Media coverage of Boston bombing encourages terror

The April 15 bomb attack on the Boston Marathon was horrific, and the murder of three people, including an 8-year-old child, is a tragedy. Unfortunately, the week of the bombing was also characterized by the undignified, salivating scramble of the media to turn the bombing into as big a tragedy as possible. To be clear: … Continue reading Media coverage of Boston bombing encourages terror

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Media consolidation threatens free thought

The American media system, once hailed as the ultimate check on the powerful, has become little more than another system of corporate control. You can switch to any channel on television and hear people talking about overt government tyranny, the bullet-buying spree of the Department of Homeland Security or the slow-but-steady transformation of the country … Continue reading Media consolidation threatens free thought

ASNAU passes bill reimbursing D-III IceJacks

The NAU Division III hockey team will receive $7,500 in reimbursement from ASNAU, in addition to the maximum of $3,500 allotted to student clubs, to help pay for their participation in a national tournament the team attended in March. Some clubs and ASNAU senators saw the move as controversial. The ASNAU Senate approved three bills … Continue reading ASNAU passes bill reimbursing D-III IceJacks

Cyprus holds lessons for future U.S. leaders

Great news, everyone! The stock market isn’t just recovering from the economic crisis, it’s actually hitting record highs! Turns out there might be an economy once we graduate, after all! With jobs! Isn’t that awesome? Well, it would be, if it were true. The recent achievements of the Dow Jones mean the wealthy have successfully … Continue reading Cyprus holds lessons for future U.S. leaders

Student vote on 23 fee delayed until next academic year

Northern Arizona University (NAU) students will have to wait until at least fall before voting on how the student government spends their money. The 23 Fee, which students pay each semester as a funding mechanism for ASNAU, was scheduled to come under review this month, with a student vote being held on what exactly the … Continue reading Student vote on 23 fee delayed until next academic year

CNN forsakes morality by siding with rapists

The guilty were convicted, the sentence was passed and CNN’s Poppy Harlow was in Stuebenville, Ohio on March 17 to report on the trial of accused rapists Trent Mays and Ma’lik Richmond. As the delinquents’ verdict came down, Harlow, along with anchor Candy Crowley and CNN legal contributor Paul Callan, discussed the consequences of the … Continue reading CNN forsakes morality by siding with rapists