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Senate strikes down Keystone XL pipeline bill

The United States Senate struck down a bill by one vote that would have allowed for the construction of the remaining 60 percent of the Keystone pipeline, referred to as the Keystone XL expansion. The full pipeline would stretch from...
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Hope for justice in Ferguson

Amongst Ebola hysteria and midterm elections, it appears the officer who fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old in Ferguson, Mo., this summer has taken the back burner in terms of relevant news. Within the next couple of days, the grand jury...
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Midterm elections cost $3.7 billion

By Leigh Barber   The funding for the 2014 midterm cycle was turned inside out for both parties. After one of the most expensive midterm cycles in history, reports show that huge amounts of money have come from organizations that...
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Halloween canceled due to manhunt

An ongoing manhunt for Erin Frein, who shot and killed Pennsylvania state trooper Bryon Dickson on Sept. 12, has prompted the Pennsylvania town of Barrett to cancel Halloween activities. Believing it would give Frein a place and time to strike...
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May day May Day: A call to get money out of politics

“There is only one issue in this country,” former MSNBC commentator Cenk Uygur told Netroots Nation, in June 2011. “Campaign finance reform.” This opens Lawrence Lessig’s book Republic Lost: How Money Corrupts Congress and a Plan to Stop It. Lessig,....
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Supreme Court decision upholds that money is “free speech”

Students better begin plotting how they will make their million (no, wait, multi-billion) in order to join the ranks of the mighty 1 percent. The more money that lines a citizen’s pockets, the louder their voice, at least according to...
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Prime Air: Amazon’s drone service

Prime Air: Amazon’s drone service

Books, clothes, vitamins, car parts and even Flaming Hot Cheetos are just some of the things NCF students have ordered on Amazon. Imagine if these items could be packaged, shipped and delivered for use in less than 30 minutes. Amazon...
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Gap raises minimum wage among others

Something every liberal art’s student has nightmares about: working at a low end wage job. But we live in exciting times. The media has exploded the past couple of weeks with news of a major retailer, Gap Inc., announcing they...
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