Opinion

NFL domestic violence scandal was poorly handled on all fronts

Bryce Pinkerton brpinkerton@ursinus.edu Earlier this year, former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice spat on his then-fiancée, Janay Palmer, knocked her out after two punches, and dragged her unconscious body out of an Atlantic City casino elevator. Since then, Palmer has married the man who physically assaulted her and defended him in the media. Rice […]

Arguments against UC’s wet campus is a slippery one

Ayesha Contractor aycontractor@ursinus.edu Anyone who passed by the Ursinus College campus this past Friday or Saturday night would have undoubtedly been able to hear the sound of music blasting out of Reimert Hall. The first weekend at Ursinus College has kicked off the partying for the school year. It is no big secret that Ursinus […]

Is Yik Yak all that?

Jaime Bocanumenth jabocanumenth@ursinus.edu Yik Yak has quickly become one of the most popular social media channels among teens and young adults. As of the last few months this app, available on iPhone or Android, has flourished within high school hallways and college campuses. The founder and CEO of Yik Yak said the app was originally […]

Ice bucket challenge raises millions: Most people take the easy way out

In the past few weeks we have all seen our peers take it upon themselves to dump buckets of ice on their heads and post the video on social media for the ALS association. But what is ALS?

The lost Da Vinci fresco

It is no secret that Leonardo Da Vinci is well known for a multitude of works. One art piece in particular that has been the topic of conversation in recent years is the lost fresco entitled “The Battle of Anghiari.”

Thank goodness Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. is back

Thank goodness Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. is back

Many attach negative stereotypes to Black Greek Life, or what is widely known as the Divine 9.

Four Loko-type drinks shouldn’t be banned

John Carty jocarty@ursinus.edu The United States Food and Drug Administration addressed a national debate in 2010 regarding caffeinated alcoholic beverages by effectively banning the sale of several popular products in this category. One such beverage, Four Loko, had quickly expanded in popularity among younger alcohol consumers, mainly due to its combination of a high alcohol […]

Temple cuts cast shadow over men’s gymnastics

Dana Feigenbaum dafeigenbaum@ursinus.edu Temple University’s athletic director Kevin Clark announced in December that Temple would be cutting seven varsity sports starting in July. Baseball, softball, men’s crew, women’s crew, men’s gymnastics, men’s outdoor track and field and men’s indoor track and field were being dropped. Due to a donation from Gerry Lenfest, the crew teams […]

Parents influence our political beliefs

Olivia Z. Schultz olschultz@ursinus.edu We have probably all been there on that November evening with our parents as they waited in line to vote. Maybe they weren’t able to vote while you were in school or something came up — we either stood with our parents and watched them push the magical button that opened […]

Fight to preserve net neutrality in the US

Jonathan Vander Lugt jovanderlugt@ursinus.edu Back in February, Netflix struck a deal with Comcast to be able to stream its content quicker. Sounds neat, right? Anybody with Comcast gets quicker streaming, and Netflix gets a chance to offer a bonus service to its Comcast customers. Not so fast. The deal poses a host of issues, the […]

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