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The danger of sensationalist headlines

Mike Rauser, Staff writer February 10, 2015

You’ve probably heard that statistic floating around saying that one third of college men are okay with rape (as long it’s not called rape). However, you might not be aware that this statistic is nowhere...

Reading proves difficult, but can be rewarding

Mike Rauser, Staff writer February 5, 2015

I love books. When I was younger I used to read all the time. Now that I’m in college, I don’t read nearly as much as I used to, but I still enjoy it. At first some might object to this experience....

A world of acceptance: The importance of interfaith relations

Mike Rauser, Staff writer January 30, 2015

How many of you have heard of Interfaith Week? What does interfaith even mean? Interfaith dialogue is the cooperative interaction between people of different religions on all levels. However, what...

Playing the piano is relaxing and engaging

Mike Rauser, Staff writer January 23, 2015

I love playing the piano. While probably not my most controversial opinion, it is something I’m passionate about. Interestingly enough, I took four years of piano lessons when I was younger and I...

Radical Islam is not the only Islam

Mike Rauser, Staff Writer January 22, 2015

By now most of you have probably heard of the brutal attack on the French magazine Charlie Hebdo. For those of you unfamiliar with this tragedy, two gunmen attacked the offices of Charlie Hebdo, killing...

Being a DJ is an exciting and rewarding experience

Mike Rauser, Staff Writer December 13, 2014

I love being a DJ. I love everything about it. I love the lights, the crowds and, of course, the music. I’ve always loved music. It has this amazing power to create and build up energy. For an individual...

Change can’t be measured in likes

Mike Rauser, Staff Writer December 1, 2014

For many young people today, political activism seems to have been reduced to clicking share on Facebook. There is no shortage of young people passionate about various political topics. However, there...

Memento grants viewers with unique experiences

Mike Rauser, Staff Writer November 18, 2014

The films of Christopher Nolan are exceptional. The Dark Knight is one of my favorite comic books films of all time. However my favorite Christopher Nolan film (and reaching pretty close to favorite movie)...

Pointless troubles at the polls

Mike Rauser, Staff Writer November 15, 2014

I am angry today. I’m angry because numerous college students just like you and me were denied the right to vote in this last election. The blame for this lies mostly in a recent voter ID law change...

Christians aren’t persecuted in the U.S.

Mike Rauser, Staff Writer November 8, 2014

There is a popular myth that Christians are persecuted in America. Some, such as Fox News pundits Sean Hannity, Bill O’Reilly and Todd Starnes go as far as claiming there is a war of Christianity in...

Feminism holds value for both men and women

Mike Rauser, Staff Writer October 28, 2014

I am a man, and I would call myself a feminist. Some might think those two statements are contradictory, however, I am passionate about fighting for anyone who isn’t given the same rights as everyone...

“American Horror Story” is an example of horror done right Mike Rauser

Mike Rauser, Staff Writer October 23, 2014

Halloween is just around the corner, and with it comes the traditional onslaught of low effort horror films. Horror movies are actually a guilty pleasure of mine. They’re like candy. I know it’s...

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