Poisonous Politics

One of last year’s elections featured a poisoned candidate, rumors about his sexual exploits and massive voter fraud. And, for once, it didn’t take place in the United States. On Jan. 24, after months of citizen rebellion and international attention, Viktor Yushchenko was sworn in as Ukraine’s third president. Yushchenko’s opponent, Ukraine’s former prime minister, […]

Elections for Dummies

Election Day is less than one week away, which means if you haven’t already picked your presidential candidate, now would be the time. Unfortunately, it’s hard to get down to the issues without getting distracted by all the campaign buzz-words. If you haven’t been paying attention to the debates and endless speeches, there are a […]

Breaking Down The Language Barrier

There’s an old joke about foreign languages: “If you speak three languages, you’re trilingual. If you speak two languages, you’re bilingual. If you speak one language, well then you’re probably an American.” It’s not a very patriotic joke, but it’s almost true. It is a socially accepted fact that Americans are known for only speaking […]

Out of the Conservative Closet

You know a Republican when you see one. They’ve got those big ten-gallon hats, always wearing a side-arm, possibly burning something and negatively shaking their finger at you. They’re easy to spot in a crowd, especially here at MSU, right? Erin Mazurie, speech pathology junior, likes going to parties on the weekends and hanging out […]