Movie Review: True Grit

Stefan Kuhar

February 21, 2011

Filed under Arts, Technology & Science, News Beyond The Road

Leave it to the Coen brothers to redo one of the great All American Western classics. The original adaptation of the widely acclaimed Charles Portis novel was produced in 1969, only a year after the novel was written. It starred...

State of the Union Address

State of the Union Address

February 21, 2011

Republican Victory Leaves Nation at Political Crossroads

Tom Alston

November 8, 2010

Filed under News Beyond The Road

As many analysts and pundits predicted, the 2010 midterm elections proved to be disastrous for the Democrats.  The Republicans gained sixty seats in the House and added six seats in the Senate to cap an apparent rejection of...

The Culture of Halloween

The Culture of Halloween

November 5, 2010

U.S. Forces Involved in Major Afghan Offensive

Tom Alston

March 2, 2010

Filed under News Beyond The Road

Fighting intensified this week in Marjah, a region in southern Afghanistan, as NATO and Afghan forces attempt to eradicate the Taliban stronghold.  Marjah has long been a refuge for the Taliban, ever since the initial American...

Halfway Through the Games, USA is on Top

Emily Downie

February 22, 2010

Filed under News Beyond The Road, Sports

We all expected Lindsey Vonn, Apolo Ohno, and Shaun White to win Olympic medals. However, no one expected US men's figure skater Evan Lysacek, women's alpine skier Julia Mancuso, or women's moguls competitor Shannon Bahkre to...

The Importance of Being Fluent

Emily Bruce

February 19, 2010

Filed under News Beyond The Road

Foreign languages have never been so important as they are now in today’s increasingly globalized society.  From the increased number of international organizations such as the United Nations, the World Trade Organization,...

Supreme Court Rules Against Ban of Corporate Electoral Spending

Tom Alston

January 28, 2010

Filed under News Beyond The Road

The Supreme Court, in a stunning 5-to-4 vote on January 21, ruled that the government cannot restrict corporations from spending on elections.  Judge Anthony M. Kennedy and other voters in the majority, including Chief Justice Roberts, ...

Bruno Guilty on Corruption Charges

Tom Alston

January 28, 2010

Filed under News Beyond The Road

Former state senate majority leader Joseph Bruno was found guilty on two counts of theft of honest services fraud on Monday afternoon. After deliberating for seven days, the jury acquitted Bruno on five counts of the same crime, ...

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