Matt Pontecorvo

Escape proves vital for upholding causes
Opinion

Escape proves vital for upholding causes

On March 25, President Barack Obama announced the development of what he calls “a workable proposal” to address concerns of excessive surveillance raised by Edward Snowden and the National Security Agency (NSA) leaks. Whistleblower or traitor, Snowden has indisputably made an impact on the world. But could he have done it differently? Many within the…

Sunglasses start-up snaps into action
News, Profiles

Sunglasses start-up snaps into action

UM alumni Ari Schiftan and Evan Asher launched an online crowd-funding campaign on March 12 to bring their product SnapShades to retail in 2014. SnapShades are customizable sunglasses with interchangeable parts. The duo used a website similar to the popular fundraising website, Kickstarter called Crowd Supply. Schiftan and Asher have met about more than half…

Minimum wage needs raise
Opinion

Minimum wage needs raise

Recently, President Barack Obama addressed a crowd at a fundraising event hosted at the Miami mansion of NBA legend Alonzo Mourning: “How do we make sure that folks who work hard and are taking responsibility for themselves and have dreams about something better for their kids – how do we make sure that hard work…

Opinion

Pipeline project conflicts with fight against climate change

This spring, President Barack Obama will decide whether to approve the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline. The decision will be a litmus test of his commitment to fighting climate change and of keeping promises made to his constituents. During Obama’s proposed “year of action,” and in the context of unprecedented pollution as well as…

Opinion

Clinton is not the answer for needed reform

You may not have heard, but the 2016 presidential election has already been decided. Almost three years out of the primary, Hillary Clinton is the most popular non-incumbent (potential) candidate in American history. Her promising position comes only as a result of the funds flowing in from corporate donors. It may be that a female…

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