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Monday, February 19, 2018

“Mad” Mike Hughes, the modern Copernicus

Throughout history, we’ve all come to admire the brilliant, independent scientists who defied the status quo and made transformative new discoveries. The Galileos, Copernicuses, Avogadros and Keplers were all rejected and brandished as fools...

UC regents must seek greater financial efficiency — not a tuition hike

After a few agonizing days of wondering if they would be squeezed to the tune of $342 in yet another tuition increase, UC students were free to breathe a momentary sigh of relief: On...

New York City billionaires neglect city’s homelessness epidemic

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposal to build homeless shelters across the city is facing backlash from local residents due to plans to build a shelter to replace the Park Savoy Hotel,...

2017 is the second hottest year on record: Why we need to pay attention

On Thursday, Jan. 18, NASA released an analysis of last year’s global temperature, claiming it to be the second warmest year since 1880. While 1880 was the first year that global surface temperatures were...

Supreme Court holds back critical step against gerrymandering

Judge James A. Wynn Jr. of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit struck down North Carolina’s congressional districting map, claiming that the drawing of districts was “motivated by invidious partisan...

Online-only community colleges work, but only in theory

We have heard the horror stories: Students attend their local community college, bright-eyed, bushy-tailed and planning to bolt after two years. Then, five years later, they’re still around, struggling to get into classes they...

Monarchy: Good for the king, useless for the people

Count Nikolai Tolstoy, relative of the “War and Peace” author and head of the International Monarchist League, has argued that the United States should adopt a constitutional monarchy, similar to that in the United...

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