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Yellen begins term at Federal Reserve

PAUL ORDONEZ STAFF WRITER Janet Yellen announced that the Federal Reserve will continue its bond-buying program. Yellen has noticed that the U.S. economy has some soft spots but also that…

U.S. markets rally in 2013, global fears grow for 2014

JOSEPH W. BRUZZESI BUSINESS EDITOR Equity investors had a great year during 2013 as the S&P 500 index returned 32.4 percent versus a historical average of nine percent. Cyclical plays…

‘Black Sails’ hits Starz

JOSEPH WEITEMYER ARTS & LIFE EDITOR “Black Sails,” a new show on Starz, has millions of viewers fascinated with a time when pirates were kings of the sea. The tone…

‘Walking Dead’ returns after mid-season break

ANDREW HILL STAFF WRITER “The Walking Dead” is finally back on primetime television. The highly anticipated mid-season finale left many cliffhangers, so fans were hungry for the return of the…

Social media’s takeover

COMMENTARY BY MARY BAURKOT The popular social media website Facebook recently celebrated its 10-year anniversary. This milestone has sparked much debate about how social media has affected us throughout the…

Student arrested on campus

COMMENTARY BY SARAH MUELLER The Times-Tribune released an alarming article over intercession detailing the arrest of University sophomore Nicholas Krenitsky. Krenitsky was charged on Jan. 25 for possessing an illegal…

Christie blanches under media glare

COMMENTARY BY DANIEL GLEASON New Jersey Governor Chris Christie can be described using various different adjectives. Omitting those which describe his bulky stature, these adjectives include, but are not limited…

Putin favors Olympics above citizen wellfare

COMMENTARY BY COLIN BRUCIA While it is technically true that Russia has not had a czar since 1917, the Russian leader “President” Vladimir Putin might as well as be a…

Valentine’s Day is overrated

COMMENTARY BY JAMES WALSH Valentine’s Day is upon us on Friday. We will remember St. Valentine’s courageous efforts to secretly wed Roman couples at a time when Catholicism was outlawed…

Valentine’s Day for everyone

COMMENTARY BY KAREN MENNELLA Valentine’s Day has become a social media hub for cute couple Instagrams and depressing #foreveralone tweets. The romantic movies and cliché cards have created a set…