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Q&A: Congressman Bill Flores

Q&A: Congressman Bill Flores

by Aaron Ross, news editor & Alex Coopersmith, opinions editor A Q&A with our now favorite Congressman, Bill Flores: Q: What is a typical day in the life of a member of congress? A: Well actually today is a fairly typical example. I...

 

Feb. 26, 2015: a date which will (possibly) live in infamy

Feb. 26, 2015: a date which will (possibly) live in infamy

by Alex Coopersmith, opinions editor & llama expert When the clock struck midnight, heralding the start of Feb. 26, 2015, the big news was that marijuana is now legal in our nation’s capital. 24 hours later, the world had turned...

 

The State of the Onion is Strong: analysis of Obama’s proposals to Congress

The State of the Onion is Strong: analysis of Obama’s proposals to Congress

by Alex Coopersmith, opinions editor & resident political analyst (qualifications include sharing an elevator ride with John McCain) The State of the Union is the most important non-important speech of the year. In it, the President tells...

 

Consol falls short of tenth straight win in Crosstown Showdown

by Alex Coopersmith, opinions editor On the tenth day of the tenth month of the year, A&M Consolidated aimed for their tenth straight victory in the Crosstown Showdown. However, a late comeback wasn’t in the books, and the Tigers lost...

 

Pandemic panic unfounded, unnecessary

by Alex Coopersmith, opinions editor There is a confirmed case of Ebola 181 miles from our school. Ebola is a virus that kills between 25 to 90 percent of people who come in contact with it. These two facts alone make it really easy to panic...

 

Q&A: Junior Steven Wang demonstrates unique talents

Q&A: Junior Steven Wang demonstrates unique talents

by Alex Coopersmith, opinions editor The Roar spoke with junior Steven Wang about his skill at solving Rubik’s cubes, playing Tetris, reciting digits of pi and clapping his hands. I’ve heard that you’re pretty good at solving...

 

‘Culloden’ highlights shared, turbulent past of Britain, Scotland

‘Culloden’ highlights shared, turbulent past of Britain, Scotland

by Alex Coopersmith, opinions editor The eve of the vote for Scottish independence is upon us, and it presents a good opportunity to look back on the rich history of Scotland and Britain. Though one could settle down with a nice thick book...

 

Gallery: Tigers gather at pep rally to ‘wipe out’ Falcons

Gallery: Tigers gather at pep rally to ‘wipe out’ Falcons

by staff reporters, Rachel Lamb & Vi Burgess & opinions editor, Alex Coopersmith Consol students donned their Hawaiian apparel and gathered in the gym in anticipation of tonight’s football game against the Richmond Foster Falcons....

 

Forensics team members perform verbal wizardry in Kansas

Forensics team members perform verbal wizardry in Kansas

Left to right: Junior Marley Hays, alumnus Paul Morgan, honorary member Collin Flemmons, senior Alex Coopersmith, senior Karna Venkatraj and alumnus Shankar Srinivasan pose for a picture during their national competition. Coach Roy Rodriguez...

 

New ‘Godzilla’ all bark, no bite

New ‘Godzilla’ all bark, no bite

Photo from Rotten Tomatoes. by Alex Coopersmith, assistant editor “Godzilla” is one of the most classic movie franchises of all time. You know the plot: humanity does something stupid, Godzilla emerges and terrorizes said humans,...