Robot receives citizenship

Advances in artificial intelligence increase concerns for singularity

Singularity is a word we have heard often enough, thrown about in science fiction films, novels and television shows. Its definition as a “hypothetical moment in time when artificial intelligence and other technologies have become so advanced that humanity undergoes a dramatic and irreversible change” is something that has enthralled the human mind for quite […]

State unhappy with time

Massachusetts seeks time zone change despite law

It is that time of the year again: fall back for daylight savings. This year, however, one of America’s states is considering adopting an extra hour of daylight — permanently. A Massachusetts commission produced a draft report suggesting that the state move an hour ahead for the entire year — essentially moving the state into […]

Immigration over health

National security taken too far as ill child is detained

When one thinks of the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol Agency, one likely thinks of officers seizing hundreds of dollars worth of illegal drugs and other substances. Another image is that of men and women stopping illegal immigrants from entering the country. A 10-year-old with cerebral palsy being detained after an emergency gallbladder surgery is […]

1st Amendment attacked

Censoring reporting against freedom of speech

President Trump’s time in office has been marked by a storm of controversy. One such controversial issue is his opinions on broadcast news and journalists. The term “fake news” was even coined by him during his campaign. Defined as the spread of false news stories on various forms of media, it seems that Trump uses […]

Common sense policy needed

Vegas mass shooting makes gun laws relevant, again

Gun violence, especially mass shootings, have become ever more prevalent in American society. The deadliest mass shooting in American history recently took place on Oct. 1, 2017, killing 58 people and injuring almost 500. The second deadliest mass shooting took place on June 12th, 2016, at Pulse nightclub, killing 49 people, and injuring more than […]

Insufficient accessibility on campus

Disabled students at disadvantage due to SPU’s lack of enough accessible resources

College can be overwhelming. It presents a lot of unknowns and a lot of uncertainty. Between finding friends, balancing work and classes, and being involved in extracurricular activities, college presents the average student with many challenges. Now, imagine you are a college student with a disability, like me. Suddenly, you are not just faced with […]