Sport of Kings, Queens

“At least it can’t enjoy the victory,” said Garry Kasparov after his first defeat in his infamous Chess match against the computer Deep Blue in 1996. Kasparov, like many other world champions of chess, has faced off against computers. However, he is the first reigning world champion to lose to a computer.

Siouxsie’s Mantaray doesn’t just float it glides

The voice is unmistakable. That creaky, almost witch-like voice, and faster than you can say, “I’ll get you my little pretty,” it’s Siouxsie Sioux. Known as the influential front woman for 80s pioneers Siouxsie and the Banshees, Siouxsie strikes it on her own on her first solo effort, “Mantaray.

The biggest crock in sports

The BCS should stand for the biggest crock in sports. For the second consecutive year, the BCS system has failed to determine a clear cut national title game for the college football championship. For those of you fortunate enough not to know what the BCS is, allow me to elaborate.

The new deal on education

We’re headed for an ink-stained (or electrons racing) knock-down and drag-out type of Battle Royale. On Feb. 5 2008, education will once again come head to head with a financial prop that offers to aid in what seems to be a constant, financial problem for the community college system.

Debunking 9/11 Truth Movement

According to a growing number of conspiracy theorists, the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001 never happened. The events that occurred and were documented on 9/11 are perceived by conspiracy theorists to be planned out and orchestrated by the United States government to incite patriotism and to create a basis for attacking the Middle East.

Riverside beefs up recycling

Trash fills the streets. Land fills are becoming overcrowded. These problems are leaving the environment hideous and polluted. With unnecessary items thrown away as trash or not being thrown away at all, it poses a real threat to the earth. One easy and fast solution is to help out your community by choosing to recycle.

Everybody hurts: depression harder to treat,find among college students

College students diagnosed with depression has risin 56 percent in the last six years. The ones that feel it the most are college students who are often homesick and sad. Mostly the ones that have lived sheltered lives and have left the “comfort zone” of their old lives, forcing them into adulthood and leaving them to make their own decisions.

There will be blood

As far as critical acclaim is concerned, look no further than “There Will Be Blood.” Daniel Day Lewis (“Gangs Of New York”) and Paul Dano (“Little Miss Sunshine”) are the main selling points on a movie of greed, hatred, faith and oil. The powerful acting of Lewis teamed with the breakout success of Dano promise to accent a movie that will leave audiences begging for more.

Candidate Overview: Rudy Giuliani

One of the most well-known frontrunners on the GOP campaign trail is Rudy Giuliani. The former mayor of New York City has successfully turned his experience into a solid candidacy, but critics of the candidate have accused Giuliani of using the events of 9/11 to further his campaign.

Candidate Overview: Ron Paul

Ron Paul is a candidate worth noting for his ideas that are not held by any other Republican candidate. Paul is against many of the issues other Republican candidates are supporting, including the No Child Left Behind bill and the Patriot Act; he also is against the Iraq War and the Department of Education.

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