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CISPA threatens Internet users’ activity, privacy

Apr. 25, 2012

If you thought the battle for Internet freedom was won with the defeat of SOPA and PIPA, think again.

The proposed Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, or CISPA, is quickly gaining attention around the Internet. Despite excuses of necessity for “homeland security purposes,” the bill poses the same threats SOPA and PIPA did to Internet privacy and freedom of speech.

Going on a study abroad program is worth it

Apr. 25, 2012

It’s not often that many college students get opportunities to do something unique. Some have the privilege of being elected to student government, some are popular athletes, and others have the privilege of free education for their academic achievements. Yet for people like me, there’s no better way to make your mark than to participate in a study abroad program. This fall I will be leaving Chadron to spend a semester in Morocco, a country in North Africa, and  just south of Spain.

Westboro Baptist Church is a shame to Christianity

Apr. 25, 2012

For several years the Westboro Baptist Church, based in Topeka, Kan., and known by many media outlets as “notoriously anti-gay,” has picketed everything from the funerals of soldiers to neighboring churches in an attempt “to wake America up to the doom upon them.”

Buffett Rule: tempting, but will it help much?

Apr. 18, 2012

The Buffett Rule is a tax plan proposed by President Barack Obama in 2011. The tax plan would apply a minimum tax of 30 percent to individuals making more than a million dollars a year. According to a White House official, the new tax rate would affect 0.3 percent of taxpayers. The Buffett Rule is tempting, but will it help much?

Blaspheming proves we live in a free society

Apr. 18, 2012

Despite the triumphs of Enlightenment values over petty self-righteousness in modernity. They are slowly being eroded by political correctness regarding Islam.

What do you think about Dr. Park’s retirement?

Apr. 18, 2012

“It’s surprising.”

—Brandon Struble,
19, freshman,
Human Sciences major,
of Torrington, Wyo.

How could CSC Dining Services be improved?

Apr. 11, 2012

“I feel like the Cafe is greasy, I would like more salad options.”

—Beth Thomas,
18, freshman,
Clinical Lab
Science major,
of Durango, Colo.

Schools shouldn’t punish self-expression

Apr. 11, 2012

Recently, an Ohio student filed a law suit against his high school last Tuesday because they threatened to suspend him for wearing a “Jesus is not a homophobe” T-shirt.

Firearms are serious tools, handle them safely

Apr. 11, 2012

I have always been a proponent of firearms and have carried them for many years. I have come to realize that a firearm is nothing more than a tool. A firearm is no more to be feared than a hammer. However any tool misused can harm and potentially kill the user or those around them.

New bill offers fix to student loan debts

Apr. 11, 2012

H.R. 4170, the Student Loan Forgiveness Act of 2012, should have more support and more publicity. It’s currently the only decent solution to the looming student debt crisis, and with so many students deep in debt hampering the economy, we need this to be passed as soon as possible.