Pronoun switch necessary

Sorry grammar police, singular “they” is here to stay

English pronouns are a mess and they always have been. From the earliest recorded English texts, our pronouns have been remarkable compared to pronouns in other European languages. However, this hasn’t stopped grammarians from trying to fit them awkwardly into a Latin-shaped box. For the past two centuries, style guides have condemned certain “misuses” of […]

Evolutionary timescale important

Old, vast universe serves to humble inhabitants

What was it that made the Christian leaders of 1663 so agitated at the heliocentric theory that they placed Galileo under house arrest and put his writings on the Index of Forbidden Books? And what is it that makes so many modern Christians so agitated at the evolutionary history of the world that whole organizations […]

Editoral Comment

Voting more important than ever

Elections are right around the corner, Nov. 8 to be exact (don’t forget to vote). As of Oct. 23, 66 of the 100 major US newspapers have released endorsements for the general election. Over half have endorsed Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, and only one has endorsed the Republican candidate Donald Trump. The Falcon’s editorial board […]

Food, art by same standards

The best type of food is the kind recommended by nutritionists and that ordinary people find tasty. The best kind of art is characterized by similar qualities; it stimulates the viewer’s sense of intrigue while inspiring them with important themes. This standard for measuring the value of an artwork’s effect — nutritious and delicious (N&D) […]

Theater shares story of justice

Professor composes new musical

At the tender age of eight, Stephen Newby began to play the piano. “I’ve been at this a very long time and I’m always learning,” he said. “I am always curious, constantly intrigued.” Having played several instruments throughout his education, Newby has known since high school that he wanted to pursue a career involving music, […]