Massachusetts Daily Collegian

The Most Conservative Game

By Daniel Stratford

March 15, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion, Point-Counterpoint

“When you play the game of thrones, you either win or you die – there is no middle ground.” So proclaims Queen Cersei Lannister to Lord Eddard Stark in one of the most memorable scenes of the first season of HBO’s acclaimed...

Free speech is everyone’s, even Rush Limbaugh’s

By Gavin Beeker

March 9, 2012

Filed under Opinion, Point-Counterpoint

Rush Limbaugh made an incendiary and offensive remark? Stop the presses! This is the big one, you say? A comment so hurtful and misguided that he may have just shown himself to be outside of the bounds of civil discourse in this...

School Bully Rush Limbaugh’s War on Women

By Claire Anderson

March 9, 2012

Filed under Opinion, Point-Counterpoint

Rush Limbaugh recently made some outrageous and unapologetic comments toward 30-year-old Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke, calling her a slut and a prostitute, because of her testimony in front of the House Democratic...

Election showtime

By Max Calloway

March 6, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion, Point-Counterpoint

Forget the 2000 election serving as the best illustration of the pageantry presidential elections have become; it was the 2004 presidential debates that hit home the fact that presidential elections have become nothing short of a rea...

Extraterrestrial mingling

By Eric Magazu

March 2, 2012

Filed under Opinion, Point-Counterpoint

In a 2010 Discovery Channel documentary, eminent scientist and acknowledged genius Stephen Hawking claimed that encountering extraterrestrial life could be a very risky move for human beings, but I challenge his assertion on the...

Say no to aliens

By Stephanie Ambroise

March 2, 2012

Filed under Opinion, Point-Counterpoint

The contacting of aliens seems like a topic that is very science fiction, but there are many scientific programs and machines readily made for this very contact. In fact, the promise or threat, of alien contact is so real to some...

The Oscars are a boy’s club

By Victoria Knobloch

February 24, 2012

Filed under Opinion, Point-Counterpoint

I cried when Kathryn Bigelow won best director for “The Hurt Locker” in 2008. At the time I was still an aspiring filmmaker, and as a woman I was feeling pretty beaten down by the misogynist film nerds I encountered left and right, especially in my fil...

Celebrating cinema

By Chris Shores

February 24, 2012

Filed under Opinion, Point-Counterpoint

There’s something special about award shows. I’m not talking about the designer dresses and the red carpet celebrity exchanges. Nor do I refer to the tipsy speeches that drag on for minutes on end as actors list anyone ...

The Exercise Enigma

By Merav Kaufman

February 21, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion, Point-Counterpoint

A notable difference between a typical college student and elementary school child – aside from their height – is their differing personal relationships with physical activity. Exercise is seamlessly incorporated into the g...

No more mind games

By Lauren Vincent

February 17, 2012

Filed under Opinion, Point-Counterpoint

According to scientists at University of California at Berkley, mind-reading may not be just a plot point in a Mel Gibson chick flick, but an actual possibility. For those of you worried that the crazy sex fantasies you’re conjuring...

Could mind-reading be dangerous?

By Karen Podorefsky

February 17, 2012

Filed under Opinion, Point-Counterpoint

If you could have any super power, what would it be? I have always wanted to read minds, but I’m not so sure I like that idea anymore. Maybe it would be best to fly, teleport or have super strength. Those seem to have a lot less risk than being able to...

Only the Syrians can liberate Syria

By Mike Tudoreanu

February 10, 2012

Filed under Opinion, Point-Counterpoint

See the counter argument: Save Syria from falling apart About a year ago, the Arab Spring reached Bahrain – a tiny, oil-exporting kingdom in the Persian Gulf. On Feb. 14, 2011, protesters began to camp out in the center of the ca...