On Tuesday Iceland announced that it voted to recognize Palestine as an independent state, making it the first Western European country to do so. If you follow international politics at all, it should come as no surprise to you that this is a major development. The issue of Palestinian statehoodContinue Reading

No doubt you’ve all seen it by now. Rick Perry’s debate gaffe was comedic gold: a state governor hemming and hawing his way through a bullet point that was obviously supposed to be a campaign touchstone but became a punch-line. Yet surprisingly little attention seems to have been directed atContinue Reading

This week, Concordia had the privelege of hosting two well-known political minds, Mary Matelin and James Carville, for an evening of debate and discussion. Of course, any “political awareness” event at Concordia tends to come with its share of opinions from a variety of third-party sources, and this event wasContinue Reading

This week, I had the good fortune to order my Cobber ring. For the next six to eight weeks due to shipping and handling, I will anxiously await a small, gold delivery. Being male and a bit of a classicist, it’s the first ring I’ve ever worn, and the onlyContinue Reading

It’s officially that time of year again: sunrise isn’t until after 7:00, and it’s just going to get later. It’s cold out. We’re only halfway to halfway through the semester, and sometimes it’s difficult to wake up happy. In the wider world, this is true too. The daily news servesContinue Reading

On a small scale, and in a perhaps unremarkable way, it may be strangely serendipitous that Family Weekend happened to fall on this particular weeked this year. This weekend, some cobbers are welcoming visiting relatives to campus to share a glimpse into what college life is like for them. Others,Continue Reading