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Defining the box-office propaganda film

Jan. 22, 2015

American Sniper has seen one of the most successful box-office opens in history. The Clint Eastwood directed film starring Bradley Cooper as Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle, grossed over $90 million on a special four-day screening over the holidays; an unheard of feat. It has already been nominated for a slew of Academy Awards, but has also invited controversy.

Cynical columnist continues complaining

Dec. 3, 2014

Where am I going with this?

I have a list of things that I see wrong with the Student Senate, and ways that they can fix them.

Inside ‘honesty syndrome’

Nov. 19, 2014

I suffer from something I like to call “honesty syndrome.”

Intensely dark ‘Wit’ spotlight’s death

Nov. 19, 2014

This play won a Pulitzer Prize, this article will not. As always, I know nothing about theatre and less about reviewing.

OER Day is time to reflect on sacrifice

Nov. 12, 2014

Nov. 11 was “OER Day.” With all of the OER returning from Afghanistan this year, how stupid would it be if we forgot to mention that?

A SCAM we can all get behind

Nov. 5, 2014

I’m sure many students and administrators will be hesitant to let a SCAM operate on campus, but let me assuage your fears; this is a SCAM that we can all get behind….

Have a safe, responsible Halloween weekend

Oct. 29, 2014

Halloween falls on a Friday this year, so we can all don our costumes, go to parties or out to the bars, get smashed, and then have a whole weekend to sleep away our hangovers. The ghost of Charlie Sheen Past echoes through time: “Winning!”

But let’s stop and do some math: skimpy outfits + booze = problems. We all want to have a safe and fun Halloween, so let’s look at some potential risks and consequences, and how we can avoid them.

Don’t sacrifice your privacy for social media

Oct. 22, 2014

Two weeks ago, hackers leaked an archive containing over 200,000 images. While most news reports indicate that this hack was limited to users of a European-based third-party application that allowed users to save Snapchat messages, Snapchat has issued statements assuring its users that they can continue using the app without fear of their privacy being violated.

Everything You Need to Know: graduation applications due Nov. 15

Oct. 22, 2014

Lisa Curtis, retention specialist for Project Strive / TRiO, walked students through the steps needed to apply for graduation Tuesday evening in the Gold Room.
Students interested in applying for graduation for May 2015 were reminded that their application must be submitted by Nov. 15 to the Records Office in Crites.

Best-selling author discusses writing mystery

Oct. 1, 2014

New York Times best-selling author Margaret Coel gave a lecture Thursday evening in the Student Center Ballroom as part of the Pilster Great Plains Lecture Series. The lecture was the opener for the Marie Sandoz Heritage Society’s 2014 conference.