Articles by Colin O'Connor


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Why History Matters

There are two types of reactions that I have received from people whenI tell them I am a history major: “ew, I hated that in high school” (along with your minor, Economics),or, “that is awesome, I love history too.” To the first response, I often ask whether or not their high school history course was…

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Don’t get mad, get even

The recent nullification of the executive order referred to as DACA brings into question, once again, the purpose of our representatives in Washington, and the morally reprehensible politicalization of human beings, many of whom have lived in this country since well be- fore they reached the age of ac- countability. You may recall that DACA…

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Wikileaks releases Vault 7: Who cares?

The story of the boy who cries wolf is a timeless tale; while it is typically applied when instructing children on the importance of asking for help or accusing someone (likely an older brother) of some heinous crime against them, it is equally applicable in today’s overly sensationalized world. Last week, the media organization Wikileaks…