Home » Archives by category » Forum (Page 28)

America moves backward

COMMENTARY BY: COLIN BRUCIA Just days after the recall election in Colorado, which successfully recalled two legislators who provided crucial votes for the recent gun reforms in the state and…

Styles touches heart of local girl

COMMENTARY BY: SARAH MUELLER My friend alerted me last week to a growing Twitter campaign happening right in Scranton’s backyard. Recent Dunmore High School graduate Kelcey Hallihan has been courageously…

SNL not dead yet

COMMENTARY BY: JAMES WALSH They’ve got a fever. And the only prescription is more cast members. Lorne Michaels, creator and producer of the historic sketch comedy show “Saturday Night Live”…

Letter to the editor: Response to Dr. Parente

COMMENTARY BY: CHRISTIAN KROKUS, PH.D. Dear Editor, While I am grateful to Dr. Parente for calling our campus’s attention to the complex and agonizing circumstances of the Syrian war and…

Reaction to Castro’s death

COMMENTARY BY: ERIN MCCORMICK It is a strange thing when someone dies. Generally, people mourn and find themselves saddened or depressed. That is not always the case, though. Ariel Castro…

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…