Oscars 2014 honors entertainers, entertains audience

Amanda Frekot amfrekot@ursinus.edu With such iconic moments as John Travolta pronouncing Idina Menzel’s name incorrectly and a record-breaking celebrity selfie posted on Twitter, the 86th annual Academy Awards proved to be an entertaining event as Hollywood’s most talented entertainers were honored. Last Sunday, Ellen DeGeneres hosted the Oscars for the second time. She last graced […]

Great progress, but we’re not there yet!

W. Robert Crigler wrcrigler@verizon.net Hello, I’m Bob Crigler, Ursinus class of 1956. I am honored to have been asked to write an op-ed article for the Grizzly in this Black History Month because I am the first black Ursinus graduate. And yes, I have received the honor of my life by having the former Bridge […]

Straight, wealthy white guys deserve a say too

Jarrett Field jafield@ursinus.edu Everyone, regardless of ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation and socioeconomic class, should have an equal voice and an equal opportunity to be heard by their peers. No one party should have any more say on any given topic than another. Who gives the arguments is completely irrelevant. Now, I have a confession […]

Supply chain is our biggest food risk

Jordan Breslow jobreslow@ursinus.edu The Montgomery County Health Department’s evaluation of Upper and Lower Wismer on Dec. 3 and its findings pose little or no direct threat to the health of students. While I have little formal food science training, I come from a long line of purveyors of meat and provisions and I understand the […]

Michael Sam shouldn’t need a press conference

Austin Fox aufox@ursinus.edu If you were to do any sort of research on the situation involving Michael Sam, you would likely find what seems to be universal support from his community at Missouri, the National Football League and the nation at large. Granted, there is going to be the Westboro Baptist Church protest or some […]

Smartphones make communication a chore

Eli Kineg elkineg@ursinus.edu As a smartphone owner, you are sometimes hit with the revelation that a massive technological leap has landed right in your pocket. Consider the magnitude of this invention. You carry your music, books, videos, Internet access and more, and it doesn’t weigh a single pound. These inventions have completely changed the lives […]

The endgame of piracy is product placement

John Parry joparry@ursinus.edu I remember them all: the guy at breakfast who didn’t subscribe to HBO and couldn’t wait for the latest episodes of “Game of Thrones” to come out on DVD, the friend who bootlegs video games and then buys only the ones he likes, the professor who was exasperated that his CIE class […]

Multilingual education should be considered

Derrick Falletta defalletta@ursinus.edu When people of outside countries think of the United States, they picture the so-called American Dream. The U.S. is a land of opportunity where the less fortunate come to reside in order to reverse the misfortunes of life in their native land. The Latino community has been one of the biggest cultures […]

Ursinus drug policy should adhere to the law

Jordan Breslow jobreslow@ursinus.edu I believe a response is necessary to Jan. 30’s  “Drug policy’s punishments are too harsh.” While I respect and value the opinions it stated, I feel it neglected to provide sufficient details regarding referenced facts and made many generalizations. I think the school’s drug policy is tough but ethical and on par […]

Netflix is hogging our resources

Bri Keane brkeane@ursinus.edu Yes, Netflix, I want to continue watching. And I don’t mean one more episode. I mean like five more. Finishing a whole season of a show in a few days is not out of the ordinary for some of us, or at least I know I’m guilty of that. When Netflix came […]


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