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Should we trust data mining practices?

April 30, 2018

Filed under Our Voice

Picture yourself taking a walk along the Susquehanna on a nice, warm day. You take a seat on a bench, see the sun reflect off the water and hear the birds chirping. Without anyone in sight but cars driving over the Market Street...

The final countdown to closing out college career

Andre Spruell, Opinion Editor

April 30, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Never having to take another class ever again is something students used to joke about in our younger days. Years later, that day is nearing. Going to college is something most teenagers dream of and make a reality, especially if t...

Ready Player One: A Book vs. Movie Review

Nicholas Filipek, Asst. Opinion Editor

April 30, 2018

Filed under Nick's Flick Picks

Adapting novels into motion pictures is one of the oldest tricks that Hollywood has. From “Gone with the Wind” to “A Wrinkle in Time,” movie studios cannot help themselves in taking already successful stories and bringin...

The Priest is back; Judas Priest’s new record, “Firepower”

Parker Dorsey, Staff Writer

April 30, 2018

Filed under Opinion

It is official. The Priest is finally back. Almost 15 years after vocalist Rob Halford reunited with one of the quintessential heavy metal bands, Judas Priest has finally released an album worthy of their reputation. Their newest album, ...

Are today’s children receiving too many trophies?

Brandon Belfonti, Staff Writer

April 13, 2018

Filed under Opinion

We live in a very “funny” time right now. A time where everyone deserves something. Something for anything and that is dangerous. It’s a scary reinforcer of the upcoming generation. The typical memory of receiving a par...

Does technology enhance or get in the way of learning?

Sarah Matarella, Staff Writer

April 13, 2018

Filed under Opinion

In an age where technology is constantly advancing, it has become thoroughly interwoven into our daily lives. Therefore, it can have a significant effect on our lives and specifically, have a great effect on the way that we l...

Should everyone learn another language?

Savannah Pinnock, Staff Writer

April 13, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Language can be defined as an intangible yet cohesive element responsible for vibrations of oneness present throughout society. It is the inconspicuous cause that results in strongly unifying and collective effects. The gravity...

The growing popularity of Latin trap music in the U.S.

Andre Spruell, Opinion Editor

April 13, 2018

Filed under Opinion

The genre of rap/hip-hop music is undoubtedly one of the most popular genres in the United States. What if the genre was even bigger, but in a different language? It is not hard to imagine because this is the case with the g...

Should College Athletes get paid?

April 13, 2018

Filed under Our Voice

The NCAA has been surrounded in many scandals lately with their “amateur” athletes receiving payments from boosters, fans and alumni with ties to their programs. This issue stems from the NCAA’s rules that athletes are ...

A Plea Against ‘Walk Up Not Out’

April 9, 2018

Filed under Our Voice

On March 14, one month after the horrific Parkland shooting that shocked the nation, students across the country walked out of schools for 17 minutes - one minute for each student killed in the incident. Millenials have been bro...

Indiana Jones returns to theaters in 2020

Nick Filipek, Asst. Opinion Editor

April 9, 2018

Filed under Nick's Flick Picks

It has been just about a week since director Steven Spielberg (“The Post”, “Ready Player One”) has announced that he will be shooting a new Indiana Jones film and already the internet has lost its mind. In an article...

Can you be good without believing in God?

Savannah Pinnock, Staff Writer

April 9, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Over the course of a person’s lifetime, it is common and completely normal to possess heavily theological curiosities. In fact, the human race is well known for its desire to understand itself in relation to its living and n...

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