Archive for September, 2011

September 19th, 2011 - 11:04 am § in News

Supreme Court case rewrites campaign finance rules

By Damian Lyman The 2010 Supreme Court case Citizens United v. FEC has led to the creation of organizations called superPacs, political action committees that back political candidates while simultaneously being able to accept unlimited donations from corporations. Comedy Central star Stephen Colber[...]

September 19th, 2011 - 11:01 am § in News

Spokeo raises privacy concerns

By Megan Oshiro Thumbing through pages and pages of thick yellow-paged books, searching for peoples’ addresses and phone numbers, is now a thing of the past. What if you could just type a person’s name into a search bar, get their number and address, and even view a picture of their residence? Y[...]

September 19th, 2011 - 11:00 am § in Features

Gadget hazards

By Ashley Wood In the age of digital technology, gadgets are hot commodities, but they can cause pain and injury if not used properly. All that button-pushing and cell phone chatting can take a physical toll and result in an array of cramps, muscle tension, and even bacteria. Laptop Unlike its count[...]

September 19th, 2011 - 10:56 am § in News

‘We were mediocre infantrymen’

UH student and Iraq veteran chronicles the proud and unglamorous realities of combat in his published memoir   By Alvin Park Andrew Goldsmith, a 26-year-old philosophy major at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, always dreamed of being a part of war. Born and raised in mellow Redondo Beach,[...]