SATIRE–The Capybara Highway for a Greener America

BY RYAN MONTAGNA Satire- (noun), the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to discuss contemporary politics and other topical issues. Over the last few decades, the topic of global climate change has been constantly present in the national discourse. As organizations such as the EPA and the United Nations have continued to publish increasingly … More SATIRE–The Capybara Highway for a Greener America

EDITORIAL: Instant Infamy—Why the Media’s Fixation on the Names of Mass Shooters Only Contributes to the Problem

Eric Harris, Dylan Klebold, Adam Lanza, Omar Mateen, Stephen Paddock, Nikolas Cruz, Dimitrios Pagourtzis. Twenty years ago, the world knew nothing of these men. Some of them had yet to be born. Over the last two decades, on six separate, fateful days, that all changed.    On April 22, 1999, two days after a pair … More EDITORIAL: Instant Infamy—Why the Media’s Fixation on the Names of Mass Shooters Only Contributes to the Problem

Editorial: I’m Not Your Inspiration, Thank You Very Much

Early last year, I was featured in the Lebanon Daily News in a rather lengthy article, resulting in my becoming somewhat of a local celebrity for a few days. The story: I was a member of the high school marching band and played hockey. https://www.ldnews.com/story/news/local/2016/10/24/cerebral-palsy-doesnt-stop–c-sophomore/91867556/ However, I was somehow newsworthy, just because I happened to … More Editorial: I’m Not Your Inspiration, Thank You Very Much

JUMANJI Upgrades Itself to the 21st Century (Critical Review)

The laughs are still there in this 20 years-in-the-making sequel The sequel to the 1996 movie, Jumanji, which told the story of a family’s misfortune after discovering a magical board game, involves a more updated video game inspired plot that has a lot more to offer than the original. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle tells … More JUMANJI Upgrades Itself to the 21st Century (Critical Review)

Editorial: The Trump White House After One Year

The 2016 Presidential Election was among the most divisive and controversial in recent memory. After months of vicious mudslinging by both the Republican and Democratic candidates, Republican billionaire, real estate mogul, and reality TV star Donald Trump pulled off a shocking upset victory over Democratic candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. It could … More Editorial: The Trump White House After One Year

“The Good Doctor”: A Medical Show With a Good Prognosis

Among the flood of new shows released each fall, few manage to last for more than a few seasons, and even fewer still manage to achieve instant success. Achieving both of these goals can put a show on the path to greatness, and ABC’s hit new medical drama “The Good Doctor” looks poised to do … More “The Good Doctor”: A Medical Show With a Good Prognosis