Opinion

01/09/2018 - 5:39pm
Age of the Geek Column Are video games a health risk? That's been the headline for as long as I can remember. Every few years it seems that somebody tries to rile up the population with fears about how video games will cause the downfall of society. It happens with all popular media. Before video games it was the movies that had the puritans clutching their handkerchiefs in fear, convinced...
12/26/2017 - 5:54pm
Alternative Column: I'm writing this before Christmas, for it to be published after Christmas. The early deadline and the onset of winter (today is the first day of winter) have not allowed this procrastinator poster child to do enough research to write about the issues we are supposed to be concerned about. So here is the story of my escape...
12/19/2017 - 5:28pm
Age of the Geek Column: There are only a few shopping days left until Christmas. Some of you out there are ready to go – your presents already bought, neatly wrapped, and are under the tree. Others are doubtlessly rushing to find the perfect gift, or any gift at all. It is understandable. Some people are hard to shop for. Be it for a...
12/19/2017 - 5:26pm
Editorial: As the holidays fast approach, I’d like to remind everyone that it is not the presents that matter this sea-son; it is the birth of Christ. Following is the story of his birth. This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came to-gether, she was found to be...
12/19/2017 - 5:25pm
A question that is frequently asked about Relay For Life is, “Where does the money go?” The American Cancer So-ciety currently funds research-ers in the state of Iowa with a total of $1,165,000 million. Last year in Iowa the Ameri-can Cancer Society helped more than 400 women man-age appearance-related side effects of treatment and pro...
12/12/2017 - 5:39pm
Age of Geek Column: By now, if you use the internet at all, you've probably heard about net neutrality. For those that need a refresher, net neutrality is the idea that all the data zipping around the internet should be treated equally when it comes to how fast or slow it travels from a web host to your house. Whether it's a heavy...
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