China cracks down on protest threats by Clarkson IntegratorJan 01, 2015 “Chinese officials on Sunday cracked down against protests, or rumors of them, sending police to detain dissidents and breakup public gatherings in the capital and Shanghai. After Internet messages calling for demonstrations in 13 cities surfaced on Saturday, apparently from Chinese-language sites based overseas, there were reports of activists being preemptively arrested.”
For Colored Girls by Clarkson IntegratorNov 07, 2010 “It isn't surprising that Ntozake Shange's 1974 play "for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf" remained unfilmed for so long. For starters, it lacks narrative, setting and concrete characters. Shange called it a "choreopoem," an apt description for what is essentially a series of free-verse monologues.”
Pardon? by Clarkson IntegratorNov 07, 2010 “Just as a president is entitled to pardon anyone convicted or accused of a crime, he is free to dismiss any petitions for clemency without offering an explanation. Indeed, he can choose never to issue any pardons or commutations of sentences at all. Still, it's disappointing that President Obama so far hasn't approved even one request for a pardon or other form of clemency.”
The Clarkson Turnip by Clarkson IntegratorOct 24, 2010 “As a part of a new initiative to increase technical skills and provide opportunities in higher education to adults already in the workplace, Clarkson University has teamed up with the Federal Office of Postsecondary Adult Education and The Parkins Network of Collaborative Research to open an entirely new division at Clarskon University.”
Volleyball sweeps weekend by Clarkson IntegratorOct 24, 2010 “Only four days ago, Junior Sara Artus became the sixth member of the Clarkson University Volleyball program's 1,000-kill club, but it didn't take long for a seventh to join the exclusive four-digit association as classmate Megan Mahon reached the milestone midway through the Golden Knights' three-set sweep of Hamilton College Saturday morning.”
Once upon a time... by Clarkson IntegratorOct 24, 2010 “It was Tuesday, the second day of the school week, another day that Jaguar Maine had to endure. Each day that he would rise in the morning, he knew that he was doomed once he walked out of his closet-under-the-stairs bedroom. His father, a drug addict and alcoholic, was dying of AIDS and his mother, a drug addict as well, had been in and out of prison all his life.”
EPA fails on coal ash recycling hazards by Clarkson IntegratorOct 17, 2010 “The Environmental Protection Agency's inspector general reported this week that the EPA had improperly used an official website to promote ways of recycling the waste that's left over when power plants burn coal, commonly known as coal ash. The inspector general's report says the website didn't tell the public that the EPA had decided that coal ash no longer should be dumped in empty pits and that it had concerns about the safety of other uses of the material in loose form, such as fertilizer and road fill.”
Potsdam students among those arrested in county-wide drug bust by Clarkson IntegratorSep 12, 2010 “This past week, fourteen individuals were arrested in a St. Lawrence County drug bust. The individuals ranged in age from 20 to 59 and were from Potsdam, Massena, Ogdensburg, Winthrop, and Brasher Falls. Four of these individuals were arrested in Potsdam early Thursday morning.”
Chick flick Charlie St. Cloud disappoints by Clarkson IntegratorSep 06, 2010 “Charlie St. Cloud, released mid-summer, appeared to be an emotion-filled, run of the mill pre-teen film. A chick flick; complete with the death of a younger brother turned love story. Oh, and do not forget Zach Effron. By including brotherly love, Charlie St.”
Fidel irrelevant by Clarkson IntegratorSep 06, 2010 “Flush with Cold War nostalgia, Fidel Castro rose from his death bed this week to make an important announcement: The U.S. is dangerously close to nuclear war with North Korea and Iran. Inspired perhaps by last week's '70s-style U.S.-Russian spy trade, the communist icon, now 83, issued that dark warning in an hourlong interview on Cuban television.”
High alcohol content beers by Clarkson IntegratorApr 18, 2010 “There is a new craze spreading across America like wildfire. It's not a new social media website or a reemergence of the Twist, but high alcohol content beers. These beers are rated on alcohol by volume (ABV) with some beers as high as 30 and 40 percent. That may not seem astounding, but the average beer is 5 or 6 percent ABV.”
