“You’ve got Game, Old Sport,” But What Makes a Sport Truly a Game?

Tommy Pratt, Staff Writer

November 27, 2017


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The number of sports that continue to thrive today is exceedingly small compared to the number of sports that have ever been played. There are 34 sports in the Summer Olympics and fifteen sports in the Winter Olympics.This is essentially the sum total of all significant sports that are still alive and growing today, save for American football, cricket, lacrosse, auto racing, and squash, which are too regionally specific to be included in the Olympics.

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The Problems Arising With Modern Interest Groups

Will Nicolay, Staff Writer

November 27, 2017


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The days of strong leaders delivering nation-shaking speeches and inspiring their followers to commit to their goals seem to be ending. Now, once powerful forces of change have given way to Twitter firebrands, highway-blockers, and speech interrupters.

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The IT Crowd: Technology in Schools and the World

The IT Crowd: Technology in Schools and the World

Emily Esser, Staff Writer

October 27, 2017


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Ugh, programming is boring. Why am I reading this? Psh, schools don’t need computer classes. I imagine most of you are thinking along those lines; I’d be too, and my dad is a programmer. But, don’t lose interest yet: programming isn’t the only thing computer science (CS) and information technology (IT) people do. And, it isn’t always as dreary as it may seem.

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Bearing in Mind Moral Relativity When Judging Historical Figures

Bearing in Mind Moral Relativity When Judging Historical Figures

Mary Broadbent, Staff Writer

October 27, 2017


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The president of the University of Virginia received heavy backlash following a school-wide email she sent out in late fall last year. The source of the rage is President Teresa Sullivan’s choice to include a quote by the school’s founder, Thomas Jefferson. Students and staff alike appealed to the school’s president to cease quoting the school’s founder in future communication documents. They reasoned that regardless of the subject Jefferson was referring to in the quote, he should not have been referenced due to his history of slave ownership.

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Henry Ford, Americana, and a History of Racism and Nationalism

Henry Ford, Americana, and a History of Racism and Nationalism

Bryan Grady, Staff Writer

October 27, 2017


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This August, thanks to the Charlottesville rallies, many Americans were shocked to learn that our country possessed such a vocal population of white nationalists, racists, and Nazis. Considering the flags seen at the rallies, the torches, and the chants including “Jews will not replace us,” calling these groups racist is accurate.

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Reading responsibly: A guide to navigating the news

Reading responsibly: A guide to navigating the news

Molly Johnon, Copy Editor

September 29, 2017


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Political events, both in the United States and around the world, can be confusing and hard to keep track of. Countless different outlets spew their individual take on the news every day. It is important to stay informed, but it is also crucial to make sure our news comes from reliable sources.

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