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Bitcoin is an extremely fast growing currency

The Danger of Bitcoin

It came out of thin air, but it’s worth $1000 apiece. It was born out of the minds of a few researchers and has since blossomed into one of the world’s fastest growing currencies. This is Bitcoin, a “crypto-currency” born on the Internet, and growing rapidly. In fact, the number […]

by · December 15, 2013 · Features and Opinion, United States
The Life and Legacy of John F. Kennedy

The Life and Legacy of John F. Kennedy

Indisputably one of the greatest visionaries of the twentieth century, John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States of America, inherited some of the most challenging domestic and foreign policy problems this country has seen when he entered office. A young, Catholic man of Irish descent, Kennedy served in […]

by · November 27, 2013 · United States
50 Years Later: The Truth about Lee Harvey Oswald

50 Years Later: The Truth about Lee Harvey Oswald

On November 22, 1963, Lee Harvey Oswald shot and killed President John F. Kennedy. Yeah. That’s right. I said Lee Harvey Oswald shot and killed President John F. Kennedy. Not Lee Harvey Oswald supposedly shot and killed JFK, but Lee Harvey Oswald definitely shot and killed JFK. In light of […]

by · November 25, 2013 · Features and Opinion, United States
One year after Superstorm Sandy, many iconic areas like Seaside Heights have made a complete recovery. By Kevin Jarrett.

One Year after Sandy

A year after the devastating Hurricane Sandy ripped through the major population centers of the East Coast, has the United States done enough to assist in clean up efforts?  The hurricane, which struck on October 29, 2012, hit directly at major population centers along the New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Rhode […]

Control

Control

In 1999, there were 28,874 gun-related deaths in the United States. In 2011, the number of fatal shootings reached 32,163. The number of deaths has grown substantially over the past twenty years. Incidents like the Columbine High School Massacre, the Sandy Hook Elementary Shooting, and the recent Naval Yard shooting […]

The Lincoln Monument is one of the many national monuments closed because of the government shutdown.(http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Lincoln_Memorial_During_Government_Shutdown_2013.jpg)

Land of the Closed

The recent government shutdown has had a great impact on many parts of the nation.  One of the most overlooked results of the government shutdown is how it has affected our National Parks and Monuments. Many of the nation’s most famous monuments and parks will be closed until the government […]

by · October 16, 2013 · United States
Source: The New York Times

Sensational Reporting: Media Bias in the Trayvon Martin Case

February 26th, 2012. It was a cold night in Sanford, Florida. Trayvon Martin, 17 years old, was walking in the gated community where he was temporarily staying. A confrontation occurred between him and George Zimmerman, the 28-year-old neighborhood watch coordinator. Shots were fired. Boom. The rest is history. The simple […]

An Impossible Test

An Impossible Test

America is famous for the many cultures that make up our diverse nation. We supposedly accept people of every gender, every race, and every religion. But do we? Every day, people from Mexico are sent out of American territory because they are illegal immigrants, and many across the Mexican border […]

by · October 9, 2013 · Features and Opinion, United States
The J.P. Morgan Mortgage Scandal

The J.P. Morgan Mortgage Scandal

Back during the 2008 financial crisis and the U.S. real estate bust, many U.S. banks, among them J.P. Morgan Chase, engaged in selling shoddy mortgage securities. Now, through investigation of J.P. Morgan’s mortgage transactions, the U.S. government has uncovered this scandal and is forcing the large bank to pay a total of $11 billion as compensation. If […]

President Obama and congressional leaders are running out of time to avert a possible government shutdown.

Uncommon Ground

One of the biggest problems in America is the national debt. With the White House scrambling to find a solution, the United States is running out of time. Something needs to be done fast. With the end of the fiscal year coming up on September 30th, President Obama has pushed […]

by · September 18, 2013 · Features and Opinion, United States