Sexist PSA by Clarkson IntegratorApr 11, 2010 “I was perturbed by last week's Campus Safety and Security Public Service Announcement. I understand that they try to be unbiased when writing about things such as dating violence, but they let one slip. Under the "are you going out with someone who:" they wrote: "Is violent.”
This week's decree with Denis: by Clarkson IntegratorSep 20, 2009 “You don't have to be from the Jersey shore to love the concoction of Jagermeister and Red Bull. This drink is a splendid mix of a growing class of mixes that combines energy drinks with alcohol. A word to the wise, mixing stimulants and depressants can lead to health problems, and it generally makes the consumer unaware of how intoxicated they actually are.”
NCI Tournament begins by Clarkson IntegratorSep 13, 2009 “With 41 kills over two matches, Sara Artus (St. Regis Falls, NY) put together another strong first day to help lead the Clarkson University Volleyball team to a sweep of its first two opponents Friday night at the North Country Invitational. The Golden Knights improved to 5-1 overall, beating Middlebury in five sets (25-8, 16-25, 27-25, 23-25, 18-16) and dominating Morrisville (25-14, 25-11, 25-10).”
Beer with Sam by Clarkson IntegratorApr 12, 2009 “This week's beer review comes from the Ommegang Brewery in Cooperstown, NY. The beer is Three Philosophers and the style is a Belgium Quadrupel. The style is generally higher alcohol content than its Dubbel and Tripel little brothers and quite dark in color with a light bitterness.”
Dangerous Woodstock stairs by Clarkson IntegratorApr 12, 2009 “As anyone that lives in, or even visits, Woodstock Village learns quickly, students living there go up and down a lot of stairs on a daily basis. Because of their importance, one would expect these stairs to be well-maintained for the safety of the students.”
Police Blotters by Clarkson IntegratorApr 12, 2009 “3/28/09 10:00 p.m.
Unlawfully Dealing with a Child 1st - 2 counts
Zeta Nu Fraternity Potsdam The Zeta Nu Fraternity was arrested for the above charge for serving alcohol to two underage females at the fraternity's house on Main Street. The investigation was started because an ambulance was called to Clarkson University for one of the females who began to have problems because of alcohol use.”
Vance Copeland by Clarkson IntegratorMar 29, 2009 “With the recent admittance of steroid use by multi MVP award winning Major League Baseball player, Alex Rodriguez and the many others who have been found guilty of steroid use I would like to talk about the absurdity of bring these athletes in front of Congressional hearings to decide whether they did or did not take performance enhancing drugs.”
Girly Drinks with Dora by Clarkson IntegratorMar 08, 2009 “While in San Diego for the College Newspaper Conference, we chose to eat at a Tony Roma's Seafood, Steak, and Ribs on our final night. The food was delicious, and so were the drinks. Roma's had a large selection of drinks (both alcoholic and non) in a booklet that also advertised their various desserts.”
BSG airs its final season by Clarkson IntegratorMar 08, 2009 “The science fiction show Battlestar Galactica, originally aired decades ago, was recently revitalized in a mini-series shown on NBC which led to the show currently running through the Sci-Fi channel. What is it really though? Most people hear it and think of it as another major science fiction work with spaceships and machines trying to kill off humans.”
A view on Aristotle's discussion of the soul by Clarkson IntegratorMar 08, 2009 “Although we will not be reading Aristotle's discussion of the soul, you may still offer your own views. What is the soul? Is it the same as the mind? Is it necessarily connected to bodies? Does it survive the death of the body? Does it pre-exist bodies? Do all living things have one? Respond.”
Weird News by Clarkson IntegratorMar 08, 2009 “Cocaine cast A 66 year old man from Chile was arrested after police discovered that his cast was made out of cocaine. The Chilean man was detained at a Barcelona airport after arriving from Santiago. Police also found a six pack of beer and two stool legs full of cocaine.”
