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Bring on the Harbowl predictions

Bring on the Harbowl predictions

Michelle Reuter

January 30, 2013

Michelle Reuter After following the postseason games and seeing the way the San Francisco 49ers offensive line has dominated, I predict that they will pull off their first Super Bowl win in 18 years this Sunday. About halfway through the season, coach Jim Harbaugh benched starting quarterbac...

50 Shades of Gay

50 Shades of Gay

Hansook Oh

January 30, 2013

Our country entered 2013 with more equality for LGBT or “queer” Americans than we did at the beginning of the new millennia. Don’t ask, don’t tell no longer bans outwardly queer soldiers from serving. Ten states have legalized same-sex marriage and the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is l...

Don’t fool yourself, It’s not private

Don’t fool yourself, It’s not private

Spencer Kilgore

January 29, 2013

It's impossible to graduate college without the Internet. It's almost as hard to maintain a social life without it. Search engines are replacing encyclopedias while smartphones are on par with food and drink. Almost everyone in the developed world is online. The Internet is the technology that has become a staple in virtually all w...

Pro Bowl is as exciting as a gentle breeze in the field goal windsock

Pro Bowl is as exciting as a gentle breeze in the field goal windsock

Nathan McMahon

January 29, 2013

This season's Pro Bowl was a far cry from the uninspired spectacle of the 2012 NFL all-star showcase. In case you missed it last year, the idea of playing defense never seemed to be considered by players. For many plays, they would take a few steps and then stand idly by watching as the offense ...

Students lose out despite Fiscal Cliff aversion

Students lose out despite Fiscal Cliff aversion

Lucy Guanuna

January 28, 2013

Our country’s financial health was teetering on the edge because of the reputed apocalyptic fiscal cliff, but fortunately, this was not the end for the nation. Education, especially student aid, lucked out this time, though students continue to face the same financial problems that plagued them...

NFL comeback player of the year: Manning or Peterson?

NFL comeback player of the year: Manning or Peterson?

Kevin Kiani

January 27, 2013

By: Kevin Kiani Conventional sports knowledge tells you that tearing both your ACL and MCL in the last week of the regular season usually means that you will not be 100 percent for following year. Apparently this only applies to humans, a category that Minnesota Viking's running back Adrian Peters...

Women combatants in the military is first step in fixing our war-mongering ways

Women combatants in the military is first step in fixing our war-mongering ways

Nathan McMahon

January 27, 2013

In a move that was a longtime coming, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, lifted the ban on females serving combat roles in our nations military branches on Thursday. The ban was put into place in 1994 and effectively removed women from serving in high risk jobs during wartime, including infantry, artillery, and any...

Bruno Mars’ new album breezes by with hit after hit

Cynthia Gomez

January 25, 2013

Before becoming his own pop phenomenon, Bruno Mars was the creative hand behind some of 2010 greatest and most popular hits like Flo Rida’s “You Spin Me Right Round” and B.o.B’s “Nothin’ On You.” He also produced with Maroon 5’s front-man, Adam Levine. By the fall of that year, the Hawaiian-native...

New show ‘The Following’ may be worth following

New show ‘The Following’ may be worth following

Nathan McMahon

January 23, 2013

An obsession with Edgar Allen Poe, empty eye sockets, lots of scars, puddles of blood, and a pile of dead puppies. This is Fox's new mid-season crime thriller show "The Following." It's an entertaining show with an interesting premise and what's been shown so far leaves me wanting a whole lot more. ...

Messi missing World Cup trophy to be called best ever

Messi missing World Cup trophy to be called best ever

Jorge Neri

January 23, 2013

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi recently earned his fourthBallon d’ Or, and with it, he becomes the first player to earn this honor in consecutive years. This award not only gives fans more reason to insist that Messi is better than the other candidates up for the award, Portuguese superst...

Lakers season spirals out of control

Lakers season spirals out of control

Kevin Kiani

January 23, 2013

After two stellar off-season acquisitions in Steve Nash and Dwight Howard, the Los Angeles Lakers sit in the 12th spot of the Western Conference with a record of 17-24 halfway through the season. As the great Bill Parcells would say, "You are what your record says you are." Despite injuries...

Class for today: ass-kissing 101

Class for today: ass-kissing 101

Jim McLauchlin

January 23, 2013

There’s a little thing we in the newspaper business like to call “News You Can Use.” You know what I’m talking about—little slice-of-life things such as recipes and reminders to keep your tires properly inflated to improve gas mileage. Well, here’s the college student version—we’ll...

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