Weekly Column

Opinion: ‘Local business’ is an oxymoron

Opinion: ‘Local business’ is an oxymoron

Public institutions have a pretty bad track record as of late. In the United States, everywhere from police departments up to Congress has been looked on disdainfully recently. Globally, news about undemocratic elections, abuses of power and just general incompetence have been coming around again and again.

Top Shelf: There’s no light at the end of the tunnel, so grab a flashlight

Top Shelf: There’s no light at the end of the tunnel, so grab a flashlight

Let’s be real for a second: There will never be a light at the end of the tunnel unless you put one there. You can spend years daydreaming about your ideal life; maybe this perfect version of you goes to the gym every day, maybe they eat a little healthier or study a little harder for things.

Earth Day inspired cocktails: These drinks are definitely environmentally friendly

Earth Day inspired cocktails: These drinks are definitely environmentally friendly

This delicious cocktail gets its beautiful blue color from blue curacao. Although it may look like the ocean, it certainly doesn’t taste like it (thankfully) and instead tastes like a tropical island vacation.

Opinion: On globalization and cooperation

Opinion: On globalization and cooperation

The link between this topic and public/private relations should be obvious. This has historical merit, too. Consider the Cold War, a decades-long ideological conflict between capitalist United States and communist Soviet Union. Both sides understood the power of asserting one system as the new world order, and the ripple effect of that turmoil is still present today.