The International, starring Owen and Watts by Clarkson IntegratorFeb 22, 2009 “The International stars Naomi Watts and Clive Owen. Watts plays a Manhattan Assistant Director Attorney named Eleanor Whitman, and Owen is the Interpol Agent named Louis Salinger. These two become acquainted with the murder of André Clement, a member of the IBBC, International Banking Business Company.”
Marijuana prohibition by Clarkson IntegratorFeb 22, 2009 “The drug war is in large part a war on marijuana, by far the most popular illicit drug. Marijuana prohibition has done little other than burden millions of otherwise law-abiding citizens with criminal records. The University of Michigan's Monitoring the Future Study reports that lifetime use of marijuana is higher in the United States than any European country, yet America is one of the few Western countries that use its criminal justice system to punish citizens who prefer marijuana to martinis.”
The munchies add fluidity to the snack markets by Clarkson IntegratorFeb 08, 2009 “The argument to legalize marijuana has spanned decades and has involved individuals of all ages. There have been thousands of reasons stated for and against its legalization, ranging from the convincing to the inane. With a complete understanding that it will make no difference, I will throw my reason for legalization into the ring.”
Michael Phelps smokes pot by Clarkson IntegratorFeb 08, 2009 “Were you shocked to see the British tabloid photograph of Olympic swim champ Michael Phelps firing up a bong at a recent college party? Many people were no doubt startled, and chagrined, to see the all-American athlete inadvertently trashing his image. Many others may have been less surprised that Phelps did the drug than that he was foolish enough to do so in public, putting his multimillion-dollar product endorsement deals at risk.”
The Integrator Epics by Clarkson IntegratorFeb 01, 2009 “Culdor leapt to his right to avoid the rocket that was currently sailing past him. The heat of the explosion was intense, though his body had escaped any real damage. Culdor had been born in a world where death, murder, and violence were thrust upon everyone regardless of age or gender.”
Campus Safety speaks to CUSA by Clarkson IntegratorJan 25, 2009 “David Delisle, Director of Campus Safety & Security, was the guest speaker at last Monday's meeting of the Clarkson University Student Association (CUSA) Senate. After being introduced by CUSA President Jennifer Coombs, he launched into a series of short presentations on various topics in which he anticipated interest.”
Drinking with Sam Parker by Clarkson IntegratorJan 18, 2009 “The Pep Band followed the Men's Hockey Team to Yale and Brown this weekend. The band witnessed a spectacular four point weekend! Needless to say, everyone was quite pleased. During every road-trip, the band is dropped off at a mall near one of the arenas to kill time.”
Poem of the week by Clarkson IntegratorNov 23, 2008 “God is in Meditation, God is in the Prayer,
Have a Loving Heart, and God is Everywhere!!
God is in Peace, God is in Love,
God is in the Enemy, God is in the Hug!!
God is in Beauty, God is in Grace,
God is not in the scuffle, God is in Embrace!!
God is in Love, God is in Bliss,
God is in the Bonding, God is in the Kiss!!
God is Loving and God is Dear,
God is not far, God is so Near!!
God is in Faith and not in the reasons,
God is in Nature and in all the Seasons!!
God is in Letters, God is in Words,
God is in the Music of all singing birds!!
God is in Love, God is in Beauty,
God is in Work, God is in Duty!!
God is in Innocence, God is in the Smile,
In our life's journey God is in every Mile!!
God is in the Rivers, God is in the Oceans,
God is in the Loving Heart and all its Emotions!!
God is in Giving and God is in Forgiving,
God is in the Daily Bread and Honest means of Living!!
God is in Creation and God is in Deluge,
In times of sorrow and loneliness, God is the only Refuge!!
God is in Sunshine, God is in the Rain,
God is in Bliss and God is in Pain!!
God is in Energy, God is in Passion,
God is in Mercy, God is in Compassion!!
