A two-tier system would be ideal for REAL ID

2005’s REAL ID Act is a federal law that, according to the Department of Homeland Security, establishes “minimum security standards for state-issued driver’s licenses and identification cards and prohibits Federal agencies from accepting for official purposes licenses and identification cards from states that do not meet these standards.” The phrase “official purposes” basically refers to […]

Meryl Streep’s speech was justified by her activism

Meryl Streep made a call for public decency at the Golden Globes this year while accepting a Lifetime Achievement Award for her acting, referencing Donald Trump’s apparent mockery of a disabled reporter while on his campaign trail. She also called for the media to step up and be vigilant about unethical behavior from our public […]

Twenty-One Plus: Bourbon Apple-rita

Bourbon Apple-rita 2 apples, diced 1 cup sugar 1 tbsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp ground cloves 1 oz lime juice 2 oz bourbon .5 oz triple sec In the middle of winter, we usually spurn the sweet, cold cocktails that got us through summer, in favor of bold, full-bodied dark flavors like bourbon and red […]

17 ways to technically honor “new year, new me”

1. Do more than half of load of laundry every 2 weeks. 2. Just say no to the homeless person asking for money rather than pretending you “don’t have any cash on you.” 3. Buy 2% milk instead of whole. 4. Call your grandmother, but at a time you know she’s probably asleep. 5. Hold […]

Top 10 budget items TU has cut

1. Christmas lights. This is the big one. One of the University’s largest expenses each year are the few strings of blue lights that decorate the area around McFarlin Library. Each of the light strips costs $9.99 each, which was slightly outside TU’s price range. 2. Snow days. TU made the tough decision to reschedule […]