As a child of the ‘90s, I have grown up in an era where youth involvement in politics has been hard to find. My childhood was split between two countries, and in both I saw political systems dominated by old people. When I entered middle school and started to learnContinue Reading

Egypt. Libya. Yemen. Oman. Bahrain. Tunisia. Iran. Iraq. As revolution and rebellion ripples through the Middle East, it’s important that we learn quickly and keep our minds open. In conflict with our idea as the center of global politics, the United States is decidedly outside these clashes. Taking a lookContinue Reading

Last week, Mark Besonen acknowledged that Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak’s regime is a dictatorship. Despite this, he argued that the United States’ government should be cautious about supporting the Egyptian people in their revolt against Mubarak. Besonen’s argument centers around two key assumptions. The first is that U.S. interests shouldContinue Reading

In Minnesota, this part of winter gets unpredictable. As the weather shifts daily from cold to warm to incomprehensibly frigid and back again, even the most staunch of cold-weather lovers begin to think of greener times. It was in this spirit that I realized how much I miss the farmersContinue Reading

A lot has been said this week about the issue of the Computer Science program being phased out. Some claim this is an absolutely unforgivable act by the Concordia administration, completely ignoring the direction society is taking in general, while others argue that the major simply was not viable anyContinue Reading

So here’s what I’m thinking. America’s got too many czars now. Why in the world did we pick the term “czar?” Could you think of anything more ominous, scary, and big-governmental? It’s a term we’ve picked to describe government officials “waging war” with the power of a government department againstContinue Reading

On the afternoon of Jan 28th, almost all Internet traffic in Egypt stopped. Nothing was coming in or going out. Citizens were left with no access to vital communication sources, news sites, and just about every other Web site and service requiring Internet access. The blackout was most likely anContinue Reading

Millions of Egyptians have taken to the streets to protest their government after years of corruption and mismanagement. These protests, originally organized by young people on Facebook, aim to overthrow the 30-year regime of president Hosni Mubarak in order to establish in Egypt something the country has never seen: trueContinue Reading

Let me introduce myself. My name is Katelyn, and I wear glasses. I have had glasses since I was two. Yep, that’s 16 years. So you can understand when I say that the beautiful frames and lenses are a huge part of my life. You can see glasses on justContinue Reading