God is in Peace, God is in Care, Have a Loving Heart, and God is Everywhere!! *The lyrics of the song Halo (god is in my fingers, god is in my head, god is in the trigger, god is in the lead) from the band Porcupine Tree and the suicide of a 13 year old in Hannawa Falls motivated me to write this poem.”
Releasing criminal immigratnts by Clarkson IntegratorNov 23, 2008 “Local authorities around the country are taking the lead to tackle illegal immigration because our leaders in Washington have failed to devise a workable enforcement system. Federal deficiencies are so severe that public safety is being compromised, as a Houston Chronicle report showed this week.”
History of Potsdam's A Nightmare on Elm St. by Clarkson IntegratorNov 09, 2008 “Many of us have heard about A Nightmare on Elm Street or at least have heard of the film's famous villain, Freddy Krueger. A Nightmare on Elm Street is about several teenagers who are terrorized in their nightmares by the ghost of a serial child murderer named Freddy Krueger.”
A very dangerous world by Clarkson IntegratorNov 09, 2008 “We all know the dangers of being a college student. Usually, these hazards are limited to binge drinking, illicit drugs, and occasional bar room brawls. We should be thankful that our threats pale in comparison to the world's deadliest university. Since this is the world's deadliest university, one of subjects being taught would be military chemistry, the study of matter under extreme combat conditions.”
Lady Knights sweep SUNYIT by Clarkson IntegratorNov 02, 2008 “Freshman Megan Mahon posted a double-double with fourteen kills and thirteen digs as the Clarkson University Volleyball team sent SUNYIT home in three straight sets, 25-16, 25-20, 25-17, ending the Wildcats' eleven match winning streak Friday night at Alumni Gymnasium.”
Drinkin' with Sam: Hometown Brew by Clarkson IntegratorOct 26, 2008 “This week's beer is yet another Vermont Beer. What can I say? I love beer from my home state. From the Rock Art brewery in Morrisville, VT comes The Vermonster, a Barley Wine style beer. Do not let the name of the style fool you. Barley Wine's are all beer and usually very intense in flavor and aroma with a high alcohol content.”
First physics exam by Clarkson IntegratorSep 21, 2008 “The crowd of Clarkson freshman engineers gathered from the Pit and the Quad, marching with the background music "Death March" (Star Wars) towards the deadly grey building of science under the bloody red of sunset. What waits ahead of them in the concrete building is their first "life" challenge of their college career.”
Stop work- it's party time by Clarkson IntegratorSep 21, 2008 “I am writing this article to express my most sincere gratitude to Campus Safety and Clarkson for looking out for me. There is a saying that goes "all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy." Campus Safety seems to have taken this to heart. What I mean to say is that I am paying more than $40,000 per year to attend Clarkson and sometimes I get a little carried away with my work.”
Drug usage should be legalized by Clarkson IntegratorSep 21, 2008 “The federal government should legalize all drugs, from marijuana to heroin and crack to PCP, for a number of reasons. First-off, if drugs were legalized, they would fall under the watchful eye of the FDA, which would enforce strict purity restrictions, keeping toxins out of the drugs.”
Campus Safety Reports by Clarkson IntegratorSep 21, 2008 “9/13/08 7:25 a.m.
S&S; checked on the well-being of a student after family members had not heard from them. Student was fine and advised to call home.
9/13/08 10:45 a.m.
Medical Emergency Moore House Student transported to Canton Potsdam Hospital by private vehicle after suffering from alcohol poisoning.”
Sex and violence in the world of insects by Clarkson IntegratorSep 21, 2008 “The Fourteenth Annual Shipley Distinguished Lectureship was delivered by renowned organic chemist Jerrold Meinwald on Thursday, September 18. His comical presentation on "Violence, Sex, and Drugs in the World of Insects" was delivered to an audience of students, staff and faculty that nearly filled Science Center 360.”
Potsdam Police Blotters by Clarkson IntegratorSep 14, 2008 “9/5/08 2.32 a.m.
Attempted petit larceny Setauket Bike patrol observed the listed suspect attempt to take a bicycle off the front porch of a house on Bay Street. Patrol made contact with the suspect and further investigation resulted in Padrazo's arrest. Padrazo was released on an appearance ticket.”
