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COLUMN: Asking 'Should I buy this textbook?' for the last time

(01/13/16 5:30pm)

As my undergraduate career comes to a merciful end, I was recently struck with the kind of obvious revelation that comes with reflecting on a journey while being in the middle of it: This is the final semester I have to buy textbooks.Students are hit with a one-two punch of financial clout at the start of each new term.

COLUMN: NBA 2K16 is worth the money

(12/02/15 6:03pm)

The NBA regular season tipped off just about a month ago, but NBA 2K season is in full swing for third and fourth generation console users worldwide.In the 17th installment of this gaming franchise, NBA 2K16 delivers on many levels and continues to be the best choice on the market for basketball gamers.I’m here to say that it is more than just a $60 roster update like many sports games have become.

COLUMN: High expectations needed for our future leaders

(11/29/15 7:41pm)

Since the day we were born, we have grown up in a society that relentlessly preached and encouraged a strong foundational belief in the irrational theory, "time is money." No wonder it seems absurd to us to prioritize precious minutes of relaxation to sit down, turn on the news and catch up on current events or to devote just a couple moments of our daily lives to researching political topics of interest to help develop educated opinions.Young adults, especially between the ages of 18-20, have consistently produced the lowest percentage of the overall voter turnout in our country’s elections.

COLUMN: Only education can cool the tensions in Europe

(11/16/15 11:25am)

In January, I wrote my first and only column responding to the terrorist attack on French satire magazine Charlie Hebdo, which claimed the lives of 12 satirists and five others in the Ile-de-France region.I’m extremely saddened to be writing another.Saddened not only for the abnormally large and unnecessary loss of life around the world, Friday, but because the past week has shown tensions between races and religions have only grown more severe since the Charlie Hebdo shooting.