The Falconer

Black Friday creates culture of greed

November 10, 2015

It’s terribly ironic that Black Friday, a day characterized by unconstrained greed where people will actually kill for a good deal, immediately follows Thanksgiving (you know, a day in which you give thanks for what you have). This...

Mental illness is no laughing matter

September 17, 2014

The suicide of beloved actor and comedian Robin Williams caused an outpouring of grief and shock. The immediate reaction to William’s decision to take his own life was to ask the question, why? Robin Williams generated positive...

EDITORIAL: New school year has fair share of hits, some misses

September 20, 2013

Hits BYOD: Allowing for cell phones during school hours and encouraging educational use of devices is key to effective 21st century learning. Taco Bell construction begins: After months of delays, the chain broke ground on ...

PRO/CON: Should college athletes be paid?

Josh Henry & Brady Burr, Copy/Production Editor, Staff Reporter

September 20, 2013

College athletes deserve portion of profits they bring in Most professional athletes make more money than the President; however, college athletes do not receive any (legal) forms of cold hard cash. The life of college athle...

More ‘Faults’ than ‘Stars’

Lana Heltzel, Staff Reporter

September 19, 2013

John Green’s 2012 novel, The Fault in our Stars, has been described by critics as edgy, genius, and luminous. Teenagers who were touched to tears by Green’s storytelling – and he does use lovely storytelling – hold the...

‘Riddick’: Substance sacrificed for showy style

Ryan Perry, Entertainment Director

September 19, 2013

After nine years, Vin Diesel returns as the title character in Riddick, the third installment in writer and director David Twohy’s franchise. If you like testosterone-driven, male-targeted sci-fi action, Riddick holds up pretty...

OPINION: America does not need to be involved in Syrian civil war

Kerian McDonald, Viewpoints Director

September 19, 2013

For the last decade, killing has been America’s business, and it looks like business is about to get good. As the death toll in Syria rises to 70,000, President Obama continues to stubbornly pursue an interventionist agenda,...

Two teams, one cup: Who will win?

Abby Seitz and Josh Henry, Online/Associte Editor and Design Editor

May 23, 2013

The 2013 NHL season is drawing to an end, and two of our staffers predict that the Eastern Conference will dominate in the Stanley Cup finals. Pittsburgh Penguins: Statistically speaking, the Pittsburgh Penguins will win the Stanley...

The ‘Evil Dead’ deserves burial

Ryan Perry, Staff Reporter

April 30, 2013

A horror movie that doesn’t follow the “quick fix before Halloween” cliché could be either really good or really bad. Unfortunately, Evil Dead, a re-imagining of the 1981 cult horror classic of the same name, is painfully...

A ‘Twilight’ rehash, ‘Host’ offers muddled characters, plot, acting

Maddie Lemelin, Features/Arts Director

April 30, 2013

If you’re looking for a plot-less version of the Twilight franchise with more visual effects that’s set in a post-apocalyptic society, then you should go see Stephanie Meyer’s latest book-to-film gem The Host. But really,...

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