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New age cyberbullying: Next generation of torment or total nonsense?

by   Posted on April 5th, 2010 in Opinion

By Justin Lalputan, Staff Writer There have been many fabulous technological advancements in the last two decades. We have iPods, personal computers and have made fantastic use of the Internet. However, along with these improvements, there are a few inevitable downsides. One such is the practice known as cyberbullying. Cyberbullying is when one person bullies […]

The U.N. and its role in the world: How it affects and shapes our modern politics

by   Posted on March 29th, 2010 in Opinion

By Justin Lalputan, Staff Writer A few years back, when I first watched Hotel Rwanda, I was completely shocked and horrified. I was just finishing the 8th grade, and while I’d heard of the Holocaust and cases like it, this movie was raw to me. One of the scenes in the movie that got to […]

Enough on Global Warming: Opinion Editor Wishes for Something More

by   Posted on March 25th, 2010 in Opinion

By William Curtis, Opinion Editor It boggles my mind how much information I have read on global warming, and having read about it from so many writers in past issues of Broadside, as well as this one, it has left me with one question: Is global warming the only item we have to discuss? While […]

No Seats for the Obese? In Some Cases, Passengers Should Purchase Two Seats

by   Posted on March 1st, 2010 in Opinion

Justin Lalputan, Staff Writer Obesity is a problem that many Americans face today. However, the other day, I heard a story about famed director Kevin Smith, who is widely known for his role as Silent Bob in the Clerks films, being removed from a Southwest Airlines flight because he was too fat to fit into […]

A Student’s Lessons Learned: Finding Wisdom From Past Mistakes

by   Posted on March 1st, 2010 in Opinion

Stephanie Tran, Staff Writer It all started with the required reading book Walden Two written by psychologist B. F. Skinner. The book described an idyllic, utopian commune that flourishes in post-World War II America, in a community where the subject of History is not taught. When the founder, Frazier, is confronted with this fact, he […]

Burger King Economics: Attaching Dollar Signs to Everything Doesn’t Bode Well

by   Posted on March 1st, 2010 in Opinion

Brandon T. Minister, Staff Writer My brother-in-law once said to me, “What I love about economists is the way they can put a dollar figure on everything. They can say, ‘Sitting at one additional traffic light costs a driver $5.37.’” It is nice of him to tell me what he loves about my profession, especially […]

Twitter to the Rescue!: Social Networking Sites Create New Adventures for Amateur Journalists

by   Posted on March 1st, 2010 in Opinion

Evan Benton, Staff Writer On February 12, 2010, two Metro cars on a six-car train jumped the rail. While there were no serious injuries, over 300 passengers were left stranded, and once again the thousands of people using the D.C. Metro system every day were left wondering: What the hell is going on here? There […]

The Obamateur Hour; The State of the Union Address Falls Flat

by   Posted on February 15th, 2010 in Opinion

Alan Moore, Staff Writer Pundits and government officials alike touted President Obama’s State of the Union address prior to its delivery as an opportunity to hit “reset” on the fledgling administration that has consistently been under fire. Not only did Obama fail miserably in that regard, but he continued the incendiary tactics and partisan rancor […]

It’s Never About Weather; Ignoring Global Warming Will Not Solve It

by   Posted on February 15th, 2010 in Opinion

Anandraj Singh, Staff Writer Discussing anything even remotely related to climate change these days is a frustrating endeavor. If it’s not someone shouting, “the weather’s getting colder, so what the scientists say must be wrong,” or “it’s all just a conspiracy,” then it’s some other form of hatred. It’s always a question about what one […]

Sailing the Internet: Two Teen Sailors Vie for a Family’s Attention

by   Posted on February 2nd, 2010 in Opinion

Brandon Minster, Staff Writer A few months ago, my family became regular followers of the blog of Jessica Watson, a 16-year-old Australian girl attempting to become the youngest person to sail solo around the world. Jessica was a perfect fit for my family. She appealed to my daughter’s inner sexual liberator, constantly on the lookout […]