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Stocker hosts award-winning French film

Brenna Shippy Staff Writer “The Intouchables,” introduced by the Lorain Film Society, is a French comedy-drama about survival, compassion, and above all, friendship. The movie tells the story of an aristocrat, who becoming a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident, hires…

‘The Romantics’ runs off the rails

Keith A. Reynolds Contributor It seemed simple enough, as soon as I heard that the College had planned a concert of the finer works of the Romantic masters and The Collegian wished to cover it, I jumped at the opportunity….

Civic Band stagnates

Keith A. Reynolds Contributor Civic band concerts tend to conjure memories of old men with shiny heads performing the works of Sousa with uncharacteristic vigor. Something about the concept of a concert band made up of non professionals performing mostly…

Evolutionary biology vs. creationsim: Which should be taught in schools?

Kim Teodecki Staff Writer Americans live in a society where scientific theories are forced into subjection rather than ideological or religious belief. When inquiring creationism and how or when the earth was created and whether or not humans evolved from…

Fashionable faux fans

By Torie Kozyk Contributor The public loves to rock a rock T-shirt. When rock T-shirts struck fashion items mainstream, chain stores jumped in on this profit and this is where things get a bit violent these days between die hard…

Increased security on campus: Is it justified or a sign of the times?

Added security brings peace of mind and creates a safer student environment By Sonal Dhiman Michigan Elementary 2000… Red Lake Massacre 2005… Amish School shooting 2006… Virginia Tech 2007… Mumford High School shooting 2010… Oikos University gunfire 2012… Alabama bunker…

The Land survives in Gus Van Sant’s “Promised Land”

By Sonal Dhiman Staff Writer A modern-day fable, “Promised Land” (2012), screened at the Stocker Center Theater on September 20, attracted a strong audience from the Lorain County community. Flannel-clad and stone-booted Matt Damon (Steven) comes to a small town…

Student voices concern over terrorism, religion

By Jolanda Abukhali Contributor When I was approached to write about terrorism and stereotypes that Muslim-Americans face, I didn’t think it would be this hard.  Being a student here on campus I haven’t felt any racial discomfort or been the…

Gun control legislation triggers debate

Gun control laws render law-abiding citizens helpless Kristy Randall ENGL 162 Is gun control effective in making the world a safer place? The answer is no. Imposing gun control regulations makes it harder for responsible, law-abiding citizens to live a…

Tech Notes: Cellphone opportunities for students

Drew Scofield Managing Editor It has been 40 years since the very first cellular phone call was made.  April 3, 1973, marked the first call.  Cell phones have changed over the course of 40 years, starting as very large bulky…