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Macklemore, Ryan Lewis energize 9:30 Club crowd

Macklemore, Ryan Lewis energize 9:30 Club crowd

By Matthew Reback, Staff Writer

November 29, 2012


Filed under Arts, Music

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis have continued to shock the music world. Not only are they unsigned, but they also record, mix, edit and ship all of their albums from one 500 square foot room. Since Macklemore’s 2005 Language of My Mind, the duo has taken a pure do-it-yourself approach to gradually build up a siza...

CISPA bill would violate online privacy rights

CISPA bill would violate online privacy rights

By Matt Reback, Staff Writer

May 25, 2012


Filed under Opinions

For the millions of people who use the Internet every day, privacy may no longer be guaranteed if the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) becomes law. Passed by the House of Representatives on April 26, the controversial CISPA allows for the sharing of Internet traffic information ...

‘Bully’ sheds light on growing problem

By Matthew Reback, Staff Writer

April 30, 2012


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

According to an April 19 Statesman Journal article, more than 13 million kids will be bullied this year. In 2010, the federal government attempted to address this problem by holding its first annual bullying summit. That same year, a group of "bullysides," suicides by teenagers as a result of peer bull...

Schools should mind their own business with citations

By Matthew Reback, Staff Writer

March 26, 2012


Filed under Opinions

Ever since the days of Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Dazed and Confused and now Project X, parties have been a staple of high school culture. Many students in this area have adopted a "work hard, play hard" philosophy, and attending parties to alleviate stress falls under "play hard." Occasionally, one o...

Supreme Court case could break the glass ceiling

By Matthew Reback, Staff Writer

May 13, 2011


Filed under Opinions, Top Stories

Many consider workers’ rights to be an outdated issue considering how much of U.S. history was spent fighting for labor rights. Since the enactment of the eight-hour workday, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the formation of numerous labor unions, many citizens believe that workers’ rights are guaranteed...

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