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Wilson: Keep the census constitutional

Peter Wilson, Staff Columnist

January 25, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Article 1, Section 2 of the United States Constitution outlines who can serve in the United States House of Representatives and how many representatives each state should be allotted. In this article, the Constitution states that the “Enumeration shall be made…every...Term of Ten Years, in such Manner as...

Wilson: NASA funding can reignite national pride

Peter Wilson, Staff Columnist

January 18, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion

In 1969, NASA landed the first humans on the Moon. This feat was the culmination of the so-called “Space Race” during the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union. Starting in the late 1940s, the Space Race was a major scientific endeavor, and the United States’ success was ...

Wilson: Mario Kart is Nintendo’s masterpiece

Peter Wilson, Staff Columnist

December 7, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Many people have tried. Many more have failed. But the ultimate test of skills between friends is the infamous Mario Kart for the Wii. No other game allows players of all backgrounds to come together with little prior knowledge and compete on equal footing with only a few test runs. The multitude ...

Wilson: It’s time for Zuckerberg to step down

Peter Wilson, Staff Columnist

November 30, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

It would not be surprising if you are one of Facebook’s 2.2 billion users. It would be surprising if you have no experience with the social media giant. As many know, and as was depicted in the movie “The Social Network,” Mark Zuckerberg came up with the idea for Facebook with his college ro...

Wilson: Uptown’s food funk

Peter Wilson, Staff Columnist

November 2, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

There are many exceptionally wonderful things about this university. The academics are renowned and challenging, the campus is beautiful and located in a cultural hub and the professors are esteemed and well respected. However, there are flaws. Most prominent of which is the choices of food on cam...

Wilson: Misinformation cannot be a partisan issue

Peter Wilson, Staff Columnist

October 26, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Social media is one of the most important aspects of today’s society. It brings people from all around the world together and keeps people connected in ways that would never have been thought of 100 years ago. However, it has also become one of the biggest detriments to national sovereignty, especi...

Wilson: Musk is a visionary, albeit a flawed one

Wilson: Musk is a visionary, albeit a flawed one

Peter Wilson, Staff Columnist

October 5, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Top Stories

Every day, it seems like Elon Musk is in the news again. One day, Tesla’s stock—of which he is the Chief Executive Officer—soars as they meet their expected production targets or SpaceX launches another privately funded rocket into space. The next, Tesla’s stock crashes due to the appare...

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