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OPINION | Students need to embrace civil discourse

Persuasion, yelling and calling into question the moral character of an opponent are all interesting and predictable components of a modern argument, especially one between young adults. In the hustle and bustle of college, it seems that students are losing the perspective that comes with civil discourse. Instead of arguing from a logical standpoint and

Defining a generation’s pastime: ‘The Social Network’ exceeds expectations

“The Social Network” has it all: sex, money, genius and betrayal. So says the title of the book by Ben Mezrich, “The Accidental Billionaires,” off of which this excellent film about Facebook’s controversial beginnings is based. Turn the clock back to 2003. Harvard undergraduate student Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg) is in a constant battle to

Government proposes internet censorship

The U.S. Congress is proposing a bill that could affect free speech on the Internet. The bill, titled Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act, could give the government censoring privileges similar to those of governments in China and Iran. “It’s a clear violation of free speech,” Ankur Gupta, assistant professor of computer science at Butler