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Have political ads become an unethical game of finances?

Natasha Tetley / [email protected]

October 25, 2012

Every four years America gathers to either re-elect a president or eject one from office via ‘’work-almost-every-time” majority vote. Much like that other really important American sporting event that happens on a semi-regular...

UCF raises tuition again

By Alexa Rydelek / [email protected]

October 8, 2012

State legislatures are at it again. The University of Central Florida has hit students with another increase in tuition. The maximum increase public universities can ask for is 15 percent, and although it seemed like the boar...

Apple, Samsung, back in court

By Danny Morales / [email protected]

October 8, 2012

Samsung and Apple are at it again. This time Samsung is suing Apple for violating eight of its patents. The back and forth courtroom battle has been going on since June, and it seems as if there will be no clear winner in t...

I hate online courses

By Neda Hamdan / [email protected]

April 23, 2012

The computer seems fine for Facebook or Twitter, but an exam? Online courses lack visual learning as well as one-on-one contact with professors and engaged learning.If there’s one thing most college students suffer from, it...

Jeff Hates: goodbye everyone!

By Jeff Shedden / [email protected]

April 23, 2012

This is the very final installment of “Jeff Hates,” and the last chance to force my opinions on my audience. There was no Pulitzer prize awarded this year for editorial writing, and the first thing that ran through my mind...

Domestic drilling damaging

By Fred Lambert / [email protected]

March 15, 2012

With gas at $3.75 per gallon, it isn’t surprising that about half of all Americans support oil drilling and production in the United States. But the urge toward quick fixes plagues modern society more and more with fleeting atte...

Hollywood does glorify abuse

By Brittany Rose / [email protected]

March 6, 2012

Picture it: your friend comes to you with a bruised face and tells you that her boyfriend beat her up. Said boyfriend is then arrested, sentenced to probation and literally banned by the court system from seeing your friend for ...

Hollywood doesn’t glorify abuse

By Jeremy S. Williams / [email protected]

March 6, 2012

Hollywood is accused of a lot when society goes astray -- sex, drugs, violence -- anything and everything that spurs outrage will unavoidably be linked back to something seen in a movie or on TV, or something heard in a song, but ...

Oscar wrap up

Jeremy S. Williams / [email protected]

March 6, 2012

Hollywood had their annual love affair with themselves this past Sunday with the 84th Academy Awards with host Billy Crystal emceeing for the ninth time. A throw back to the past, Hollywood spent the night honoring movies abou...

This idiotic week: Houston funeral, ESPN slur, Megacon

By Jeff Shedden / [email protected]

February 24, 2012

Whitney Houston:  Like any other popular singer or actor who dies before accomplishing nonagenarian status, the entire nation shuts down to fixate on the death of Whitney Houston. We did it for Michael Jackson, we did it for...

Jeff Loves: no really, it’s true!

By Jeff Shedden / [email protected]

February 13, 2012

People ask me all the time, “Jeff, you’re so full of hate, is there anything you actually love?” The answer is, a firm, resounding “NO!” I kid, I kid. Of course there are things I love. Most readers of the Voic...