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2-25-15 History Textbook AP (1)

Oklahoma’s AP U.S. History bill swaps education for indoctrination

Did you know that many of the Founding Fathers had slaves? And that Thomas Jefferson, often portrayed as one of the great American proponents of liberty and freedom, had slaves until the day he died? How about the Japanese internment camps? The Trail of Tears? How do we reconcile these events with our conception of American exceptionalism? Where do they fit into our national psyche? According to Dan Fisher, a... [More]

Keystone XL: inconsequential, vetoed or not

In the latest national news, the bill to authorize the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline was vetoed by President Obama.    This was only ...

United States should stand its ground on GMOs

Arguably, the most underreported story in the media these days is the ongoing negotiations over the proposed United States-European Union Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership ...

War-weary America doesn’t deserve another fight

This past Wednesday, President Obama sent a draft joint resolution to Congress. For the first time in almost 13 years, Congress will have the ability ...

Yak in moderation

Yik Yak, a popular, anonymous social media application that lets users post and vote on “yaks” within a ten mile radius, allows people to share ...

Driving for safety

Since last Thursday, two separate accidents have occurred involving UR shuttle buses—one this past Friday and one this past Monday. Though the accidents themselves were ...

When it comes to SA, every minute counts

In trying to achieve a greater good, people often overlook the bigger picture and neglect to address crucial issues. Governments often fall into this category, ...

Vaccines: fact vs. fiction

With the recent outbreak of measles in the United States (121 cases in 17 states), parents who make the choice to not vaccinate their children ...

RecycleMania is just the start

Students walking into Wilson Commons last week no doubt saw the party being thrown by EcoReps and Greenspace, among others, to kick off RecycleMania, a ...

Letter to the editor: Republicans have it wrong

This week, I would like to respond to a piece written by Josh Veronica, Class of 2018, called “The 2015 Budget: A mixed bag.” Consistent with ...

Stiff sanctions should be our strategy with Iran

USA and Iran Christian Cieri, Illustrator Over the last few weeks, dozens of UR students have contacted the office of Senator Kirsten Gillibrand to urge her to co-sponsor ...

(Don’t) do it for the Vine: Josh Peck and Rape Culture

Last week, the UR Campus Activities Board announced that Josh Peck will be coming at the end of February as a guest speaker. Peck is ...

The 2015 budget: A mixed bag

Obama Budget Christian Cieri, Illustrator President Obama unveiled his latest budget proposal Monday, announcing a long list of programs and policies he’d like to see make it ...

A step in the right direction

It is an indisputable fact that all people, regardless of their gender identity, should feel safe, regardless of the environment. Given this fact, it is ...

Expand Friday Night Live’s vision for the arts

Arts hold an important role in UR student culture. UR’s student-run rock ensemble, No Jackets Required, puts on impressive performances on a regular basis. On-campus ...

Flags aren’t for fun

Most Americans are fairly knowledgeable about their nation’s flag, having been drilled through the Pledge of Allegiance daily in school and instructed in some form ...

The State of the Editorial Board

With winter in full swing and the Campus Times with a new editorial staff, it is time to look to the future—the future of this ...

Good, but not great

UR students returned this semester to find the much-maligned Zoca in Wilson Commons replaced with the much-anticipated Burrito Bowl, which offers healthier and more diverse ...

The State of the Union: The Democrats’ response

In the opening remarks of his State of the Union Address, President Obama proudly declared, “America, for all that we have endured; for all of ...

The State of the Union: The Republican rebuttal

We are lucky to live in a day and age where we are able to see and listen to our president more than ever before. ...

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