Viewpoints

Sebrina Cropper’s math students researched a connection between math and the world around them.  The general topic depends on the class, but the specific topic is the student’s choosing.  Math 0950 covers “Math and the Real-World” math 1010 explores “Math and Inventions,” math 1050 researches “Math and People,” and math 1060 completes a group project on “Math and Nature.”  The project consists of a physical model representing the connection as well as a 1-2 page written report describing it.  The projects were displayed in the WIB student lounge Feb. 29 and March 1. 
Posted Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 6:17pm
“So much for thinking I could out smart her,” I snarled. I dug my fingers into my hair. I needed to concentrate. The heat was getting to me, or the blood loss. Either way I felt light headed. “Glad you haven’t completely lost your mind,” Randolf’s voice rang clearly in my ears. “Randolf,” I whipped around, and nearly fainted with relief. He stood on the other side of the bars arms folded, one of his bushy eyebrows raised and the disapproving frown completing the look he always gave me when I did something stupid. I didn’t care. He could glare at me all he wanted.
Posted Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 6:15pm
The movie “Deadpool” is one of the biggest box office hits of 2016, shattering records in its wake. This isn’t surprising, for Marvel movies are big successes in theaters. What sets “Deadpool” apart from predecessors is it breaks away from that family friendly PG-13 rating and ventures into the rated-R sea. Yes, Marvel made a rated-R movie with every intention of keeping it that way.
Posted Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 6:11pm
Over 70 years have passed since the formation of the United Nations Security Council and World War II. This council was designed to prevent war on that large of a scale again, as well as finding diplomatic solutions to the world’s problems. The council was seen as a perfect organization for much of the 20th century, however the world has changed significantly with the growth of Asia, Africa and Latin America.
Posted Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 6:07pm
We have to stop pretending that racism isn’t prevalent and pervasive in the United States. We see racism pervade every interaction and every system in the United States, from police to the legal system, from schools to “friends.” We see this happen often and yet we refuse to believe that institutional racism doesn’t exist. We see not only police, but people killing people of color every day.
Posted Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 6:06pm
Ahlan and as-salaam’alaykum. One of the coolest parts of living today is the interconnectedness of the world’s cultures. From food to music and from language to love, it is inexcusable to live in the modern world and not cross paths with a culture your ancestors had no idea existed. Islam, a major world religion continues to be a topic of taboo and mystery to Americans even though that religion is founded on principles that may seem very familiar.
Posted Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 6:04pm
America is the land of opportunity and promise, a country where literality anyone can succeed and achieve their dreams. This is true even for Republican billionaire and 2016 presidential candidate Donald J. Trump. Throughout his campaign, Trump has done and said things far outside the realm of political correctness and sensibility. He has gone out of his way to attack those who don’t agree with his views.
Posted Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 4:08pm
Posted Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 12:58pm
What would happen if two black holes collided? It would send ripples throughout space. This is exactly what happened 1.3 billion years ago, and we can only see the repercussions today. A century ago, one of the greatest minds of our history changed how scientists would understand our universe, he just didn’t know it. His name was Albert Einstein and in February 2016, his theory was proven. When the two-black holes collided it made such a shock that scientists could see the gravitational waves ripple through space.
Posted Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 12:52pm
February has historically been called Black History Month. Many people criticized this for many reasons. Though the biggest criticism of Black History Month, from black scholars, is that Black History Month has been whitewashed (the “black” in Black History Month has been retold from the perspective of the white).
Posted Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 12:51pm

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