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Government Drone Strikes Against U.S. Citizens

Aden T. Morgan, Staff Writer
February 19, 2014
Filed under Editorials

Over the past few years there has been mounting concern over the increase in unmanned drone strikes by the United States. CBS's Jere Van Dyk reports that to date a total of four U.S. citizens, three of which were known Al Qaeda operatives, have been killed overseas by unmanned drone strikes. Of those...

Lost and Found: How Should We Deal with Stolen Post-War Art?

Kamya Shethia
November 21, 2013
Filed under Editorials

BBC news reported that, during a routine tax inspection,  more than 1400 pieces of artwork lost during World War Two were discovered in the home of Cornelius Gurlitt. On November 17th, BBC reported that Mr. Gurlitt is refusing to voluntarily give up the artwork to the pieces of art. Should Mr. Gurlit...

Oxford’s Guilty Pleasure: A Friday Night at Frat Row

Justin Ian Sia
November 18, 2013
Filed under Editorials, Student Life

During my first week at Oxford, many sophomores told me that I had to make at least one trip to Frat Row. When I asked why, they told me it was just something I had to experience. They were right; Frat Row is quite the experience. Oxford College, because of its small size, is notorious for not having...

3 Reasons Why We as Students Should Be Skeptical of Obamacare

Alex Reibman
November 14, 2013
Filed under Editorials

On October 1st, 2013, the Federal government shut down many services and agencies because it was unable to successfully pass a spending bill for the fiscal year. Congress was stuck in this gridlock due to controversy over funding the Affordable Care Act (or Obamacare as it is commonly known) in the new...

What should art’s role in social change be?

Kamya Shethia
November 7, 2013
Filed under Editorials

French Artist Prune Nourry’s uses her exhibition ‘Terracotta Daughters’ (featured in Shanghai’s Gallery Magda Dansvsz) as a way to raise awareness about China’s skewed sex ratio. Chinese artist Li Tianbing showcased an exhibition titled Me and My Brother in London, in which he displayed black...

The Oxford Honor Council Shows a New Face

Justin Ian Sia
November 4, 2013
Filed under Editorials, Student Life

“Oxford is a police state!” is a common phrase chanted almost every week in SGA by my colleague, Hussein Halemeh, an SGA Liaison to Emory’s Atlanta Campus. Halemeh’s common outbursts refer to an opinion among some of the student body that leaders of the campus sometimes try to exert unnecessary...

The Cult of Brands

Robert Bamford, Editorial Editor
October 31, 2013
Filed under Editorials

Brand consciousness, specifically in relation to clothing brands, is one of the plagues of society today.  Clothing brands, not even the clothing itself, exist as coveted, precious things that people aspire to for no discernible reason except for their status as expensive, and therefore exclusive, t...

Anti-Piracy Crusade Misplaced

Anti-Piracy Crusade Misplaced

Kamya Shethia, Staff Writer
October 24, 2013
Filed under Editorials

Isohunt, a popular website offering BitTorrents of mostly pirated material is to shut down, and the site’s owner, Gary Fund, has agreed to pay 110 million dollars to the Motion Picture Association of America (Dave Lee, BBC News). Hollywood studios and publishers are increasing the pressure on the government...

Lil’s: Is It Really Yummy in Your Tummy?

Justin Ian Sia, Staff Writer
October 7, 2013
Filed under Editorials

The average Oxford student spends a considerable amount of time in Lil’s Dining Room. As the only eatery on campus, Lil’s sees close to a 1,000 students passing through its doors every day. Whether you come in for breakfast, a quick bite, or a drink to quench your thirst while studying, odds are...

The Real Cost of Education

Aden Morgan, Staff Writer
October 7, 2013
Filed under Editorials

It’s no secret that the cost of higher education is on the rise. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that college tuition rose by over 500 percent since 1985. The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) reports that the average total cost per year of a for-year private institution is $34,000. ...

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