that I would be sent to view the typical viral video consisting of babbling twin babies or maybe a toddler performing on the ukulele. However as the night went on, the number of po...

Tiburon: a paranoid penninsula

Sophie McGuinness

April 19, 2012


Filed under Opinion

Yes, Tiburon may seem a benign peninsula; it is home to the shortest main street in the country, its first murder occurred only two years ago, and its residents had a median household income just under $150K in 2009. However, the police and fire reports in Tiburon’s local paper, The Ark, tell a different...

Nugget of truth in Santorum’s criticism of college

Nugget of truth in Santorum’s criticism of college

Morgana Sidhom

April 5, 2012


Filed under Opinion

Politicians say the darnedest things, especially when their lips are moving. Perhaps it is because of the long primary season, but it would seem that the more they talk, the better their feet taste. While Mitt Romney is merely guilty of saying things that make him seem disconnected from the lives of most Americans, Rick Santorum makes ideological statements that make him appe...

Selfies emerge from the depths

Selfies emerge from the depths

Julia Kligman

April 5, 2012


Filed under Opinion

Photography has blossomed since its birth. A recent development for this profound art form has graced iPhones, cameras, and the internet, in a new sect of snapshots, dubbed “selfies.” This photocraft is generally created when the moment-capturing device of choice is held 7-12 inches away from one’s face and the photograph is taken of on...

Battling the Sunday blues

Emma Talkoff

April 5, 2012


Filed under Opinion

For many of us, the weekend effectively ends early Sunday afternoon—certainly for me, that’s the last possible second that I can hold off the crushing weight of responsibilities-yet-to-be-fulfilled and arduous tasks-to-come. The Sunday afternoon demons close in hard and fast, and before I know it...

The problem with the Oscars

The problem with the Oscars

Wesley Emblidge

March 5, 2012


Filed under Opinion

The Academy Awards are often regarded all over the world as the highest honor a filmmaker or actor or anyone in the film industry can be presented with. Every year, roughly 6,000 members The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences vote on what they believe were the best films, performances, and other ty...

Leashing children: parent or pet owner?

Leashing children: parent or pet owner?

Max Shulman

January 4, 2012


Filed under Opinion

Earlier this month my uncle participated in the 16th annual Alcatraz Swim. While sitting in Aquatic Park, I witnessed an occurence which made me lose a portion of my hope for humanity. A woman was standing five feet from where I was sitting, with a leashed child at her heel. The duo made their way to the sand. While the youn...

Dumpster diving: common sense conservation

Emma Sandrolini

December 8, 2011


Filed under Opinion

When I first heard the term “dumpster diving” I thought it was a recreational activity where people jump into dumpsters. For those who don’t know, dumpster diving is when people raid dumpsters and find valuable items such as furniture, food, etc. With the environment and the economy in the dumps...

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