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This Valentine’s day, make the choice to love someone

Christopher Walker, Editor - in - Chief

February 12, 2017

From birth, Americans are instilled with the belief that love is the strongest emotion we can possibly feel, an instinctive desire so great it is bound to conquer all. We are told when we meet the right person, we will fall head-over-heels and never stop feeling that way. This overtly simple view of love is misleadi...

Jazz Fest to bring its most eclectic lineup in years

Leo Castell, Contributor

February 8, 2017

  The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival will be upon us once again towards the end of April and through the beginning of May. This year’s lineup consists largely of nostalgic favorites from as far back as the 70’s along with a couple more recent movers and shakers in music. Stevie...

America’s political system was tested with Trump’s Muslim ban

Staff

February 8, 2017

This past week the nation was witness to a prime example of the American political system’s structure, a shining example our founding fathers’ wisdom. A federal judge blocked the Trump administration’s recent ban on Muslim immigrants from countries considered to pose a terrorist threat, allow...

CDs are still in

Fernando J. Saballos, Contributor

November 16, 2016

The truth about investing is that it’s not as simple as buying shares of stock and hoping to make a profit. It requires money and commitment, and at this stage in our lives, hiring a professional money manager is most likely out of the question. This obstacle makes investing a turn-off to those...

No, my vote won’t be waste

Clay Mistich, Contributor

November 2, 2016

I'm voting third party. Deal with it. The biggest argument against voting third party is the myth of the wasted vote, the idea that if you vote for a candidate who doesn't win, your vote does not mean anything. The only wasted vote is a vote that goes against your morals, a vote for the lesser evil. The...

If you vote third party you’re a f*cking idiot

If you vote third party you’re a f*cking idiot

Christopher Walker, Editor-in-Chief

November 2, 2016

I’m not sure if it’s because I spend the majority of my time on a liberal arts college campus with scores of morons studying basket weaving, but this political season, I’ve heard a plethora of first-time voters declare they’re going with a third party come November. Let me make this very...

Hillary Clinton is the obvious choice for president

Staff

November 2, 2016

Hillary Clinton is, objectively, the most qualified presidential candidate in history. The bizarre notion that the country should be run like a business or by someone outside of the political establishment is a misguided and dangerous belief. The country should be run by a politician - a good one....

Index funds: Passive investor’s paradise

Fernando J. Saballos, Contributor

November 2, 2016

Instead of trying to beat the market (actively looking every day at businesses’ stocks and predicting individually how they will do), investors should employ an investment strategy known as ‘indexing” via the index fund. An index fund is a mutual fund that seeks to replicate the performance...

Gary Johnson wins third debate

Gary Johnson wins third debate

Adam Poyner, Contributor

October 26, 2016

Anyone who watched the third and final debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton would likely agree that “more of the same pettiness” is an apt way to describe the night. The Clinton campaign made an interesting change to Hillary’s debate strategy: she was much more aggressive than in...

Gun safety ordinance is illogical

Gun safety ordinance is illogical

Mindy Jarrett, Copy Editor

October 26, 2016

Mitch Landrieu’s recent Gun Safety Ordinance is one he’d love you to believe is a step toward progress. There’s no doubt he was attempting to spark an emotional response by announcing the ordinance at Bunny Friend Park, the same location of last year’s shooting that left 17 people wounded. The...

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