It is easy to jump on a bandwagon that is already going full speed, but right now the Democratic Party is struggling through a mud patch. It needs people out on the ground pushing. The Republican Party, capitalizing on this country’s economic frustrations, has gained a tremendous amount of supportContinue Reading

It seems to me that education is having a pretty rough time grappling with technology. As I write this article, Moodle is down, and this morning my school e-mail didn’t work. On top of that, I just had my biology lab canceled because the license on the software expired andContinue Reading

Over the past few years, we have all heard claims that the lines between politics, news and entertainment are blurring. Commentators have speculated that people can no longer tell the difference between a news show about politics and an entertainment show about politics. Half news, half satiric commentary segments onContinue Reading

When I was young, spending a Saturday night with my dad was all about routine. First, we’d go to Peter Piper Pizza, which is probably the best pizza place in all of Arizona. It’s a kid-friendly restaurant full of video and arcade games—a place any five-year-old boy would love toContinue Reading

Last Sunday, I, along with a few thousand other people, attended the second annual 9/12 Taxpayer’s March on Washington (aka a Tea Party rally). Up until that day, the Tea Party was synonymous with one word in my mind: crazy. While many things at the rally fit my stereotype, muchContinue Reading

I don’t consider myself as much of a die-hard liberal as I used to be, especially during high school. This is not to say that I’m simply more moderate, but that I believe more in arguing subtly than loudly. I also believe in the virtues of arguing sanely. If you’reContinue Reading

I am writing this on September 11, 2010: nine years after the terrorist attacks that have come to define our generation. After 9/11, people in this country were angry, and understandably so. Back in 2001, the anger of some Americans was directed toward the wrong people. There was a lotContinue Reading

When four of my friends and I moved into off-campus housing this spring we knew we were getting ourselves an early ticket to a grown-up’s lifestyle. We had many added responsibilities: to mow a lawn in the summer and to shovel a driveway in the winter; to furnish the entireContinue Reading

As a writer for the opinion section of The Concordian, I would like to start out the year with an idea that is somewhat unconventional. I would submit to you, dear reader, that my opinion is not important. To go further, I would say that neither is yours. By themselvesContinue Reading

I arrived in Washington, D.C., last Saturday to begin my experience this fall with the Lutheran College Washington Semester program. In just the three days I have been here, I have been taken aback by the dynamic fusion of our nation’s history, heritage, culture and future that creates this city.Continue Reading