Opinion

More Traffic than Tolls

By: Allan Ko Traffic is indubitably the worst part of driving. It is the conductor of a symphony of honking horns, sprinkled with groans of frustration to accentuate the sinking feeling that you’re most likely…

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Obama would tap into that

By: Mekala Neelakantan With the world of Internet messaging and communication leaving telephone conversations in the dust, federal law enforcement and national security officials are finding it harder to wiretap criminal and terrorist suspects. The…

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Get Jengky With It: Tech-ing Up

Out with the old and in with the new. That’s MSJ’s new direction, anyway. No, no, that doesn’t mean revamping the B, C, E, M, and N Wings (probably would have been faster to just…

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Roger That: Let’s Talk Peace

It was that time of year again, when we broke out the pumpkins, the costumes, that oh-so-delicious candy. So if you weren’t too busy looking for your Bed Intruder costume, you might have noticed that…

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Roger That: Boarding A Train

It’s not that fun being a senior. I mean, sure you get to go to Waterworld, show off your independence by driving yourself around, do all these senior things that you’ve been looking forward to…

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Get Jengky With It: Monkey See, Monkey Do

In elementary school, it was dashing to sport the roller backpack look even if there was only a Spacemaker pencil box and some dried Elmer’s glue inside. Sometime during that period, telling other people to…

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Opinion

Standardized Assessment for Teachers

     In February 2010, the superintendent and state education commissioner of Rhode Island agreed to fire every single staff member, principal included, at Rhode Island’s Central Falls High School because of poor performances on student standardized…

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Gaming in College

     In 2009, UC Berkeley began offering a class in competitive Starcraft, a renowned science-fiction real-time strategy game, with a basis in Calculus and with the goal of improving real-world decision making skills. University of Florida…

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Opinion

Know Your College Rank

     There is a common misconception, especially in our high expectation-crazed MSJ population, that stellar college rankings represent best personal fit. A generic number assigned to a university is rapidly becoming replicated on our personal college…

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