Demise of small banks an undervalued threat


It wasn’t so long ago that Washington bailed out the largest banks in the United States, prompting a wave of criticism from many quarters. But today, the banking system is seeing the effects of non-intervention, which has allowed for the collapse of 100 small American banks in 2009 alone. With these developments, the small bank […]

Christmas creep misguided in crisis


Mozart, Picasso, Wright, Shakespeare, Dylan, Dickens. Point out one who doesn’t belong. Dylan, right? Wrong. That’s Bob Dylan we’re talking about, and he completely belongs. So when I heard he was releasing an album this Tuesday, I looked up everything I could about it. I was very disappointed when I found out it was a […]

Conservapedia hurts cause by rewriting Bible


These days, not even the bible is immune to an overly enthusiastic editor’s pen. This is the case with Conservapedia, a wiki-based online encyclopedia designed with a pro-American, conservative Christian ideology in mind. Citing liberal bias in current translations, the site recently started a project to retranslate the Bible. Self-heralded as “the watchdog of the […]

28th Street closure could cause headaches


To close or not to close? That is the question — or is it? Recently, Greek senators in the Undergraduate Student Government decided to re-examine a past proposal that would effectively close off 28th Street to automobile traffic, with the exception of Department of Public Safety vehicles and emergency transportation. The pitch for a blockade […]

Letter to the Editor


Y chromosome competent As a former Boy Scout and new engineer, I found the Sept. 30 article “Do-it-yourself projects leave many dangling,” although humorous and arguably meaningful, to be mildly discourteous to do-it-yourselfers in general and even more aggressively abusive to those of us with Y chromosomes — graphic images and penis jokes aside. To […]

Will people pay for what was free?


Every Thursday afternoon, I return home from a mentally taxing hour-plus of political philosophy (Marx, anyone?), cozy up in my bed with my laptop, click on my bookmarked link to Hulu and watch the most recent episode of Glee. With this routine, I can get through even the darkest of weeks. Glee, no doubt the […]