Articles written by: Andrew Lutfala

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Fiscal cliff looms over Dec. Congress

As pundits move forward from this recent election cycle, a fiscal cliff looms over the next two months as Congress must negotiate the difficult task of preserving short-term economic growth while seeking to resolve long-term debt issues. For those not familiar with the term, a fiscal cliff refers to the […]

Social media activism an ineffective tool for major change
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Social media activism an ineffective tool for major change

A growing trend of social media activism has arisen over the past few years with the emergence of websites like Twitter and Facebook as powerful means of communication and marketing.  However, this shift from actual activism to passive social media activism will have great repercussions in the future if issue […]

New Stem Cell breakthrough reinvigorates debate
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New Stem Cell breakthrough reinvigorates debate

A month ago, a breakthrough in stem cell research occurred at Massachusetts General Hospital in Place, Massachusetts. Researchers claimed that they were able to extract stem cells from human ovaries and successfully harnessed their remarkable functionality to generate fertilizable egg cells. If these results are confirmed, then the sociopolitical debate […]

Student apathy inconsistent with concerns
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Student apathy inconsistent with concerns

The excitement of ASUPS elections has hold of our campus –or at least one might have hoped for that to be the case. Instead, political apathy and general indifference have been pervasive in this year’s electoral process as Puget Sound students ignore the election as well as the candidates vying […]

Valentine’s day woes
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Valentine’s day woes

It’s that time of year again. The birds are chirping, the flowers bristling, the aromas of love and adoration filling the air. Valentine’s Day has come and gone, and the corresponding feelings of resentment and loathing still linger around our campus, an unfortunate consequence of a once well-appreciated holiday. Friends […]

Ulterior motives drive Russia and China’s opposition to sanctions
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Ulterior motives drive Russia and China’s opposition to sanctions

The unfolding revolution in Syria is a continuation of the “Arab Spring” that stemmed from the collapse of several tyrannical authoritarian regimes in the Middle East. The international community, led by the United States, has called for military assistance to be given to the Free Syrian Army in order to […]

Iran’s nuclear goals threaten regional calm
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Iran’s nuclear goals threaten regional calm

After years of tension between Israel and Iran, it seems that the relations between the two countries have reached a boiling point, as Iran’s imminent development of a nuclear arsenal has led Israel to set several different courses of precautionary action. A preemptive strike against Iran seems plausible, and its […]

Europe clings to former economic might as Eurozone’s crisis deepens
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Europe clings to former economic might as Eurozone’s crisis deepens

Over the course of the last four centuries, Europe had established itself as one of the greatest economic spheres of influence and power throughout the world. However, as the Eurozone faces economic collapse and possible dissolution in the coming months, Europe’s outlook in the 21st century appears less bright. European […]

Interracial marriage ban indicative of lingering racism
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Interracial marriage ban indicative of lingering racism

On Nov. 27th, Stella Harville and her fiancé, Ticha Chikuni, were disavowed by their church because of their status as an engaged interracial couple. Once again, hypocrisy reigns supreme as the radical fringes of Christianity use their power to enforce racist dogma. Members of the Gulnare Free Will Baptist Church […]

SNL influences public perception of politics
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SNL influences public perception of politics

In 2008, John McCain sent the political world into a frenzy with his selection of Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate in the 2008 presidential election. As a relatively unknown candidate, Sarah Palin’s presence electrified the election, becoming the center of media attention due to her infamous interviews and […]