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Regional terrorists still threaten Somalia

COMMENTARY BY RYAN CAVISTON By this point, those of us who had plans to see “Captain Phillips” have probably seen it already. In honor of a great new film that…

How to properly order at Zoca

COMMENTARY BY KEVIN PENDERGAST Disclosure: This article is written in mind with the intention of helping first-year students and Zoca virgins order correctly. As most of you know, the first…

Unnoticed by media, Mideast events continue to unfold

COMMENTARY BY RYAN CAVISTON With all the hullabaloo of a government shutdown, media coverage for the United States’ prime military target has been a bit lax. Unfortunately, a government shutdown…

Texan gun owners take up arms at Alamo

COMMENTARY BY JAMES GILLESPIE Perhaps the greatest American idea ever to be thought of was born Saturday. In San Antonio, Texas, men, women and children all gathered at the Alamo…

Welcome to PS 101

COMMENTARY BY: COLIN BRUCIA Attention: right wing Tea Partiers! I know you do not like President Obama or Democrats in general, or even the more moderate Republicans. I also hear…

Misappropriation of colors

COMMENTARY BY: BENJAMIN TURCEA Since the emergence of the Tea Party several years ago, one major symbol of the movement has been the Gadsden Flag, a coiled rattlesnake on a…

New video game has just enough violence

COMMENTARY BY: BY JAMES GILLESPIE “Grand Theft Auto V,” which is very cleverly nicknamed “GTA V,” made its debut Sept. 17. The game is being advertised as an extremely realistic…

Racist reactions to the winner of Miss America

COMMENTARY BY: BY ERIN McCORKMICK The 87th annual Miss America pageant was held in Atlantic City, N.J., and Nina Davuluri, Miss New York, was crowned the winner Sept. 15. As…

Francis “makes waves” in interview

COMMENTARY BY: BY SARAH MUELLER Just six months into his papacy, Pope Francis is already making waves: Francis made surprising comments Sept. 19, essentially criticizing the church for prioritizing dogma…

Lawmakers need to take hint on guns

COMMENTARY BY: BRANDON SOMWARU Alas, here we are again, America, mourning 12 individuals who lost their lives in yet another tragic and preventable mass shooting. Thirty-four-year-old Aaron Alexis infiltrated Washington,…