Articles written by: Riley Schenck

Opinion / Reality Hits You Hard, Bro

Halloween Restrictions Prove Excessive

As I watched the brigade of mounted officers parading around Isla Vista this past week in preparation of Halloween, I could only think of one thing, and it didn’t have anything to do with public safety or projection of force. All I could think about was what an incredible waste […]

Opinion / Reality Hits You Hard, Bro

Gun Control Policies Propagate Violence, Calamity

Two weeks ago, on Oct. 12, a man by the name of Scott Evans Dekraai killed eight people in a bloody massacre at the hair salon where his ex-wife worked in Seal Beach, California. Apparently, Dekraai snapped over a child custody dispute with his wife over their 8-year-old son, charging […]

Media Wrongly Portrays ‘Occupy’ Protests As Aimless
Opinion / Reality Hits You Hard, Bro

Media Wrongly Portrays ‘Occupy’ Protests As Aimless

“We are the 99 percent.” As you may or may not know, for almost a month now there have been thousands of people occupying a park near Wall Street in New York City as part of the “Occupy Wall Street” movement. This is not a few hippies camping out in […]

Opinion / Reality Hits You Hard, Bro

Ronald McDonald: The Deadliest Clown in America

Think about this next time you sink your teeth into some deliciously fattening Mickey D’s: Medical school researchers at Harvard University estimate that artificial trans fats cause up to 228,000 heart attacks annually in the United States. Although you may not notice it living in Isla Vista, where there are […]

Letters to the Editor / Opinion

Democracy Suffers at Hands of Modern Media

Step right up, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the circus! Two eternal enemies in a desperate struggle to the death! So entrenched in their hatred for each other, each would rather have its own eye sockets gruesomely clawed out and skull fucked than allow the other to claim victory! One […]