The presence of refugees at the Games proves that the Olympics are not just a stage for friendly international competition. The Games offer the perfect opportunity to make some noise while the world watches. These refugee Olympians represent a wakeup call to their country's political leaders who have contributed to the refugee crisis.
"This is strictly a platonic Friendship website. This is NOT a dating website, and NOT an escort agency. Services on this website are strictly for FRIENDSHIP purposes only." These guidelines are plastered across the various pages, headlines, and banners of website RentAFriend.com, where you can hire somebody to spend time with you for between ten and forty dollars an hour. Prostitution is illegal in forty nine out of fifty states, but paying someone to be your friend isn't illegal in any. Should it be?
Aliens, Lebron James, and Bugs Bunny definitely make my top ten list of things I enjoy watching on TV, but is it a good idea to combine the three? Warner Bros. certainly thinks so, and the final product will be a summer release of a sequel to the famous live action/animation movie, Space Jam.
Long lines are more than a pet peeve to American voters; a functioning democracy is at stake. Not only are long lines the issue, but so are the demographics of people who typically fall victim to them: low-income, black and Latino voters.
Campaigning extensively and aggressively over the past few months, 60-year old multimillionaire David Trone has entered the race to become the Democratic nominee for Maryland's eighth Congressional District.
In a school of almost 3,000 students, with three stories and tens of hallways, it's hard to get from one end of the building to the other in eight minutes. When you add a stop at a locker to that commute, you're almost guaranteed to be late.
New Age is a movement that gained popularity in the 1970s and 1980s as an alternative approach to traditional Western methods of spirituality. In my experience and in that of some fellow Blazers, New Age spirituality can be both fun and serious.
While it might be easy for schools to reopen quickly in the northernmost tundra of Minnesota or Wisconsin, the DC metropolitan area has good reason to wait out the storm.
Writing by hand is slowly becoming an old-fashioned way of learning, and this is detrimental to the education of our students. In an age of rapid technological development, the value of pen and paper should not be forgotten.
In order for students to enter the college decision process informed, they must be aware of the ways in which the institutions to whom they are entrusting thousands of dollars are making financial decisions.
In basketball, and all sports, female athletes work just as hard as their male counterparts, and should therefore be given the same respect. Girls' sports teams should be referred to without the preceding "Lady."
There's plenty to fear about Donald J. Trump. He's a bully, a sexist and a narcissist. But what's even scarier is the rising movement he represents: white nationalism--a movement defined by white identity and opposed to forces of economic and demographic change.
While not as flashy or entertaining as the GOP campaign, the Democratic primary has been plenty contentious and raises interesting questions about the Democratic Party, liberalism in America and the appeal of pragmatism.
The 2016 presidential campaign has been the most unpredictable and entertaining race in recent memory. In the Republican race, a reality TV star and a senator widely despised in his own party lead in the polls.
Blair students have differing opinions on what effect these peppy, brightly colored slogans actually have on a student's performance in the class and whether a laminated image of an athlete trying their best will suddenly bring to memory a forgotten formula midway through a semester exam.
Colleges and universities should reconsider the storm of mail that they send to students and refocus their efforts (and funding) on more tangible ways to help students see if that school is the right fit for them.
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