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Censoring a classic defeats its main purpose

Justin Law

January 13, 2011

NewSouth publishing group intends to revise Mark Twain’s novel “Huckleberry Finn.” The book was first published in England in 1884 and since has become a classic which is mandatory to be taught across schools in the United States. Twain’s intention in writing the novel was to dissect the error...

Ratemyprofessors.com: cruel or constructive?

Justin Law

January 13, 2011

Learning about your professors’ teaching methods before you meet them can be scary, which is why ratemyprofessors.com helps you find professors students have taken before and have rated on the website. Read More »...

Change, or more of the same: New Year’s resolutions

Justin Law

January 13, 2011

There are two things you can be certain of when New Year’s Eve ends: buying a new calendar and the majority of people clamoring about their New Year’s resolutions. I find the reasoning for, obsession with and implication of New Year’s resolutions annoying and unnerving. Read More »...

Change, or more of the same: New Year’s resolutions

Justin Law

January 13, 2011

New Year’s resolutions are popular this time year and while they are also largely broken, I think there is some validity to them. With a new year comes a fresh start.  It is a convenient marker to begin changing those things that you don’t like about yourself and probably the most important thing th...

What were you doing last week

Justin Law

January 7, 2011

How many times have you asked the question, “What is there to do on campus?” And how many times have you complained how there is “nothing to do on campus,”? Well my question to you is… have you looked? As anyone who knows me can tell you, I am very involved on campus. In my various activiti...

The price of success

Sam Lyden

December 7, 2010

As with all well crafted opinions there must be a basis for which your argument is placed upon; a level of merit in which you can hope to fend off attacks from an opposition that wishes nothing more than to denounce you as inaccurate, benign or worse: irrelevant. Let me first present you with a questio...

What were you doing last week?

Justin Law

November 18, 2010

How many times have you asked the question, “What is there to do on campus?” And how many times have you complained how there is “nothing to do on campus,”? Well my question to you is… have you looked? As anyone who knows me can tell you, I am very involved on campus. In my various activitie...

Who you gonna call?

Justin Law

November 2, 2010

Sound asleep at 7:57 a.m. The siren goes off around 8:00 a.m. Power flashes off and on and then goes off completely around 8:15. Read More »...

Sweet, sweet nicotine

Justin Law

November 2, 2010

USI’s campus will begin to enforce a tobacco ban starting in July. While I understand that some students are offended by the smoke they have to walk through during their ten second hike to class, and I’m well aware of the dangers of smoking, I think the tobacco ban is, well, a bit ridiculous. Read Mo...

We have no choice

Justin Law

November 2, 2010

There is never a perfect candidate; politics is occasionally a game of choosing between the lesser of two evils. Rather than endorsing a candidate that doesn’t represent the views of The Shield, we have chosen to not endorse a candidate for the 8th district. Read More »...

Brad Ellsworth, the right choice

Justin Law

November 2, 2010

While the purpose of journalism is to remain objective and unbiased, it is also to inform, and it is also a tradition for publications to endorse a particular candidate for particular reasons. Read More »...

Tension in the workplace

Justin Law

October 21, 2010

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