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Betrayed by social media: Zuckerberg testifies

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James Rudolph, Opinions Editor

April 3, 2018

In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica controversy, Facebook indicated that CEO Mark Zuckerberg will testify before Congress. Three congressional committees, including the Senate Judiciary Committee, invited Zuckerberg to testify on April 12. After weeks of pressure, he finally agreed to testify about...

Twitter war and a logical fallacy: Trump v. Mueller

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James Rudolph, Opinions Editor

April 3, 2018

While under investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller III., President Donald Trump never referred to Mueller by name in his Twitter outbursts. Under advice from his lawyers, Trump refrained from directly mentioning Mueller and stuck with terms like “Fake News” and “Witch Hunt.” On March ...

Christen Press-Houston Dash drama a bad look for NWSL

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Rachael McKriger, Editor-In-Chief

March 26, 2018

After three years in the National Women’s Soccer League, Christen Press is going back to Europe to play professional soccer for IFK Göteborg. The conclusion to go back abroad – Press formerly featured for the Swedish club in 2012 – came after weeks of holding out of preseason for the Houston...

VAR: Is it good for soccer or does it delay?

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Rachael McKriger, Editor-In-Chief

March 26, 2018

Soccer is a sport of fast-paced action. It is two separate halves of 45 minutes of non-stop action. In many cases, it goes longer than 45 minutes with the addition of stoppage time. However, the continuous game is getting slowed down with the introduction to modern technology. Soccer has implemented...

Carlos Cordeiro named next U.S. Soccer president

Photo of USSF President-elect Carlos Cordeiro courtesy of Kyle Terada/USA Today Sports.

Rachael McKriger, Editor-In-Chief

March 2, 2018

The U.S. Soccer Federation has a new president. However, it’s a familiar face in the program. Former vice president under Sunil Gulati – now the former president of U.S. Soccer – Carlos Cordeiro won the vote on Feb. 10 to become the next president of the federation. Cordeiro won 68.6 percent...

Air-conflict in the Middle East: Iran’s Influence

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James Rudolph, Opinions Editor

February 28, 2018

The morning of Feb. 10 was rocked by the conflict between Israeli Air-Space Forces and Syrian forces under Bashar Al- Assad’s rule. Assad was supported the Islamic Revolutionary Guard, a branch of Iran’s military forces dedicated to protecting the country’s Islamic Republic System from foreign ...

Top 10 moments from the Pyeongchang Olympics

Photo of gold medalist Alina Zagitova, right, and silver medalist Yevgenia Medvedeva of Russia courtesy of Petr David Josek/Associated Press.

Rachael McKriger, Editor In Chief

February 26, 2018

The Pyeongchang Winter Olympics are officially over. It was three weeks of friendly sport competition, a bit of controversy and unforgettable moments. The winner of the Olympics, by medals, was Norway, grabbing 39 medals. Germany followed behind with 31 medals and Canada rounded out the top three...

Boston Breakers folding the NWSL’s fault

Photo of the Boston Breakers during the 2017 season courtesy of Mike Gridley/ISI Images.

Rachael McKriger, Editor In Chief

February 19, 2018

The National Women’s Soccer League is officially back to nine teams. On Jan. 28, the Boston Breakers announced that they will not compete further in the league, which is entering its sixth season. The Breakers, owned by Boston Women’s Soccer LLC, could not find the correct amount of funds to...



James Rudolph, Opinions Editor

February 9, 2018

March 4 marks the 90th annual Academy Awards. This year, movie fans see more nominations for black actors and actresses than we have in the past two years, which helped the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences avoid backlash from #OscarsSoWhite, a hashtag used to protest the underrepresentation...

Paar: No more celebrity presidents

At the 75th annual Golden Globes, Oprah Winfrey gave a heartfelt speech, making many wonder if she would run for president of the United States in 2020. Photo by Getty Images.

Sam Paar, Staff Writer

February 6, 2018

The 2016 election was bound to be unprecedented either way it swung: to the left was who may be the first female president, and to the right was a man who had never held a position in politics. A year later, with Donald Trump in office, he has surprised much of the population in both good and bad ways. Re...

Kirkwood: Pirates ownership pushing fans away

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Colin Kirkwood, Staff Writer

February 6, 2018

Many Pittsburgh Pirates fans knew that this offseason would be a crossroads for the historic franchise nestled along the Allegheny River. The team had the feel of becoming a bit stagnant after coming off a second consecutive season of finishing sub-.500 after capturing three consecutive wild-card bi...

For and Against: Trump’s first year of Presidency discussed

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James Rudolph and April Pfrogner

January 31, 2018

President Donald Trump has just finished his first year as president of the United States. Opinions editor James Rudolph talks about what failures Trump managed to tank in his first year of office, while staff writer April Pfrogner talks about his successes. James Rudolph Without a doubt, president Donald...

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