Obama Administration Faces Backlash Over Immigration Reform

On Tuesday, the Obama administration delayed the implementation of an executive order that would bypass a gridlocked Congress and allow up to 4.7 million illegal immigrants to stay without threat of deportation.   The delay came late Monday evening from U.S. District Judge Andrew Hennen in Brownsville, Texas, who ruled in favor of 26 states…

The Year of The (Bird)man

Unless you have been living under a rock—or are just generally too important to care—you know that the 87th annual Academy Awards aired on Sunday, February 22. As with any award show, there were ups, downs and plenty of cringe worthy awkward moments that ended up trending on Twitter. The wonderful “suited up” Neil Patrick…

Béla Fleck and the Knights

Béla Fleck, regarded as one of the best banjo players in the world, recently visited Florida State University and played in the Ruby Diamond concert hall. Accompanying him were the Knights, a largely orchestral group of skilled musicians, praised for their “relaxed virtuosity and expansive repertory” as the New Yorker states. The combinations of these…

Student Government Elections

Today is election day for FSU’s Student Government positions. Running are candidates from the incumbent Ignite Party and the newly formed Vitality Party. In case anybody is still confused or unsure of who to vote for, we’ve provided some information here about the two parties. Ignite is running on the idea of offering the campus…

13 Reasons to Read The Lord of the Rings

1. J. R. R. Tolkien is the most popular Classic Literature & Fiction author. 2. No one can have too much Aragorn in their life. 3. Sam will always be a better best friend than your actual best friend. 4. You’ve always dreamed of going on a perilous quest and saving the world. AKA you may have a secret…

Preview the Oscars 2015

Since 1929, the Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, has become a yearly highlight in the entertainment industry and serves to recognize some of the most influential and popular films of the past year. The Oscars have also served as reflections of the societal changes occurring in the industry. As more women and minorities…

13 Reasons to Read The Lord of the Rings

1. J. R. R. Tolkien is the most popular Classic Literature & Fiction author. 2. No one can have too much Aragorn in their life. 3. Sam will always be a better best friend than your actual best friend. 4. You’ve always dreamed of going on a perilous quest and saving the world. AKA you may have a secret…

Josh Gordon Suspended Again

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon has been suspended by the NFL after failing a substance abuse test administered in January. After being issued a non-drinking stipulation by the league, Gordon tested positive for having alcohol in his system. This is the third time that Gordon has been suspended in as many years, causing aggravation…

The Latest on the Islamic State

In another abhorrent show of inhumanity, the Islamic State has released a video of a hostage Jordanian pilot being burned alive in a cage. ISIS has been working to gain legitimacy as a governmental body in the war-torn areas of Iraq and Syria; the rest of the world has taken notice as well. One of…

Half Hearted Effort at Halftime

Katy Perry delivered a jaw-dropping halftime performance this year at the 49th contest of the Super Bowl—then the music started. Now don’t get me wrong, Katy Perry performed just fine, it just wasn’t anything special beyond the initial moment of awe when she took the stage (field?) on a 10-foot tall golden robot lion. As…