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 holiday season, and people everywhere are ecstatic. Associated with Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and nearly every other occasion that embodies joy, pumpkin pie has established itself as the signature dish of…

Excessive drinking on campus creates problems

By Alek Matthiessen ECOS Vice President of Financial Affairs With time, everything changes, and campus life is no exception. During the past several weeks, some students might have noticed an increased presence of authority figures policing their weekend activities. Some of these students might be upset with this…

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…

Friendly Fire: Ethics in Gosnell abortion case

with Colin Casey, Asst. Sports Editor Dr. Kermit Gosnell was a licensed abortion doctor. However, he has been…

Jon Stewart and Bill O’Reilly take to the podium

Ethan Packey: As a journalist and a political science-philosophy double major, I pride myself on believing that I live…

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