White Iverson takes UI — UI closes out semester with Post Malone, Saba and others 05.01.2017

Finals Fest was hosted by Vandal Entertainment, and far surpassed the number of attendants from prior Finals Fests, said Camille Awbrey, Vandal Entertainment Board chair. She said the university sold more than 1,000 tickets to nonstudents, compared to 250 last year. Awbrey said she took a lot of time and considerationwhenitcametimetopickthe Finals Fest headliner. “I started looking at artists […]

Enlightenment is no monster — In the words of John Wayne, people today are short on ears, and long on mouth 05.01.2017

Another day, another potential riot at the University of California, Berkeley. In just a few short months the university has been nearly engulfed in violent riots multiple times. Not too long ago, right-wing speaker Milo Yiannopoulos was forced to cancel his planned presentation. Earlier this month, both left and right-wing demonstrators openly clashed in the streets over […]

Demons endured — Hard times breed better people 03.06.2017

When the dark thoughts take control, and frustration seems like an understatement, it’s imperative to know there are others out there who understand these ailments of the mind. Most people can recall a length of time when they’ve felt depressed, but in many instances these bouts with depression are relatively short lived. However, there are […]

Lambasting liberty — An assault on journalism is an assault on freedom 03.02.2017

To paraphrase Benjamin Franklin, those who give up liberty for security deserve neither and will get neither. In the wake of his recent attacks on journalists, President Donald Trump’s press secretary, Sean Spicer, barred journalists from The New York Times and other news outlets from his daily briefing Feb. 24. I expected a backlash of […]

Embrace it — Being cool doesn’t mean being a clone 02.08.2017

Being extraordinary is nothing to be ashamed of, and it’s nothing to shame people for. When I was a kid, my parents told me that being myself is the best thing to be. They told me that everybody is unique, and to be proud of what makes up who I am. I believe this to […]