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The North Wind

The North Wind

Record industry is becoming obsolete

Brandon Lee February 10, 2011

Girl Talk, aka Gregg Gillis, is a DJ who makes mash-ups using samples of popular American songs, and his fast-paced, fragmented, postmodern style of creating music has shaped a new perspective on copyrights...

There is power in great music

Brandon Lee January 27, 2011

I watched the Book of Eli over winter break, and the post-apocalyptic hero devises a way to listen to his iPod while the Mad-Max world around him burned in madness.  I’m not fond of the apocalyptic...

Obama did not make the nation any better

Brandon Lee December 2, 2010

I was 18 years old when it came time to vote for Bush’s successor to the throne, so I could’ve voted.  I followed the election media frenzy. Still, I did not vote because I had the notion that no...

America needs to wake up and protest

Brandon Lee November 4, 2010

Sometimes I think I read the news every day because I’m waiting for a revolution somewhere.  So when considerable numbers of workers in France took to the streets shutting down petrol stations, port...

Students should read books, not media

Brandon Lee October 21, 2010

A study by the Kaiser Family Foundation stated that Americans between the age of eight and 18 are consuming seven and a half hours of media a day.  This equates to nearly 53 hours a week, more than a...

Students must become activists now

Brandon Lee September 23, 2010

“We are people of this generation, bred in at least modest comfort, housed now in universities, looking uncomfortably to the world we inherit,” opens the Port Huron statement, the document which would...

Asian Carp a danger to Michigan waters

Brandon Lee September 9, 2010

This spring, I returned to Lowell, Mich., and wandered the woods behind my house as I have done for years, but something was wrong.  Instead of the green umbrellas of the mayapples and the elusive beauty...

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