Mutually Assured Destruction Might be a Real Possibility

by Sulla On Thursday, April 6th, a US warship launched an attack on a Syrian airbase in response to the allegations that Assad, the current leader of Syria, used a poison gas on his own people. Some context will be necessary to fully understand the importance of these actions. For some Millennials, and all succeeding generations, America has not been in a state of peace for the entirety of their lives. Our involvement in Afghanistan, followed by our invasion…

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Buzzfeed Editor Discusses Fake News at Penn State

by Jack Torrance On Thursday, March 30th, Craig Silverman, Media Editor for BuzzFeed News, gave a presentation on fake news, its history, evolution, and effects. He analyzed multiple pieces of fake news through his definition of fake news: stories that are “one-hundred-percent false… created by people knowing it’s false… and for an economic motive (ad revenue).” The presentation was mainly composed of examples of fake news in the past few years. Silverman started with an ABC News fake news…

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The Daily Collegian is wrong on the so-called wage gap

by Vincent Cucchiara Yesterday the Daily Collegian published an article about the “gender pay gap” being a factor for students entering the work force. The wage gap is an extremely pervasive and persistent myth that has been touted by such notable figures as former President Barack Obama as well as Hillary Clinton. A few companies, such as Audi, even dedicated millions of dollars in Super Bowl ad time to signal their displeasure at the existence of the wage gap. The problem however…

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A True University

“A true university is a collection of books.” This quote from Thomas Carlyle is etched into a column of the Pattee-Paterno Library at the Pennsylvania State University. When you think about this quote, it really does stand out as truth. The books in the various libraries around campus contain arguments, theories, and postulations on topics from gender studies to nanotechnology to weather patterns. They discuss new ideas and old ideas. These books and the information they contain are what…

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Top 10 Things I Would Fix at PSU

Parking: Given that there are over 40,000 students at Penn State, it is no surprise that parking is difficult. The current situation, however, is absolutely not acceptable. If your child is a freshman, they are not allowed to park on campus, period. This makes it very difficult if you ever need to come home due to an emergency, or if you do not want to have your parents drive to PSU every semester break. While Penn State does have…

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The NAACP at Penn State responds to white nationalist posters

On Wednesday, March 29, the Penn State chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) held a discussion on the best ways to “fight fascism” on Penn State’s campus. The recent discovery of white nationalist posters on campus prompted the meeting. The posters advocated for Identity Evropa. An organization that advocates for the United States becoming an ethnonationalist state for white people. Many students said that these posters represented an existential threat to themselves and that stopping white nationalism was a…

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