February 16, 2012

Mexican troops during a gun battle in Michoacán, Since 2006, 37,000 people in Mexico alone have been killed in the seemingly endless battle between cartels for control of the phenomenally lucrative drug trade.

Why is the legalization of drugs still a controversial issue? 

I usually pride myself on my ability to understand the points of view of those with whom I disagree on political, social and even religious issues. For example, I vehemently disagree with the assertion that cutting taxes for the wealthiest …→

Rusmir Dzanko ‘12 goes up hard for a layup.

Men’s Basketball: Tough loss breaks win streak

As the season winds down, Union is looking to finish strong. After coming off two heartbreaking losses to Clarkson and St. Lawrence in late January, the Dutchmen bounced back. Union began to climb back up the Liberty League after starting …→

Letter from the Editor: Water bottle ban disregards personal freedoms

Letter from the Editor: Water bottle ban disregards personal freedoms

This letter from the editor is in response to last week’s “Water Week’s message must run deeper: ban the bottles” by Erin Delman. Delman’s call in the Feb. 9 edition of the Concordiensis to ban water bottles on Union’s campus suffers …→

Making awareness visible

Making awareness visible

Based in San Diego, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Invisible Children is an organization aimed to help the children of Uganda. The war in Uganda has spanned some 25 years, and children are forced to fight the …→

Upcoming winter dance show

Upcoming winter dance show

Director of Dance Miryam Moutillet is presenting The Dance Experience Show, Fri. March 2, at 6 p.m. in the Dance Studio/ Visual Arts Building. This is a must-see winter show created by both Dance faculty and students.  Come and enjoy …→

New HIV vaccine enters trials

New HIV vaccine enters trials

For years, the holy grail of vaccine research has been developing a vaccine for HIV/AIDS. It’s the perfect target for a vaccine; HIV is hard to treat once infected, easily spread and almost always inevitably fatal. A successful vaccine would …→

Josh Smith was passed over in favor of teammate Joe Johnson.

NBA: East and West All-Star snubs

Last Thursday night, the NBA announced the reserves for its upcoming All-Star game in Orlando.  As usual, the immediate reaction had little to do with the players that were selected and more to do with those who were snubbed.  Without …→

A cause for lower-income families

A cause for lower-income families

Medicine, Education, Development for Low-Income Families Everywhere, commonly known as MEDLIFE, is an organization devoted to helping low-income families and individuals in third world countries receive the best health care possible. E.J. Feld ‘14, a student involved in the organization, …→

Game stuns in creativity

In the games market, there are big, heavily financed developers like EA, but there are also small, low-budget developers, akin to the indie films genre. These small game studios usually don’t have the manpower or monetary worth to craft a …→

Men’s Hockey: Dutchmen looking for a repeat

Men’s Hockey: Dutchmen looking for a repeat

With two weekends remaining in the regular season, Union finds itself atop the ECAC by a slim margin, as they currently lead Cornell by a single point. While the lead is tenuous, if the Dutchmen manage to hold on through …→