Hurricane in Texas by Clarkson IntegratorSep 14, 2008 “Hurricane Ike crashed into the state of Texas in the early morning hours on Saturday. It was exactly 3:10 a.m. EDT. Winds were 110 miles per hour and waves were crashing into houses. Waves were as high as 15 feet. Hurricane Ike had killed 80 people in the Caribbean before reaching the United States.”
Fall movie preview by Clarkson IntegratorSep 07, 2008 “Here are the highlights of the upcoming fall movie season: Burn After Reading: After their moody Oscar triumph No Country for Old Men, the Coen brothers let their hair down with this spoofy crime farce. Two dimwitted Washington gym employees (Brad Pitt and Frances McDormand) try to blackmail a CIA agent (John Malkovich) for the return of a CD-ROM containing his memoirs.”
The Dark Knight dazzles by Clarkson IntegratorSep 01, 2008 “Harvey Dent (Eckhart) sums up the movie in two lines: "The night is darkest just before the dawn. And I promise you the dawn is coming." The amount of hype surrounding this film was incredible and was only amplified by Heath Ledger's unfortunate death several months before the movie's release.”
Marching in Mexico by Clarkson IntegratorSep 01, 2008 “On Saturday, August 30, thousands of Mexican residents marched, carrying picket signs and photographs of their abducted relatives and loved ones. The march was a challenge to the president of Mexico, Felipe Calderon. President Calderon has made fighting crime a government priority.”
Campus Safety reports by Clarkson IntegratorApr 20, 2008 “4/8/08 1:39 p.m.
Criminal mischief Price & Graham Laundry Room Person(s) unknown, sometime between 4/6 and 4/8 tampered with laundry machines in laundry rooms of Woodstock Village bld. 4, Graham and Price Halls. Subjects busted the steel conduit, spliced wires in an attempt to "hot wire" the machines to turn on.”
Reeves ruins the movie by Clarkson IntegratorApr 13, 2008 “It's not easy being Det. Tom Ludlow (Keanu Reeves). Still grieving over his recently deceased wife, he wanders the streets of Los Angeles in an alcoholic haze, shooting first, planting evidence next and answering questions later. This should be enough to get him yanked from the force, but Ludlow's dicey tactics are nothing if not effective in capturing drug dealers and his superior, Capt.”
Supply and demand - gasoline prices continue to rise by Clarkson IntegratorApr 13, 2008 “During the summer, television networks don't seem to discriminate in airing re-runs. The miserable shows get re-aired along with the good ones. Washington seems to have the same mindset when it comes to policy reruns. Failed policies are as likely to be reinstituted as successful ones.”
Virtual Dangers by Clarkson IntegratorApr 13, 2008 “The world of video games has often been an outlet for pursuits that were seemingly impossible in the physical world. In these virtual worlds, one can do things that would leave them battered, broken, and possibly arrested in the real world. All of these things can be performed from the comfort and safety of one's home or so we thought.”
"Squirrelman" gets a new home in Seattle by Clarkson IntegratorApr 13, 2008 “A man in Seattle, Washington has a new home. After living for two years in a treehouse, David "Squirrelman" Csaky was faced with eviction. The treehouse was considered a health and safety concern by local authorities. It is also illegal to build a treehouse on city property.”
Club of the Week: Clarkson Mini Baja by Clarkson IntegratorApr 06, 2008 “If you are interested in living and breathing suspension, vibration isolation, safety, mud, rocks, and dirt, then Clarkson Baja is for you. This Special Projects in Engineering Experience in Design (SPEED) team meets once per week, officially. These meetings take place Monday at 8 p.”
Celebrate 21 years safely by Clarkson IntegratorApr 06, 2008 “The Department of Campus Safety & Security has adopted a birthday card program named, "21 Years NOT Beers". Similar programs have proven to make a difference at several universities throughout the country. Michigan State, Kansas State, the University of Georgia and the University of Delaware students report that this program at their universities effectively provided them with healthy tips for celebrating more responsibly, which resonated with them throughout their birthday activities.”
