Opinion: Opinions on presidents do not reflect their true nature

By Henry Dorgan – [email protected]

It is no secret that we have experienced divisive rhetoric on these campuses within the past few months. However, in nearly every issue of The Record I read, there is an opinion article that offers some sort of criticism of our two presidents, particularly of SJU President Michael Hemesath. Let me be the first to say that we are not only extremely lucky to have the luxury of having two presidents at this institution, but two great people filling those roles as well. (more…)

Opinion: Millennials’ view of freedom of speech is troublesome

By Nick Swanson – [email protected]

The lifeline of this country is built on the idea that one’s own expressions shall not be impeded. It is this full measure of devotion we as citizens of America enjoy. As stated in the Constitution, “Or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press.” Cast in iron, the words of our founders have come to define us as a people. An idea sprung from the spring of hope was given its chance to flourish in what they had called America. (more…)

Opinion: A message from the ‘17-’18 presidents: Finish strong

By Mary Catherine Steenberge and Jack Cummings
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Hello everyone, as your new presidents of the St. Ben’s and St. John’s Senates, we would like to offer some words of encouragement before we embark on finals week. (more…)

Debate of the Week: Star Wars v. Star Trek

By Richard Swanson – [email protected]

Star Wars is better than Star Trek in every possible way.

It is important to know that the Star Wars saga has collected a total of seven Academy Awards (while Star Trek has none). The American Film Institute rates Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope as the 11th greatest film of all time–no Star Trek film is featured on the list. Also, the fact that John Williams score is rated the best movie film score of all time (American Film Institute). (more…)

NBA looks at a struggling future amid declining popularity, talent

By Ben Pults – [email protected]

With all of the current playoff action between NBA teams, some people have begun to wonder if the NBA is losing its popularity now more than ever before. I would tend to disagree with these naysayers, but after taking a step back and analyzing the larger scheme of things, I would agree with them and how the NBA is losing its adoration. (more…)