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COLUMN: Recalling the Green Album and Mikey

Tyler McGinty, Opinions Editor

October 19, 2011

Filed under Opinion

Celebrity deaths are rumored to come in threes, and it may be just because we stop paying attention after the third one, and this month was no exception. Within the same week Steve Jobs, Al Davis and Mikey Welsh all passed away. Poor Mikey may not have been as important as the others, but as a member of Weezer, he deserves something. Welsh was my second favorite Weezer...

EDITORIAL: An American visionary leaves behind global legacy

Staff

October 19, 2011

Filed under Opinion

The death of Steve Jobs has not just been the passing of a famous entrepreneur, but in many ways it has been a hit to the American Dream. The man’s life mirrors the mythology surrounding the promise of America. He started a small company with a few friends and turned it into one of the most successful in its industry, creating out of nothing a new way to make money and...

COLUMN: The Style channel is really not too stylish

Chrystal Fortt, Features Editor

October 19, 2011

Filed under Opinion

The Style channel is my favorite channel, but I have many complaints about it, especially because it’s called the Style channel. When I hear Style channel, I automatically think that all the shows on the channel are about fashion. That’s my biggest problem with the channel; most of the shows aren’t about fashion. Some shows kind of fit the description of the...

A look at Nevermind, 20 years later.

October 5, 2011

When Nirvana performed at The Reading festival in 1992, an amazing moment happened.  When Kurt Cobain started to sing the opening lines of “Lithium”,...

Television news needs to take journalism seriously

Staff

October 5, 2011

Filed under Opinion

Television news has lost its way, now creating the news where it should be reporting it. In the style of P.T. Barnum, television news now creates events rather than relying on the facts and like Barnum they are doing it for money. One tragedy is raised up and another is ignored, and the very idea of discourse is the casualty. Take the Casey Anthony case, for example,...

Pro/Con: Is the GOP starting their campaign too early?

Pro/Con: Is the GOP starting their campaign too early?

Keith Kaczmarek and Tyler McGinty

September 21, 2011

Filed under Opinion

PRO: This election cycle, the Republicans need to start early and they need to start hard. They are facing an incumbent president with a historic pedig...

COLUMN: What makes your favorite so personal?

Tyler McGinty, Opinions Editor

September 21, 2011

Filed under Opinion

-It seems that every film buff has a movie that speaks personally to them. I’m one of these guys, and for me that movie is “High Fidelity.” If someone tells me they don’t like that movie, or just hasn’t seen it, I get offended. I will have a long heated argument with someone, just because they don’t like my favorite movie. It’s probably because I see so...

EDITORIAL: Troops need to be on American soil

Staff

September 21, 2011

Filed under Opinion

The United States has become a global empire. With the models of empires before us we have occupied over 130 countries with military bases. There are two main reasons as to why this is wrong. First, the budget for such a thing is crippling our economic growth. Second, it is ideologically conflicting with the ideas that our country was built upon. For our country to ever...

COLUMN: Fashion week passes us by

Chrystal Fortt, Features Editor

September 21, 2011

Filed under Opinion

New York Fashion Week, the United States largest fashion show and event, showed all the ready-to-wear collections and all the upcoming trends for spring 2012. After looking through NYFW’s designer’s collections, there are a few things to expect for the spring season. Color punching has turned into color paneling. A lot of colors are coming in groups rather than...

DC tries to gain new readership

Tyler McGinty, Opinions Editor

September 8, 2011

Filed under Opinion

Pop, Girls, Etc. |  The Rip’s Opinions Editor shares his thoughts on pop culture and media. It isn’t quite the start of a new year, but September always is a new beginning. A new school year, the beginning of autumn, and fresh episodes of your favorite television shows. This year, September brings another beginning: a brand new DC Comics Universe. Earlier this year, DC an...

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