Immigration at Political Forefront

“Our journey is not complete until we find a better way to welcome the striving, hopeful immigrants who still see America as a land of opportunity; until bright young students and engineers are enlisted in our workforce rather than expelled from our country.” With this passionate declaration during his inauguration speech, President Obama made it […]

Capitol Hill Crime Rates

If it seems like the number of Timely Warning Notifications has been increasing over the last few months, you might be right. According to CHS, from 2011-2012 in the area around 12th Ave. and Pike Street, burglaries were up 81 percent, while citywide, burglaries were down about four percent. Many of the reported incidents involved […]

The Spectator’s Winter Fashion Directory

The Spectator’s tips and tricks for looking cool this winter. 1. COLOR BLOCKING Though traditional color blocking had its resurgence a few seasons ago, the trend has now grown to include looser interpretations of the trend. Couple seemingly disparate colors, or different shades of similar colors, for a fresh take on the trend. Tops and […]

2013 Flu Season More Severe, Data Shows

The arrival of winter brings with it many wonderful things: sweaters, fireplaces, snow, mittens. And many not-so-wonderful things: fever, cough and copious amounts of Kleenex. These flu signs are inescapable at this time of year, and this year’s flu season also inevitably brings with it the uncertainty and debate over the flu shot. The Center […]

Look Who’s Laughing Now: Women in Comedy

The first episode of Tina Fey’s “30 Rock,” which aired on Oct. 11, 2006, was momentous because it marked the first time a woman was funny on television. Ever. In all of history. Says almost anyone in the media. Kristen Wiig wrote and starred in “Bridesmaids” in 2011, marking the first time a woman was […]

New Media Changes Coverage of Crime

It was once the responsibility of trench-coat clad reporters, hunkered down in newsrooms until the wee hours of the morning, cigarette smoke circling to the clack of typewriters and the ring of telephones with the latest news tip, to uncover and report on clandestine crimes, aided only by informants and a reporter’s notebook. Or, at […]

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