Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Andrew Sarrol

‘Piano Dave’ injured in car crash, may be paralyzed

played piano on Wednesday nights at Eickhoff Dining Hall was recently injured in a car accident that may leave him paralyzed from the mid-back down. "One of the first things he said was, 'Thank God the injury wasn't higher," Emily Possenti, senior fine arts major, said.

Iranian’s hopeful message is muted by embargo policy

This October, Shirin Ebadi, the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize winner, filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Treasury for regulations that make it difficult for her to publish her memoirs in the United States. Ebadi is from Iran, a country subject to U.S.

Petty party politics debases the democratic process

On election night 2004, the image of a divided country was broadcast to the American public. The blue coasts and the massive red interior of the electoral map signaled a nation engaged in an ideological civil war. How can America reunite with shared goals and cooperative political discourse? The very nature of self-aggrandizing party politics has much to do with this growing divide and organizations at the College are helping to perpetuate it.

Torture — necessary evil or indefensible wrong?

The executive branch has delivered a legal opinion that denies the protections of the Geneva Conventions to non-Iraqi citizens captured by American forces in Iraq. This denial of basic human rights protections also applies to suspected members of terrorist groups being held in Guantanamo Bay.

More than meets the eye to lurid graffiti on campus

Last Wednesday I was sitting in one of the booths of the Brower Student Center dining area when I noticed an interesting statement scrawled on the table. It said "(name of student) eats DICK." I'm not sure if this particular defacement of property was written recently or if it had been there for years and I just never noticed.

Threat of global warming takes backseat in election

Experts agree that there are several scenarios by which mankind may cease to exist. The first is nuclear warfare, which the international community has attempted to address through the Nonproliferation Treaty and subsequent treaties regarding the testing of nuclear weapons.

Nonproliferation Treaty fails to address Iranian threat

Both Sen. John Kerry and President George W. Bush stated in their debate on international affairs that nuclear proliferation is the single greatest threat to American security. If nuclear weapons ever become accessible to terrorists or to rogue states that support terrorist activities, then the world may very well return to a situation similar to that in the Cold War.

Intelligent action needed to end genocide in Sudan

No word resonates quite as strongly in the context of international human rights violations as "genocide." Considering the impetus behind any act of genocide - the desire to exterminate a people simply for their identification as a people - genocide is the most heinous of all crimes.

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