Category : Opinion

The Franchisaurus: Immune to Extinction

Twenty-two years after the warnings against over-commercialization from Steven Spielberg’s 1993 sci-fi film Jurassic Park, Hollywood is coming back at it again this summer with Jurassic World, the latest addition to the blockbuster franchise. After only one week of its…

1 Comment / 101 View / June 30, 2015

The Infinite Career Ladder to Nowhere

In the past, I noted how student debt can limit your options if you want to go work at a startup. When you take out student loans to get a degree, you open up some doors that are closed without…

0 Comments / 128 View / June 12, 2015

When Rhetoric Equates Violence: The Downfall of Recent Discourse

I typically begin my articles with a few disclosures, and I feel it is appropriate to do so for this read. First, this article is long.  But the length is primarily due to the fact that I believe this is…

8 Comments / 72 View / June 10, 2015

Do You Ever Truly Know Who You Are?

As the academic year recedes into a whirlwind of the past, and summer’s sweet scent fills the air, it is a bittersweet feeling, looking back at my freshman year. In October 2014, I wrote an article titled, “I don’t know…

1 Comment / 140 View / May 31, 2015

Is China’s Diplomats’ Refusal to Learn English an Actual Problem?

I recently read an article by political scientist Michael Cox contesting the belief that China will soon surpass the United States as an economic superpower. One of China’s flaws, Cox noted, was the “closed” nature of its foreign policy. To…

2 Comments / 106 View / May 18, 2015

Sheryl Sandberg Isn’t Talking to You Anymore: Growing Elitism in the Ranks of Workplace Feminism

There is an art house and café in Brooklyn, NY that was founded three years ago by two young college graduates – let’s call them Samantha and Katherine. I visited this cafe, as I often do on wintry evenings, for…

0 Comments / 378 View / March 25, 2015

A Utilitarian Case for Concealed Carry?

Virginia Tech and Mercy Hospital—these campuses have one thing in common; a deranged gunman opened fire in a “gun free zone.” The difference? One had no protection; one had a hero with a gun. Thirty-two people died and seventeen were…

2 Comments / 332 View / March 23, 2015

It Has Been Over Two Weeks Since the Oscars. What Have the Speeches Done?

Social media exploded on Sunday night when Patricia Arquette, who won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the movie Boyhood, used her acceptance speech as an opportunity for a call to arms on the subject of…

0 Comments / 56 View / March 9, 2015

The Folly of Elected Judges

This past week there was a showdown in Alabama over the issuance of gay marriage licenses. U.S. District Court Judge Callie Granade had struck down Alabama’s bans on same-sex marriage in January and the Supreme Court refused to grant a…

0 Comments / 47 View / February 24, 2015

The Use of Gender Pronouns in the 21st Century

There is no denying it: we are living in a different age than our parents. When this generation’s parents were our age, there was no talk about the Supreme Court ruling to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide. There was no open…

1 Comment / 180 View / January 24, 2015