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Dakota Access Pipeline Latest Case of Environmental Racism

Russell Jaffe, Columnist
December 2, 2016
Filed under Columns, OPINIONS

While many students were preparing themselves for a Thanksgiving full of feasting and celebrating with loved ones Nov. 21, law enforcement officers at Standing Rock were assaulting protesters with water cannons in below-freezing temperatures. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has been assaulted, terrorized ... Read more »

Public Protest Can Uphold Democracy

Russell Jaffe, Columnist
November 11, 2016
Filed under Columns, Commentary, OPINIONS

The U.S. was simultaneously shocked and horrified by Donald Trump’s win late on election night. In an equally alarming turn of events, Democrats failed to win back control of either the Senate or the House of Representatives. With the Supreme Court likely to soon fall into the hands of conservatives... Read more »

Election Results Challenge Language of Politics

CJ Blair, Columnist
November 11, 2016
Filed under Columns, Commentary, OPINIONS

In the three years that I have been writing this column, I’ve rarely discussed politics. I always found political op-eds to be pretentious and impersonal, as though the writer spent so long digging for facts that they never considered the emotional significance of their story. But now, in the wake o... Read more »

Humanity’s Survival Dependent on Mars Exploration

Russell Jaffe, Columnist
November 4, 2016
Filed under Columns, Commentary, OPINIONS

Elon Musk — the founder and CEO of Tesla Motors and private aerospace company SpaceX — conducted a question and answer session on Reddit Oct. 23 to discuss his plan to begin a permanent, self-sufficient colonization of Mars in as little as eight years. Using the largest rocket ever designed, Mus... Read more »

Bob Dylan Showcases Radical Innovation in Art

CJ Blair, Columnist
October 28, 2016
Filed under Columns, Commentary, OPINIONS

It has long been rumored that Bob Dylan could win the Nobel Prize in Literature, but when the Nobel Committee announced his win two weeks ago, literature enthusiasts and laypeople alike were shocked. New York Times columnist Anna Smith wrote, “When the Nobel committee gives the literature prize to ... Read more »

Cool or Drool: Tebow’s Newfound Baseball Career

Dan Bisno, Columnist
September 9, 2016
Filed under Columns, SPORTS

Editor’s Note: At the time this article was written, Tim Tebow was unsigned. On Thursday, Sept. 7, Tebow signed a minor-league contract with the New York Mets. It’s time for another semester of Cool or Drool. Whether you enjoy spending your weekends watching endless reruns of ESPN’s SportsCe... Read more »

International Political Situation Calls for Democratic Values

Sean Para, Columnist
May 6, 2016
Filed under Columns, OPINIONS

I’ve written about a range of topics over the past four years, from international affairs to domestic politics to half-baked political theory. This is quite a week on which to end my column for the Review. With Texas Senator Ted Cruz and Ohio Governor John Kasich dropping their presidential bids, Donald Trump has... Read more »

Video Journal a Chance for Reflection

CJ Blair, Columnist
May 6, 2016
Filed under Columns, OPINIONS

When I left to go to college, my mom made a simple request. She told me to record a one second video on my phone every day and send it to her. She said these videos could be of absolutely anything, from the most exciting events to the most mundane. What mattered was that I sent them consistently so my ... Read more »

New York, I Love You but You’re Bringing Me Down

Sean Para, Columnist
April 23, 2016
Filed under Columns, OPINIONS

The 2016 presidential campaign has been nothing short of absurd, and Tuesday’s New York primary marks yet another twist in the road to the nominations. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump won their respective primaries by about 60 percent each. Trump won in almost every district, with 60.5 percent tot... Read more »

RIO Reclaims College’s Financial Autonomy

Josh Ashkinaze, Columnist
April 15, 2016
Filed under Columns, OPINIONS

Over the weekend, I participated in a workshop led by the Responsible Investment Organization, exploring endowments and how to sustainably and responsibly invest. There are three main reasons why I think students should join RIO. First, there may be no other time in your life when you can leverage more... Read more »

Adopting Realist Worldview Helps to Cope with Depression

CJ Blair, Columnist
April 8, 2016
Filed under Columns, OPINIONS

Over the past year I’ve started to notice a feeling that I have never before experienced. It comes after periods of high stress or depressive episodes and disappears before I can make sense of it. It’s similar to the feeling I had while reading William Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury, a novel... Read more »

Federal Government Adopts Hypocritical Policy on War Crimes

Sean Para, Columnist
April 8, 2016
Filed under Columns, OPINIONS

The list of Russian violations of international treaties and human rights in the past two and a half decades is astounding in its lawlessness. The two Chechen Wars from 1994–1996 and from 1999–2009 resulted in an incredible number of civilian casualties, so many so that some have called it a geno... Read more »

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