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Egypt’s future seems uncertain

Beau Smith

February 23, 2011

In Egypt, Mr. Mubarak finally stepped down, leaving control to the Military, which promises a speedy transition to democracy. After 30 years of silence, 18 days of noise leaves Egypt in 6 months of transition. Transition to what, however, we are unsure. All we know is that the people of Egypt want democracy...

In search of low-fi punk rock

In search of low-fi punk rock

Beau Smith

February 23, 2011

    Scott Pilgrim vs. the World was one of the most vexing, indulgent, awesome films I’ve ever seen. It was “an epic of epic epicness”, as the tagline goes. That being said, I know I am not the only one that wishes that Sex Bob-omb, the supposedly ‘terrible’ band of Pilgrim’s, was actually a real...

Right Field Bleachers

(photo courtesy of blippitt.com) Roy Halladay was one of a handful of pitchers to record a no-hitter in 2010.

Beau Smith

February 20, 2011

The perfect game is a novelty, happening on average about once every three to four years. In 2010, however, we saw the stars align to produce two perfect games (three, if you count Armando’s gem). In total, we also saw six no-hitters pitched and witnessed some of the best pitching stats since the 1992 seas...

Americans too passive and apathetic towards politics

Beau Smith

February 9, 2011

It’s pretty often that we Americans are unsatisfied with our government, especially our president. It seems we’re always finding fault in our appointed leader’s actions and offering our advice as part of the solution. This is the loyal opposition: let’s be unsatisfied enough to become angry, but too...

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