Athletics see surge of energy from innovative efforts

By Richard Larson, Opinion Editor It’s no secret that school spirit at athletic events has been disappointing within the past few years. Some point the...

Parking – Enough of the PR-safe “solutions,” as you park in your reserved stalls

By Richard Larson, Opinion Editor Ruffling feathers is a talent I’ve never been proud of, but it often brings a surge of realism to the voice of my...

An ode to podcasts

It's summa-summa-summa-summa-time, summa-time...and ew, I can't believe I just dredged up Will Smith's old relic of a song.  As much as I love music, I tire easily of listening to the same songs found in my music library, and don't have the extra income to routinely add to said collection.  So what's a gal to do?

 


‘It’s On Us’ to prevent campus sexual assault

In a Gateway exclusive op-ed, Vice President Joe Biden discusses the importance of ending sexual assault. This exclusive op-ed was provided courtesy of the White...

What would Batman do?

Batman is arguably the greatest superhero ever conceived. He doesn't have to fly around or use laser vision to get the job done. With his genius brain and his deadly martial arts skills, Batman is a force to be reckoned with. It might sound like I have a man-crush on him (okay, you got me), but he's my favorite superhero for a good reason.
Essentially, Batman is someone who can do anything he puts his mind to, and if we took a page out of his book, we could do the same. Granted, he's only a work of fiction. He's designed to triumph over evil no matter the situation, but there are still morals to be found, just like in any story. If we look beyond the pure entertainment value, it's possible to find many life lessons within the Batman lore.
 


Benefits of books without batteries

I can't say I've never been tempted by one of those cutting-edge e-readers. I suppose I'm just old-fashioned. I prefer my books on paper and without batteries or chargers.


Fight club: the high school

It's hard to defend a 64-year-old teacher who is accused of giving a killer right hook to one of her students.


Restricting liberal media more important than restricting gun sales

As part of the constant search for a solution to mass shootings, a group of senators recently pushed out new legislature that would put stricter regulations on background checks for gun purchasers.
Ideally, that makes sense.  You have a violent past? Well, no, you can't have a gun because you'll obviously go on a rampage. But, wait, what about the guy that's only been in a couple of bar fights?