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The Electoral College: Is it really so bad

Tyler Davis | Contributing Writer

February 1, 2012

Filed under Opinion

For most of our lives we are told that here in the United States we live in a democracy, but this is not really true. The United States of America, although known for being a shinning beacon of democracy is in actuality a rep...

Cease with the Iranian sanctions

James Edmonds | Staff Writer

February 1, 2012

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The US has been imposing varying levels of sanctions on Iran for the past 33 years. Recently, the European Union backed the US sanctions on the nation. As things stand now, according to the US Treasury website, there is a comp...

State vs. federal: the battle over medical marijuana

Tyler Davis | Contributing Writer

January 25, 2012

Filed under Opinion

"The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people." This text is known as the Tenth Amendment of the United States Constit...

Medical Brigades Club volunteer reflects on Honduras trip

Bhavana Vadlamani | Contributing Writer

January 25, 2012

Filed under Opinion

The average man's concerns in a typical American household revolve around whether there is enough gas in the car, if the fridge is stocked with enough groceries for the near future, if the children are off to school and whether ...

ECU firing causes media uproar

Eliza Dillard | Opinion Editor

January 18, 2012

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Two months after East Carolina University's student-run newspaper, The East Carolinian, featured a full-frontal nude picture of a streaker at the Nov. 5 football game against Southern Mississippi, student media director Paul Iso...

Lejeune marines criticized for crude behavior

James Edmonds | Staff writer

January 18, 2012

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The actions of four marines who were based at Camp Lejeune have been the subject of a lot of media attention this past week. They've been called "barbaric" by the President of Afghanistan, "against everything the military stand...

Tebow Talk

Eliza Dillard | Opinion Editor

January 11, 2012

Filed under Opinion

These days, it is somewhat uncommon to see a big-time athlete all over the news for something good. The Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow has had his fair share of the spotlight recently. After the Broncos' miraculous Sunday ni...

Republican Primaries Illustrate Election Issues

James Edmonds | Staff Writer

January 11, 2012

Filed under Opinion

The amount of diversity in beliefs Republican candidates have expressed is the best thing about the primary this year. From the very conservative Ron Paul to the fairly moderate Jon Huntsman, the candidates have professed viewpoints th...

It’s Childish Baby

Tyler Davis | Contributing Writer

December 7, 2011

Filed under Opinion

A few weeks ago ACE released their annual student survey for UNCW's big spring show next semester. Although the list of possible candidates is not quite as flashy as it has been in years past, the survey does offer a wide variety...

Gunman Paranoia

Eliza Dillard | Opinion Editor

December 7, 2011

Filed under Opinion

It seems as if school shootings have become a scary trend over the past few years. From Columbine to the Virginia Tech massacre to the recent shooting at Cape Fear High School in Fayetteville, N.C., these horrific shootings are hap...

Wilmington can expect big things from Iron Man 3

Eliza Dillard | Opinion Editor

November 30, 2011

Filed under Opinion

It looks like 2012 will be an exciting year to live in Wilmington. No, it's not just a rumor. The popular "Iron Man" franchise will be filming its third movie in Wilmington beginning in 2012. Aside from bringing more attention to Wi...

La-Z-Boys, Laurent and Luxurious Living: Giving Thanks

James Edmonds | Staff writer

November 30, 2011

Filed under Opinion

"(908): How am I?!! The turkey is dry as shit, I'm watching football in low def and there's no beer b/c everyone is in aa." The popular website, "TextsFromLastNight" featured that text shortly after Thanksgiving night. While ...

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