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Vu’s View: Back in My Day…

Vu’s View: Back in My Day…

January 27, 2017

Sometimes, when life seems to be dragging us to new places where we don’t want to go, it can be fun to remember old times. Do you remember 7th Grade? I remember some pretty weird things. Back In My Day... - We had advisory instead of this new-fangled seminar stuff. - Sevies had giant planners the size of a sheet of paper. - Instead of getting lost on the first floor and second floor, we got...

Social Media Disrupts Traditional Politics

Social Media Disrupts Traditional Politics

January 27, 2017

In 2006, the tweet was devised by Twitter’s founder, Jack Dorsey, as a way for friends to keep tabs on each other using brief status updates—like public text messages. Since then, it has become a staple of modern communication. Though we continue to use Twitter as Dorsey first intended, it has also expanded, filling roles far beyond the scope of its original purpose. Tweeting has enabled the discov...

Concessions

Concessions

January 19, 2017

I will be joining the walk out. Here are some opinions that I wanted to personally offer. They do not represent anyone’s opinion except mine. They are subjective and could be entirely wrong. If you do not join us, you are not an inherently bad person. If you entirely disagree with the protest, and support Trump, you are not an inherently bad person. This is not an “us vs. them” political ...

The Greatest Instrument Ever Played

The Greatest Instrument Ever Played

December 9, 2016

The Greatest Instrument Ever Played When you think of orchestral music, what's the first thing that comes to mind? Mozart? Violins? Music that makes your eyelids feel like they weigh more than a tuba? The only way for the far too common negative associations with orchestral music to disappear is for a new section to be introduced to the orchestra, a section consisting of the greatest instrument ever...

Vu’s Views: Frequently Asked Questions about the Violin

Vu’s Views: Frequently Asked Questions about the Violin

December 9, 2016

Dear Reader, I get a lot of questions about violin in general, so I figured I would make a FAQ for the violin. Q: Should violinists sacrificially kill their cat for strings, or will any cat killed in any method suffice? A: Although traditionally, cats have been sacrificed in an ritual for their guts, in modern times, usually any cat killed in any way will work. I personally recommend 100% Gras...

Trump’s Plans If/When He Loses the Election

Trump’s Plans If/When He Loses the Election

October 21, 2016

(Note from the editor: This was written before the election) Depending on which polls you believe, it looks as though Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is either going to cruise to victory on election day or squeak past Republican nominee Donald Trump with a narrow margin. So, what happens to Trump when the former reality TV host loses his presidential bid? Will he just go back to pl...

Vu’s View on: Getting Your Driver’s License (A Satire)

Vu’s View on: Getting Your Driver’s License (A Satire)

October 21, 2016

DMV Expectations (Read this in the voice of a narrator): Make an appointment at your local DMV office to start becoming a driver. Complete the Driver’s Education Course, which will teach you all of the necessary fundamentals to learning how to drive safely. You will learn about: red lights, green lights and how they function speed limits, stop signs, and right of way rules addi...

Gifs to Get You Through Second Semester

April 12, 2016

                        Don't worry. Here are 25 gifs to help you relax. ...

A Letter To The Subversives

A Letter To The Subversives

April 12, 2016

       Remember the good old days where you could freely park in the PCS parking lot without mass amounts of competition and fear? These days are no more. Now, as we all are fully accustomed to, in order to park in the PCS parking lot, you must get to school at least 20 minutes early or simply get lucky.        Why is this you may ask? We have a theory: our friends at the adm...

Diversity in Hollywood

Quentin Freeman

March 1, 2016

Filed under A&E, Opinions

With Mad Max and the newest Star Wars movie featuring both a strong female protagonist and a black supporting actor, some say that it was a good year for diversity. However, Hollywood still has a problem with casting a wide range of actors. Although there was a variety of movies in 2015 that prominently featured people of color (POC), every single acting nomination for the 2016 Oscars is white--for the second year in a row. The Oscars is taking place on February 28th and the list of nominees for acting includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Sylvester Stallone, and other stars. Stallone played a support...

Literally Just 15 Donald Trump Gifs

Rhiannon Mulligan, Columnist

March 1, 2016

Filed under Mulligan's Mullings, Opinions, Politics

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Opinion: Ban All Gun Bans

Duncan Robertson and Liam Hughes

February 22, 2016

Filed under Opinions

Strict gun laws are ineffective for stopping crime and nearly impossible to maintain. This becomes quickly evident if you study places that have banned firearms and compare crime statistics before and after gun bans.. In the U.K., for example, a 1997 law banning concealable firearms was met by a 77% increase in violent crime, and a 50% increase in homicide (see figure 1). Homicide rates peaked at 2.1 per 100,000. There was a 13% increase in assaults with a knife. In 1996, Australia banned all shotguns, semi-automatic, and fully automatic rifles. Armed robberies increased by 69%, non-lethal gun violence by 28%, and gun homicide went up 19%. On the other hand, in Kennesaw, Georgia, a 19...

A “Review” of the Winter Formal

February 19, 2016

Filed under Campus Life, Opinions, Satire

If you are a 7th or 8th Grader (or have the reading comprehension skills of a  7-8th grader), don’t bother reading this. You didn’t go. Wait for the Spring Formal. I think it’s some time in May. I don’t know about anyone else, but when I saw the word “Formal” in the title “Winter Formal,” I imagined a ballroom-type, formal dancing sort of thing. The Winter Formal was a standard PCS Dance except that we got to wear our fancy suits and dresses (or whatever you see first in your closet {Jack Peters}). The Winter Formal, along with every single PCS Dance since the dawn of time, had three types of people: Peopl...

6 Moments you have when you sustain a leg injury

Jason Zheng and Rhiannon Mulligan

February 17, 2016

Filed under Opinions

1. When you have to use the stairs You literally become an avalanche 2. When your friends want to give your crutches a "test drive" COME BACK HERE WITH MY CRUTCHES OR I'LL BEAT YOU 3. Trying to get into one of those bathtub showers "MY LEG!" -fish from Spongebob 4. Trying to get on the toilet is like landing a helicopter beep beep beep beep.... D E S T R U C T I O N ! 5. Dealing with everyone's attention got you like: Stop looking at me. 6. Not being able to drive Y U NO WORK FOOT?! 7. Carrying anything is a struggle Give me a third arm pls. ...

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