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The Real Cost of Education

Aden Morgan, Staff Writer

October 7, 2013


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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. ...

The Decline of Blackberry

Kamya Shethia, Staff Writer

October 3, 2013


Filed under Editorials

Just four years ago, in 2009, Blackberry dominated nearly 50 percent of the smart phone market; President Obama insisted on keeping his Blackberry and even the Queen of England received one. Recently, Blackberry Ltd. reported a quarterly loss of nearly $1 billion, announced its plans to cut nearly 40...

Inside SGA: Why you should care

Justin Ian Sia, Staff Writer

September 30, 2013


Filed under Editorials, Student Life

It has been only two weeks since the eight Freshman Senators of the Student Government Association of Oxford College of Emory University were sworn in, making the legislative body of the SGA officially complete. In my experience within that short amount of time, I can honestly say that the work the SGA...

The Syrian Struggle: What you should know

Alex Reibman, Staff Writer

September 30, 2013


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The ongoing Syrian civil war in Syria is currently a two and one half year old ongoing conflict shredding the small nation from the inside out. Unfortunately, there is as much misunderstanding with the ongoing conflict as there is understanding. To make matters worse, western policy makers are proposing...

Why We Should Care about the Budget

Aden Morgan, Staff Writer

September 30, 2013


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According to Reuters, the U.S. government faces a possible shutdown on Oct. 1 should Congress not agree on a new budget. Stock prices have tanked as a result, and investors’ concerns about the security of government assets have devalued the dollar. Driving the disagreement in Washington is the debate over the Affordable Care Act. House ...

Our Mistake Against Medical Marijuana

Aaron Li, Staff Writer

September 26, 2013


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Amongst the multitude of political controversies that continue to plague our nation, the support of medical marijuana as an effective treatment for nullifying pain in various types of cancers is gaining substantial ground; enormous legislative movements pressing for the legalization of marijuana have...

ESPN: A more productive way to study for finals

Sam Kishore, Sports Section Editor

April 27, 2013


Filed under Editorials, Sports

Last week, I undertook the challenge of trying to study for a Macroeconomics test while catching up on episodes of Suits. Unfortunately, it didn’t work out so well, as I was too enthralled by the drama and swag-talk of New York’s best closer, Harvey Specter. I got zero studying done and was less...

The Do’s & Dont’s of Instagram

The Do’s & Dont’s of Instagram

Hana Ahmed, Guest Writer

April 13, 2013


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The technology in your smart phone is more sophisticated than the computers that helped launch the space shuttle to the moon. We use this svelte machinery to take embarrassing and narcissistic photos of ourselves. Not only is that sad in its own way, but the things some people find necessary to document...

Simple Solution, Rough Process: Gun Control in America

Maddie Clifton, Staff Writer

April 11, 2013


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Did you know that the last significant gun law passed was the Assault Weapon Ban of 1994? This ban aimed to take semi-automatic firearms out of the hands of civilians for ten years. After the ban expired in September of 2004, many movements have been made to renew the ban but no bill has ever made it...

Without Compromise: Emory’s upset fueled by Wagner’s statement

Without Compromise: Emory’s upset fueled by Wagner’s statement

Alex Reibman, Staff Writer

April 11, 2013


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In mid February, Emory University President James Wagner published an essay in the Emory Magazine titled “As American as… Compromise.” In the column, President Wagner expressed his opinion on the importance of compromise in a nation where political gridlock has lead to stale politics and in a university...

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