China crushes Tibet by Clarkson IntegratorApr 06, 2008 “The rise of China on the world stage is one of the monumental stories of our time. Yet despite its modernization, China is still ruled by an authoritarian communist regime, one that does not hesitate to use deadly violence to enforce its rule. That's what's happening in Tibet today, as Chinese soldiers have reportedly killed scores of Tibetans protesting Beijing's ruthless suppression of their culture, religion and autonomy.”
Campus Safety blotters by Clarkson IntegratorApr 06, 2008 “Criminal Mischief
Person(s) unknown, sometime recently had removed the door closure mechanism from the Hamlin third floor lounge door.
3/27/2008 11:30 p.m.
Disorderly Conduct Donahue House Person(s) unknown set fire to some cardboard along the sidewalk outside the back exit door to Donahue.”
Stopping suicide by Clarkson IntegratorApr 06, 2008 “Did you know that more than 32,000 suicides occur in the U.S. each year? This is the equivalent of 89 suicides per day, or one suicide every 16 minutes. Suicide impacts numerous individuals on our campus, whether directly or indirectly, which is why Theta Phi Alpha and Clarkson's Gay Straight Alliance hosted a suicide prevention workshop this past Tuesday, March 25, with the help of Professor Jenn Ball and David Bowen, of the counseling center.”
The Olympic Spotlight by Clarkson IntegratorMar 30, 2008 “During its nearly six decades of rule over Tibet, China has done its best to suffocate Tibetan language and culture. Thousands of monasteries have been destroyed. Tens of thousands of Tibetans have been killed. Religious freedom is non-existent. And displaying the Dalai Lama's photo is verboten.”
Drug Bust at Clarkston University by Clarkson IntegratorMar 30, 2008 “Clarkston University is a swirling abyss of sin and misfortune. Darkness crept into the woodwork long before anyone here was alive. It took nearly 100 years to find anyone willing to battle this evil, but the time of Camping Safely has arrived. Most Clarkston students have become addicted to all sorts of terrible drugs.”
This week in the sky by Clarkson IntegratorMar 30, 2008 “While not necessarily in our sky this week, there is something down on our planet's surface that could potentially have a universal effect. I recall a Daily Show interview last year with Neil DeGrasse Tyson. He discussed his book Death by Black Hole. One portion of the interview involved a discussion of another particle accelerator on Long Island.”
DVD not Legendary by Clarkson IntegratorMar 30, 2008 “I Am Legend endeared itself to me when it opened with a joyride in a Shelby GT Mustang through the streets of a hauntingly beautiful abandoned New York City. It went further when it showed itself as an intelligent sci-fi drama. The story is that of Robert Neville, a New York City's sole survivor of a virus that has either killed the rest of the population or turned them into "dark-seekers" (zombie-like creatures afraid of the light who eat people).”
Campus Safety and Security Blotters by Clarkson IntegratorMar 30, 2008 “3/7/08 8:35 p.m.
Officers and Potsdam Fire Dept. responded to an unfounded fire alarm in the CAMP building. Building checked-cleared, alarm reset.
3/7/08 10:45 p.m.
Unlawful Possession of Marijuana
Safety Violation Townhouse Apartments Officers responded to a fire trouble alarm at a townhouse apartment and found three resident students in unlawful possession of marijuana along with a fire safety violation.”
Campus Safety Blotters by Clarkson IntegratorMar 09, 2008 “2/27/08 3:11 p.m.
Safety & Security responded to a domestic incident where both parties were yelling at each other. One subject being a non-student was escorted off campus. Case pending.
2/28/08 5:45 p.m.
Property damage Campus Access Road Potsdam PD along with Officers responded to a vehicle/deer accident.”
Students armed and dangerous by Clarkson IntegratorMar 02, 2008 “The United States isn't the only country shocked by gun violence in its schools. After a recent spate of incidents involving students with guns and explosives in classrooms in which several have been killed, the government in Kazakhstan's largest city has announced measures intended to prevent weapons from being brought into schools.”
