Who decides the news?

By Bill Weedmark

For the past week, the major Internet news sites of CNN, MSNBC and Fox News have been dominated by stories of near-starvation, disruption of business, car accidents and insurance rates – all involving deer.

So it makes me wonder, since when did a deer running through a Target become headline news on a national level? Aside from the fact that it’s bizarre, I can’t understand how these stories about deer, or the stories about Britney and Kevin’s marital problems, are getting more coverage and press time than the results for the midterm elections.

YouTube: Wasting time with unicorns

By Ashley Emert

As a responsible college student, I spend many hours a week studying for all of my classes. Between all of the assignments I get, you would think I would have an issue with finding free time.

There is one thing, however, that I always find the time to look at: YouTube.

Not every country has free speech

By Andrea Huls

Her body lay on the elevator floor, three bullets to her head. Now, Russia mourns her death.

On Oct. 7, journalist Anna Politkovskaya was murdered after returning home from grocery shopping. The death of this journalist might not seem important to some, but to me, her death is a loss for the whole world. Politkovskaya was a warrior. She fought against inequality and injustice. She was one of the few journalists brave enough to confront Putin’s government and expose the killings, abuses, kidnappings and other horrors experienced by people in Chechnya.

It’s the Great Halloween Sham, Charlie Brown

Tom Iacuzio, Content Editor By Tom Iacuzio As one of the elder statesmen on this campus, I remember back a bit farther than many of you who will read this. I remember the days when you looked forward to Halloween. It was that one day…

I think my street is turning into Wisteria Lane

Eric Waldron, Senior Writer By Eric Waldron There’s trouble brewing on Keswick Road in Royal St. Augustine. Once a quiet golfing community that prided itself on its summer night cookouts, well-manicured lawns and an absolute adherence to the ten miles an hour speed limit, Keswick…

Open minds on closed captioning

By Kim Hartman

“Hey, can you turn off the subtitles?” my dad asked the bartender one day while we were watching a Philadelphia Eagles game at a sports bar in Jupiter, Fla.

“Sorry, sir,” he said. “I can’t. This is a public establishment.”

Life as an On-Campus Junior

Brittany Sanko Oh the joys of dorm life! Living in a small space with other girls can create wonderful memories and random moments of absolute hysteria for many freshmen who are in college for the first time. It is the best way to meet your…

How do you keep up with technology

By Brittany Sanko I have finally bought the one thing I didn’t have this past summer; an iPod nano. My new white toy was something I had wanted for such a long time and had finally gained. Thanks to a huge rebate gift card my…

Have I told you lately that I love you?

By Kivi Hermans

Life can change in an instant. Many people may believe that this sentiment is simply a way to encourage people to show a greater appreciation for their lives, but for some, including myself, it is an idea that has proven itself to be true.

Problem: How does a reporter cover himself?

By Glenn Judah

News becoming news. That just doesn’t make sense. Well, that’s what happened on Sept. 21.
That day professors, students and even a president would become figureheads for the different meanings of journalism. They would appear on the local television news to talk about censorship concerning an article in The Gargoyle, which caused the momentary disposal of its first issue this semester.