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A Chilly Future for the Winter Olympics

A Chilly Future for the Winter Olympics

By Alison Zimmerman, Deputy Opinion Editor

January 22, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

Problems facing these Olympics stretch beyond diplomatic tiffs and scandals. In conjunction with the increasingly unreasonable cost of hosting and ticket sales far undershooting projections, this Winter Olympic Games is simply not worth the trouble.

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The Historical Issues of the Russian Revolution

The Historical Issues of the Russian Revolution

By Isaac Oseas, President of the International Youth and Students for Social Equality

November 27, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Whatever attitude one has toward the Russian Revolution, there is no doubt that it changed the entire course of the 20th century. The conditions that preceded this monumental event remain with us to this day.

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The Tide is Turning On Cyber Security

The Tide is Turning On Cyber Security

By Jacob Bass, Contributing Writer

October 25, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

“You can’t have 100 percent security and also then have 100 percent privacy and zero inconvenience,” Obama said. “We're going to have to make some choices as a society.” That was in 2013, things are a bit different now.

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Blue Whale Challenge: A Game No One Can Win

Blue Whale Challenge: A Game No One Can Win

By Lara Dreux, Contributing Writer

September 21, 2017


Filed under Opinion

In an era of global warming, materialism, protectionism and world poverty, adolescents jumping from rooftops for the sake of a game is the ultimate sign that mankind is at loss.

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Family Divisions Exposed in ‘Close Relations’

Family Divisions Exposed in ‘Close Relations’

By Jessica Ji, Contributing Writer

September 18, 2017


Filed under Arts, Film

"Close Relations" details Ukriane-Russia relations through an unexpected lens: a family conflict.

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‘Despite the Falling Snow’ Has All the Spy Nostalgia You Want

‘Despite the Falling Snow’ Has All the Spy Nostalgia You Want

By Anubhuti Kumar and Staff Writer

March 29, 2017


Filed under Arts, Film

Triple-threat novelist, screenwriter and director Shamim Sarif's new film "Despite the Falling Snow" takes all of the glory and nostalgia of spy films and brings it to the Soviet Union.

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We Need More Skepticism

We Need More Skepticism

By Irfan Suharno, Contributing Writer

March 27, 2017


Filed under Opinion

What these incidents have highlighted is that the American people should maintain a skeptical mindset when considering White House statements and decisions.

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‘Finding Babel’ Makes Russian Writer Into a Folk Hero

‘Finding Babel’ Makes Russian Writer Into a Folk Hero

By Carter Glace, Staff Writer

October 26, 2016


Filed under Arts, Film

In the new documentary "Finding Babel," attempting to cover the entirety of the rich history behind famed writer Isaac Babel and his legacy turns out to be too much to tackle in a single film, no matter how touching.

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WikiLeaks Works Best Illegally

WikiLeaks Works Best Illegally

By Henry Cohen, Contributing Writer

October 23, 2016


Filed under Opinion

A fair election is only legitimate if the electorate is informed, and with every released email, WikiLeaks brings us closer to that ideal of radical transparency.

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Sid vs. Ovi: A Case for Ovechkin

Sid vs. Ovi: A Case for Ovechkin

By Abbey Wilson, Copy Chief

April 14, 2016


Filed under Sports

WSN's Abbey Wilson argues against Rachel Ruecker and believes Alexander Ovechkin is this era's best player.

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US duplicity hinders Syrian resolution

US duplicity hinders Syrian resolution

By Daniel Moritz-Rabson, Contributing writer

October 15, 2015


Filed under Opinion

At this stage, the US and Russia are essentially fighting a proxy war in Syria.

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