Irrelevant at any speed by Clarkson IntegratorMar 02, 2008 “Ralph Nader was just thirty one years old when he burst into public consciousness by practically inventing a new role: consumer advocate. His 1965 book "Unsafe at Any Speed," which portrayed the Chevrolet Corvair as a scandalously dangerous vehicle, not only helped push the model off the market but induced the federal government to mandate a variety of safety features in cars, from seat belts to safety glass.”
Campus Safety & Security woes by Clarkson IntegratorMar 02, 2008 “When I pull out of the Pit side of campus and see the Campus Safety and Security Ford Escape parked up in the nearby Walker lot, I often wince a bit. It's not so much that their car is so shiny or that it has bright flashy lights to prevent me from crashing into it.”
Beer with Ben by Clarkson IntegratorFeb 17, 2008 “Stouts are known for their dark colors, high alcohol content, and chocolately, coffee-like flavors. Generally this is done by roasting the malt barley until it's dark and toasty. This is similar to the way coffee beans are roasted to a dark brown or black appearance.”
Attack of the toxic tuna by Clarkson IntegratorFeb 17, 2008 “Waiter, is that mercury in my sushi? If your sushi is made with fish, the answer is probably "yes." That's the scary news reported by The New York Times, which bought and tested tuna sushi from twenty Manhattan stores and restaurants. Several of the samples were so tainted with mercury that federal regulators could confiscate them for violating food safety rules.”
Gunman kills five students at NIU by Clarkson IntegratorFeb 17, 2008 “On Thursday, February 14, fire opened on a geology class of 160 students at Northern Illinois University. The gunman shot twenty-one people before killing himself. Five people, plus the gunman, were killed. According to students in the classroom, the killer burst into the room from a side door, drew a shotgun, and started firing on the first couple of rows.”
Pirating media and software is harmful by Clarkson IntegratorFeb 03, 2008 “In the United States, duplication of copyrighted content is against the law. According to the laws of our country, people who pirate media are committing a federal crime. Yet, especially thanks to computers and the Internet, modern Americans are copying books, music, software, or movies without paying for them at an ever-increasing rate.”
Possible to have too much of a good thing? by Clarkson IntegratorJan 20, 2008 “There have been exciting and worrying announcements recently pertaining to two of the most beloved movie franchises: Harry Potter and The Lord of the Rings. First, it has been made public that the current crew of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince was informed that the final movie, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, will be split in two parts.”
Labeling needed on cloned meat by Clarkson IntegratorJan 20, 2008 “The Food and Drug Administration deserves credit for carefully studying the products of cloned animals. Now, after six years of research by a variety of independent animal health experts, the FDA should allow farmers to sell meat, milk and other products from cloned livestock to U.”
Cause of MN bridge collapse determined by Clarkson IntegratorJan 20, 2008 “On August 1, 2007, a highway bridge in Minneapolis, Minnesota collapsed, killing 13 people and wounding 145. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) announced on Tuesday that they had determined the collapse occurred because of undersized "gusset plates," thus placing blame on the bridge design.”
Airplane crashes by Clarkson IntegratorJan 20, 2008 “On Thursday, January 17, a Boeing 777 passenger plane needed to make an emergency landing in London's Heathrow Airport. It made a dramatic landing by ripping out part of its undercarriage. According to the British Airlines pilot, Peter Burkill, the plane lost all power without warning and he had to glide the plane into landing.”
Magic of Campus Safety by Clarkson IntegratorJan 13, 2008 “Campus Safety. What do you think of when you hear these two words? I bet you have at least ten different answers by the time you finish this sentence. Regardless of how many creative things you can imagine Campus Safety and Security doing with your last parking ticket, I would be willing to bet that "magician" is not a profession you would associate with our security officers.”
