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‘The Late Show’ is not news, Colbert’s Trump comments were justified

‘The Late Show’ is not news, Colbert’s Trump comments were justified

Edwin J. Viera, Columnist
May 12, 2017
Filed under Columns, OPINION, Politics, Recent Stories, Society, Television

Donald Trump’s benchmark of his presidency has passed. His 100th day was met with multiple interviews including an interview with “Face the Nation” host, John Dickerson. During the interview Donald Trump was very evasive of any questions regarding his tax returns, the progress he made with his...

Gay persecution in Chechnya akin to Lavender scare, although much more dangerous

Gay persecution in Chechnya akin to Lavender scare, although much more dangerous

Edwin J. Viera, Columnist
April 27, 2017
Filed under Columns, OPINION, Politics, Recent Stories, Society

During the 1950s Junior Senator of Wisconsin, Joseph McCarthy, generated fear in the American minds because of the threats of communism. He led people to believe that anyone around them could be a Russian spy. Another part of this witch-hunt called the Red Scare, is the Lavender Scare. The Lavender...

Trump has gone back on campaign promise not to police the globe

Trump has gone back on campaign promise not to police the globe

Edwin J. Viera, Columnist
April 19, 2017
Filed under Columns, OPINION, Politics, Recent Stories, Society

America has reached turmoil in terms of its foreign relations with Syria, North Korea and Russia. With regards to Syria, America is under fire because of the chemical attack and Donald Trump’s response attack, and then came North Korea with claims that they are ready to go to war if America doesn’t...

Sitcoms depict evolution in sexuality

Sitcoms depict evolution in sexuality

Edwin J. Viera, Columnist
April 17, 2017
Filed under Columns, OPINION, Society, Television

One of the most important parts of life is television and one important part of television is the sitcom. Through the magic of comedy, sitcoms allow people to learn about some of the major issues. One major issue that sitcoms manage to express is the evolution of sexuality. Through the relationships...

Cuomo’s Excelsior Scholarship will only benefit some

Cuomo’s Excelsior Scholarship will only benefit some

Brian Harrell, Reporter
April 13, 2017
Filed under Economics, OPINION, Politics, Recent Stories, Showcase, Society

Education has become somewhat of a specter here in America. There is a notion that everyone should be wasting time pursuing tax-funded fraud degrees that don’t guarantee you a fast food job resulting in un-payable loans. The education system has implemented a Sallie Mae mob-style hospitality. Navient...

Society must entirely re-think local print journalism

Society must entirely re-think local print journalism

Dan Almasi, Executive Editor
April 12, 2017
Filed under City & Region, NEWS, OPINION, Recent Stories, Showcase, Society

It’s no secret that journalism is in a bad place, but still, too few understand how bad it truly is, and even fewer fully grasp the potential ramifications of insufficient news coverage on affected communities. Journalism on a local level is no longer profitable in its current business model. In...

College-induced stress can be detrimental to health

College-induced stress can be detrimental to health

Edwin J. Viera, Columnist
April 6, 2017
Filed under Advice, Columns, OPINION, Society, Student Experience

College as well as life itself can be stressful and cause many people to feel as though the weight of the world is on their shoulders. For some the stress cannot be contained and makes its way into the world as sadness, anger and often times depression. Though there isn’t a large amount of literature...

The runway: Does it have enough diversity?

The runway: Does it have enough diversity?

Kaitlyn Mayrose, Contributer
March 20, 2017
Filed under OPINION, Recent Stories, Society

The fashion industry has been known to carry a strict set of guidelines for models on the runway. These guidelines often include heights that range from 5 feet 9 inches up to 6 feet and dress sizes 2-4. For years, the industry has been lacking diversity on the runway. There have been many occasions that...

‘Technosexuality’ both benefits and challenges human relationships

‘Technosexuality’ both benefits and challenges human relationships

Edwin J. Viera, Columnist
March 16, 2017
Filed under Columns, OPINION, Society, Technology

The musical Avenue Q is known for its hilarious music and one song in particular called “The Internet is for Porn.” Though this is a catchy song, it has more than just some truth to it, it in a sense describes sexual relationships. While most people acknowledge this as true, there is more truth to...

Truth, integrity, and the news

Truth, integrity, and the news

Edwin J. Viera, Columnist
March 14, 2017
Filed under Columns, OPINION, Politics, Society

What is a journalist? The American Heritage Desk Dictionary and Thesaurus defines journalism as “The collecting, writing, editing, and presentation of news in print or electronic media.” The second definition is “Written material of current or popular interest.” During the Academy Awards,...

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