When the Chemistry Is Just Right: Marina Stavytska-Barba

When the Chemistry Is Just Right: Marina Stavytska-Barba

Ameera Butt The 28-year-old explained molecules in the atmosphere are hit by light from the sun and absorb either all or some of the colors of the light spectrum. Molecules absorb the blue light — and that blue light is emitted, giving us a blue sky. The native Ukrainian fell in love with molecules, light, […]

John Wiley & Sons Sues Hundreds For Copyright Infringement & Illegal Downloads of Digital Books

John Wiley & Sons Sues Hundreds For Copyright Infringement & Illegal Downloads of Digital Books

by Ernesto Van Dersar John Wiley & Sons, one of the world’s largest book publishers, is continuing its efforts to crack down on BitTorrent piracy. The company has now named several people who allegedly shared Wiley titles online, and is demanding a jury trial against them. If these actually go ahead it will be the first […]

Is It Even Possible to Teach Critical Thinking to Today’s College Students?

Is It Even Possible to Teach Critical Thinking to Today’s College Students?

By Jenny Ortiz It’s no secret that as a society, we get our basic legal information from the television show “Law & Order.” When I interact with students, most cite this show along with “CSI,” “NCIS” and “House” as their favorites because they’re based on “real life.” I love television more than most, but I […]

Will 24,000 CSU System Faculty Strike In Support of Job Security for Non-Tenured Faculty?

Will 24,000 CSU System Faculty Strike In Support of Job Security for Non-Tenured Faculty?

by Timothy Sandoval About a dozen Sacramento State University faculty members set up shop near the university library to enlist support and sign up other faculty to authorize a possible strike because of stalled contract negotiations with the chancellor’s office. About 24,000 members of the California Faculty Association across the 23-campus California State University system […]

Part-Timers At Duquesne Unionize With the United Steelworkers

Part-Timers At Duquesne Unionize With the United Steelworkers

Six other universities in the greater Pittsburgh area have contacted the United Steelworkers to help them form unions for their adjunct instructors in the past several months, according to USW representative Jeff Cech. The USW will not release the names of the other universities Cech said. Duquesne liberal arts adjunct instructors have been meeting with USW since March of last year to help them […]

Mushrooming Student Debt Becomes A Hot-Button Political Issue. Should It?

Mushrooming Student Debt Becomes A Hot-Button Political Issue. Should It?

by Josh Boak The White House and Democratic lawmakers are scrambling to find funds to stop an expected doubling of student loan interest rates this summer, arguing that they’re heading off another potential blow to the economy. But the new House GOP budget doesn’t include the $6 billion needed. The Democratic strategy consists of shame […]

The Freeway Flyer Survival Kit You Didn’t Even Know You Needed

The Freeway Flyer Survival Kit You Didn’t Even Know You Needed

By Jenny Ortiz Remember the high school locker and how convenient it was? Books and jackets were left behind and locked up tight. My locker, although messy, was notorious for having everything: an extra pair of sneakers, sweaters, blank notebooks, make up, and anything else a high school girl needs for the day. Nowadays, I […]

More College Students Facing Homelessness

More College Students Facing Homelessness

by Madeline Kirkpatrick Many things come to mind when one imagines the archetypal college student; chimneys of textbooks, late-night partying—er, studying, the proverbial cap-and-gown for graduation. And while few people would add the word “homeless” to that list of characteristics, the truth is that for a growing number of college students across the United States, homelessness […]