Archive | November 9th, 2012

Deciphering the Disney takeover of Star Wars

Dominic Piacentini A&E Senior Staff Writer Sci-fi geeks of all generations have heard the biggest Star Wars news since “Revenge of the Sith” premiered seven years ago. Lucasfilm, the production company behind the six Star Wars films, has been bought by Disney for over four billion dollars. Soon after this information was released, news also […]

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The Scene: 9/11/12

(Inside Jokes) Brooke Skiba You know those moments when you are the outsider in a particular group — maybe you’re the only computer science major at a table full of English/Education people, or the only person wearing sneakers in a group of people wearing boots. You’re fitting in just fine, and your peers do not […]

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Fall Dance Concert showcases modern dance

Maddi O’Neill Staff Writer Just before a practice for this year’s Fall Dance Concert, dancers, choreographers and stage crew hurried around in a bustle of motion, making last-minute comments and adjustments.  After a few minutes, the run-through began, with dancers whirling and the occasional “count out loud!” coming from the choreographer. The pieces, which are […]

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Time to revisit the SNC

Soona Salem On Sunday, a variety of Syrian opposition groups convened in Doha, Qatar for talks on forming a unified front against the regime of Bashar Al-Assad. The meeting follows a call from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for an overhaul of the Syrian National Council (SNC), the opposition group-in-exile that has gained the support […]

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The doppelganger dilemma

Amanda Priest Significant contextual information: one of my biggest pet peeves is when someone tells me I look like another person. The awkward interaction of “Oh! You look just like my friend Diane from high school, you guys should totally meet!” is one that happens all too often. One, why would I want to meet […]

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Consistency important in abortion views

Libba Smith In a now infamous comment during a debate on Oct. 23, Indiana’s Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock was asked if he believes that abortion should be allowed in cases of rape or incest. He replied by saying, “I think even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something […]

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