On Wed., Jan. 18, 10,000 various websites “blacked out” for upwards of 12 hours in order to raise awareness of two bills currently being considered by Congress—SOPA and PIPA. Big time tech names have touted […]
Jan. 16, 2012 marked the twenty-sixth celebration of the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday observance. Nearly 44 years after Dr. King’s assassination, all fifty states in the U.S. and more than 100 countries around […]
As many Tech students are aware, this past Wed., many popular websites protested a pair of bills (known as SOPA and PIPA) by either posting calls-to-action (as with Google) or blacking out entire sites (as with Wikipedia and Reddit).
This week’s GT Day at the Capitol highlighted the importance of the relationship between the legislature and universities, but it is important to distinguish between issues the legislature should resolve for the entire university system and issues that each school should resolve for itself.
Good evening, friends. If you don’t know who I am, allow me to introduce myself. I’m Two Bits Man, beardless contemporary of the great Funk Masta G. Wayne and long-time satirist at the Technique. I’ve […]
While the 2011 regular season of college football provided plenty of thrills for fans like myself, I couldn’t help but have this deflated feeling finding out that LSU and Alabama would play in a rematch […]
Being chairman of SGA’s Student Lobby Board has given me a unique and invigorating perspective on the importance of Tech’s interaction with our local and state governments. In my time working as a member of […]
The recent collaboration between Career Services and the Division of Professional Practice to build a common job-search site and clarify the roles of each is sure to make students’ lives easier, but it raises questions […]
The loss of manufacturing jobs from the United States to developing countries around the world has often been cited as a marker of America’s decline as a global power in the twenty-first century. According to […]
As Tech students shake off the fire and brimstone of Hell Week, two obstacles stand between them and freedom: Finals Week and Dead Week. Dead Week is governed by the Week Proceeding Final Exams (or […]
The administration deserves credit for thinking of new ways of addressing crime on and near campus. However, the newly purchased Rave Guardian system does little to address real safety problems on campus.
There’s a certain cliché—“Words cannot describe how I feel right now”—that people often use to describe moments of extreme happiness and unbridled joy. The same cliché can be used to describe the exact opposite: moments […]
Last semester I took three senior-level CS courses. In one, I learned about the math behind why computers and algorithms can work. In another, I learned about the fundamental value of information and how machines […]
Last week, Suzanne Clary wrote a Letter to the Editor entitled “Fans’ attitudes reflect badly on all of Tech,” regarding students’ treatment of her and her brother, a Clemson student, during the Clemson game. To […]