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Death penalty versus LWOP

COMMENTARY BY: ELIANA SAKS Although Ariel Castro was not on death row, his recent suicide has again sparked debate on the death penalty and the need for its removal. The…

UO on body image

COMMENTARY BY: SARAH MUELLER Recently, Urban Outfitters, a popular clothing company for men and women, designed and sold a female shirt displaying the words “Eat Less” on the front. Since…

Recalling our first years

COMMENTARY BY: MELISSA CALASCIBETTA It is that time of year again. School is finally back in full swing and summer is already last month’s memory. I think I can speak…

From Arab Spring to Mideast Winter

COMMENTARY BY: WILLIAM PARENTE, PH.D. Among the many insights in Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence is this neglected one: “Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed…

America: world police

COMMENTARY BY: COLIN BRUCIA There is no denying it. America is the world’s police force … and guess what? We are at it again! This time we are headed to…

Bernanke resignantion sparks debate about new chair

BY DANIEL MASSARI BUSINESS WRITER The hunt is on for the next chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank. Rumors began circulating in late 2012 that Federal Reserve Chairman Ben…

Final ‘Breaking Bad’ season thrills viewers

BY CORRINE DIGIOVINE STAFF WRITER “Breaking Bad” ended its most recent episode with probably one of the most intense scenes in the series. Granted, every episode ends like that, but…

Did ‘Sons of Anarchy’ cross line in season premiere?

BY JOSEPH WEITEMEYER ARTS & LIFE EDITOR The premiere episode for season six of “Sons of Anarchy” (“SOA”) aired Tuesday on FX and gave viewers more than they were ready…

Album Review: Avenged Sevenfold releases “Hail to the Kings

BY ANDREW HILL STAFF WRITER Longtime industry giant Avenged Sevenfold has been at the forefront of rock ‘n’ roll music for over a decade now. After losing its drummer, Jimmy…

Metallica gets ready for big screen

FERNANDO BORREGO STAFF WRITER Metal heads through the years have grown to expect nothing but the best from Metallica, aside from the album “St. Anger.” With groundbreaking albums, electrifying riffs…