Content by Ryan Pfeifle
Segregated prom advocates open racism
May 2, 2013
Racism is not dead. Wilcox County High School, in Abbeville, Ga., does not host its own prom; instead, two different proms are coordinated and hosted by the parents of students as private and invitation-only events. These proms have come to be known as “White Prom” and “Black Prom.”
Internet privacy bill jeopardizes constitutional rights
April 25, 2013
The Electronic Frontier Foundation has called the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) “dangerously vague,” while the American Civil Liberties Union has labeled it as “fatally flawed.”
Space program deserves new funding
April 11, 2013
New funding will likely be allocated to NASA in order to jump-start one of its latest programs: a mission to capture asteroids — an idea highlighted by investors and space enthusiasts like James Cameron and Google CEO Larry Page.
The benefit of on-campus panel discussions
March 28, 2013
A panel discussion on the relationship between science and religion was held on Saturday evening in Haymarket Theater. While many were busy at the Ring Dance, it is still unfortunate the audience turnout was so small.
Why is the new college student organization policy bad?
March 21, 2013
An article run in the Collegiate Times news section, titled “Bill sitting on Gov. McDonnell’s desk to affect student organizations,” by Melissa Draudt, highlighted two bills that are currently awaiting the signature of the governor. SB 1074, and its House counterpart HB 1617, represent a shocking new step in the direction of what some are calling “religious freedom” at public institutions of higher education, but nothing fits the bills better than the term “intolerance.”
Gun debate ignores harsh reality
February 26, 2013
It has been widely held that the United States possesses over 20,000 gun laws, leaving many questioning why we don’t enforce our current gun laws as members of Congress and the Obama administration grapple over new legislation.
Women have right to pursue combat roles
February 4, 2013
United States Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has announced he plans to lift the 1994 official Pentagon ban on women in combat, including roles in artillery, armor, infantry and other similar combat roles.
Polar Politics: Barack Obama's reelection moves America forward
November 14, 2012
President Barack Obama is certainly not a socialist. In fact, he is more of a Tory, as some media sources in America and even the BBC have stated.
2012 election gives government fresh faces, potential for bipartisan agreement
November 7, 2012
For this election, the results could be viewed in two ways: via the Electoral College and the popular vote. Looking at the Electoral College, by the time California was counted, there was more of a snowball effect with the remaining states and it became more of a landslide in the President’s favor.