Opinion

Net Neutrality: why it matters

4 Mar , 2015  

The Federal Communications Commission made the biggest decision in Internet history on Feb. 26.

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Opinion

“Better Call Saul” breaks records, fast

4 Mar , 2015  

With a combined 15.9 million viewers, ac­cording to Nielsen, “Better Call Saul” is the highest rated series premiere in cable television history and with good reason.

Opinion

Cavalier Editor Review: intramural

4 Mar , 2015  

Almost every university across the United States offers students the chance to take part in some form of intramural sport.

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Opinion

50 shades of embarrassed

11 Feb , 2015  

Jaime Robinson | The Highland Cavalier Fifty Shades of Grey, written by E.L. James, has grown in popularity especially among students at UVa-Wise. If you want to read the trilogy you can find it at Soft Petals in Wise, Virginia.

It is almost here the movie release of “Fifty Shades of Grey.”

Opinion

Cavalier Editor Review: The Sims 4

11 Feb , 2015  

I’ve been a dedicated fan and supporter of The Sims since I was a kid, and I was probably more excited for the release of “The Sims 4” than I have been for anything else in my life.

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Opinion

Don’t wait, seek help for sexual assault

28 Jan , 2015  

Recently, the news has been covered with alleged sexual assault victims coming out and accusing Bill Cosby of harming him, years after the incidents are said to have occurred.

Opinion

Supersized phones worth it?

28 Jan , 2015  

Two students compare sizes of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 5. Zemery Gilliam |The Highland Cavalier

For the last two years, my smartphone has been an HTC One. In my opinion, it is the best Android phone money can buy, which I have detailed in previous stories in The Highland Cavalier. My contract ran out in December and I knew, without a shadow of a doubt, I was switching back to [...]

Opinion

Keeping New Year’s resolutions

28 Jan , 2015  

Students on campus were asked what their New Year’s resolutions were.

Opinion

Cavalier Review: American Sniper

28 Jan , 2015  

Clint Eastwood’s “American Sniper” is a film that will masterfully satisfy any moviegoer with any political belief. If you are anti-Operation Iraqi Freedom, then this movie will be highly entertaining to you and that belief. If you fully support the deployment of troops to the Middle East, then this movie will give supporting evidence to [...]

Opinion

Are androids actually better in the long run?

25 Nov , 2014  

Photo courtesy of Zemery Gilliam

Any normal conversations you hear about cell phones usually start with one question: “Are you on team Android or team iPhone?”

Opinion

Don’t knock the ‘fro

25 Nov , 2014  

Sophomore unclared major Sharmae Stringfield displays her afro. Jay David | The Highland Cavalier

During the 60s, there was a cultural war that accompanied the Civil Rights movement—the afro. It was a symbol of non-conformity. It meant that blacks no longer needed to chemi­cally change their hair texture to be acceptable in public. They wore it loud and proud. You can probably think of iconic figures such as Angela [...]

Opinion

The benefits of stem-cell research

25 Nov , 2014  

Something that has be­come highly controversial within the past decade is stem cell research through the use of embryonic stem cells.