Friendly Fire: Is US policy crippling Cuba’s island nation?

By Matthew Cramer Staff Writer In the 20th century, few countries have had as complex and contentious of a relationship with the U.S. as Cuba. This complexity has carried over into the modern day, as the diplomatic ties between the two countries remain icy, and dialogue practically nonexistent.…

Friendly Fire: Should America impose on Syria’s ISIS crisis?

Matthew Cramer Contributing Writer The legacy of U.S. intervention in the Middle East is not a pretty one, and the trials of the past still haunt us today. It seems like only yesterday that we were deeply mired in two wars overseas, with extensive troop deployment in both.…

Students debate issues of privacy v. progress

By Alek Matthiessen Great ideas lead to great power shifts. The different levels of that power shift define the rift between ideas that are great and ideas that are, simply, good. Empirically, what follows a great power shift is fear. Fear of the future, fear of tyranny and…

Pumpkin pie vs. Apple pie: who wins?

By Alek Matthiessen ECOS Vice President of Financial Affairs   Pumpkin pie has made a robust emergence this…

Excessive drinking on campus creates problems

By Alek Matthiessen ECOS Vice President of Financial Affairs With time, everything changes, and campus life is no…

Friendly Fire: How to fix the budget deficit

By Alek Matthiessen ECOS Vice President of Financial Affairs   It sounds all too familiar. The country is…

The future of Social Security in the US

By Alek Matthiessen ECOS Vice President of Financial Affairs   Social Security will be insolvent by the year…

Friendly Fire: New writers deliberate on U.S. involvement in Syria

By Alek Matthiessen ECOS Vice President of Financial Affairs   Saddam Hussein, Adolf Hitler and now, Bashar al-Assad. The president…

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