Historically black colleges should not lose relevance


As the nation continues to mark the achievements and contributions of African Americans in the celebration of Black History Month, the historically black colleges and universities that educated and fostered many legendary African Americans, such as civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, are struggling to maintain their […]

Flappy Bird demise will lead to more game apps


Fifty million downloads and months of frustration later, Vietnamese game designer Dong Nguyen pulled the plug on his popular Flappy Bird application, according to Slate. Though many attribute the mania behind the game as enough reason for it to go, the fact of the matter is that this isn’t about Flappy Bird — it’s about […]

Flappy Bird app’s fall a silver lining for society


After weeks of soaring, the notorious Flappy Bird has been grounded at last.   This past weekend, the smash hit game was taken down  from app stores after game designer Dong Nguyen tweeted, “I cannot take this anymore.” What exactly could Nguyen not take anymore? From a cursory glance at his Twitter account, it was […]

House right to raise debt ceiling


When Congress concluded the last session of 2013 with the passage of a budget, lightning struck once. It was a sign that the government was ready to move forward with common sense funding at regular intervals, a stark contrast to the last three years of stop-gap budget measures that created calamitous debates about government shutting […]

Tenure reform must focus on students, not teachers


Vergara vs. California, a case currently being argued in an L.A. courthouse, could reshape the relationship between students, teachers and schools. The lawsuit, which was filed on behalf of nine students in the Los Angeles Unified School District, seeks to revamp the teacher dismissal and tenure process in the district, according to the Los Angeles […]