Death of Bhutto causes confusion by Clarkson IntegratorJan 13, 2008 “Benazir Bhutto, two-time prime minister of Pakistan, was killed in a combined shooting and bombing attack at a rally in Rawalpindi on Thursday, December 27, 2007. The rally was staged in the city of Rawalpindi, Pakistan, against the country's military leader, Pervez Musharraf.”
Deadly virus returns by Clarkson IntegratorNov 18, 2007 “A mutant common cold virus that killed a 12-day-old Manhattan infant and nine other people nationwide is a re-emergent strain that circulated in the 1950s and `60s before seeming to almost vanish. Now that it's back, scientists are trying to learn about the genetic changes that adenovirus 14, Ad14, developed during the four decades since it dropped off their radar.”
CUSA in a Nutshell by Clarkson IntegratorNov 18, 2007 “At the November 12, 2007 meeting of CUSA, the issue of blue lights and the idea of smart cards were brought up. There are two blue lights on campus that are not working. Currently, Campus Safety does not have any money in their budget to repair these lights.”
Tropical Storm Sidr hits Bangladesh by Clarkson IntegratorNov 18, 2007 “Tropical cyclone Sidr, the worst storm Bangladesh has seen in a decade, destroyed many thousands of homes and killed more than 1,700 people. More than 4,000 people were injured. One million people along the coast were forced to evacuate their homes. Many of these people returned to find that their homes were completely destroyed by the 150 mph winds.”
The debate over marijuana laws by Clarkson IntegratorNov 04, 2007 “Editor-in-chief of High Times, Steve Hagar, and Ex-Drug Enforcement Administration worker, Bob Stutman, faced off in the perpetual debate on October 22 regarding the legalization of marijuana. Both sides had much to say and may have been hampered by time constraints on this issue.”
Campus Safety & Security by Clarkson IntegratorOct 21, 2007 “10/12/07 8:00 a.m.
Safety & Security identified a female student who was intoxicated and wandering among the Physical Plant. Student returned to her room.
10/12/07 11:36 p.m.
Possession of Fireworks Woodstock Village Officers along with Res.”
Moros Eros: Christian rock by Clarkson IntegratorOct 21, 2007 “Moros Eros released their new album on the 16th of October, called Jealous Me Was Killed By Curiosity, under the label Victory Records. For those who are not acquainted with the band, Moros Eros is an all male alternative rock band from Marietta, Georgia. The band began in 2005, under the name In Vitro, and its members include Zack Tipton on vocals and guitar, DJ Schulz on bass guitar and vocals, Chris Firebaugh, on keyboards, and Bobby Theberge on drums.”
Organic food is not necessarily better by Clarkson IntegratorOct 21, 2007 “Public interest in the environment is increasing and the news is full of stories about food safety. Those developments have led many to push for a return to small organic farms. Such farms do have certain advantages, and are committed to sustainable practices, but there is no guarantee that organic farms are better for the environment or food safety.”
Gender Bender by Clarkson IntegratorOct 21, 2007 “Female Perspective No one understands women. Not even me; by the way I'm a female. I really couldn't tell you why my female friends and family and I do half the things we do. Little things tick us off for no apparent reason. Men, if you're looking for any type of advice from this, best of luck-it's like trying to make it to safety when Cruella is breathing down your back, hurling every little mistake you've ever made directly into your escape route.”
Kurdish rebels kill twelve Turkish troops on Sunday by Clarkson IntegratorOct 21, 2007 “Twelve Turkish troops were killed when a bridge was bombed by Kurdish rebels early on Sunday morning. The rebels have killed thirty Turkish troops within the last two weeks. Seventeen members of a wedding party were also injured in the attack, and ten more Turkish civilians were killed by a landmine near the area.”
New sort of breast cancer treatment by Clarkson IntegratorOct 07, 2007 “In a development that could greatly enhance doctors' ability to tailor cancer treatment to those who need it most, researchers have identified a tiny molecule that makes breast cancer cells spread to other organs. More than 200,000 U.S. women a year are diagnosed with breast cancer, and virtually all of them are treated with some combination of surgery, drugs and radiation.”